Halloween 2006 was an interesting year because I had two sets of costumes. One for work, and one for night time. Lets talk about the work costume first.
Back in 2006I worked for a exactly a year as a graphic designer of sorts, at a company called Sweda LLC. It was basically an imprint company. You know all those free pens you get at conventions and stuff? We're the ones that put the logos on those nifty pens. Anyway, we had a costume contest for the company and the prize for the best group costume was a free pizza party. Our department was unfortunately known as the quiet department that is isolated for everyone else. So we decided eff that. We were gonna take home the prize.
We had seven people, and the right number of males to females, so we decided to go as Gilligan's island. As you'll see later on in the night, I'm a pro at making fast props outta cardboard. In an hour we built a hut of sorts, and a fake boat. We easily took home first place. My favorite had to be my Coworker Jon's Gillian outfit. I was Mr. Howell on the far left. I would have shaved my head for authenticity's sake but I was growing out my hair that time for Locks of Love.
After work was over me and a few friends headed out to west Hollywood.
My friends and I decided to go as Tetris blocks that year. Up to that point I've never seen any Tetris costumes around, so I thought it was a good idea. Making blocks was too complicated for the amount of time we had so we made it out of flat cardboard, construction paper, and white tape.
Prior to heading out to West Hollywood we went to another event as these blocks to the final closing night of the famous Century Club as mentioned by Dr Dre in The Next Episode.
The funny thing was, we were getting all sorts of props from everyone in the crowd. We were encouraged to go up to the stage for the costume contest. Unfortunately we were booed off. Really harshly. My one friend Darrell who was holding the "Z" block unfortunate enough to jump up and say "Yeah!" to the scorning crowd was traumatized as if he saw a ghost. Meanwhile, the rest of us hid behind our respective blocks laughing our asses off avoiding the hostile crowd. At least we lost to the famous Tron guy that frequents the Jimmy Kimmel show and didn't lose to some girl dressed as Slutty _(noun)_.