As promised, pictures from the festivities at the Killa Bee’s party.
I called my sister, Lori, while I was at the MAC counter in Nordstrom’s. Her boyfriend, Mikey, answered and said she couldn’t come to the phone because she was doing her hair. I expected something like she usually does, but the curls look great. When I first saw her, she was wearing a long coat, which made her costume look even more stripper-ish. She bought her USO Girl costume at a place called Leg Up, which in her words, “sells clothes for whores.” She’s lucky my dad didn’t see her leave the house.
I suggested to Lori that if she dressed as Captain Hook, Mikey could be Smee, her bumbling sidekick. I also mentioned something about a belly and how Mikey has one. She thought my suggestion was mean, but Adrian couldn’t stop laughing. They could have done the Peter Pan group costume pretty well. I guess Mikey’s dirty mechanic was in honor of the NASCAR mechanics at the pitstops (he’s a big fan). The gloves he’s wearing have neat built in mini-flashlight. He dirtied up his face with makeup from Lori. Everyone knows mechanics are dirty.
My younger brother, Adrian, and his girlfriend Cindy dressed up as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. My mom made their costumes. I think it turned out great since Adrian is both mischievous and boyish. Cindy is tiny like a fairy (about 4’11”). He had to leave a little after 11 to get Cindy home before her midnight curfew. If there was a costume contest, I think they could have won for cutest couple.
My cousin, Nancy, proves that you can have a low-budget, last-minute costume and still look great. She wore cat ears with a choker, black dress, fishnets, and black flats. There were other women at the party wearing cat ears too, but as Nancy noticed, they were all dressed in regular clothing. She was the cutest cat there, hands down, and could have been one of the girls in the movie Josie and the Pussycats.
On a sad note, Nancy’s costume might have been in memory of her kitten, Muumuu. She told me that a few days ago her 10-year old sister had found Muumuu dead in the neighbor’s yard. The culprit? The neighbor’s Rottweiler. As you would imagine, Valerie is still traumatized.
Rene and Veronica had the best couples costume at the party. It might have not been that great if Rene didn’t add his usual eccentric charm to the costume. He added facial hair, fake teeth, and painted his face. He also had some rather primitive dance moves.
I was a little surprised to know that my cousin Ernie was coming to the party too. It’s been a while since I’ve partied with him. I was glad to see him and even more glad that he was careful with his hook while he danced to rock en español tunes.
Did you think I’d actually forget to post pictures of me in my costume? My mom made my “sunflower princess” costume after I drew a picture for her of what I envisioned. We bought fabric, a headband and several fake sunflowers. I helped to glue “leaves” and sunflowers onto the long blouse. We used the headband and some posterboard to glue fake sunflowers on as a crown of sorts. I ditched the matching green pants my mom made because it was just too much green. When I tried on the costume, Adrian made fun of me too. I wore tights instead so I wouldn’t look like Kermit My sister, Lori, helped with makeup and I was set.
For more pictures, check the Halloween flickr set.