Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Memories: Captain Jack Sparrow Sketch

Halloween Memories: Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

Halloween Memories: Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Sketch

Halloween Memories: Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter

This is another costume that may have been ahead of it's time. I dressed as Steve Irwin back when his Discovery Chanel show first premiered and most people didn't make the connection. Of course years later after his tragic death everyone was the Crocodile Hunter for Halloween usually while incorporating a sting ray in some fashion or another.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Memories: He-Man Sketch

Halloween Memories: He-Man Costume

My sons started getting into He-Man with the 2000 relaunch of the series and toy line. I remember being stoked that my kids were enjoying Masters of the Universe just as much as I did as a child. Here is the He-Man costume I made for my son.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Memories: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sketch

Halloween Memories: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

My brother made this Ninja Turtle costume himself, but to truly appreciate it you need to understand that this costume was put together just after the first few issues of the original comic book was published, Long before there was a cartoon series, toy line, feature films etc. In fact I don't believe a single person knew what my brother was supposed to be that Halloween even after being told he was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Now you can't find a costume shop on Halloween that doesn't carry a line of TMNT costumes.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Memories: Tusken Raider on Bantha Sketch

Halloween Memories: Tusken Raider on Bantha Costume

Over the years I have worn a lot of Star Wars costumes, but this has to be my favorite costume of all time: a Tusken Raider riding a Bantha. It was a little difficult to trick or treat in but when it came to Halloween candy I made out like a bandit (or in this case a Tusken Raider)

Halloween Memories: Tusken Raider Costume

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Memories: Luke Skywalker

Halloween Memories: Luke, Leia and Jawa Costumes

Over the years we've done a lot of Star Wars themed costumes, but this was my first. That's me as Luke along with my cousin Laurie as Leia and my brother Todd as a Jawa.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Memories: Boba Fett Sketch

Halloween Memories: Boba Fett Costume

This was one of my favorite costumes as a kid. My parents put this thing together using a bunch of miscellaneous objects they found around the house: an old motorcycle helmet, Styrofoam packing material, toy walky-talkys, yogurt cups, you name it. I think it came together quite nicely.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Smurf Sketch

Smurf Costume

Here's a pic from the same Halloween as the Tron costume, my brother as a Smurf.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tron Sketch

Tron Costume

Yeah, I did the Tron thing long before Tron Buy became an internet sensation.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mr. T Sketch

MR. T Costume

Here's me as a kid dressed as Mr. T. (minus the muscles) I don't remember the exact year this was but I know the A team was on the air and I wanted nothing more than to kick some butt B.A. style!

Halloween Memories

It's October so it seems only natural that I do a Halloween theme on th blog. I already did a monster sires back in July so instead I thought I would share some of my own personal Halloween memories. My family has always been very big into Halloween. My parents would always put a lot of time and effort in creating costumes for me and my brother, some of which were pretty elaborate. I've tried to carry on that tradition and and do the same for my own kids. So for October I would like to share with you a few of our family's costumes from the past and some that are more recent. And since this is a sketch blog I'll also do a sketch of the character the costume is based on. Should be fun. It will be for me anyways.