Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up. Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.
Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up.

Our friends created the most fantastically accurate LIGHT UP portal gun. MADE IT.

Here is my short photo fiction essay about the time Chell took a break at the brewery, let a militant Russian guy give the gun a try before she told Maurice Moss what’s up.

Phantom butts Phantom butts
Warming up my Gangnam Style

Warming up my Gangnam Style

When not chewing on an undead forearm, one can:
drink tea
play the ukulele
eat pizza
Frighten small children who just want some candy
When not chewing on an undead forearm, one can:
drink tea
play the ukulele
eat pizza
Frighten small children who just want some candy
When not chewing on an undead forearm, one can:
drink tea
play the ukulele
eat pizza
Frighten small children who just want some candy
When not chewing on an undead forearm, one can:
drink tea
play the ukulele
eat pizza
Frighten small children who just want some candy
When not chewing on an undead forearm, one can:
drink tea
play the ukulele
eat pizza
Frighten small children who just want some candy

When not chewing on an undead forearm, one can:

  • drink tea
  • play the ukulele
  • eat pizza
  • Frighten small children who just want some candy
My Donner Party costume! It was very fun to put together. It involved a lot of thrifting and sewing…and then burning, tearing, and otherwise rubbing in the mud said sewing.
Right after somebody took the photo of me texting, a drunk woman poked at my (actual) hand and was amazed at how real it looked. Rather than confuse her, I simply said thanks! I worked hard on it.
The last photo is from the second year I used the costume. It wasn’t an election year, so I made us party hats and carried around streamers instead…because it’s a party! Daniel was nice enough to suffer through dressing up as the 1 armed victim.
OM NOM NOM My Donner Party costume! It was very fun to put together. It involved a lot of thrifting and sewing…and then burning, tearing, and otherwise rubbing in the mud said sewing.
Right after somebody took the photo of me texting, a drunk woman poked at my (actual) hand and was amazed at how real it looked. Rather than confuse her, I simply said thanks! I worked hard on it.
The last photo is from the second year I used the costume. It wasn’t an election year, so I made us party hats and carried around streamers instead…because it’s a party! Daniel was nice enough to suffer through dressing up as the 1 armed victim.
OM NOM NOM My Donner Party costume! It was very fun to put together. It involved a lot of thrifting and sewing…and then burning, tearing, and otherwise rubbing in the mud said sewing.
Right after somebody took the photo of me texting, a drunk woman poked at my (actual) hand and was amazed at how real it looked. Rather than confuse her, I simply said thanks! I worked hard on it.
The last photo is from the second year I used the costume. It wasn’t an election year, so I made us party hats and carried around streamers instead…because it’s a party! Daniel was nice enough to suffer through dressing up as the 1 armed victim.
OM NOM NOM My Donner Party costume! It was very fun to put together. It involved a lot of thrifting and sewing…and then burning, tearing, and otherwise rubbing in the mud said sewing.
Right after somebody took the photo of me texting, a drunk woman poked at my (actual) hand and was amazed at how real it looked. Rather than confuse her, I simply said thanks! I worked hard on it.
The last photo is from the second year I used the costume. It wasn’t an election year, so I made us party hats and carried around streamers instead…because it’s a party! Daniel was nice enough to suffer through dressing up as the 1 armed victim.
OM NOM NOM

My Donner Party costume! It was very fun to put together. It involved a lot of thrifting and sewing…and then burning, tearing, and otherwise rubbing in the mud said sewing.

Right after somebody took the photo of me texting, a drunk woman poked at my (actual) hand and was amazed at how real it looked. Rather than confuse her, I simply said thanks! I worked hard on it.

The last photo is from the second year I used the costume. It wasn’t an election year, so I made us party hats and carried around streamers instead…because it’s a party! Daniel was nice enough to suffer through dressing up as the 1 armed victim.

OM NOM NOM

In 2008 I found this fantastic Instructables on how to make a “living severed hand!” 
I had to make one. But once I had it, I felt like it needed a theme. I couldn’t just be random hand-having lady.
After some brainstorming, I decided on Donner Party cannibal. Zombies weren’t yet the super huge deal they are now, plus who doesn’t like some dreadful American history at their Halloween parties??
It was also an election year, so of course I made a horrible pun with fake campaign buttons.
Full Donner Party costume details next time!

In 2008 I found this fantastic Instructables on how to make a “living severed hand!”

