Last week I spent a fair amount of time trying to decide on a Halloween costume. One of my key needs was the incorporation of my somewhat shaggy beard into the outfit. I was extremely pleased with all the ideas kicked around by friends (see an earlier blog entry). A few of those will defintely be kept in my back pocket and seriously considered in future years (Hemmingway, Bruce Villanch, Jerry Garcia, Lloyd Benson). The thing is, I woke up Thursday morning with an idea. I decided I had to be a werewolf from TEEN WOLF. At first I thought about being a generic cousin and then I realized that I was being silly. I had to be the Dad from TEEN WOLF. I spent part of Thursday lightly searching the internet looking for pictures of Mr. Howard. I couldn't find a single one! I started planning a Thursday night that involved not just buying facial hair and spirit gum, but renting a movie from the video store. To my surprise (and a sure sign that I'd picked the right outfit), TEEN WOLF aired on some Cinemax channel Thursday night at 3am. I pressed record on the DVR and figured I was all set to transform myself into the dad from TEEN WOLF.
Saturday night I arrived at Juhi's party, nervous that I'd spend a lot of time trying to explain who I was. When the front door opened, I was quickly instructed to look over at Genna's costume - she'd come dressed as TEEN WOLF!!! How bizarre can things get? How is that possible to show up at a party dressed as Teen Wolf's dad and see Teen Wolf there? It was totally unplanned, and totally thrilling!
And then things got really weird. I left the party around 1am and walked the five or six blocks to O'Connor's. I thought I'd have a night cap and see if anyone I knew arrived in costume. The place was fairly empty, but Bart was behind the bar and immediately asked if I was Teen Wolf. I had to reply that I was Teen Wolf's dad. He pointed out a guy about 3/4 of the way down the bar - a guy dressed as STILES, Teen Wolf's Best Friend!!! I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around all the coincidences involved with my Halloween costume.
(More pictures from Halloween 2004 coming soon)