Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Super Heroes & Villains

Halloween 2011
Another one is in the books.  This year the theme was Super Heroes & Villains.  It brought out a whole flock of Batmans & herd of Catwomen. Costumes ranged from the very elaborate to the very simple.
Attendance was down a bit from past years, but we saw some new faces and had our first attendee from Florida.
Your hosts this year were Super Tramp, defender of 1970's & 80's music and his trusty sidekick Superfly, able to put up with all the crap that happens here. Remember what she said, Freddy's dead.
Mike wowed the crowd with his Joker outfit.  Did I say "wowed"?  I meant creeped everyone out.  He hasn't been told to "get away from me" this much since he hung out at the country line dance bar.

We had some new attendees making their inaugural visit.  Phil & Paige finally made it here, and Gary & Babs made the jump from the Half Moon to the Tin Whisker.

The costume contest was a super tough call this year with so many good entries.  Out-of-staters Sherry (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) 
& Becky (Catwoman) did well in the ladies costumes with Honorable Mention & 3rd place.  
2nd went to Chris (Wolverine) in the woman(ish) division 
and Diane (Cruella Deville) took Top Honors.
Men's were 3rd, Dave (dalmatian),
2nd Gary (Super Fly) 
1st Mike (Joker)

The super foods this year leaned heavily toward the sweet side .  I guess all that sugar is needed to help keep up your super powers.  Tarin won the popular vote with her Pumpkin Trifle.
There were wings, meatballs & a plethora of pizzas to help balance out the desserts. 
Limoncello, cherry pucker shots & everclear jello shots were also there to give you a burst of courage and make you bullet proof.

In the Tin Whisker, the Marzen Dotes & Dozy Dotes Oktoberfest, Nit Wit and Possibly Putrid Pumpkin ale were flowing quite freely.  Then for those brave enough, a taste of the experimental Astro's Rauch Rye was poured for a taste test.  A taste was enough.

Halloween night brought a new neighborhood record!  Much to the dismay of the neighbors, 370 Trick or Treaters were counted to our best ability.  At times there were so many kids filling up the sidewalk, steps & porch, that head counts  had to be made as we could see them thin out in the street as they left.  We only had one child refuse to come up the walk this year.  And one little girl who made it through the cemetery only to be freaked out by the smoke bubbles on the porch.

One new prop was added this year. An animated ghost that appeared to be coming out of the window.  The black light giving it it's eerie glow.  A personal favorite, nobody commented on it.  Its all about the bubbles.

 Perfect weather kept the fog low in the graveyard for an extra creepy effect as the sun went down.

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