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Friday, October 30, 2009


It's the day before Halloween and this year's rampage has begun in earnest, surprisingly starting as early as Thursday night. I ran into this charming family in Grand Central Station after leaving a bar where I was having a few rounds with some co-workers, and I was glad to see people already in the spirit.

I particularly like the one kid done up as the Swedish Chef from THE MUPPET SHOW, and he even did the "Bork bork" voice. The dad was dressed as an old lady who was out looking for her lost puppy:

From the front...

...and from the rear.

Then this morning rolled around, and since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year I readied myself to vie for costumed superiority among my co-workers at the design 'ho house despite it being a day before the actual main event because my office's costume-minded folks would also be representing, but more on me shortly. When I arrived I found a few of my fellow 'ho-housers had indeed showed up geared-up, and here they are:

Fellow metalhead Matt Yashian as the villainous Johnny from THE KARATE KID.

Matt again, rockin' the Cobrai Kai colors.

Jasmine, our resident High Priestess of Disney, works the casual Maleficent look.

Sales madman Jamie Warner makes with the Indiana Jones.

While I have another outfit for tomorrow's big photo safari to the massive and spectacular Manhattan Halloween parade at my annual perch at Christopher Street and the Avenue of the Americas, today I gussied up and rode the subway into work as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper.

The pullover head is actually a Jack Lord mask crafted by my old friend, professional Hollywood makeup maestro Andy Clement, for the NBC cop show HAWAII that ran for eight episodes during the fall of 2004. It's hot as a bitch in it, but I'm good to wear it for about twenty minutes at a time before my head completely melts off of my neck.

Clark shows off his press credentials.

Ready to once more save the world!

That's all for now, but I plan to have a comprehensive photo gallery of this year's full-blown rampage up no later than Tuesday morning, so stay tuned!


raymondconlon said...

Wow, why can't Halloween be that weird & wonderful over here in N. Ireland?

Jul said...

awesome pix, as usual.