ONE POINT TWENTY-ONE GIGAWATTS?!
For those of you who got my NOV 5, 1955 Back To The Future reference, I bow down to you. Maybe you watched this movie as many times as I did? My brother and I only owned two VHS videos growing up. Annie and Back To The Future. We played them over and over again. I could probably repeat each movie line for line.
Thankfully, Hal loves BTTF just as much as I do. With a wig and some 80's thrift store threads, he makes a pretty darn good Marty McFly, don't you think? We found the orange vest and checkered shirt at Goodwill. Then borrowed the denim jacket, Walkman and headphones from my parents' house - a treasure trove of 80's paraphernalia. The jeans and sneakers were his own. He almost carried around his current skateboard, but didn't want to mix up the decades. Big no no.
Me, I'm wearing a crazy white wig, a cheap SAS safety suit with a radiation sticker on the back, welding goggles, yellow dish-washing gloves, and my dad's tool belt. I found a vintage remote controller off eBay and penciled out my eyebrows with white eyeliner to look less like myself. For an adult party we're attending tonight, I may cut off the legs of my jumpsuit turning it into a mini-dress to become Sexy Doc!
Now for props. I completely nerded out and printed a copy of the Save The Clock Tower flyer that Marty is handed at the beginning of the movie, with Jennifer's phone number written on the back. Hal is also carrying around the faded photograph of the McFly family! And I kept hidden within my bosom, the letter that Marty wrote to Doc, warning him that he would be shot by the Libyans in 1985. It's even written on the 50's cafe letterhead. For my costume, I even tore it up and taped it back together for ultimate authenticity.
Hal says his favorite couple's costumes are the ones that look funny when you kiss. Bet you've never seen Marty McFly and Doc Brown make out before.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN friends! What are you dressing up as this year?
- Khaleesi from Game of Thrones
- Gatekeeper and Keymaster from Ghostbusters
- Tin Man & Friends from Wizard of Oz
- Failed Circus Performers
- Bob Ross & Happy Little Tree