I had to make one. But once I had it, I felt like it needed a theme. I couldn’t just be random hand-having lady.

After some brainstorming, I decided on Donner Party cannibal. Zombies weren’t yet the super huge deal they are now, plus who doesn’t like some dreadful American history at their Halloween parties??

It was also an election year, so of course I made a horrible pun with fake campaign buttons.

Full Donner Party costume details next time!

Got my creepy calaca beads today!

Better make something quick before the 31st!

My dear husband is patient with my Halloween costume nerdery. A few years ago he let me thrift together a punny outfit for him. Frankenstein + Albert Einstein = Frank Einstein. 
(We got the rubber neck bolts from the Halloween popup store.)
The next time I post about costumes, I’ll begin to explain about the giant button he’s wearing! My dear husband is patient with my Halloween costume nerdery. A few years ago he let me thrift together a punny outfit for him. Frankenstein + Albert Einstein = Frank Einstein. 
(We got the rubber neck bolts from the Halloween popup store.)
The next time I post about costumes, I’ll begin to explain about the giant button he’s wearing!

My dear husband is patient with my Halloween costume nerdery. A few years ago he let me thrift together a punny outfit for him. Frankenstein + Albert Einstein = Frank Einstein. 

(We got the rubber neck bolts from the Halloween popup store.)

The next time I post about costumes, I’ll begin to explain about the giant button he’s wearing!

Another favorite Halloween costume of mine was also a video game character (a more obscure one): Betty Newbie, from The Sims.
I wish I had better photos!
I tried to find clothes pretty close to the default outfit she wore in the game. Thank you, thrift shops, for your selection of hideous bedazzeled purple stretch tops with shoulder pads.
I made a green diamond and wired it on top of a headband. It was the only drawback to the costume, I kept forgetting about the thing above my head and knocked into a lot of door frames. At least everyone knew I was content and healthy all the time! Another favorite Halloween costume of mine was also a video game character (a more obscure one): Betty Newbie, from The Sims.
I wish I had better photos!
I tried to find clothes pretty close to the default outfit she wore in the game. Thank you, thrift shops, for your selection of hideous bedazzeled purple stretch tops with shoulder pads.
I made a green diamond and wired it on top of a headband. It was the only drawback to the costume, I kept forgetting about the thing above my head and knocked into a lot of door frames. At least everyone knew I was content and healthy all the time!

Another favorite Halloween costume of mine was also a video game character (a more obscure one): Betty Newbie, from The Sims.

I wish I had better photos!

I tried to find clothes pretty close to the default outfit she wore in the game. Thank you, thrift shops, for your selection of hideous bedazzeled purple stretch tops with shoulder pads.

I made a green diamond and wired it on top of a headband. It was the only drawback to the costume, I kept forgetting about the thing above my head and knocked into a lot of door frames. At least everyone knew I was content and healthy all the time!

