Halloween Costumes of the Day: FrenchFest

A couple years ago, our Halloween party had a comic book theme, but while many picked good ol' American comics icons (Clark Kent, Death of the Endless, Poison Ivy, Peanuts' Lucy, Mac from the Charles Atlas ads...), quite a few sprang for French bande dessinée characters. It comes with the territory, and the territory is French Canada. Some of these might mystify my Anglophone readers, but most can be found in translation or sometimes in animation. For example...

SpirouThat's a real early version of the character, but he had the squirrel in his hands, so... That's red-headed Sly from my improv group as the infamous bellhop adventurer, who spent the evening photographing his damn rodent in every nook and cranny of my house, and the night passed out on the kitchen floor.

Natacha
Gos & Walthery's sexy sexy air hostess Natacha was here incarnated by Julie. A great idea from left field.

Maestro from Il était une fois... l'homme
From the French cartoon "Once Upon a Time...Man", an education series that used the same basic cast of stock characters to explore history, the human body and the space race (among others). Goupil here is Maestro, the old man from the series. Pretty obscure? Not to us!

Capitaine Haddock
Ah, here's one everybody should know! Tintin's alcholoic sidekick, Capitaine Haddock (AKA Pierre). If you don't know him yet, you soon will, unless a certain Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson project doesn't generate any publicity. (Hey, could happen.)

Schtroumpfette
In a case of "before they were stars", Tanya here incarnates "Smurfette" before she got her extreme makeover from Papa Smurf. Yes, Peyo did a lot for the perception that blondes are prettier than brunettes.

No one came as a citizen of Asterix's village, or one of the 4 Aces, or as Lucky Luke or Achilles Talon or Gaston Lagaffe, or well, tons of other great ideas from the world of French (actually Belgian) B.D. Maybe next time we bandy the theme around. Any suggestions from the gallery?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless I missed it, can we see some of your costumes of years past?

Siskoid said...

There's really nothing to show. me in a black t-shirt, me in a black t-shirt, me in a white t-shirt... I'm the king of faking costumes. Check the comments under Gulliver's costume below.

Sea_of_Green said...

I WAS gonna say, "Where's an Asterix character?" That seems like the logical, missing choice to me!

Siskoid said...

To be fair, they're a little harder to make.

Jayunderscorezero said...

Love love love the background "panels" behind each partygoer.

Siskoid said...

Thanks, yeah, that was a fun idea we did expressly for the photo session. Everybody wrote their own dialog, but it doesn't always show up well.

 

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