Well, it was bound to happen eventually...
When our friends Dan and Anna invited us to a Halloween Costume Party, I knew there was only one choice for me...the problem was, it's really, really hard to find an Aquaman costume, any Aquaman costume. If only I had been running The Batman Shrine for the past year...
Anyway, just when I thought it was hopeless, a company called Comic Costumes posted a whole line of super-cool deluxe superhero costumes on ebay, like Superman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Robin...and Aquaman! Complete with trident!!
I decided to throw caution, my finances, and any sense of shame out the window and ordered the costume. I was worried that I might not be able to fit into it, but as you can see I was. Never have I been more aware of how exactly how overweight I am.
The photos here are:
1)My Alex Ross pose
2)Aquaman and Supergirl(aka Anna--it was she who, in February 2003, handed me a scrap of paper with Darlin' Tracy's phone number on it and told me I should call her. She was right.)
3) and 4)Aquaman, having just rescued a little mermaid(aka Rosemary, my friend Doug and Angela's adorably cheery kid), shows her appreciation
5)Oops! An hour is almost up, gotta get some water!
Trace joked with me all week that being able to dress up as Aquaman is my Ultimate Childhood Dream Come True, but that's not really right. I've gone to only one other costume party before, and it never even occurred to me until we got the invite in the mail. And with all the Aqua-related stuff going on in my life right now, it seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up. I contemplated shaving off my goatee for the full effect, but without it I look like I'm twelve, and I didn't feel like getting carded for the next couple of weeks.
I wasn't able to convince Trace to go as Mera; maybe next year...
(To those of you leaving comments: please be kind.)