And with that, the Halloween Hoopla sketches are all done! The Three Musketeers themed costumes were fun to do (even with those last few days of craziness). Hmm I guess I better get ready now for the next holiday!
Archive for Halloween Hoopla
But it is Halloween related.
Annnd here’s the standard plug for how I made the headpiece – and you can make one too!
My husband and I traveled around Europe for our honeymoon, and when Halloween came by, we were in France. The night before my favorite holiday, we were in Carcassonne and desperate to make costumes to wear the next day (when we would be in La Rochelle). We badly needed a musketeer costume (because we were in France!) and despite Halloween not really being celebrated in France, by chance there was a small costume shop in town. The shop keepers were extremely nice and helpful – to the point that when they didn’t carry an item we needed (ie. tape aka “Scotch”) they escorted us to a retailer that did. So with tape, glue and blue and white crepe paper, we fashioned together some costumes. We bought a white mask, black hat and a small plastic sword and added a paper tabard and paper stars, to create “The Night” and a “Musketeer.”
The next day, when we were in La Rochelle, we got a lot of looks after we dressed up (and after James proceeded to act like a Musketeer within walls and towers) but it was a lot of fun. I think everyone knew that we were having a blast.
I think it’s better than the coloured version.
…I know, I know, the bottle isn’t shaded in. But I just wasn’t feeling it. My costume revolved around a wicked two-part skull mask that I bought, and James was a combo of Jean-Luc Picard and Bill Adama (during his mustache phase).
More experimentation. Why glowing eyes? Why not? For our costumes, James wore a wig and I…well, we tried dying/bleaching my hair blonde. It wasn’t the most successful thing, but no-one really noticed it (mainly because I always wore a hat, and continued to do so after the bleaching mishap).
Some drawing and colouring experimentation led to this image of myself as Princess Leia (Episode IV) and my then-boyfriend (now-husband) James as Dr. Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters (though he looks closer to Spengler. But he wanted to be Venkman).
I must add that James and I made his Ghostbuster costume on a very, very tight time schedule and budget. On Halloween I dragged um convinced him brought him to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at a theatre – he ended up winning a costume contest there!
Also, that was my real hair.