Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Look! Cute Animals Who Live In My House!

I have no reason for posting this photo. It doesn't relate to the blog. I just think it's pretty %$#!*$#! adorable.

So, Mr. Assassin and I are going to a Halloween party this weekend and the theme is the 80's. We've run through the gamut of costume ideas;

  • DEVO (Mr. Assassin has a bullwhip ;)
  • Ronald Reagan & Margaret Thatcher (I do a mean Mags impersonation. Of course, I also do Ethel Merman singing "I Want Your Sex" but that's neither here nor there)
  • The cast of RED DAWN (Wolveriiiiiiiiiiiines!)
  • The United Colors of Benneton
  • Clara Peller & The Beef (guess who gets to be The Beef?)

You get the idea. It's tough because we are actual relics of the 80's. Should we just go as ourselves? I guess we could go as our 1984 yearbook photos. Maybe not. You'd have to shoot me before I'd put that Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax dress. I looked like Holly Hobby in that damn thing.

I'm taking suggestions here. Best suggestion wins a guinea pig. No, wait, better yet - a signed copy of STAND BY YOUR HITMAN - signed not only by moi, but also by my sister, Jenny, who IS the character of Sami. Hell, I'll throw in Mr. Assassin's signature too - I'm that generous.

The Assassin


Gemma Halliday said...

Madonna and Sean Penn?
Michael Jackson's nose in 1984 and 1987?

Christie Craig said...

Love the guinea pigs. Don't want one! Gotta enough critters. But they're cute.

How about Elvis and Priscilla.


Hellie Sinclair said...

Tom Cruise (before he was crazy) and Kelly...whoever--you know, the Top Gun people. Go as the characters. Mr. Assassin gets to be his cool, badass self; you get to ride a motorcycle!

Wesley & Princess Buttercup

Johnny Castle & Frances "Baby" Houseman--you can go around all night saying you had the time of your life.

You can go as members of KISS...or better yet, go as members of POISON (because no one wants to acknowledge they listened to those guys in the 80s.) You can be Bret Michaels groupie.

Ooh, you can go as Moonlighting--Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

George Michael from Wham and Madonna with lots of chains and bangels...

Various members of Duran Duran (take your pick)...

Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson from "Breakfast Club" (one of my all time favorites!)

Or you could always just go "preppy" - a few layered Izod shirts in pastel colors and big fluffy hair!

Terri Osburn said...

I couldn't think of anything this morning so I'm enjoying reading all these great ideas. I love the Johnny & Baby from Dirty Dancing one. Only I want to see the pics of Mr. Assassin lifting you over his head in that dance lift.

How about doing the Flock of Seaguls hairdoo or doing the Devo look from the Whip It video?

There's always Captain & Tanille (sp?). Or were they the 70s?

Oh, you could be Kermit and Ms. Piggy. Though I have no idea how you'd pull that off.

Leslie Langtry said...

LOL! You guys crack me up! I came to the right people. I forgot - the guinea pigs are Dewey and Lillie - both girls. They are awesome pets.

And Terrio - I'm not so sure I'd want Mr. Assassin to do the lift. If he dropped me, well, it would be bad...for him.

Beth said...

How about Andie (Molly Ringwald) and Duckie (John Cryer) from Pretty in Pink?
Ferris Bueller's Day Off-you could go as the less obvious Principal Ed Rooney and his querky secretary Grace.
How about one of you as RELAX and the other DON'T DO IT (all in day-glo of course)
I was always partial to Cindy Lauper and Prince myself.
What about Dance Fever contestants or Solid Gold dancers? Or as the hosts of Solid Gold Marilyn McCoo and Andy Gibb.
What about Marin Blank (John Cusack) and Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver) from Gross Point Blank (it was during their 10 year hs reunion-go class of '86).
That's all I can think of and no I didn't know all of that off the top of my head, I have Google. Enjoy your party!

Anonymous said...

Members of Culture Club. *g*

Suzan Harden said...

Ronald and Nancy Reagan?
Doc Brown and Marty McFly?
Bruce Springsteen and Courtney Cox (Dancin' in the Dark video)?
Paula Abdul and Scat Cat?
Donald and Ivana Trump?
Robby (Adam Sandler) and Julia (Drew Barrymore) from the Wedding Singer?
Axl Rose and Slash?

(Okay, I'll stop now.)

Estella said...

The Smurfs?

Leslie Langtry said...

You guys have some good stuff. I haven't thought of most of these characters in, oh, 25 years. Keep 'em coming!

catslady said...

I grew up in the 60's but here goes:

For scary any characters from:
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elm Street
Goofy scary:
Indiana Jones
and my favorite:
Star Wars

Keri Ford said...

Wow. These are great. Sorry I can't anything beyond repeating what's here! But if I think of something, I'll be sure to drop it by.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Reading these are great! Okay, I'm trying to remember some that haven't been named yet...
MacGyver, I'm sure Mr. Assasin would love that...
Who framed Roger Rabbit - you could be Jessica & make Mr. Assasin be Roger
Indiana Jones & one of his women...
Gremlins? :D
Romancing the Stone characters would be fitting...
The Bundy's from Married w/ Children

I can't remember anything except movies and TV...
although you could do the comfy 'let's get physical' costumes.
Hope you two have fun!

Anna (VampChix) said...

My picks:
1. Mork and Mindy
2. Dukes of Hazzard- if your brave enough for the daisy duke shorts (I couldn't)
3. Three's Company
4. The Ninja Turtles- of course, it would only be one turtle and April ( I think that's her name)

Anonymous said...

Fun! Glad I dropped in!

You could go:

Male and female punkers a la Billy Idol

1980s workout as in Jennifer Beals from Flashdance and Richard Simmons (as himself)

You could go as the Bundys, or the Simpsons

How about glam rocker wannabes? I'm thinking of that SNL skit with Will Farrell and the little guy -- total bunglers trying to pick up women in dance clubs (a movie too).

Blues Brothers

Mork and Mindy!

Kendra said...

These are all great ideas! I couldn't come up with anything new; I just need to know why Mr. Assassin has a bullwhip.

It just doesn't go with his uber-cool glasses.

No one mentioned the Huxtables.

Refhater said...

How about you 2 go dressed as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons?

Find an appropriate costume, such as Bullwinkle or Snoopy. Attach long strings all around and then attach tiny plastic clowns at the end of each string. Then walk in slow motion humped over with the clowns just dragging the floor.

Leslie Langtry said...

Do I even need to explain why Mr. Assassin has a bullwhip? ;)

The mention of the Huxtables reminds me, wasn't there a great line-up on Thursday nights?

tetewa said...

Here's a couple of suggestions for you. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (from the movie) or Fred and Daphne (from Scooby Doo!