Thursday, October 28, 2010

Three more days till Halloween, Silver Shamrock!

Two-headed girl, 2007.
(With my grandmother, Killer Doctor, and my aunt, Killer Nurse)

This year is one of my least favorites, I must admit. This Halloween happened a couple of days before the end of my five years working at a beauty supply store. I stared at those styrofoam heads and that cheap fake hair all day. And then suddenly this idea hit me. I had to make it happen while I could still get my discount. Hot gluing 99cent hair a very unpleasant task. The closest thing I could equate that hair to is cheap fake spiderwebs. Gross.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Four more days till Halloween, Silver Shamrock!

In these final days leading up to Halloween, I think it's appropriate to share my costumes from Halloween's past, leading up to this year's monumental costume.

Killer Raggedy Ann, 2006
(with my aunt, Wonder Woman)

This is one of the costumes I'm most proud of. I found the plaid dress in the children's section of a thrift store. It was paired with a quickly sewn apron and red/white striped stockings. I ripped the dress and glued on stuffing, as if I'd been in a struggle. I made the wig myself with a scrap of fabric and red yarn. My favorite part: the handmade decapitated Andy head...that doubles as a purse! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Devil's Millhopper

Due to the timing of our trip to the panhandle earlier this year, I missed the opportunity to visit Devil's Millhopper, a state park centered around a 120 foot sinkhole. It's been in the back of my mind ever since, so when we ended up with a bit of time to spare on the way to Tallahassee this weekend, I threw it in our trip.

It's pretty crazy looking. And a lot of it doesn't really look like Florida. Some of the vegetation is typically found in Appalachia. It definitely feels like it.

Plus, it's a long way down...

...and back up...

We first read about it in Oddball Florida. Between that and the Roadside America website, we've seen some awesome things this year!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Corny Adventures

This weekend marked my fourth annual trip to...
...the maize maze!

There are creepy sculptures...

...Awesome paintings...

& of course...



People dressed like corn! Actually, this was first this year (to my knowledge). I now want to be a corn person when I grow up. I'm already the right size, which is to say, I already fit in a very short, child-sized  corn costume.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Camera Fun

Brian got a new phone. Me + apps = danger!