Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Holiday Snaps: Halloween at the Movies

As I am wont to do each year, here are the Halloween costumes my gang got into at this year's Halloween party. The theme was simple and wide open: Movies. Pretty much means they all fit this blog, doesn't it? So here they are, divided by genre.

Horror/Thriller
Let's start with me and my usual creative bankruptcy. I'm not happy unless I have the CHEAPEST and yet MOST CLEVER costume. I showed up as the credits to Death Proof. The fact they start with a character called Stuntman Mike is pure coincidence. I didn't actually put that much thought in it.
Marty did much better as Re-Animator's Herbert West. He even brought a ratty black cat thing to re-animate. There was glow-stick stuff everywhere.

Science Fiction
Gotta get back to 1986, says St-Pierre as Marty McFly, who hit upon his idea completely independently from Julien...
...who came as Doc Brown. Whoa, heavy! (Is there something wrong with gravity in the future?)
Renée is a little more current with her movie reference, as The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen. Almost put someone's eye out with that thing. Well, it's kill or be killed, right?

Animation

We got a couple of Miyazaki girls too. First, Ann Marie, incarnating Princess Mononoke. (The mask was beautiful, but had some drying problems and just couldn't be worn. Sad. Looked nice on the kitchen table though.)
Josée's No-Face from Spirited Away was much creepier, but quite impressive (she's an art student, so quite handy). Creeped us out thoroughly as she distributed gold to all the guests. Won a prize for most "in character", figuratively AND literally.
And representing another kind of animation, we have Marc as Toy Story's Woody, complete with pull-string. We pulled on it all night, and he had to do all the catch-phrases every time, to much applause.

Action/Superheroes
Fred dies hard as John McLane, coming just short of sticking glass shards in his feet. But he thought about it.
Isabel had the right haircut to play the Black Widow from Marvel's Avengers, so quite a brilliant piece of casting.

Comedy
Very, very strange, so I love it. Ludger and Isabelle came as Lars and the Real Girl, the offbeat story of a man who falls in love with a blow-up doll. The movie's pretty sweet. Sweeter still for Isabelle is winning Sexiest costume.
Naths is the reason I have all these pictures, so all the credit goes to her skills, except, I suppose, this shot of her as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Amelie took the prize for Best lookalike as Wednesday Addams. Everybody loved the headless doll.
And we end on Furn, who had groomed the perfect beard to play The Big Lebowski's Walter Sobchak. I dare him to go bowling in that thing.

So that's it for this year's crop. Lots of nice ones. Let's do it again next year.

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