Heather’s Halloween Hoopla!

Red Leather Heather’s annual Halloween party was a blast, as usual. Before we went, we ate dinner at You and Mee, where we spotted this charming Rosie the Riveter.

We Can Do It!

We Can Do It!

She pointed out that Rosie’s shoes are never shown, so she felt free to do a little improv.

Excellent!

Excellent!

On to Heather’s Hooplah. We brought Uncle Dennis, who is apparently a believer in Method acting. After downing several shots of vodka in quick succession, he was perfectly primed to play the part of the drunken, obstreperous Russian aparatchik.

Boris and Harold

Boris and Harold

The straw hat was later, when it got warm. I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of him with his authentic fur hat and his Samsonite suitcase full of vodka. He also gave away real Iraq currency (gotten from some returning soldiers). Anyway, the vodka finally caught up with him, and before long he had morphed into an exceptionally quiet Russian aparatchik.

Boris down.

Boris down.

Heather eschewed red leather and went with red wool, as Little Red Riding Hood. Adorable doesn’t begin to describe her, and I wish I’d gotten a close up of her hair, which was done in two little French-braid pigtails, tied with red bows.

Silver and Red

Silver and Red

Below is Heather with Ellyn. Ellyn and Harold came together in a flurry of Obama yard signs and New Jersey accent, saying they’d just flown in from Florida (and boy, were their arms tired).

Ellyn and Heather

Ellyn and Heather

Pebbles and Harold

Pebbles and Harold

Pebbles dances the Time Warp (again)

Pebbles dances the Time Warp (again)

Pebbles sits next to the Crazy Cat Lady.

Pebbles sits next to the Crazy Cat Lady.

Crazy Cat Lady

Crazy Cat Lady

The Crazy Cat Lady had kitties all over, including an orange one (named “Blackie”) clinging to her bedroom slipper.   Later she confessed that she doesn’t actually own a cat. This was after I had whipped out my camera and played a video of Musette for her.

The Phantom of the Opera and Primadonna Carlotta.

The Phantom of the Opera and Primadonna Carlotta.

That’s Angel Joe and moi as Phantom and Primadonna. Despite my thick Italian accent and willingness to whip out operatic sheet music and sing, pople kept calling me Christine. When they did, I would pretend to spit on the floor and say, “Christine?! I am twice the singer she is, and ten times as good in bed!”

At one point during the party, the Iraqi money I’d stuck down my braless cleavage slid so low, it was in danger of dropping out the bottom of my dress. So I called Angel Joe into a back room to get it out. Harold wandered in just as Joe had his whole arm down my bodice, looking like he was going to pull a rabbit out of my navel. Harold declared himself charmed by the sight.

There were some political costumes in addition to Harold’s and Ellyn’s. Potter and Palin isn’t a ticket I’d thought to see.

Potter and pit bull.

Potter and Pretty.

Heather works at Ball Aerospace, and there were a lot of high-powered scientists in attendance.

Will build spacecraft for food.

Will build spacecraft for food.

But no one compared to this engaging gentleman, who had the accent and the wink down.

Sarah goes huntin. Fire up the copter!

Fire up the 'copter!

Sarah came with Joe Six-Pack, posing below with a seriously stacked goddess and a devil/angel split right down the middle. Presumably she sits on top of your head, legs dangling down and kicking your forehead.

Love the hat. Where does orange camo blend in?

Note the hat. Where does orange camo blend in?

This wasn’t the only goddess in the party. Here’s Medusa.

She could wear this to work.

Tres stylish!

Its hard to tell,

It's little hard to tell, but Erin is preggers. She's a Mummy Mummy. Or possibly a Mummy soon to be Mummy.

See the bumper sticker on the cabinet above Pebble’s head? Here’s a close up.

Not one to mince words, our Heather.

Not one to mince words, our Heather.

Super Jake, in the middle, is poppa to Mummy Mummys bun in the oven. Angel Joe looks suitably crazed, and the gorgeous girl is a replica of a 40s pin-up poster.

Super Jake, in the middle, is poppa to Mummy Mummy's bun in the oven. Angel Joe looks suitably crazed, and the gorgeous girl is a replica of a 40's pin-up poster.

I think its Veronica Lake!

I think it's Rita Hayworth!

The only sailors around to appreciate her were this one, standing next to Ozzie Osburn.

Looks like Ozzie has lost some weight. And gained some height, but Sam could do the voice and the confused look just right.

Looks like Ozzie has lost some weight and gained some height, but Sam could do the voice and the confused look perfectly.

No pirate is complete without a parrot.

Argh...

Someone brought these beautiful home-made cookies and truffles. The cookies were especially wonderful, because they turned your lips and teeth black. Excellent!

Someone brought these beautiful home-made cookies and truffles. The cookies were especially wonderful, because they turned your lips and teeth black. Excellent!

Where there are bats, there are also vampires.

Where there are bats, there are also beautiful vampires.

And beautiful vampire hunters. (Note Harold, photobombing in the background.)

And beautiful vampire hunters. (Note Harold, photobombing in the background.)

And also Wilma Flintstone and Ceasar, for some reason.

And also Wilma Flintstone and Ceasar, for some reason.

Finally, what is Colorado without cowboys?

Carol and Mark. Giddyup.

Carol and Mark. Giddyup.

I’ll end with a photo of Heather in the costume she wore to someone else’s party, last week.

Equal opportunity Jawa.

Equal opportunity Jawa.

Oh, wait. One more. I had all my costumes out, and the tutu is Musette’s favorite toy in the world. Here’s a brand new pic of Ms. La Plume herself.

Serving all your cuteness needs.

Serving all your cuteness needs.

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3 Responses to “Heather’s Halloween Hoopla!”

  1. relliott4 Says:

    These are fun! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Amy Says:

    That party looks like it was hilarious fun! Great costumes.

    p.s. The camouflage that is flourescent orange is a safety measure by hunters. The deer are color-blind, so that camo does blend in, as far as prey are concerned. Other hunters, however, will see your hat and presumably NOT shoot yer head off.

  3. LiJuun Says:

    I LOVE the crazy cat lady costume!!! I’m totally stealing that idea in case sometime in the future I’m forced to dress up (I am quite firmly NOT a costume person).

    And Musette! In black tulle!

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