Long night spent alone with the trick or treaters and insane barking dogs. Once the traffic had stopped, I let the dogs out, went to to bathroom and saw chocolate wrappers on the floor when I came out.
While I was sitting in the emergency animal clinic waiting for Lilly to come back from induced vomiting, I started to think about Halloween a bit more in depth. One of the drawbacks with working for OTC was that I started working on Halloween designs and promotions back in June (sometimes earlier), so by the time Halloween came around, I was a total Grinch. I told my friends that now that I’m not working there anymore, I could start to enjoy the holiday again.
It didn’t exactly happen this year. We didn’t even have pumpkins out on the porch, let alone jack-o-lanterns. And you can be damn sure I didn’t have a costume.
The other night I was thinking about if I could make a costume and actually get back into it, what sort of costume would I make. For some reason I started looking at ideas for a silver-age Green Lantern costume (as imagined by Darwyn Cooke). However, I realized I’m not that big of a Green Lantern fan, so what would I do if I were going to do a superhero and it was one of my favorite characters?
That’s when I thought of Captain America.
I don’t want to look like this guy’s costume, but I thought the Ultimate version of Cap in World War II would be a killer costume. Bryan Hitch’s design for Captain America in wartime was a solid hit for me in terms of aesthetics and made the original idea of a super-soldier more plausible to me since he actually dressed like one. Imagine how cool this would be:
We’ll see about this next year…
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