November 1, 2012

The Happiest of Halloweens

Well Ash seemed to be the favored of the costumes, I was so pleased that you guys agreed with me.

A sock does not easily fit over your head. That is the first thing that has to be said about the Ash costume I inevitably fell in love with. Mum came to the rescue with a pair of scissors and a recycled shirt, and after a little bit of paint and a few hours of looping the official movie soundtrack, I emerged as the descendant of Mr. F. Fox himself. 

(Note: Dried Squab Giblet Box in hand)

My brother, Seth, went as Mr. Bean (cleverly hunting me down with a toy shotgun), but he can prove to be a bit costume-camera-shy at times so there's no photographic evidence. Oh but what fun we had! We went reverse-trick-or-treating (which is a tradition we do with friends) if you're not familiar with the concept it involves delivering freshly popped pop-corn door to door throughout the neighborhood. Yum!

To top it off,
on the ride home we hopped into a supermarket and I danced down the aisles of the store! I was in sheer ecstasy, feeling like I was walking in Mr. Wes Anderson's darling film and I swear I could hear Let Her Dance playing in the distance.

(bottom right: A hungry Ash shops in the dairy aisle for his favorite treat of yummy yogurt!)

Living breathing characters of the Fantastic Mr. Fox film, little children dressed up in miniature costumes, pineapple ham pizza, crunching the leaves under my feet, apple cider, and family & friends.

All of which made my Halloween quite a happy one indeed.


  1. Wow, what a super imaginative costume! You look great, and that is wonderful that you got to play around too, make it come to life. You rock! Happy to hear you had such a great time :)

  2. Oh my gosh! Gretchen you are a hoot! I would have loved to see you in person!