Happy Halloween...3 months late!!! This year I decided it was time to pull out the sewing machine again and go over-the-top to make EPIC costumes.
Carlin and I both like anime (me moreso than him). This is vaguely comical because I had no interest whatsoever in anime while growing up, but after we got married he exposed me to it and I love it.
My favorite anime is Fairy Tail (watch it in Japanese with English subtitles). It is hysterical, but also teaches good morals (except for fan service) and has many action scenes. I love it more than I can say.
Carlin's favorite (I think, either that or our favorite as team Kartchner) is Sgt. Frog (watch it in English since they put random subtitles that make it funnier throughout).
While I was in Colombia I thought of Fairy tail, and the flying cat character who is in all the episodes. He is Happy, the Nekomander (his best friend is a dragon slayer commonly called the salamander, and neko means cat in japanese, so he is the nekomander).
He is the funniest character on the show, second only to Natsu. Really I love this show a ton. I decided that for halloween I should be Happy, because who wouldn't want to be a blue cat with wings? And I don't think I could pull off Natsu very well. My washboard abs are awesome, but not quite to his level......yes.....
****A small note along the lines of washboard abs. I know some people hate the unrealistic portrayl of body shapes that anime tend to have. I however don't care that much, because I figure that they are equally unattainable for dudes and chicks, so I consider it fair. Also, I never expect any real living human to look like characters from Fairy Tail. I mean, COME ON, look at the abs (which almost all men in the series have) and all the women are thin and busty. But I still love it!*****
Since I decided to go anime, I decided Carlin should be anime too! We chose the character from his favorite anime, Sgt. Frog, and we went with Sgt. Keroro, the main character who is an idiot and total crackup! The basic plot is that Keronians (alien frogs) are taking over pikopon (Earth), but are led by a total idiot. There are humans, but the pic I chose just has the frogs, and Carlin is the green one:
So how best to portray anime animal-based characters? To me the answer was obvious: FLEECE ONESIES HOME MADE!!!
Man did I choose an awesome option for this one! Here are the final products laid out.
Carlin making his best Keroro evil plotting face as we headed out for the church trunk or treat.
We won the best couple contest!
You can see the hoods a little better here.
Here is happy!!! Wings and all. The costume is even cooler in real life than photos can portray.
Here we are with my friend Dat. No his eyebrows are not that pointy, and no he does not have a mustache. But you can see my tail!
My peeps!!! Andrew as creepy Joker, Julia as little red, and Brittany and Matt from Futurama!
Cindy and I showing off her gunshot wound! It was an epic painting job done by Dat (Dat did all the face painting for Cindy, Andrew, and a ton of other people).
Cruising Franklin Street, it was INSANE with TONS of people.
And of course we went to Brandon's party!
This is probably my best photo from the night, taken from my friend Kelly's instagram. It is a lab photo showing Brandon as Mugatu, Kelly as Pocahontas, Julia as Morticia (Also a home-made costume), and me as Happy. I loved the costumes! They were warm, exactly what I wanted, and perfect.
If you wanna make your own onesie, follow instructions for an adult Simplicity pattern 2853, and I used the hood pattern (to make it big) from this post for how to make a pokemon onesie costume (which you could follow without the simply pattern if you are braver than I am)! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pokemon-Snuggie-Costume/?ALLSTEPS
Let me know what you think of these EPIC costumes