Friday, October 31, 2008

Hot Dude, Comin' Through!

I have never been able to pull off looking like a man before. My features have always been too soft and young looking or something, but today, I did it. People I knew didn't recognize me and people I didn't know waited to hear me speak before they decided what I was. Weird stuff. I received way more "compliments" than I ever wanted about how good of a man I made.

I wasn't going to dress up for Halloween, but Lynne from work (probably joking) said we should be Sonny and Cher. I thought it was the best idea EVER. Since I met Dillon (7 Halloweens ago) I have wanted us to dress up as Sonny and Cher. I also thought it would be a bonus funny if he were Cher and I Sonny. He had all but slaps me in the face every time I bring it up. So it's no wonder I looked at Lynne with buggy eyes and told her she was my unofficial, wrong gendered soul mate when she suggested it. So on the afternoon of the 29th, we decided to go for it.

I went to DI right after work. My high hopes were bridled very quickly when I discovered they had NOTHING I could use. With my hopes lessened, but not defeated, I went on to Savers. The one I went to is located in a part of town that I don't frequent because, frankly, it scares me. Long, long, long, shopping trip short, tons of people that don't know how to say "Excuse me" when they run into you (kids AND adults), one crack-head lady trying to steal merchandise, many trips back and forth searching for an ensemble, Cerra turning cranky and calling Lynne to tell her to bag the entire idea (good thing she missed my call), finding something that would work, and feeling happy again to be on the road heading away from there. I stopped by a couple of other places to find accessories, and by the time I was done, I was excited about the potential of my finds.

Last night, Paul and Emily came over to carve pumpkins. Needless to say, we weren't a lively crowd and did not meet our pumpkin carving abilities. Emily accidentally broke hers and mine was utterly simple and uncreative.

I bought 4 pumpkins and only two got carved. Wow, we were having a rough time in the pumpkin department. Cevin doesn't seem to approve of these not being done.
The entire time we were carving and playing with Paul and Emily, I should have been working on my costume, but I wasn't. I didn't start until about 10p and had a lot of work to do. I pegged the thighs of my pants and added a denim bell to the bottoms. This was the most time consuming part. I also had to turn my denim coat with fur lining into a fur vest with denim tassels. I was up entirely too late last night doing that, but I think it turned out really fun. Please notice the chest hair - my favorite part. I also have wicked chops, but you can't see them.
Lynne looked awesome. I loved that her platforms made her taller than me too. Don't you love the Guitar Hero guitar? Classic!
To our surprise, Ese came dressed up as our security guard. Nice! She went around, "Ma'am, you're too close, please step back." and things like that. She took her job very seriously. I am certain she was prepared to take a bullet for us if necessary.
We tied for 1st in the costume contest at work, but I guess they couldn't have that, so they sent out another email asking those who hadn't voted to vote and I heard we didn't win. It wasn't official by the time I left work, but I think we came in second to an out-of-the-costume-bag Jack Sparrow. What is this?!?! 2003?!?! Lame!

My coworker Emilee blogged about our Halloween work day too. :)


Emily :) said...

hahahahahahaahahahahahahha... oh my goodness gracious, I can't stop laughing at your costume!! You ARE ONE INCREDIBLY HOT DUDE!! And I absolutely love the chest hair! hahahahah!! Oh my goodness, that spiderweb is PATHETIC!!! That definitely showed my creative juices flowing through..haha!!! We'll have to try again next year! Love ya Sunny!

Emily :) said...

whoops.. I meant Sonny

Cerra Hawkins said...

I really liked your spiderweb. Even broken, it looks cool. But yes, we will have to try again next year.

Miss Heather said...

Honestly!!! You look SO SO SO GREAT! And I don't just mean the costume. You've lost a ton of weight. Little Little HOTTIE!! You are amazing!

Cerra Hawkins said...

Thanks Heather! You just made my day!!! :D

Razzleberry said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Cute Costume!!!! Save it and start your own Halloween box like we used to have for you guys when you were kids. I went as a nerd for halloween - oh wait, that's not a costume. Sigh....

Love you!