OC participated in a musical fright feast. The free concert was titled, Chillers & Thrillers: A Halloween Spooktacular. It was a melodious yet chilling treat.
The musicians were invited to dress in costume. Most of them dressed as undertakers — tasteful nondescript black suits and ties — however there were some brave and imaginative souls in the group. The conductor came as Darth Vader, much to the delight of the audience. He swept onto the stage, cape flaring, as the band played the very familiar, Emperor’s Death March, from Star Wars.
Several other costumes brightened the stage. One was a young lady dressed as a single slice of watermelon. Another was a bright yellow fish. There were two pirates and a couple of witches. The percussion section all wore hockey masks ala Jason and/or Michael Meyers from Friday the Thirteenth (et al). There was a witch in purple satin, a fellow wearing pigtails and a short skirt, and another dressed as Willy Wonka. OC went as Wiz, from the Shoe cartoon by Chris Cassatt.
I made the costume. That is why you didn’t hear from me this weekend. OC mentioned Saturday morning that he’d like an original costume for the concert (or he was going as an undertaker). Next time I’ll know to just press his suit. I worked until two a.m., then got a few hours sleep and worked a bit more in the morning before church. After church we went to the concert. That evening I returned home exhausted to find all my weekend chores still waiting for me. Some of them are still waiting.
Here’s the robe:
Here’s the hat. (Yes, I made it, too.)
And here is the only shot I have of OC in the robe.
The frightening black shadow to the right of OC is a band member in undertaker’s garb. He walked right around me and into the photo. He saw I was taking a picture. He did not say excuse me. He said, “Move!” I quietly left the stage. No more photos.