Friday, October 25, 2013

The Big Reveal

Pencil It In

The Great PUPkin is an event that once featured a dog dressed as Joe the Plumber working on a replica of a particular fountain in our park that actually spewed water at the judges. When the bell curve has that at one end the costumes I make don't seem nearly as elaborate as when I explain them to someone who has never joined us for this particular loony party.


This year, though, I put a lot of thought and work into Ed's costume and it came out much closer to the picture in my head than these things traditionally do. I have to thank Leah for providing the perfect fabrics and notions from her personal stash. Without her this would have been both much harder and taken much longer. You know how I hate shopping. The idea for our group's theme came from my friend, Rachel, and she asked us to keep it under wraps because we're pretty sure no one has represented this classic movie before.


I'm sharing now for two reasons. 1. I can't wait any longer! 2. I don't think anyone who reads this can or will duplicate my effort between now and when the judging starts at noon tomorrow.


Rachel's dog, Izzy, will be Princess Buttercup. Ed's buddy, Ben, in all his black dog glory will be The Dread Pirate Roberts. Ed, if you haven't guessed by now, is a master swordsman.


Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.


I don't know about the rest of it but I am prepared to meet my maker after this. Just look at the stinkeye I'm getting.

The Actual Stink Eye


  1. I think you're safe from the stink-eye. There's not a lot of money in revenge.

  2. that is fabulous!!! love love love it, perfection ... and the stinkeye, well, can't blame him now can you? looks like he's being a perfect sport though.