Last year was our first time attending Nightmare on Chicago Street. We had a blast but we didn’t dress up because our main focus was to meet Butch Patrick so I could give him my Eddie Munster Vroom! Vroom! portrait. This year we wanted to go back but dressing up was definitely a part of the game plan. Getting everyone on board with the same group costume idea was the hard part ha ha. We came up with so many wonderful ideas but what we ended up being was a big hit with the crowd. We got stopped all night to take photos with people! Needless to say, they were “out of this world” 🙂
One of the first ideas we came up with came around full circle and ended up being what we went as. Originally we had put it on the back burner due to having to make them with time restraints. Then I was searching on Craigslist for caskets (for Frankenhearse) and everything fell right into place. A super sweet lady handmade four Yep Yep Sesame Street alien costumes (the idea we originally came up with) and was selling them for only $20 a piece!! My heart (that beats for all things Jim Henson) skipped a beat. My husband Frank was totally game and urged me to get them. Our friends Mike and Ellie were right on board with us and the rest is history. Here is a photo of us yepping around at the event…
I am in pink, Ellie is orange, Mike is red and my husband Frank is blue. My favorite photo of the night had to be this selfie of Frank and I. It really sums up how fun the evening was…
We just got back from Indy. Our friend gave us some weekend passes for Days of the Dead. It worked out perfectly because I really wanted to give Sid (Haig) my “Shit The Bed” split face portrait. I was waiting to see when he would be back in Chicago but these passes ended up working out perfectly. Frank and I had been discussing a small summer getaway, we had the extended long weekend already for the holiday and most importantly Sid was on the guest list. His birthday is in July so I thought how perfect is it that I will be give it to him before his birthday. So I made sure to wrap up my portrait (red and blue of course) and we were on our way!
Sid loved the portrait but he also took the time to catch up with us over dinner and drinks. These cons tend to get pretty busy so it was nice to have some sit down time with him since we don’t get to see him all the time. He is such a wise man. We took in so much of his knowledge, advice and enjoyed every minute of the quality time we got to spend with him. He also really loved seeing my Spaulding Skull tattoo (he had previously emailed me telling me it was “so fucking cool” right after I had gotten it) and signed an autograph for my Dad. I am truly grateful to have such an amazing person that I can call a friend.
I also was pretty happy to see that Felissa Rose (Angela Baker from Sleepaway Camp) was added as a last minute guest addition. So Frank and I decided to pay her a visit. Seriously one of the sweetest guests to meet at a con. She kept telling me how cute I was. How much she loved my Carrie/Barbie mash up shirt (she even took a photo of it) and kept saying how great Frank and I were together. I highly recommend meeting her if you get a chance at a con.
Here are some great shots Frank took of me with some of the decor they had up at the con. The Halloween house was really well put together and I was drawn to it right away. The zombie girl eating intestines… well I told her I didn’t have too much of mine left so she shared some with me ha ha.
The weekend in general was much needed little getaway and we had a blast. Here are some photos of our horror haul we brought home with us. We had to stay with in our budget (due to a hotel room dilemma that cost us more then we expected) but I think we did pretty good for what we could get.
Frankenhooker, They Live and Beetlejuice T-shirts, Critter Action Figure, Leatherface Political button, Elvira, Brainscan and Alien patches!