My Halloween Costumes of the Past.
This is me at the 2004 Halloween Parade. You may have seen me or even got a picture. It seemed everyone got a shot of me, and I was even interviewed live on the radio.
Thing is, it took only 2 hours of Photoshoppin' skillz and one hour to make!
For Halloween 2003, I went as an even more ridiculous thing. Being in 5th year in architecture at Pratt, I coincidentally had all this wood and roofing shingles. So, with two 2'x4' sheets of plywood, some 2x4 studs, and the shigles, I made myself a roof... to wear.
For $30, and a little sweat and tears (it fell apart at the last minute, but I remade it even stronger), I lugged around a 60 pound roof on my shoulders, all night and all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. It measured 4 feet from front to back and 4 feet tall. (I have no pictures). Getting on the subway was tricky, but feasible. When G-train stopped working, getting on a super crowded City bus was a nightmare.
Here's a sketch of the costume. To answer Anonymous's question: Since it was 2003, the Digital Camera revolution hadn't occured yet. Actually, I just forgot. The only people that have a picture are the strangers who stopped to laugh at me. The sketch makes it look small. It was big enough to sit on top and see over the crowd at the parade.
When people last year thought the license was tricky to handle, I rolled my eyes and told them it was a breeze compared with 2003.
For 2001, I was the Pilsbury Doughboy. I got a lotta pokes in my stomach.
Without any new ideas this year, and provided it doesn't rain, look for me at the Parade, either as my License or maybe my very own Passport.