Sunday, October 04, 2009

Prop Shopping or Toto's Not Supposed to Be Scary


Old House, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

It's almost that time again. It's almost Halloween.

There's something magical to me about Halloween. I love the decorations, I love the "spooky," I love the ghosts, hobgoblins, and focus on the afterlife. I like things a little "odd" a little scary, just maybe a little frightening. It's autumn, my favorite season, not to mention Halloween, All Saint's Day, All Soul's Day, Day of the Dead, and the lot also happen to fall right around my birthday, so I kind of like that too.

This Halloween is extra special for me though. You see, I've decided that I want to do more with my "Projected Pixels" project. I want to actually try to finish it. In order to finish it, I need props. And props, you see, are actually also easily acquired around this time, as people (well, normal people) use them for costumes.

So, costume scouring I will go. I'll hunt high and I'll hunt low. I'll look for all the things that people might buy-wigs, dresses, odd outfits-anything that I could use to portray some of the characters from some of the movies I want to do as part of the "Projected Pixels" project. Yes, this year, I'm going to go prop shopping as well as trick or treating.

The other day, I was reading some reviews of costumes. Now, you might find this a bit odd-not only do they have a ton of costumes on-line, but they also have reviews of on-line costumes. And some costumes, it would appear, do not get very good reviews.

Did you know, for example, you can get a fake Toto (from the Wizard of Oz) in a fake basket, suitable to be used as part of a Dorothy costume? (Sorry, ruby red slippers not included.) Well, I do. At least, I do now, right?

In case you're wondering, the reviews on the fake Toto in the fake basket were pretty low. Poor fake Toto only got 1 star. Somebody had this to say about him, "Toto's not supposed to be scary!"

Indeed, Toto isn't supposed to be scary, but this is Halloween. Everything's scary. Everything's scary that isn't scary, right? Spooky is as spooky does, enjoy it while it lasts, actual results may vary, trick or treat-it's all part of the season, isn't it?

Even so, could you imagine something like a Toto with fangs? Oh the horror! (Hey, it's all the rage this time of year.)

Until next time...

2 comments:

mythopolis said...

Every day is halloween for some people, I think. I really like the old house photo!!!!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Love the spooky house! I hope you find all you want and get the project finished.
Janice.