yo yo yo its still spooky night here (although…this halloween was a total bust for me) so i thought i’d put together a lil thing for yall !
usnavi: he was a BIG halloween fan as a kid, ever since he was little (’87, halloween). an older usnavi usually goes as something with not a lot of work put into it, but is still a costume (a skeleton suit, vampire makeup, etc.). he focuses WAY more on the actual giving candy part of halloween.
sonny: okay so he is THAT halloween bitch. as a kid, he and his mom would have cute lil halloween costumes that correlated perfectly (thx mel!), and everyone loved them. as sonny grew older, they did less matching costumes and he did more of the scary theme than anything else. he’ll always stick to his scary theme, unless one year he decides to go as something funny.
vanessa: vanessa’s always been the girl who went as the badass girl characters in movies/tv shows. wonder woman? been there, done that! the bride from kill bill? check! black widow? yepperooni! she’s that gal!
nina: she went as hermione granger one year when she was 14/15. one of her favorite costumes she’s ever done. she also used to go as tv show characters that she liked a lot.
benny: it doesn’t seem like it, but benny gets into the halloween spirit. he LOVES joining sonny in dressing up as something scary. he’s a little goofy with his scary costumes (sometimes they’re not so scary) but you can never break the benny spirit.
daniela: daniela will go as whatever she thinks of the day before halloween. she never really cared about the holiday, just that she had to get candy and have dinner and dress up. she’ll still get into the spirit, but she won’t tolerate any of sonny’s “it’s october 1st! it’s halloween!” crap.
carla: a halloween costume LEGEND. carla goes all fucking out every year. she enjoys dressing up as funny things, scary things, nostalgic things, cute things, and one year, a sexy thing. that didn’t last long, she didn’t really like how degrading it was. nonetheless, nothing you could ever say could change her mind about halloween. it’s the best holiday!
pete: a fucking sheet ghost. every year. for a creative guy, he’s not so good at costumes.
Am so pleased you loved Mad Max: Fury Road! I would love to hear your thoughts on how the female characters are portrayed compared with in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Also wonder if you have seen Anita Sarkeesian's tweets proclaiming that Mad Max isn't feminist, which I couldn't disagree with more.
There were a few different parts to your ask,
anon, so this ended up turning into a loooooong reply.
The main appeal of Mad Max for me personally is that it’s an amazingly well made
action movie without any of the—pardon my French—unselfconscious dickwaving that makes the majority of
action movies alienating for me as a female viewer. In fact, the film very
clearly addresses how destructive toxic masculinity is. I wish I could say ‘big
whoop’, but unfortunately this level of self-conscious criticism in mainstream
films is incredibly rare, especially in the action genre. So just off the top
of my head, here’s some of the things I feel Mad Max does differently from Age
of Ultron (and the majority of other action movies out there) with respect
to women and gender. (Mild spoilers under the cut.)
did you know there are three canonical brides in various disney parks’ haunted mansion attractions.
the beating heart bride is the original bride who was there until 2006 & 2007 in anaheim and orlando respectively. she is still in tokyo disneyland’s mansion.
melanie ravenswood is the bride in phantom manor, disneyland paris’ take on the attraction. phantom manor’s backstory is superb and levels more complex and dark than its mansion counterparts and i long to experience it myself one day.
the black widow bride or constance hatchaway is what replaced the beating heart bride in anaheim and orlando. imo she is extremely hokey and the CG screen overlay looks really dumb and not even one iota scary. two thumbs down. however she is said to be the old woman in the stretching room portrait which is the one neat thing about her.