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Halloween weekend is almost over... party last night, Thriller today, and all that's left is tomorrow "teach my Aussie friends how to carve pumpkins". Which I am looking forward to. :) I want to do an Avengers themed one for myself, but nothing too hard. I'm not all that good...though I successfully carved Serenity a couple of years ago, and Rorschach the year before that. And the Dharma logo from Lost once, without an actual stencil and using a regular kitchen knife. I'm still not sure how I did that!

Anyway, the party was awesome. It was 'superhero' themed at La Fontana Cafe, and it was a lot of fun. Some great costumes, and Elmo showed up! Apparently the guy bought the costume for Halloween and is now doing children's birthday parties. Awww... There were a couple of little kids at the party for awhile (one was Spiderman!) and the look on their faces with Elmo came in was way too precious.

Stayed up late (for me) dancing until around 1:30, and generally just had fun. We had a good showing of Avengers there - me as Coulson, plus another Coulson, Tony & Pepper (two friends of mine who are married), and Bruce Banner (with green contacts and some green makeup!). And the She-Hulk. And the aforementioned mini!Spiderman. Plus a good DC showing of Clark Kent, Batman, and two Poison Ivys. Yup, it was a geek party! (we also had Leia, Rorschach, [personal profile] jedinic made an awesome Buffy, and various others...)

My Coulson costume was a hit, I would say! I had intended to be 'live Coulson' for the party and only be 'dead Coulson' for Thrill the World, but I brought my dead Coulson costume part (aka a styrofoam 'spear tip' covered in fake blood and attached to a blood spot shaped piece of red felt) and everyone got really excited. I'd planned to sew it to my dress shirt for Thriller today, so I improvised with some bobby pins and a safety pin I borrowed. And then people started yelling the "COOOOULSON!!!! YOU WILL BE AVENGED". Oh Cobie Smulders, thank you so much for that blooper reel bit. :)

AND, the most important fannish bit of the costume... I had mini crochet Hawkeye in my jacket pocket. Because Phil needs his Shieldhusband! And the uber dorky 'oh god how did I get so into this pairing that I have no interst in a few months ago??' part of the costume that I'm actually a bit embarrassed by, is the part where I moved my ring to my left ring finger to pretend that I'm Phil married to Clint. Because, um. I'm a dork. And it made me secretely happy to see it there all evening and imagine that I was Phil married to Clint. Because they've totally been married for years and it's SHIELD's worst kept not-really-a-secret.

...fuck you fandom when did this happen to me.

(no one noticed that I was suddenly 'married' lol. A lot of them know that I'm a slasher, but Phil/Clint's a bit tough to explain to people not in the fandom because it's very much a 'created by fandom and two minutes of a not-even-actual-screentime scene' pairing. As opposed to, say, Tony/Steve where they have tons of interaction and ridiculously homoerotic subtexty scenes in the comics.

(I also had mini!Captain America in my pocket later in the evening. Because it seemed fitting. Plus I had Captain America trading cards)

Oh, and I got killed multiple times. By Link from Zelda (got some photos of that one, since 'he' (she) had a plastic sword and was wearing green so it fit, and she was happy to do some photo ops), Rick from Walking Dead (multiple times... he's the cafe owner, and what can I say, he likes randomly killing people! last year he was Dexter and he killed me too), Batman a few times (why did that Batman have a gun, anyway?? that was odd. He also had Wolverine-like claws. I couldn't really figure it out). And also Loki himself, aka my crochet Loki. Held by 'Link' and holding the same plastic sword... and yes, I have pictures. A few under the cut. I will have more once people send me their photos!



First Link killed me (and seemed way too happy about it)...



And then Loki killed me. He also seemed very happy about it. Damned crochet bastard.



Here is me and mini-Clint. We are very happy together. :) (my hair was not as slicked back by that point in the evening... at the very start of the evening, aka right after I did it, it was nice and flat and slicked back, but it didn't stay like that for long).



Tony & Pepper (she is not impressed by Tony's lack of interest in paperwork).



Pepper had some files and also booze (a tumbler and a bottle, one in each hand... apparently they were doing 'alternate universe Tony and Pepper' where he's sober and she's the alcoholic. I figured Tony drove her to it.) Anyway, at the start of the party she, Tony, and I re-enacted the scene from the beginning of the Avengers when Pepper does the little switcheroo with the files and wine glasses so that Tony ends up with the files and Coulson and Pepper get the wine. XD It was kinda really awesome. We were going to film it later in the evening, but Pepper got pretty trashed and we forgot. ;) (kidding, Pepper, though I doubt you'll ever be reading my LJ...)

Waiting for people to post/send me more pics because I didn't take many with my own camera. [personal profile] jedinic, when you get your pictures on your computer can you email them to me or maybe bring them on a flashdrive tomorrow? And let me know if I can post pics of you as Buffy on LJ... I can do so under a friends lock if you prefer.

Another post for Thrill the World...
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