Monday, October 31, 2005

My Twinkie Costume


I love Twinkie the Kid. I like him EVEN more than I like Twinkies. In fact, if he turned his back on the cream filled sponge cake and became a spokesman for a brand of sardines, I'd still love him.

Twinkie the Kid combines our love of cowboys with our love of dessert. We should all be thankful for that.

So as a tribute I decided to put together a Twinkie the Kid costume for Halloween 2004.

A quick internet search revealed that a Twinkie costume DID exist.

Unfortunately, THIS is what it looked like. Even on Halloween I wouldn't want to look like this guy. If it wasn't for the word "Twinkies" scrawled across the costume I would have assumed he was supposed to be a thumb. A queer thumb.

Despite not being very good at crafts I bought that and turned it into this:

I bought the oversized cowboy hat at a Halloween store; the bandana was made by gluing small fabric hearts to a larger piece of fabric.

The gloves were a neat touch, I found them at Disneyland. I know, Twinkie the Kid didn't wear gloves like that, but they looked good with the costume.

To top off the costume I painted my face yellow and carried a lasso.

Then I realized I was too old to go 'trick or treating' so I stayed home and watched The Weather Channel.

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