Saturday night was the Stake Halloween Party and it was the biggest and wildest Manhattan Stake Halloween Party I've been to yet. I don't know why, but lots of people showed up and the cultural hall was absolutely packed. But why bother you with words when what you want are pictures? You do want pictures, right?
Michelle and I were Tinkerbell and the Crocodile (not a dragonfly and a dragon, as others had wondered, or, for that matter, a cavewoman with wings and a dinosaur, either).
There were these Barbie girls at the dance. Their posse was a big deal.
Collin showed up in Jeff's bunny accessories.
Come here, little bunny, you need a nose.
There! Perfect! Now hop along and have your fun!
Randy and Mike, Hansel and Derek.
Ryan freaked everyone out with his intricate Demon Goblin costume.
Jeff as Officer.
After not too much dancing my clock fell off its chain and shattered all over the floor. Oh well. The good news: (insert "off the chain" joke here) After this incident it became a lot harder for people to realize I was a crocodile.
Becky is back from wherever she had been for so long, and now she's a jellyfish. And Suvi is Asian!
Croc attack, oh no! A bit of nature's drama right out of Planet Earth. (And if you were wondering, yes, that happens to be a Paul Smith crocodile head that I'm wearing)
Dave on Mariners' pants: Pros: surprisingly comfortable, surprisingly cool (or was it warm?). Cons: one pocket.
Katie: A very authentic Coco Chanel.
Rich's Ghostbuster group (featuring Steve and Mystery Girl, among others) later won the evening's costume contest.
Megan (I'm 90% sure that's her name): a very convincing Cruella DeVille.
Ashley the Knight and Kimmy the Little Bo Peep (I know! It's so hard to recognize Kim with the wig and makeup!)
Ace. Present and Accounted for.
Patricia and Friend as a portion of the Fruit of the Loom. Gabby as Ugly Betty. Ugh. I can't even watch that show. That Betty is so gross I barf even if I just flip past the show while changing channels. When it comes to repulsion, watching Ugly Betty is probably worse than watching all the Saw movies in slow motion. Why couldn't they have made a Pretty Betty show instead? Think of how much more people would like that instead.
Emily: Guilty of Costume Repetition!! (see Halloween Party: 2005 post below) Lisa, Guilty of Accompanying a Costume Repeater!!
Britney, Sara, Courtnie, Heidi.
...and speaking of dance floor indecency
Brooke as Jem.
Jeff as Snake Charmer. Very good.
Jeff's Swedish friends Mattias and Peter.
There's that darn bunny again! With Ashley as Red Riding Hood.
Hillary and Jordan, the Two Things.
You know what is a hard name for me to spell sometimes? Jaime. Jaimie. Jamie. Jaymee. You know? They all seem legitimate. Well, maybe not "Jaymee." But I'm sure someone out there spells their name that way.
Ok, honestly. Why am I posting this at 3:08 AM? I'm having a weird week, ok?
Garrett promoting hireasaint.org. Go to hireasaint and offer your services! Come on!
This is what the party looked like from the stage during the costume contest.
Sarah as Mrs. Mia Wallace.
And here's Reghan as young James Taylor, perhaps the best costume of the night?
I never knew she resembled him so much. It's really quite eerie, don't you think?
And that was Saturday night.
Halloween Party, 2004: Lots of faces you don't see around here as much any more
Halloween Party, 2005: Buster Bluth + Image Shack problems.
Halloween Party, 2006: My addiction to zip-up animal suits begins.