Happy Belated Hallo, Weenies!

We did a scary-fairy-tale-themed haunted house at our friend's place for Halloween, and it was a HIT (despite our lackadaisical planning session). It helps that our friend lives in a neighborhood that is super popular for trick-or-treating (I had never heard of "trick-or-treat commuting" before, but apparently it's a thing here in SoCal) - at some points in the night there were literally (and I don't use that word lightly) streams of children coming down the sidewalk. It was so much fun.

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I was supposed to be one of Goldilocks' three bears, but Toby and I were lazy about buying costumes and went super last minute...not a bear-themed accessory was to be found. So I bought a Domo costume. Best choice ever. I will never be more popular than I was this Halloween. I had kids calling my name across the yard, asking to take my picture, multiple group hug requests (which I fulfilled, duh), and high fives galore. However, I still have no idea what Domo is. I know it's Japanese. I've neglected to do my usual obsessive internet research like I usually do when I have a question...I think it's because I want it to remain a mystery. The mysteriousness of my costume's popularity only serves to make it that much more humorous.

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Self-portrait
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Om nom nom nom

Anyway. Photos!

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Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel's hair (the first part of the haunted house is the Prince calling out to Rapunzel, and then yanking on her hair and pulling her head off - it falls out of the window and the Prince shoves it in the kids' faces)
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Snow White's head on a stake
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A beautiful sunset over the hills

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A slightly decaying and warped jack o'lantern from our pumpkin carving night - one of the only survivors
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One of the three bears and dead Goldilocks
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Toby the Big Bad Wolf
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The fog machine working its magic
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Rapunzel's head flyyyyying out of the window
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Little Red Riding Hood, the leader of the scary journey
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Baby penguin in a top hat is not amused


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The Big Bad Wolf, lurking

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Ten minutes of story time with the Old Prospector, and Toby the Big Bad Wolf is already asleep. 
It was a long night for the poor guy. 
Hope your Halloween was as fun as mine!



Happy Thursday, y'all.