Friday, November 2, 2012

At last, the costumes

I was going to post this last night, but it turns out that Firstborn was appearing in a school play, so we went to that instead. He had won the role of First Bat, and had a speaking line which he delivered beautifully. So, instead of downloading Wednesday night's costumes, we were off taking pictures of Firstborn in an entirely different costume:

And now, finally, the actual Halloween costumes:
The logo for Lightning Zapzers' shirt was actually designed by Firstborn; it's a pair of doors with a lightning bolt between them.

And, for anyone who wants a good look at the front of the jacket and my self-inflicted mohawk, I will - just this once - break my personal rule about putting actual pictures of myself on the Internet.
I'm not sure how many people realized I was in costume, actually.

Also, I appear to have hit some sort of sweet spot in the never-ending cycle of Fashion: that jacket, which I consider a hideous and embarrassing reminder of my youth, is apparently considered "cool" by modern-day teenagers. It's not even "retro". It's just cool.

I'm really not sure how that happened. I'm never cool. This is only the second time in my life that I have been, however briefly, cool.


  1. I grew up in the seventies. I'm immune to hideous. But that jacket is way cool, and so is the 'hawk.

    Firstborn has to be the most adorable bat ever to fly the night, and those costumes are great! I just may dig up some old pics of my boys in costume and post them on Facebook. Hopefully, they will forgive me before they have to choose my nursing home...

  2. Awesome! First born is the cutest bat and very brilliant his logo is. Also Hi! It's nice to put a face to the name.


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