If you think you're excited for Halloween, check out Winston:
He plopped down right in the middle of potential materials for his costume, like he couldn't wait to be outfitted. After all, this happens only once (OK, sometimes twice) a year.
And now presenting, Winston's Halloween costume '08:
The stringy blonde hair and borderline sociopathic expression and inherent stinkiness could mean only one thing: he's a Rob Zombie-movie character, specifically Otis B. Driftwood.
Just kidding -- this was just during the prep time, and since thematic soundness would require us to paint Rudy's face Captain Spaulding-style, that could never work. No, Winston's costume this year is a movie reference of a gentler sort. Here, I'll give you a clue:
He's post-makeover E.T.!
Because everyone loves a makeover episode, right? My boyfriend came up with this idea when watching E.T. recently, partly because E.T.'s cooing and general noise-making bears an adorable resemblance to Winnie (add it to the list of fake creatures Winston reminds us of), and partly because it's about damn time we put this thing in a dress.
And so for the sake of consistency, we dressed Rudy as Elliott:
Rudy's costume was about 5,000 times easier than what my boyfriend assembled for Winston (I just took pictures and complained). And yet, Rudy was about 5,000 times less amenable to the idea of being dressed up. Fuck him. Winston was so easy to work with, it gave me a new respect for him. Seriously, if I believed in magic, I'd think that he liked this as much as we do.
So yay, Happy Halloween. Here's a completely random treat of Winston sneezing in a wig for you candy bag.
I'm so good to you. You don't even need to check that for razor blades or anything.