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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Sunday, November 1st, 2009 07:18 pm
Halloween 2009

My Halloween costume this year was Calvin ...


So, I decided on this kinda late, in terms of growing out enough hair to really pull it off. Maybe another year!

Hair:


Practicing the Calvin evil grin:

Costume:


This wasn't too hard. I opted to hand-stripe a simple red t-shirt with a Sharpie and a straight edge, for a "cartoony" feel. I found a pair of cheap black jeans and cuffed the bottoms up, and wore a pair of black Chucks.

Props:

Really only one is needed: Hobbes. I ... um ... was pretty lazy in this department, having found a Pez that kind of looks like Hobbes as an inanimate doll, and figuring that I could switch to my hand puppet if I needed to interact with him.


The Whole Shebang:


Overall, I'm rating this 2 stars out of 5. I always seem to forget that I shouldn't bleach my eyebrows when I lighten my hair, because they disappear and it looks freaky. I would like to have had a better Hobbes, whether it would have been making my own doll, or having bribed Nic to dress up as Hobbes ...

Also, cartoon characters are outlined in black, and usually highly caricatured, both challenging characteristics to emulate in a costume in order to make the character recognizable. Maybe I should have played around with some black outlining on my features.

One cool thing is that if I decide not to do Calvin again, I can instead make my hair stringy, add a blue blanket, and go as Linus.

Back to the drawing board!

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drjeff
drjeff
Raoul Duke
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)

The eyebrow thing did freak me out a little. :)

Holy shit, the Lichtenstein-looking lady is amazing.


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violet_tigress1
violet_tigress1
Violet Tigress
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)

The eyebrow thing is pretty creepy.


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thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)

It was still pretty good. I mean you can't be a Van Gogh masterpiece every year! :D We'll start thinking now for next year and it'll be super badass!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)

Sounds good!


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)

I thought it was a very cool costume.

Nicole should have been Hobbes! Darn!


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dstroy
dstroy
dorota
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)

Felix and Sonia were Calvin and Hobbes last year. He had the 6-year-old trouble-maker thing down with greater ease though ;)

edited to add the photo:



Edited at 2009-11-02 04:12 am (UTC)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)

I remember that!


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dryad271
dryad271
nitemare hippie girl
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)

Needs moar Hobbes! But still pretty awesome! :)


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abrichar
Amanda
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)

Awwwh, so cute! The teeshirt rocks. :)


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pilarcruz
pilarcruz
Righteous and Harmonious Fists
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)

You always rock Halloween to the fullest!


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edbook
edbook
Ed Book
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)

spiff!


Peace


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)



spiff?


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halloween
halloween
this is my life and freedom's my profession
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)

I'd have to say, though, you have it a good try. But yeah, black outlines? Kinda hard. Also, your hair could have been a bit longer. but your face is kind of amazing.


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allah_sulu
allah_sulu
The Vodka God
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)

My wife and son a couple of years ago:


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!


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allah_sulu
allah_sulu
The Vodka God
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)

Calvin and Hobbes at the Stargate (the box has "Transmogrifier" written on the side).


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lotuspath
lotuspath
lotuspath
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)

You look GREAT, Tim!

I can't even remember what Calvin's eyebrows look like. Does he have any? I think you're pretty authentic-lookin'!


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divinemissb
divinemissb
Betse
Thursday, November 5th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)

It turned out great! You should totally bribe Nic to be Hobbes next year.

=)


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