Yes, it’s been a while since our Friday the 13th party which we co-hosted with our friends the Thomanders. Since we were in the midst of moving, it was at their apartment, and most of the guests were their friends. But it was our idea. And we had the best costumes. And Micah made the pinata. It was a potluck. We made mashed potato eyeballs, the Thomanders made brain pasta, there was eyeball jello, slime pudding, and wormy dirt. We ate and talked and told scary stories and broke the pinata. But the really fun part was our costumes.
Micah spent weeks on these things. After coming up with the design, he papier mache-ed the masks, then sanded, painted, and sanded again. As you can see, the end result was awesome. The tricky part was finding something to which we could attach the masks that would allow us to see through the mouth holes. The original idea of using football pads was replaced by the styrofoam-cardboard alternative. They were much lighter and we didn’t have to return them to someone at the end of the night.
Of course, the day of the party we were scrambling to get them finished. Micah’s frames and masks were all ready to go, I just needed to sew the fabric together so he could assemble it. We borrowed a sewing machine from some friends at about 4:30 and I sewed like a fiend until 6:54. The party started at 7:00. I left to go pick up some friends in Laie hoping Micah would somehow whip the costumes into working condition. What was I worried about? The man is awesome. Our costumes were the hit of the party. People were pretty weirded out by the fact that we could “grow” by lifting the frames up (the cloth part is about 9 feet long) and it was fun to shrink and grow and bow and have people talking to us but not knowing where our faces were. The black fabric is transluscent, so we could see out just fine, but nobody could see in.
The pinata was a big hit, too, of course . . . get it? Pinata? Big hit? Oh, never mind.