Many months ago, Donnie decided on his Halloween costume: a Luchador/Lucha Libre. He chose the name El Pantera Cansada (The Tired Panther) because he was given the name by a web Luchador name generator. Then we labored over which mask he should choose but eventually decided on Huracan Ramirez’s mask. Then we had to figure out the costume. Donnie wanted it to be sort of pathetic (i.e. not look professional), so he stuck with his plaid pajama bottoms, and he had the idea to make a cape out of an extra-large T-shirt by cutting off the front and the sleeves. Then I painted on his name and panther paw.
Then I had to choose what I would be. That was harder since while there are female Luchadors, they don’t exactly walk around appropriately clothed. I would’ve looked like a strange prostitue, especially since I don’t exactly have a wrestler’s body 🙂 A friend came up with the idea that I should be El Pantera Cansada’s Number One Fan! And you can see by my face paint that I clearly am.
Here are some photos of us and a few of our friends:
Jason’s sign says “I just felt like running.” And Jason actually did run to the nearby Safeway to buy candy, and he continued running in the store, and on his way back, someone actually yelled out from their car, “Hey, Forrest!” 🙂
Patrick actually makes professional costumes for a pretty penny, so his costume was appropriately awesome.
It was disturbing just how much she looked like her with just a half-updo and the glasses.
Notice Brett’s three popped collars, the iPod ear buds, the cell phones, and the general disinterestedness. In real life, they’re Kappa Delta House Parents for the free rent and love of college students.
They’re dominoes with bling.