On Saturday, we had our Halloween party. This year, we had a theme — Muppets! The idea was that everybody should come dressed as a human interpretation of a Muppet — what that Muppet might look like if they were a real person. Here are just a few highlights.
Mike and I went as (respectively) Sam the Eagle and Red Fraggle.
Mike’s concept for Sam was as a conservative politician. The suit was the hardest piece to find, as that particular shade of blue is not exactly in vogue at the moment. But, after quite a lot of patient searching, eBay came to the rescue! His American flag tie came from a vintage store on Cape Cod.
Red, I conceived as kind of a sporty girl. Red Chuck sneakers were a must, and I found the red tunic dress from Etsy seller Lyptis. My radish necklace (which, sadly, you can’t really see here) was custom made by Outpost8, and the red and orange hair falls were made by a seller from CTRF, whose name I am (to my embarrassment) forgetting. I’ll update this with her info tonight, when I get home and grab her business card.
Kate, my awesome assistant, came as a Snowth, one of Mahna Mahna’s back-up singers, and our friend Gary wound up coming as Mahna Mahna. Though they both went with different periods of vintage styles for their characters, they both really nailed the personification of these muppets. In fact, the joy of the original Muppet Show skit was the very different styles of the singers, and doing the one as a hippie and the other as a flapper embodied them both perfectly.
Another happy coincidence of “We totally didn’t plan this” were Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker. The idea of portraying human Beaker as this terribly injured victim of Bunsen’s experiments was just inspired.
And last, the Screen Accuracy award goes to Justin, who (with some help from Kate) managed to put together an incredibly accurate Sir Didymus costume. Here, he poses with my plush Didymus, just to show off how well they managed it.