Happy Post Halloween
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I went as Kara Thrace, aka "Starbuck", from Battlestar Galactica (the bestest show ever, though I have been developing a major addiction to The Wire on DVD lately). Masheka went as Deputy S. Jones from Reno 911 (which we never really watch much, but people have been mistaking him for Cedric Yarbrough, the actor who plays Jones, for years).
I look nothing like Katee Sackhoff, so I had to put in contact lenses (itchy) and get a short blond wig (double itchy, and I had so much hair of my own underneath it was all puffed up like a beehive!). But options for women with long brown hair and glasses are limited, unless you want to be Tina Fey, Lisa, Loeb, Daria, or (ugh!) Sarah Palin.
I have to say sewing is just as much fun as cartooning. And there was a whole lotta sewing going on for this Halloween—I sewed brown stripes and epaulets and pockets onto some Dickies-brand workwear to make Masheka's costume, and I added buckles and suede shoulder patches to make my BDUs army jacket + pants into the Battlestar Colonial BDUs or whatnot (I realize that's hard to tell from the pix, but I swear!). I also chewed on a cigar to be more like Starbuck, and it was gross.
Accessories were also key: I got a Battlestar Galactica patch and dogtags, and Masheka had a real working walkie-talkie radio with a shoulder mic.
We went to New York's Halloween parade and had a great time--tons of people kept yelling "Reno!" at Masheka, and he even got compliments from some actual police officers.
Here are some more fun photos:
And this is what we look like in our civvies for comparison (except my hair is its natural brown now):