Halloween offers adults a chance to pretend they’re something or someone they’re not. Unless you’re in a local theater group or participate in live-action role-playing games or make $$$$ as a magician or work at Disney World, you’re not likely to don a costume on the average day.
Halloween is that one night a year you’re allowed to be Superman or Wonder Woman.
Little kids don’t know how great they have it. They can be a superhero just about any day. Drape a bath towel over their shoulders and suddenly they have the ability to fly. Put on a glove and they can shoot webs from the palms of their hands. Don a cowboy hat and they’re Woody. The trappings don’t have to be fancy. The imagination takes care of the rest. Sidekicks can be invisible or stuffed. Any day, every day.
And they save the world every time.
For those of you recalling those days with rough terry cloth held neath your chin by your sibling’s diaper pin, this site is for you.
Growing up Heroes shows us all those pics – old and new – of youth in all its super glory.
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Tagged costumes, Disney, Growing Up Heroes, halloween, kid photography, nostalgia, super heroes, superheroes, Superman, Youth
I had to go to Jackson to cover soccer for work last night, therefore no Halloween partying for me.
During my drive, I did take pleasure in looking for spooks and haunts out scavenging for candy. I made a mental list that included, in order of appearance, an adult scarecrow riding as a passenger, a convict and a skeleton trick or treating together, an uncreepy clown, a sexy pink bunny, a fairy and a monarch butterfly riding with a ghoul who looked a lot like a zombie Uncle Fester, and a cowboy.
However, I did not spot this awesome family of Wild Things riding the subway.
As posted on BuzzFeed.
Posted in animals, candy is dandy, classics, freaky animals, holidays, kids, road trip, soccer, travel, zombies
Tagged costumes, fun, halloween, Halloween costumes, holiday, Where the Wild Things Are, Wild Things, zombie squirrel
In case you hadn’t noticed from some of my recent posts, the falling leaves have put me in a Halloween sort of mood. Here’s another one for you.
The Pumpkin Gutter is one fun artist.
His creations cover everything from movie characters
such as The Dude
to just creepy stuff like
Here it is lit up.
He even creates your not-so-basic creepy faces.
There are tons more cool jackolanterns of animals, historical and political figures and just the unusual weirdness in the galleries on his site.
For more creepy pumpkin links, here’s a pumpkin carving post from last year.
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Tagged awesome, Big Lebowski, Coen brothers, halloween, holidays, jack-o-lanterns, jackolanterns, neat, pumpkin carving, Pumpkin Gutter, pumpkins, Terminator
I ran across this new Halloween-themed song by Jill Sobule.
I think the title of her ditty says it all – “Women Whose Halloween Costume Is Just That They’re Slutty.”
Here’s a snippet.
It’s women whose Halloween costume is just that they’re slutty
That’s not a costume at all. What happened to Witches and monsters?
They left the Halloween Ball
You can go over to Huffington Post and just read the rest of the lyrics, but I recommend you listen to Sobule’s Halloween song to get the full effect.
The lack of imagination in recent costume seasons is underwhelming. Sobule speaks out about slutty holiday garb, and this is coming from someone who “Kissed a Girl.”
If you don’t mind undead hot chicks, I can show you a zombie calendar girl.
If you want to see some really creative costumes, check out this post of sushi Halloween costumes from last year.
Posted in fashion, holidays, music, weird, zombies
Tagged funny, halloween, Halloween song, holidays, Jill Sobule, slutty Halloween costumes, sushi Halloween costumes, Women Whose Halloween Costume Is Just That They're Slutty, zombie pin-up girls, zombie squirrel
Get your geek on with these amazing jack-o-lanterns.
From Star Trek to Star Wars and everything in between.
There are comic book heroes, an original computer nerd, video game stars, apps and robots.
Something for anyone who is willing “to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Go over to JustUsLeeg and check out all the rest of the geek jack-o-lanterns.
And once you’ve soaked up the geeky glory, go get yourself a pumpin and get to carving.
Posted in geek/tech, holidays, Movies, Pop Culture, Science fiction, space, television
Tagged Darth Vader, Dr. Spock, geek Halloween, geek jack-o-lanterns, geek jackolanterns, geeky Halloween, halloween, holidays, jack-o-lantern, jackolanterns, Leonard Nimoy, pumpkin, Star Trek, Star Wars, Steve Wozniak
Happy Halloween everyone!!
In honor of the holiday, let’s get a little “Spooky” with Dusty Springfield.
The Classics IV did the original, but I like her version.
Newscoma’s FGF tune also has a Halloween vibe.
So does Ginger’s and she’s got a long list of others who’ve posted FGF tunes today.
To get you in the mood for Halloween, or maybe just to get you in the mood if you’re into all that, here are a few Zombie Pin-up Girls for you.
Matter of fact there are a “lucky” 13 of them on a calendar over at My Zombie Pinup.com.
I love their tagline, “Where Beauty Eats Brains.”
This calendar should make the perfect Christmas present for that certain someone (I’m looking at you Newscoma and Hollywood Ron).
Posted in classics, hearts flutter, holidays, nostalgia, ouch, Pop Culture, weird, zombies
Tagged gross, halloween, scary, sexy zombies, the undead, zombie, zombie pin-up girls