Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween, Johnson style

Joel's work has a Halloween party every year, and for the past three Halloweens, Joel's costumes have been the talk of the office!  It's hard to think of another good one every year, but somehow we've managed it so far!  It's fun to do costumes that utilize his height, so this year he went as "something that everyone wants and loves..."

The long skinny [teal] piece in Tetris.  It was a hit!  He had the Tetris song playing on his phone all day, and when he first walked into the office, he got a standing ovation.  Nice! :)

I had a hard time deciding on my costume, too.  If I went as something I thought was funny [like last year when I was a hipster], none of the students would get it, and if I went as something they loved [like a Disney channel character], I wouldn't think it was cool.  Or so I thought...

I sewed about a thousand strips of crépe paper onto a white t-shirt, covered two party hats with the same streamers, and voila!  A piñata!  And when the kids at school would hit the piñata, aka give me a high-five, they got a piece of candy.  It was so much fun!  Everyone loved my costume. :)

At night, a friend came over and we watched Halloweentown - a DCOM classic - and answered the door for a million cute trick-or-treaters.  When one batch of my students came by a second time [with masks so as not to be recognized], I even got to use the line, "What do you think I am, a piñata?"

I love Halloween!


“'You know what, Harry?  If he doesn’t stop trying to save your life he’s going to kill you.'”
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Kelsey said...

The long skinny piece is clearly the best piece by far!
You guys are still making me laugh, even halfway across the country!

Brooke Evans said...

Did you say it in English?! To your students??? they're going to find ooouuuutttt.

Bethany Johnson said...

I hope you realize you (both) are at the top of my classy list.

Mom said...

I'm impressed that you are both so clever (AND that you could sew that crepe paper up around the neck!)!!! How about posting the video with the music!? How did Joel sit down to work?

Natalie and Nathan said...

Those are awesome costumes! You guys are so clever!

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