Hallowe'en is swiftly becoming one of my favourite holidays. I mean, what's not to
like? You get dressed up in a funny costume, run around in tights and thongs, drink
heroic amounts, and do stupid things. Oh wait, maybe that's just me...

XMEN Theme Party at Bill's place. For more info on any of the Xmen characters
consult WIKI


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The first shot from this series is from Paul Dehaan and his fiancee Allison Vaneerden's costumes.
Paul is dressed as Gambit and Allison is dressed as Jubilee .


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The hero (and host) of the party is Mr Bill - aka Wolverine! Here he is with June, dressed as
Storm .


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I'm not sure how Ms Pacman got into this party, but she's here along with Mrs Lisa Hansen, dressed as
____.


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Ross Segelken, in his Juggernaut outfit, along with a sweet costume of ____ from Kelli Caldwell.


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Here's Jeff Hemphill letting us all know that under that unassuming sweater lies a heart of X, complete
with the laser pointer eyes for Cyclops .


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This may very well wind up being my Christmas cards this year. I went as Guardian a character from the
Alpha Flight - a Canadian offshoot of the X-men that Wolverine has ties to. I found a sweet jumpsuit
from Buffalo Exchange and a great thong (spray painted red of course) from another shop on Hawthorne.
I actually don't think Guardian wears a thong, but I thought that it brought the costume up that
extra level that it needed.


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Jodi (costume - _____) and Bill. Bill put on possibly the best spread I've ever seen at a non-
catered house party. I mean, just absolutely over-the-top, complete with a double-Bundt cake pumpkin cake,
vegetable trays, meat trays, candy dishes, and prizes at the end of the night. Oh yeah, did I mention
the keg? Truly top notch, Mr Bill, well done!


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Here's Jodi with her date. I guess his skin is a form of liquid latex that is paint-rolled on
and then heated up with a hair-dryer to form. Phew, it seemed pretty warm to THIS guy. And I
guess it was a little warm to the silver guy too since most of it wound up on Bill's floor.
Boo on the party foul!


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Wolverine don't like dat!


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I guess this couldn't happen if Bill had left his claws on. His original idea of using spring-loaded
metal claws was awesome, but I guess when one of them launched, he decided that it was a safety issue.


The idea Bill settled on was tent stakes through gloves, which you can see brandished here
well in a video of him doing body shots off of Jean Grey - VIDEO


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Some of the Rock Squad with costumes on in Bill's garage. From left to right, Chris Gorman with
a sweet cape (used to be a stripper's outfit - thank you Keri!) to be Professor X pre-wheelchair, Keri Gorman
as Amazon woman, Kelli and Ross, Carl as ___ and June. Kudos are in order to Carl who had just broken
his clavicle in a fight with his roadbike but decided to come anyway.


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I guess Kelli is reminding us here that Gorman had "stuffed".


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A little better shot of Keri's costume, along with Paul and Allison, and Jodi.


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Apparently, "Stuff the Broccoli" is a fun game to play.


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I also maintain that somewhere in its pagan roots, Hallowe'en was originally an opportunity for women
to dress slutty and get pinched by men in masks. Here are two examples to prove that. I searched
and searched the X-Men and couldn't find these three anywhere. Hmm, but why do I feel an urgent
need to go to the library??


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Chris and Jodi duking it out. I think this was "post-tequila" Chris. He later decided that doing
shots of tequila until the bottle's empty hurts your liver. Mmm, liver abuse!


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Dr Felterbum and his student. I think one of the funniest events of the night (other than the Polaroids
which are going to be funny forever), was that every time I went to take a picture of someone, there
would appear this little red dot on their face. Does anyone know what's going on here? Jeff, I'm
looking in your general direction...


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Not really in theme, but sumo-suit woman was funny anyway.


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I think the one on the left called herself "Fembot". "We like girls of that ... calibre?"


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My good buddy Nate West made the voyage as well, showing up in costume as _____. The coat was
just perfect and the hair totally fit. Although this picture looks like he's got a plant coming out
of his head, he actually doesn't.


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Here Wolverine is showing me some rockin' tricep! You can see the silver guy's mostly-peeled-off
costume here too in the foreground.


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This is a better shot of the front of my costume. I was going to use hockey pads to bulk up, but
the tightness of the suit made padding a bit of a luxury. Apparently, this used to be a cycling
jumpsuit. Whenever I see things like this, I always think to myself, "At one point, someone REALLY
loved this article of clothing." That's just disturbing.


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A good shot of Professor X.


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I don't know what this guy's story was, but he really liked Bill.


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The Nate-Dogg overseeing a kitchen dance party. Nice job Nate, keep up the good work.


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Nate, pulling off the old "sneak-attack".

Now, off to Corvallis for Hallowe'en partying - OSU style!


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Well, my day started off with a great hangover drive down to Corvallis after Bill's affair the night
before. My friends Jason and Avie hosted Jordan Disko and I down in Corvallis for 'Dad's weekend',
which meant I got to go to my first US College football game! Here are Jason and Avie out front
of the stadium.


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Reser Stadium getting a proper welcoming.


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The home team, being paraded out onto the field. This was a big game as it was OSU vs USC.


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Yup, you guessed it, OSU v USC gets the Paul Perrault stamp of approval.


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Ruby and Jordan at the game.


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Mr Jason Stowers and Mrs Avie Meadows, our gracious hosts for the weekend.


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Jason, Jordan, and I at the game.


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A lot of my buddies think the fact that I live in Beaverton is great. Here's a much better beaver
than I could ever be.


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Avie Meadows, the best almost-Viking ever!


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A blurry picture of the 3rd time the fans rushed the field to celebrate the OSU Beavers beating the
USC team.


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So, for Hallowe'en in Corvallis, Jason dressed up in Avie's cheerleading costume. The scary thing
was how normally it seemed to fit him.


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Again, just a little unnerving. I think I enjoyed the belly-button hair in the costume the best.


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Avie went as the corpse's bride. She actually had some people tell her that she was
really quite scary. I guess not enough people dress up as scary people any more.


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Jason, cheering.


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More of Jason cheering. I don't think I need to say too much about this shot.


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Jason and Avie brought me to their neighbour's party where we found these great costumes.
We all told them to go try to get free burgers or ciabattaaaa sandwiches.


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No surprises here, the thong made it out for another trip.


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This guy dressed as Will Ferrell dressed as Robert Goulet.


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We went to another college party from there. This guy was dressed as Patrick Roy but he
didn't smell nearly as bad as I did when I dressed as a hockey player.


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I think this guy was Bode Miller. That helmet must have been warm.


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This group was a dodgeball team from the movie. Jason got in on the action too.


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Seeing as I hadn't seen a Polaroid camera in years, it was a little odd that I saw two in two nights.
Here's Avie armed with a camera and a bottle of vino.


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You can always tell that there are chemistry people at a party when the idea of "Mentos and Pepsi"
comes up. We wound up with some pretty good eruptions.


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Medusa's hair creeped me out just a little bit.


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When I saw this guy, I just about fell over. I mean, phew, that Zubaz shirt is something!


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Somebody knocked over the host's bamboo plant and it seemed like a good idea to play javelin with it.


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My costume in all its splendour.


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Jordan tried to be a little bit high concept with the TV repair man costume.


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Yes Avie, scary is the right word.

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