Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: Halloween Weekend in Pictures... Thanks to Google Halloweenify!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Weekend in Pictures... Thanks to Google Halloweenify!

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Halloween Weekend Story Best Told in Pictures

Friday night we went to Redmoon Theater's Halloween party - Boneshaker. Saturday night my friends had a costume party and I had to clown it up all over again! Keep scrolling down for the Halloweenify photos (they're awesome!)

Pierrot Costume

The Prettiest Clown in The Circus 

The inspiration for my costume came from a couple of places, everything pointed to clowns and I knew I had to be "the prettiest clown in the circus".  That is a quote from the David Bowie Is exhibit currently at the MCA, my friend Traci and I had turned it into a running joke. The clown theme from American Horror Story really drove it home, I knew I had to be a clown.

pierrot clown makeup

Pierrot - The Sad Clown

I went with a more traditional interpretation of Pierrot - the black and white "look" that most people commonly refer to as the "sad clown". I learned about Puddles, the sad clown with the golden voice this weekend too. I had to explain to others that Puddles and I were both taking inspiration from Pierrot.

What makes Pierrot sad? Well, the story is that he was in love with a girl named Columbine. There were happy times between the two of them, but then Columbine left Pierrot for Harlequin, which left Pierrot pining for her love. Pierrot, Columbine and Harlequin are characters with a history that dates back to the 16th century, they were characters from the Comedia dell'arte.

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Leyla - the Not-So-Sad Clown

I see Pierrot as a romantic clown, and sadness can sometimes be a part of that. I don't like to think of my Halloween character as sad, I prefer to think of my costume's character as someone who is thoughtful and reflective of loves lost.

boneshaker party

Kissing a Monster

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Traci and Leyla
Redmoon Theater Boneshaker Party

halloween party decorations

Saturday at Ben and Nicole's Halloween Party

Some great costumes from Redmoon's Boneshaker party 
People always go above and beyond at this party, that is why I enjoy it as much as I do.

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Pinhead Costume - Hellbound Hellraiser

clown costume

Another Great Costume from Boneshaker

Google Plus Halloween photo feature - Halloweenify! 
These photos were created by applying the "spookify" or the "fun effect" on G+ (the best one is at the end, so be sure to keep scrolling). You can see more photos from the photo feature here.

spooky skull hallowenify Google Plus

Halloweenify Traci

spooky leyla

halloweenify gif

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