Thursday, 18 October 2007

Thursday Thirteen - HALLOWEEN!

Weeeelllll, it's that time of the week when we all try to think of thirteen somethings we like to something about. This week, I've been trying desperately to come up with an idea for a Halloween costume. It looks like it's gonna be down to the wire again. Last year I was Edith Prickley from SCTV. The year before that I was a kickass Jack Sparrow, and before that I was Boy George. Don't get me started on the Star Wars costumes.
I love Halloween, and all the trappings that come with it. Movies included, but not the gross slasher films most people are so fond of. I like to lean toward the quirky stuff, and sometimes the macabre with a little less blood.
We have a nice little collection of DVDs that bring us into the spirit of spookiness. Here are some of my favourites:
1. Young Frankenstein - (What knockers!)
2. Edward Scissorhands
3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
4. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
5. Murder By Death
6. The Shining (okay, that teeters on the edge of slasher)
7. Sleepy Hollow with good ol' Johnny Depp
8. Sleepy Hollow by good ol' Walt Disney
9. American Werewolf in London
10. The Mummy - either one.
11. Interview with the Vampire
12. Magic with Anthony Hopkins. Creepy.
13. Practical Magic
Now, back to the costume dilemma. Any suggestions? Keep in mind that my inner actress screams television or movies.


Paisley Scott said...

LOL that pic of you in costume is too funny! I love the list, too. I agree with 'em all. Hmm... a costume for this year, eh? Why not go dressed in your bathrobe, a box of bon-bons hung around your neck, hair in curlers, maybe a martini in one hand and when folks ask what you are, you tell 'em "Why... I'm an author. This is my office attire."



Gina Ardito said...

OMG, I love Edith Prickley! But here in NY, I haven't seen SCTV in years. For Halloween, I'm going as The Queen of Hearts ("Off with her head!")

Movies...yeah, you pretty much got 'em covered. :-)

MelBell said...

I love that picture!

And I think Leslie's suggestion is a hoot. No bon bons for me, though. It would be a big bag of potato chips slung around my neck and probably TWO martinis.

Chumplet said...

SCTV hasn't been around here for a long time, either, but the memories are fresh.

I can probably pull off that 'Author' costume, except I vote for the chips, and I think my drink of choice will be a rye and ginger ale. Or maybe a scotch on the rocks. Or maybe the whole bottle.