My Ms. Pac-Man outfit was probably the closest I’ve done to a “Sexy ______” costume. This one was 2006-ish, I think.
Ms. Pac-Man, for reference, has a red bow, red gloves, and red high heels.
I made the dress in bright yellow with wide red straps and a matching wide ribbon faux belt. I wore red heels and gloves with a red hair ribbon. I put fruit iron-on appliques on EVERYTHING, because why not…and I made a necklace with huge glass fruits! Extra points everywhere!
After the dress was done, I thought the whole thing needed more Pac-reference. So, I improvised a 2-sided clutch bag from a small purse pattern. It has the red ghost (that one is named Blinky…why do I know this off the cuff??) on one side, a blue ghost on the reverse. I carried that around along with this chunky “handheld” pac-man game I have from the early 80s. I love inconvenient costume accessories!
I still have this dress. If I ever revisit it, I’d like to possibly add a map of level 1 Ms. Pac-Man to the front of the skirt portion…or maybe a wrap-around design. My Ms. Pac-Man outfit was probably the closest I’ve done to a “Sexy ______” costume. This one was 2006-ish, I think.
Ms. Pac-Man, for reference, has a red bow, red gloves, and red high heels.
I made the dress in bright yellow with wide red straps and a matching wide ribbon faux belt. I wore red heels and gloves with a red hair ribbon. I put fruit iron-on appliques on EVERYTHING, because why not…and I made a necklace with huge glass fruits! Extra points everywhere!
After the dress was done, I thought the whole thing needed more Pac-reference. So, I improvised a 2-sided clutch bag from a small purse pattern. It has the red ghost (that one is named Blinky…why do I know this off the cuff??) on one side, a blue ghost on the reverse. I carried that around along with this chunky “handheld” pac-man game I have from the early 80s. I love inconvenient costume accessories!
I still have this dress. If I ever revisit it, I’d like to possibly add a map of level 1 Ms. Pac-Man to the front of the skirt portion…or maybe a wrap-around design. My Ms. Pac-Man outfit was probably the closest I’ve done to a “Sexy ______” costume. This one was 2006-ish, I think.
Ms. Pac-Man, for reference, has a red bow, red gloves, and red high heels.
I made the dress in bright yellow with wide red straps and a matching wide ribbon faux belt. I wore red heels and gloves with a red hair ribbon. I put fruit iron-on appliques on EVERYTHING, because why not…and I made a necklace with huge glass fruits! Extra points everywhere!
After the dress was done, I thought the whole thing needed more Pac-reference. So, I improvised a 2-sided clutch bag from a small purse pattern. It has the red ghost (that one is named Blinky…why do I know this off the cuff??) on one side, a blue ghost on the reverse. I carried that around along with this chunky “handheld” pac-man game I have from the early 80s. I love inconvenient costume accessories!
I still have this dress. If I ever revisit it, I’d like to possibly add a map of level 1 Ms. Pac-Man to the front of the skirt portion…or maybe a wrap-around design. My Ms. Pac-Man outfit was probably the closest I’ve done to a “Sexy ______” costume. This one was 2006-ish, I think.
Ms. Pac-Man, for reference, has a red bow, red gloves, and red high heels.
I made the dress in bright yellow with wide red straps and a matching wide ribbon faux belt. I wore red heels and gloves with a red hair ribbon. I put fruit iron-on appliques on EVERYTHING, because why not…and I made a necklace with huge glass fruits! Extra points everywhere!
After the dress was done, I thought the whole thing needed more Pac-reference. So, I improvised a 2-sided clutch bag from a small purse pattern. It has the red ghost (that one is named Blinky…why do I know this off the cuff??) on one side, a blue ghost on the reverse. I carried that around along with this chunky “handheld” pac-man game I have from the early 80s. I love inconvenient costume accessories!
I still have this dress. If I ever revisit it, I’d like to possibly add a map of level 1 Ms. Pac-Man to the front of the skirt portion…or maybe a wrap-around design. My Ms. Pac-Man outfit was probably the closest I’ve done to a “Sexy ______” costume. This one was 2006-ish, I think.
Ms. Pac-Man, for reference, has a red bow, red gloves, and red high heels.
I made the dress in bright yellow with wide red straps and a matching wide ribbon faux belt. I wore red heels and gloves with a red hair ribbon. I put fruit iron-on appliques on EVERYTHING, because why not…and I made a necklace with huge glass fruits! Extra points everywhere!
After the dress was done, I thought the whole thing needed more Pac-reference. So, I improvised a 2-sided clutch bag from a small purse pattern. It has the red ghost (that one is named Blinky…why do I know this off the cuff??) on one side, a blue ghost on the reverse. I carried that around along with this chunky “handheld” pac-man game I have from the early 80s. I love inconvenient costume accessories!
I still have this dress. If I ever revisit it, I’d like to possibly add a map of level 1 Ms. Pac-Man to the front of the skirt portion…or maybe a wrap-around design.

My Ms. Pac-Man outfit was probably the closest I’ve done to a “Sexy ______” costume. This one was 2006-ish, I think.

Ms. Pac-Man, for reference, has a red bow, red gloves, and red high heels.

I made the dress in bright yellow with wide red straps and a matching wide ribbon faux belt. I wore red heels and gloves with a red hair ribbon. I put fruit iron-on appliques on EVERYTHING, because why not…and I made a necklace with huge glass fruits! Extra points everywhere!

After the dress was done, I thought the whole thing needed more Pac-reference. So, I improvised a 2-sided clutch bag from a small purse pattern. It has the red ghost (that one is named Blinky…why do I know this off the cuff??) on one side, a blue ghost on the reverse. I carried that around along with this chunky “handheld” pac-man game I have from the early 80s. I love inconvenient costume accessories!

I still have this dress. If I ever revisit it, I’d like to possibly add a map of level 1 Ms. Pac-Man to the front of the skirt portion…or maybe a wrap-around design.