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Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween '08

Alright, I'm a little late in getting this online, but we went as the...

UPS delivery guy and a UPS package

You can't see Hunt's jacket, but I found the perfect $15 brown jacket at WalMart. We put a few UPS labels on there and it became a great uniform. Plus, the "what can brown do for you" t-shirt I found on eBay.

A special thanks to Miss Robin for a UPS hat that lit up on the brim mimicking headlights. We discovered it blinded most people, causing great agitation, and therefore decided against using it.

I found a UPS shipping label online and with a little Photoshop magic, transformed it to being delivered to the party and the tracking number spelling out Halloween Party 2008.

The box worked out well, but was a little difficult to navigate among 1,500 people at the Old Post Office Pavilion which is a fantastic place to have a party. We saw incredible costumes...here are a few that we snapped pictures of...

ET with a glowing heart and Gertie somewhere nearby, Sarah Palin and Joe Six-Pack (Hunt's friends Stephanie and Eric) and my competitor, a FedEx bubble wrapped package.

It was a great night, complete with strangers stopping us on M street in Georgetown and taking pictures with us.

Most women thought it was creative and great, and most men thought it was just OK (I heard a couple times "So what, you're a box?"). But when Hunt's idea of the added gag portion to the costume was revealed, the guys were completely won over. I then heard: "that's the best costumer ever!" Think Pamela Anderson in a black low cut dress. I had a plastic replica of that tied on to me underneath the box. Slightly uncomfortable, but gave a lot of laughs, so it was worth it.

The best part of the costume in my mind? Other than being a creative couple's costume, I had the perfect storage place for my wrap and my purse. Didn't have to hold it, just stow it away. Evidently wearing an uncomfortable cardboard box has an upside...

Listening to: The Who - Squeeze Box
via FoxyTunes

3 Remarks:

Shannon said...

Love your costume!! It turned out great! And I remember the Old Post Office Pavilion from our days in DC... what a cool place!

Tammy said...

Very creative! Good job you two!!! Hope to get to see you again really soon! Love you LOTS!

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