Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Countdown: Dancing and Talking Trick or Treater!

Welcome, to what was surely a bad idea. I promised 31 days of posts for the month of October, and I don't make promises I don't plan on keeping.  I was actually looking forward to blogging the entire month, and then I realized just how much work it's going to be. It's not like last December, where all I had to do was open a box and write about what was inside. Oh no, this time I actually have to go out in the world to find things to present to you all. I'm not trying to whine about having to keep my promise. I just want you to appreciate the stress I'm putting myself through for your entertainment. Just remember, this is my first year doing this, so don't expect the same caliber of material you've grown to expect from the likes of I-Mockery or Dinosaur Dracula. Enough bitching, let's get this countdown started!

This little guy has been a part of the household for a few years now. Unfortunately, his actual name has been lost to the crypts of the past. I think I'll call him Gus. He looks Gus-y to me.

The little fella stands just over two feet tall, or about the size of your average five year old. Something I've never been able to figure out about Gus, is he a child sized Frankenstein's Monster  dressed as Dracula, or is he a kid dressed as Frankenstein's Monster dressed as Dracula? I think I'm going to go with the former. The Monster did end up with a Bride, so it's only natural that they eventually had some baby Monsters . Still, it has to sting a bit when your son dresses up as a guy that's tried to kill you several times over the years. Just explain that some folks want to dress up as the bad guy, Gus. I think he'll understand.

Gus really went all out on his costume. It seems to me he chose a more hip version of Dracula, since I'm positive he's wearing Converse sneakers. I'm not sure if I'm feeling the orange shirt, but I'm sure that wasn't up to him. "You don't want to get run over by those crazy villagers", his mom would say. Safety first, Gus. Over the orange shirt, Gus is wearing a royal purple shirt, made of the finest fabrics I'm sure. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the bottom of his cape says "Happy Halloween", just in case people forget what day it is. Gus has decided to complete his outfit by tying a couple of bats to his arms. They may have been alive at one time, but now they hang limply from Gus' arms, only moving when he decides to dance. Speaking of dancing, we haven't even gotten to the best part. Check this out:

That noise you hear is me snapping my fingers. Gus is sound activated, though he usually only works at the worst times. When I'm walking past him in a pitch dark room, for example. Or when I'm greeting people at the door and I forget he's standing next to it. Some times he goes off for no reason at all. That only ever happens when I'm in the middle of a deep sleep though. I'm not sure if you can hear it, but one of our cats was growling at him the entire time I was filming. If you're paying attention, you can even see her attack him at one point. I don't know what Gus did to her, but she sure does hate the sound of his voice. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to wake up one morning and find parts of Gus strewn all over the house. I guess the real monster isn't always who you expect.

Coming up soon, more monsters, movies, and a lot of crappy food. Stay tuned!


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