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Battlestar Galactica Halloween Costumes

Mystee and I might try to pull of some BSG costumes for Halloween this year. I figured she’d go in the casual BDUs (that weird wifebeater outfit) and I’d go as one of the deck crew, in the orange coveralls. Apparently the closest thing that comes in orange is http://www.sullivanuniforms.com/uniforms/CC14/Coveralls/Red+Kap+Snap+Front+Cotton+Coveralls.html

And those need quite a bit of work to get them close to the show’s version.

Anyone done something like this already? Advice? Screen captures for reference? Sources for BSG patches/dogtags etc?

And Tugrik, ever thought about doing some BSG props? Like the ‘ignition key’ you see now and then with the cold-cathode type light in it.

Oh, and here’s another flutterby pic.

Monarch Butterfly at Cox Arboretum

Birthdays, and a Haunted Hayride.

Happy birthday to ceestar42, who I’ve just met recently, but must be awesome people ‘cuz she and Elly are an item. :K) Have a great day, okay? Make a memory! A good one, not a tragic one involving burned hair, punctured tires, and crispy macau parrots!

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Mystee, Bastian and I drove out to a farm this weekend to do a haunted corn maze, and a haunted hayride.

The Corn Maze: If you’ve been through one before, you’ll know it’s a little eerie (especially at night) but with lots of other people around it’s not exactly heart-thumping terror. Now, I expected people to be jumping out at us and screaming, wearing horrible masks and wielding chainsaws. Nope. The only employees we encountered were fellas wearing safety vests who stood at a key point or two pointing people the right way at a particularly sticky junction. There *were* however… PNEUMATIC SCARECROWS! A shirt…and a cloth bag…stuffed with straw…on a pole. With a colored spotlight at the base. I’m not sure if they went off randomly, or were hooked to a motion sensor. Whatever the case was? They were not in the least frightening. *Hiss–thunk.* “Oh, look, another one.”
Worst six bucks I’ve spent in months, truly.

The Hayride: Okay, now THIS is what I’m talking about. We had Jason clones in glow-in-the-dark hockey masks swarming the wagon and leaping up and into it to growl and get-all-up-in-our-faces at us. There were pirates, pneumatic things that jumped out of windows or the woods at us, blooms of fire overhead, an enclosed bridge where chainsaw-wielding Jason’s jumped us (no chains on the saws a’course) and to end it, another enclosed section full of black lights and appropriately painted props to glow nice and pretty. EVERYTHING I’d expect on a haunted hayride was there, and pretty well done. It was still more hilarious than scary though. :K) (If I’d been *alone*, walking that trail, it’d be a different story. Same deal in the corn maze.)

Geez.

My friends are mean to me. ;,;

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
Animakitty goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Batman.
astor_apatosaur tricks you! You get a wet rag.
babsbunny tricks you! You get a dead frog.
bigwolfbebad tricks you! You get a used tissue.
brianmclean gives you 16 softly glowing mint-flavoured gummy worms.
foxwing tricks you! You lose 5 pieces of candy!
galis gives you 7 brown spearmint-flavoured pieces of taffy.
ionotter tricks you! You lose 10 pieces of candy!
ja_ren gives you 3 yellow apple-flavoured gummy worms.
krysfoxx tricks you! You lose 6 pieces of candy!
slipscale tricks you! You lose 2 pieces of candy!
Animakitty ends up with 3 pieces of candy, a wet rag, a dead frog, and a used tissue.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.