October 30, 2009
In contrast to last night’s post about store-bought costumes (which were, admittedly, a little disappointing), here is an assortment of hand-crafted cephalopod costumes from the Flickr community.
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October 30, 2009
I’ve been working on my costume for our office Halloween party tomorrow, and, surprisingly, it came together fairly quickly. I’m keeping it a secret for now, but all we be revealed on Saturday!
In the meantime, here is a selection of store-bought cephalopod Halloween costumes:
Pirates of the Caribbean Davy Jones latex mask (by Party America, I think) from my local Halloween Express. The price tag is about $60, but you can get it for about half that on Amazon.
From the same Halloween Express, the full Davy Jones costume (this time by Disguise). In the store, it costs $99.99, but you can get it for $70 at BuyCostumes.com.
Cthulhu mask from Halloween-Mask.com. Currently out of stock.
This awesome tentacle arm was made by The Gaiastore, but tragically it no longer seems to be available. It retailed for a mere $15, so I’m not surprised it sold out!
Child’s octopus costume from Pottery Barn Kids. Retails for $59, but the current online price is $34.99.
Infant costume from CostumeExpress.com. Currently out of stock.
Discontinued “Stuck On You” octopus costume from BabyStyle.com.
Lastly we have “Lil’ Squirt,” which was made for Target by the Charles S. Anderson Design Co. Of all the children’s octopus costumes I’ve seen, this is the one I’d most like to get for Kid Indie Squid Kid. Unfortunately, it was only available for one season several years ago.
September 11, 2009
Dragon*Con has been over for nearly a week, which is plenty of time for the Internet to help me find all (well, nearly) the cephalopod-themed costumes from this year’s menagerie of the weird. Enjoy.
Davy Jones ( Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) from the Dragon*Con parade.
Netherworld squid monster.
Ursula the Sea Witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
The Fruity Oaty Bar commercial from Joss Whedon’s Serenity come to life!
MINDstyle’s “Stephen Le Podd” con exclusives.
It’s this guy! He’s back!
September 4, 2009
Like I said yesterday, Dragon*Con is this weekend, and I am rather bummed not to be in attendance this year. The con is more than just a science-fiction or comic book convention, it is a chaotic multi-media/multi-genre extravaganza celebrating every corner of geeky popular culture. Here is but a small tentacled taste of Dragon*Con from the past few years. All photos are from my Flickr account, unless otherwise noted.
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