Yesterday was my best Halloween ever - and I never even left the house. (TEAM HERMIT WIN.)
Between the hordes of trick-or-treaters providing excellent Twitter fodder and all of you sharing your costumes and pumpkin carves on the Epbot FB page, I was in geeky Halloween heaven most of the night. Then I capped it all off two consecutive viewing of Ghostbusters. That's right: I finished the movie, and then immediately started it up again in commentary mode. And it. was. GLORIOUS. (Maybe not so much for John, but to his credit, he still sat with me through the second viewing - while surfing Reddit.)
Today I woke up to even MORE amazing costumes on Facebook, and since I know these tend to get buried over there, I decided I'd pick out a few of the gems for you guys.
Gotta start with this one: Amelia P.'s 6-month-old makes an EXCELLENT Staypuft:
And Joanna spent over 20 hours putting together an insanely fantastic proton pack for her daughter Fya, and then turned a stroller into a ghost trap & dressed her newborn son as Slimer (!!):
Hey, Amelia & Joanna, we have GOT to get these kids together. ;)
Next up, Andrea S.'s Star Wars family:
Lookit her little C3PO!
I'm in love with that headband.
Deena A.'s 8-month-old Hello Cthulhu:
The eyebrows! The tutu! The crocheted (knitted?) tentacle beard!
You don't see nearly enough Applejack cosplay out there, so kudos to Kaaren M.'s daughter for doing this little pony justice:
Chad wrote, "My wife and I both love reading Cake Wrecks and Epbot. All of your cosplay posts put us in the mood to dress up for Halloween for the first time since we were kids. We are already thinking about next year's costume!"
YESSSS. My dastardly plan to turn all adults into fun-loving big kids again is working! MUAH-HA-HAAA!
Er, speaking of turning adults into fun-loving big kids, yesterday Emily J. dressed... AS ME:
(Showed this to John. His response: "THAT IS SO YOU.")
Funnily enough I was JUST looking at this photo from our first book tour:
Ok, enough making me blush. Back to you guys!
Another fabulous Star Wars family:
I'm 6 months pregnant so decided to go as someone who was already round to begin with! :)" Ha! (And I am LOVING your sparkly makeup and feathered hat, Robyn. FAB.)
Artist Mica Hendricks told me my Vadore mask helped inspire this I-want-one-in-my-size C3PO costume for her '3PO-obsessed little girl:
THE GLASSES. It's all... about... THE GLASSES.
And the body is made from cardboard and paper clay! Go see Mica's post to see the fun C3PO toys she's made for her, too - they are AMAZEBALLS.
Say, do Ruth L.'s two guys remind you of anyone?
(Must not ask the obvious question. Must... NOT... - but I'm guessing the answer is "yes." :D)
No picture for it, but I thought this was fun:
"A girl just came to the door in a cute steampunk costume - victorian style dress, goggles on her purple velvet top hat. "Steampunk! I love it!" I said. "Finally!!" She said. "No one else got it!"
I actually had one boy show up last night with a full-size guitar, and when I opened the door he started strumming (badly) and singing (also badly) "I would like some candy please." It was awesome.
(We still get more than our fair share of surly no-costume teens, but the polite ones who do dress up make it all worth it. [For the record, I don't care about ages; I just want to see a costume, dangit!]
Kat K. wrote, "My niece, who was born with Gastroschisis, went as a guts-out zombie this year."
That is the cutest guts-out zombie I HAVE EVER SEEN.
Alyson B. went to work as "Sassy Sweater Set Wonder Woman."
OooOOooh. SASSY. :D
Charsty's 3 girls all wanted to be Doctor Who characters, so she stepped up and made the whole family costumes!
That little Weeping Angel wins ALL the cute points.
And here's Tara R.'s little Whovians:
Srsly. The cute is EXTERMINATING me.
Michelle F.'s Harry Potter pun was a huge hit when I posted it on Twitter:
As was Cherish's Miss Bianca from The Rescuers:
And Kimberly's Captain America Cutie:
I think the sugar rush made me a little tweet-happy:
Oh, and this year we snagged this super cool color-changing LED for my pumpkin, and LOOK HOW PRETTY:
Here are Brandi's two daughters: Hayden as R"tutu" D2 and Carys as Katara from Avatar:
Sara A. and her family wore these fabulous Haunted Mansion costumes to the Halloween Party out at Disney:
There are lots more, but this post is getting a teensy bit long. To see the rest, just go to the Epbot Facebook page and select "posts by others" at the top - and while you're there, share your own pics from last night! I wanna see!