So we were all clown marathon runners. The idea behind our group costume was that we would each be a different clown, jester but we are all running the marathon. This picture is amazing, I keep looking at it, we all love it. Someone suggested it should be an album cover!
The tights and shoes are actually mine – I just happen to have jester like stuff as a part of my wardrobe
I absolutely adored my friend Andrea as a Shirley Temple clown
This is us with a smart car
I have a friend who every year creates work of art Halloween costumes. They’re all so original! Ken Tanabe is a designer, animator and an art director. Check out his amazing costume ideas from the most recent to 2004.
2009 Halloween costume. Materials: Bought: 20 feet of clear vinyl tubing ($5), 500 purple zip ties ($30 for bag of 1000), one yard of purple shirting fabric ($10). Already owned: black turleneck, black jeans, black Fessura shoes, one coat hanger, steel wire, scissors.
2008 Halloween costume. Materials: Free of charge: 5 FedEx shipping tubes (free), 2 large FedEx shipping boxes (free). Bought: 2 cans of Montana Gold spray paint (2 x $10), black costume gloves ($6.50). Already owned: black turleneck, black jeans, assorted small bolts, nuts, and washers, X-acto knife.
Ken, my friend Thomas and I at the last year’s Halloween parade
2007 Halloween costume. Materials: Bought: Dryer hoses (2 x $9.99), pipe insulation ($2.48), hanging wire ($2.29), yellow spray paint ($3.27), foamcore boards ($12.49). Already owned: black pants and turtleneck, duct tape, wire coat hangers, Puma Mihara Yasuhiro sneakers.
2005 Halloween costume. Materials: Bought: plastic tubing ($1.99), paint roller tray ($1.35), red gloves ($5.00), red spray paint ($2.99), assorted small screws, bolts, and washers ($3.96). Already owned: painter’s coveralls, plastic colander, vegetable steamer, bicycle safety light, electrical tape, white Japan-only Adidas shoes. Donated: red duct tape.
2004 Halloween costume. "Death of the VHS Videotape Format." One of five finalists in the NYC Halloween Parade costume contest. Materials: 63 used VHS videotapes (rescued before disposal), black duct tape ($5.50), one sheet of white foam board ($1.50), white acrylic paint ($1.75), medium paint brush ($2.00), clear red plastic (donated by a friend).
Halloween is such a great time of the year. It’s really good opportunity to let loose and have fun. Dressing up is one of my favorite things to do and think deep down most people love it too. It’s a chance to almost become someone else for the night isn’t it?
There are so many really great Halloween costumes out there. You can find scary ones, with lots of blood and gore. Then there are those which are stylish, and could almost be like an item of Vivienne Westwood clothing or that of another designer. Then of course there are the sexy outfits, which is kind of the look I was going for with my cute sailor outfit. Everyone close to me wasn’t surprised seeing me in a sailor girl costume this Halloween. My mom guessed what I’m going to be from miles away…
Mummies, pirates, gangsters, flapper girls, bees and sailor girls all partying after the parade
At the end of the night mummy costumes started to unwrap
at the Halloween Parade
Halloween in NYC
OK, this costume was the most creative one! A guy was dressed as bread, another one as cheddar cheese and a girl as an egg. I asked the bread guy "do you guys always walk together?" "Yes, cause if not, I’m just a toast…" For more pictures see my flickr
I am so excited Halloween is here! Really excited. And I’m glad it’s on a Friday this year. No more weird parties on the weekend before Halloween where you don’t know if you should dress up… It’s going to be really crazy.
The parade will start on 6th Av and Canal. For those who would like to walk in the Halloween Parade, be there at 5:30pm. The parade will start at 7pm and will go up the 6th avenue to 21st street. Not only 6th avenue but the whole village will be crazy. I still get a kick out of living in the middle of it, which just tells me I belong in downtown New York.
I’m so excited to see all my friends tomorrow. Those, who have already revealed their costumes and those who will surprise.
This is a picture from last year full of fun. I was a Tin Man, or a Tin Girl rather…
Happy Halloween everyone!!!