Sunday, October 31, 2010
The Saunders County Gorgon Slayin' Company and General Pest Exterminatin' Service
Yeah, you just call ole Perseus, and he'll take care of yer Gorgon problem, real good. Just don't look directly at her, on account of the turnin' to stone problem, and all.
The picture barely does justice to the costume. His socks had feathers sewn on, as did his hat. The shield has a photocopy of the Medusa's head under mylar to serve as her reflection. He has a scythe hooked to the belt, but it is hard to see. Still, it was the head that understandably attracted the most attention. I'd really like to send her on a blog-tour of sorts where people can pose with her, and post the photo on the blog before sending her along to the next participant. I dunno, it could be fun-I have an extra head and snakes if anyone's interested.
Danny declared this, "The BEST Halloween ever!" I think he just appreciated the haul of candy. He also hit me for two dollars worth of quarters to swap for candy with nuts. That seems fair.
It was pretty fun. You can walk our entire town in twenty minutes, and it is a nice way to visit with your neighbours. As usual, there was a house handing out full-sized candy bars, and Danny looked at the teenaged girls like they were gods.
"Mama, I got a full-sized Starburst tube. Full-sized!"
I'm guessing once word got out, they were a pretty popular stop on the trick or treat route.
Best part? The rain stopped just as we were setting out. What more can you ask for?
Yes, there were dog treats as well.