# Monday, November 01, 2004

Well, for the first time in years, we didn't do anything around the house for Halloween. Traditionally, Jesann has decorated the garage and/or the house for the holiday and we've stayed home awaiting the trick-or-treaters. This year, we took a break from that and got dressed up.

Jesann, of course, made some wonderful outfits for us. We had this “'fro” wig and she developed from there. at first, it was simply going to be a “pimp-ing” outfit, but when I decided that I wanted to dress up for work, Jesann decided to create a different look for the daytime.

This outfit became the early '70's version. Note the wonderfully full bell-bottoms at the bottom of the legs. You'll also see that the colorful parts of the shirt and pants actually match.

It was a very popular look. I got more compliments than I could have imagined. I'm sure some of the positive feedback was simply because of the memories I invoked in people. In fact, one lady even said that I looked like someone she had dated thirty years ago :-).

This stuff is definitely going to stay in the closet for future use.

Then, for the evening out, I got to put on the pimping outfit. I got the gold, the polyester, the 'fro, and the hat. Oh, and don't miss the gold tooth, too.

Jesann went with the elegant vamp outfit. She picked up some of those cool contacts this past summer when she went a visiting her friend down in Las Vegas. Between those and the sharpened tooth caps, she was looking really good.

After leaving the house we went to visit a few friends to show off our “wears” and then headed over to Nonna's for pizza and a drink.

Just have to throw in a close up picture of Jesann's eyes and teeth. This shot really shows them off.

You might also barely make out the fact that she has some fiber optics incorporated into the wigs - this just added to the effect.

After spending some quality time at our Ristoranté Italiano, we headed downtown to find a little bit of nightlife. There wasn't much on a Sunday night, but we finally stopped at the local Rock Bottom Brewery for a couple of games of pool.

I was reminded how bad at pool I am, but Jesann made some really good impressions on people with her outfit. Others were asking to take her picture! Of course, she obliged :-).

Monday, November 01, 2004 11:20:49 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [4]Tracked by:
"A Middle Earth Holloween" (My Blog! for Mateo of the Klumps in Portland) [Trackback]
Monday, November 01, 2004 6:32:10 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Nice costumes! Nice pimp outfit! I think you should wear that to the next nerd dinner ;).
Wednesday, November 03, 2004 2:38:39 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Nice duds, pimp!
Wednesday, November 03, 2004 2:50:31 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Thanks Fellas!

My wife does a fabulous job with making such outfits. For several years she made 'monsters' for the garage. We took a break from that activity this year.

A small sample of those pictures can be seen at:

http://www.theclaussens.com/hallowpix/

Just click the empty boxes (don't know (or care enough) why the thumbnails aren't there) and you will see some of the garage she has done.
Friday, November 05, 2004 2:14:12 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I really don't think I could top that you big galote! Let me try anyway on my next blog entry: http://www.klump-pdx.com/blog,
BTW, RSS feed is setup and ready to go for this blog, so come check out our take on "All Hollow's Eve."

-Matt
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