Tuesday, November 6, 2007

All things Halloween

Yes, I'm aware it's November.

Before I begin, thanks to Haley, Christy, and Katey for the use of the photos from their blogs... even if they didn't really give permission...

This Halloween was one of my favorites! If you didn't hear yet, I had an AWARD WINNING Wario costume, as seen below.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and helping me come up with it!

This Halloween was great. First, I went to a murder mystery dinner with a few friends. I took a date and met some friends from my old job. I really miss them!

Group shot: Courtney, Me, Brian, Tiff, Chris, Rebbecca , Katey. Then you've got Kate and Bri, Bri and RB, and Brittney, the vampire French nurse. It was pretty fun!

Then, there was the party at Haley's place. There were some really great costumes there.

This is Haley and her roommates.

This is Haley, the viking warrior/hat rack. Great costume, Hales.

Robin as Wednesday from The Addams Family

Katey as a stick figure

I also went to a region Halloween dance. Now, I don't usually choose to go to dances, but my costume was so great this year, I had to get as much use of it as possible! Sadly, I didn't get any pictures at the dance, but I'm ok with that.

My sister had a little party with my nieces and nephew, and some of her neighbors and their kids. They had a great time. My nephew was so excited about his costume that when he tried it on at the store, he stood up on his chair and yelled, in his three year-old, British accent, "Hello everyone! I'm Thomas! Welcome to the Island of Sordor!" Classic. I'll get pictures on here soon.

My work seems to get very excited about Halloween. They decorate the office with spiderwebs and giant spiders, and all the employees' kids come and trick-or-treat through our cubicles. I conned a few buddies at work to dress up as various Mario Bros. characters, and we stole the show! I won the prize for most unique costume, and won $75 to gastronomy restaurants! I'm taking the whole Mario group out for lunch this week. I felt I owed part of my success to them, especially because there wasn't a group category. I think that because of our gumption and creativity, they will introduce the group category next year, though.

Everyone that competed in the costume competition. So basically, I slaughtered all these chumps! But they did a great job trying! Other winners were the old guy costume (bottom left) for funniest, and the BYU cheerleader (middle right) for ugliest. And man, that guy makes an ugly cheerleader.

Princess Peach (Carrie), Wario (me), Mario (Paul), and Luigi (Dan)

After work, I went to my sister's house in Eagle Mountain, just in time for some homemade chili. I got there just as the kids were finishing up their trick-or-treating, and we ate candy and watched Ghostbusters. You don't realize as a kid that the show is a comedy... Good times.

And finally, on Saturday night, I received an invitation to crime-ridden Chicago in the 1920s. More specifically, I was invited to S.P. Keasy's place, and had to play the role of Earnest G. Ambler, Chicago's most colorful millionaire and inveterate gambler.

Me as Ernie. I'll try to get a better picture soon.

Ernie is flamboyant, outspoken, and always ostentatiously dressed. As you can imagine, I was born for the role. We had a really great time trying to figure out "whodunit" while trying not to incriminate ourselves.

Back: S. Traiton Harrow (Darren), Earnest G. Ambler (me), Molly M. Awbsterr (Emma), Adalaide Banks (Bekah), Anna Maria Carlotta Sassine (Rachael), Eddie "Socks" R. Gyle (Matt)
Middle: Malissa F. Orrthot (Caron) Silky M. Adam (Anne)
Bottom: Billy "The Kid" Thrower (Josh), Clara S. Uffridge (Alison), Miss "Boots" Legger (Christy)

Somehow, I was able to hide my underground bootlegging business until the third round. But by that time, I realized I wasn't getting all the information I needed either, and was openly giving the secret information you're not supposed to share. Whoops. Here are a few more pictures.

Some group pictures. If you're wondering what I'm doing with the peanut, I found out later that my character always had one of his ultra-expensive cigars with him, so I made due with what I had. :)

More group shots. Really, you gotta click on the bottom right picture of me and Christy. My super wavy twenties hair is awesome. Thanks for the curly hair genes, Grandpa H.

But it was a great time, accompanied by mostly the Guys and Dolls soundtrack and plenty of apple beer and various sparkling beverages. Nice work on that one Christy! And I must also mention that my costume at Christy's party also received an award. I was on my game this year!

So, in a nutshell, Halloween was quite the success. Hope you all had a good one, too! So what did you do for Halloween?


Bonny said...

Man sounds like you had a great Halloween week! Your Wario costume turned out awesome! Your coworkers did great as the other characters too!

what a great post!

Miss Boots Legger said...

Halloween is my favorite! We'll have to get together for some more bootlegging fun sometime soon.

Haley Greer said...

Garrett, I watched Ghostbusters on Halloween too! Man that show cracks me up. Looks like you had a really fun halloween this year.

princesaplumeria said...

p.s. i loved the hair on saturday...it was great!