Retrospective : Halloween 2010
I look forward to Halloween every year because I can let my freaky creativity loose and be someone totally different for a day.. This year I chose to be Darth Vader…I REFUSE to be anything sexy for Halloween. Being that I’m a woman, I think it’s hilarious to be something unattractive for Halloween. Last year I was Rosie from the Jetsons; I wore a huge box all night.. Which was fun because everyone knew who I was but it wasn’t fun because everyone wanted to slap my box. My costume was very last minute, I decided to be Darth Vader Friday night. I had a light saber from <a href=”http://claudettethepet.blogspot.com/2010/10/comic-con-2010.html”>NYC Comic Con</a> so I already had the most important accessory. Here’s what you need: black foam core, strong glue (i used wood glue), a box cutter, a Darth Vader costume from Amazon or Target, black snowboarding gloves, black rain boots, acrylic paint. The mask that comes with the costume is a half mask. So I basically used the foam board and built around it to make a full head mask so it wouldn’t look so corny. Then I made boxes to emulate the boxes that are already on the costume and belt, so that it would be 3D instead of just on the fabric. I used a real picture of Darth Vader to paint on the necessary buttons. The costume costs about $25-30 but to make it so much better is just a couple of more bucks.. And it took me about 2 hours to complete, just because I’m so talented like that
I attended New York’s Village Halloween Parade for the first time this year with my partner, Stewie, who by the way, was a HUGE hit. I wanted to see how crazy it actually was.. and it was bonkers! It was a huge crowd of people.. A great experience, but I’d rather watch it on TV next year!