It may seem like I’m just recycling an old post from last year, but Brad and I went as Aragorn and Legolas again for Halloween. Shannon also recycled her costume from last year, so we didn’t feel as guilty.
This year, however, we made or altered most of our costumes. Brad and I spent two saturdays in a row sewing, painting, cutting, hot gluing, swearing, and watching several episodes of ‘Family Guy’ together. Shannon joined us the second saturday and put together her cloak for her Super Hot Goth Outfit(tm). Our costumes turned out much better than last years, although the photos don’t really show the painstaking detail we took in making these. I decided to skip the makeup* this year, because it made me look more like a sickly old man than Legolas.
This picture was originally taken in Brad’s kitchen, but it really didn’t say “Lord of the Rings” until I photoshopped us into a Middle Earth environment.
The Smurf costumes were definately one of the top three we saw on Mill Avenue. Steve can testify of the fun involved with body paint.
*I’m naturally this shade of pale nearly year round!