Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I know what you're thinking. KISS costumes are a risky choice for a ward Trunk-or-Treat. Right on the borderline between totally awesome, and "the bishop needs to see you." We talked a lot of trash last year about our costumes, only to be outdone by the Carlile family and their Ghostbusters/Slimer trifecta. This year, we enlisted the help of our friends to make sure we had a lock on "Best Costume." Nevermind that the Carliles added additional progeny this year, we still took home the prize!!Fortunately for us, our ward has a sense of humor, and there were no Bishop's summonses or releases from callings. It was quite a process, getting the boys costumes to this point. There were several construction meetings at our house to ensure continuity of theme. We sewed every single stitch ourselves. Plus, obscene amounts of cardboard, glue gun, bedazzler, and spandex!!!

So remember last year when I featured Sushi eating hotdogs? Apparently the menu hasn't changed, because Gene Simmons eats hot dogs too!!! Who knew??



These costumes were a tremendous amount of work, only to be worn for an hour. We decided that IHOP would be a worthy venue for our three rock stars to further debut their look. Being the night BEFORE Halloween, I'm sure we caught some people off guard, but the IHOP employees were good sports too! They were quite patient as several patrons took pictures with their IPhones.

Perhaps my favorite photo of the evening is one of our niece Alexis with her uncle Daron. Check out the pure humiliation! Being related to people that aren't "normal" must be a real strain for her. She bore it somehow, and managed to show her face at the IHOP with us.

Thanks again to everyone that played along with us, and helped perpetuate this Halloween spectacle. And an honorable mention to the Carliles, who were such good sports, even in defeat! Your Captain Crunch/ SnapCracklePop/ TrixRabbit/LuckyCharm were flawlessly executed, but ultimately no match for Rock and Roll Royalty...

7 comments:

Sarah said...

this was too much fun.

Lisa said...

THAT was TOTALLY wicked awesome!

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

We love to be beaten by excellence!!! You guys looked amazing. We're already starting to get ready for next year ... we must regain our crown!

Eva said...

You were all definitely a show stopper. Awesome costumes!

Stewart Family Blog said...

YIKES!!!
Be forewarned- Sunspot activity has started acting up and the aurora borealis is ionizing backwards- these indicate that the cosmos is suddenly-mysteriously out of whack! I think you may have upset the delicate balance between the dark side and light side...
Keep a careful watch out for unexplained apparitions popping up near the scene of your Halloween Incantations :-).
Well done!!!

Jessica said...

The best ever!

katie said...

you guys are awesome!! miss you all!