Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween Pictures, 2009

I was fortunate to get Saturday night off of work, and we went to a Halloween party our friends Guido and Wendy threw. We had quite the great time with they and other friends of ours.



Both of the kids chose costumes that were clever, funny and topical; Adam was our former governor Blagojevich and Mel was uber-spokesman Billy Mays. Mel and Kim got a head start on us, and went trick or treating in the West Graceland neighborhood, one of their traditions. I had to pick up Adam from my ex's because he'd been at a debate tournament. We dressed him up in my old tux, and ran a copy of Blago's book off of the internet, and stuffed his pockets with toy money.

On the way to the party, we ran by Blagojevich's house, which is only a few blocks from ours, with the idea of snapping a picture of him in front of the house. When we got there, there was a crowd in front of it-- we weren't sure if it was gawkers or they were just handing out really good candy (or maybe Senate seats), so we just went on to the party.

Here's the full family picture. Kim is a sexy vampire, and I was Christopher Walken as producer Bruce Dickinson-- yes, THE Bruce Dickinson. Easy guys-- I put my pants on, just like the rest of you, one leg at a time-- except once my pants are on, I make gold records.



Our friends Traci and Christina had great costumes too. Traci was Holly Golightly from "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and Christina was Hermione Granger from "Harry Potter."



Anybody else dress up for Halloween?

9 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I wore pants.

Suze said...

Great costumes. More cowbell is always needed :)

Erik Donald France said...

Superb! I dig the pix.

deechristoff said...

Your son was at a debate tournament!?!?!?! Yay! Sadly, no costume for me this year.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wore 157 little chocolate bars. On my hips.

Churlita said...

Great costumes! So funny. My daughter would love that Holly Golightly costume. She is a HUGE Audrey Hepburn fan.

bubbles said...

Outstanding costumes!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Next year, Mel should be the Sham Wow guy.

Johnny Yen said...

Thanks all!

Churlita-
You've obviously raised her right!

About 20 years ago, when I lived in a 12-flat, my upstairs neighbors had a "Breakfast At Tiffany's" party-- both of them dressed as Holly Golightly.

Kristi-
You have no idea how close you are to the mark-- I had to talk Mel out of getting Kim a Sham Wow for her birthday in September.