The rest of the day was devoted to prepping for and then hosting our annual Halloween Party. It was a bit smaller this year, but that actually worked in our favor. The surprise hit of the evening, besides the food & decor......was an ongoing game of "beer pong" moderated by my son. Rules were amended for non-drinkers, but overall the table was rarely idle with a wide range of participants.
There were some great costumes again this year, but given the nature of this blog, I hesitate to post pictures of my guests. However, I will share the traditional "Rosa & KD" couple shot:
The South has indeed risen again.....from the grave!
I did a little filter work on one shot and got this:
And here's a close-up of my makeup this year:
The scar is not a purchased prosthetic, but rather just latex & toilet paper.
There is an interesting back-story to this costume in which my brother's girlfriend, upon hearing of my idea, went on a tirade over how offensive the costume was. She was not at the party however. But I stand by decision to continue my exploration of my "ghoul family genealogy" by including this member of the family tree from the 1860's. It is in no way an endorsement of anything other than the spirit of Halloween creepiness, as anyone who knows me fully understands.
So far I have dressed as the first known ancestor, a grave-robber from the 1790's, last year. (also my current avatar photo) I have not yet done his son from the 1820's and am considering that incarnation for next year if I can manage the costume of long-tailed waist jacket et.al. This year's Confederate ghoul would be the grandson, and I have done the 1890's great-grandson with top hat and walking stick several times in the past.( he was my avatar previously ) The last in the family tree will be the great-great grandson from the 1920's who will be the last of the line (fictionally having never had any children) and I have yet to do him as well.
So this is a labor of love not a political statement. However, for those who would like to hear a pretty good rant in favor of Halloween being representative of several political and social issues, give this a view: