November 01, 2008

Shrieks Were Shrieked

Let's just go directly to the pictures, shall we?

A headless accident victim and his alien friend

Headless boy tries valiantly to re-attach his head

Three neighborhood cuties,
including a friend of niece C's

Everyone had a great time. Tama stayed behind to do the tally (50 souls this year, up a little from last year), while Sassafras Mama and I took the boys around in search of loot. Tama caused several visitors to shriek with horror as she opened the door with our famous alien hands, and D & JT both got their fortunes told on the best Hallowe'en street in town.

D's costume was the source of much conversation, especially from other kids, who asked things like, "How can you see?" and, "If your brain is detached, how are you still breathing?" D was especially pleased when one candy-giver looked directly at him and said, approvingly, "Now that's what I like to see."

(After the boys went to bed (at 10:30!),
the mamas stayed up even later talking.
So there will probably be some more
great pictures up over at Sassafras Mama,
but maybe not until a little later today!)


AscenderRisesAbove said...

very cute. the headless boy reminds of my daughters favorite movie "Idle Hands"; a halloweenish movie where one of the characters carries his head around

Chelle said...

Great pictures. We, once again, had a very light showing - fewer than 15.

I must say that D is my favorite headless boy!

Tracy said...

Oh. MY!!!! VERY nice. At our house, for YEARS I have professed, "Yeah... we have lots of high school kids (high school down the street), but I like them. They dress up, they are polite, they fawn over the kids, and the LOVE the crappy plastic toys we put out (saved over the course of the year)." HOWEVER, last night, the high school finally did the dumb thing and scheduled a HOME FOOTBALL GAME on Halloween. Ended up with hoards of drunken, un-costumed teens with nowhere to go except, apparently, in front of our house. For HOURS. Complete with obscentities, car horns, etc. My completely overcooked little trick-or-treaters couldn't sleep, the dog couldn't stop growling and barking, and I couldn't bring myself to go out and face them. Called the cops at 10:30. Resulting police chopper overhead made for a very impressive halloween light and sound show. I was so pleased I could complete their Fright Night experience for them. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. D
Very scary; lovely blood and neat little screens to look out of. How were those droopy shoulders attached? Sounds like you had a wonderful time. 'Grandbanana'

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Cloudscome said...

I was really amazed at how much that head looks just like D., until I read your previous post and found out how you made it. Too clever!

Sharkbuttocks said...

Headless D and his alien friend look awesome! Appears to have been a most festive and successful Halloween.