Saturday, October 27, 2012

I Hope I Look Like Death

Only 137 years have passed since this lost luggage porter attempted to reunite Mrs Dingle's hatbox with its owner.
Instead, the sorry porter lost her footing on the slippery top step of the 3.17 leaving Park Road station and lost her head when the 3.15 express to Roma Street hurtled by.

The sorry porter still wears her uniform cap, cape, boots and gloves.
After all there are dress standards to uphold.
Or the underworld will go mad.


She's stuck with that blasted hatbox for eternity.




Fortunately the unnamed and long-forgotten porter has two young friends who visit her as she paces up and down the lonely platform.
They came out to play tonight.
The girl Wednesday had tired of her all-black ensemble and adopted a stray pair of pink sneakers.


She likes to scare the porter into fetching and carrying for her ... which is the porter's lot in death of course.
If you squint, sometimes you see blurry versions of them.




The young sorcerer's apprentice is also lost, but the porter can do nothing to help reunite him with his master.
Just fetch and carry for the undead boy.




The trio prepared to join their fellow lost and undead souls.
Despite the torrential rain on young Wednesday, she lost her deathly pallor and her rosy cheeks made an appearance.
She only smiles when the weather turns foul.

She bumped into a witchy friend and they managed a smile, which means they were thrilled to see one another.
The strange trio of Wednesday, the sorcerer's apprentice and the porter were invited to lead a magnificent parade of the undead at dusk.
The wee lassie threw lollipops at the sorry souls of children who lined the streets, their eyes huge as skull holes.



Thousands of spectators turned out to ogle at strange specimens such this beautiful rotting wench.


Slender Man was everywhere, the one at far left stayed perfectly still, watching, watching, watching.



It got dark quickly, which only excited the creatures even more into action.


When darkness fell, vintage hearses and cars rammed with corpses wowed the crowds, who thrilled at the chance to go all-out and impress.
Slasher nurses and orderlies, plus thoroughly demented doctors were de riguer, while the giant Rubik's cube amused and fire breathing, bloomered, carni-gal stilt walkers amazed.
Welcome to Halloween.
Check out more spooky goodness in Lakota's special Halloween link-up.
Desiree xo

48 comments:

Une Femme said...

OMG, fabulous costume! I'd say "to die for" but you've already taken care of that. Love the backstory too. Your little friends are divinely ghoulish too.

Sacramento Amate said...

You are all so much fun, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Halloween is not a big fest in Spain.
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Melanie said...

What a ridiculously fun post! It all looks wonderful as do you and yours! I really would have liked to see those cars xxx

Krista said...

The poor porter set to roam the earth for eternity, at least she has some worthy company. Your creativity knows no bounds and I love this costume. You in that bodysuit I'm sure woke the dead:). The kids look creepy too so in character this bunch! Happy haunting my pretties!
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OP SHOP MAMA said...

Excellent! Your costume is terrific.

That looks like an awesome parade..

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

You look brilliant! All you need is a neck slash (dripping blood of course) to show just how you lost your head (sadly mine isn't attached too tightly.) The kids look great! The PGP was Gwensday Addam's too, when she was younger! Looks like all had a very fun day! I wish we had a local parade like that -- though the one in NYC is to die for (halloeen punny!) We're hitting a party tonight, but are a little worried hurricane Sandy (NY is gonna kick that bitch's ass out to sea!) may make Halloween a bust ): Not that hurricanes or tornadoes ever stopped me in my wild days -- of course I wouldn't let a little thing like a hurricane or tornado keep me from seeing my fav bands! Happy Halloween! XXX

melina bee said...

heck, I'd wear that body suit as part of a for reals outfit.

Joni said...

A very hauntingly entertaining visit today. I hope you didn't trade your car in for a hearse.
Haaapppppyyyyy Hallllloooooweeeen!

Lynn Dylan said...

Wow, looks at the sea of costumes! I love the way you go all out for yourself and your littles!! They gotta have one of the "funnest" mamas in the world.

xoxo
Lynn

Penny-Rose said...

Awesome costumes - looks like you all had lots of fun!

Louise Mc said...

Wow, that looks like such fun, nothing like that goes on here. Boo.

Btw - my mega feet are in fact the same size as yours, UK8.

Xx

thorne garnet said...

best Mom ever!

Huli said...

fun! halloween is the best...you all looked great...the parade looked so cool too...wish people got more into it here! we had a halloween party for the kids last night at home full of silly fun games :)

Susan Partlan said...

In my next life, I want you to be my Mom, okay? Excellent, excellent costumes. The make up jobs are out of this world. I'm scared!

Btw, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, and if you'd like to see a picture of my sweetie you can see one here:
http://amidprivilege.com/2012/04/susan-martin-married/

xoxo

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

This is the BEST outfit. Now, what are you wearing for Halloween? ;-)

xxx

Trees said...

Such awesome costumes!!! Each year I tell myself I should get organised and do something fabulous for halloween, I so wish I had done something after looking at these pics!

Meghan Edge said...

You guys look fabulous!! :-) And what a great story to go with your outfits

Kristina said...

OMG you look great. And if I may say so, what a body you have! Kids also look fantastic. particularly fond of Wednesday.

Lynne DeVenny said...

God, I love a good ghost story. The Porter's Tale is my new fave. Who know porters were so hot?

Love the photos of your young friends. Everyone needs pink sneakers, even Wednesday.

MistressCatgirl said...

Fantabulous! You look great and very skeleton-like.

Melanie said...

I love the spiritualism in your family. Bwa-ha-ha!!! You guys are ghoulish, ghostly, garish. For poor porter, there are worse things than being stuck with a hat box - like being stuck with an empty dirty sardine can. Wednesday is hauntingly stoic and the sorcerer's apprentice appears to be wise beyond his years. This post is ghastly!! Just the way I like it. Desiree, I love your writing so much.

Veshoevius said...

Teehee! Great costumes! I love your cape! Looks like you all had a scream!
Happy Halloween!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I am in awe of your family's ghoulishness!

What fun you must have had, what a turn-out for the parade - Spooktacular <3

CityScape Skybaby said...

This looks like the best fun ever Desiree, and I love how you turned it all into a little story. I agree with Lynn, you probably are the most fun mum ever! As often happens when I read your blog I ended up drifting through your other blogs too then forgetting where I'd started, I was reading how you loved Spain and the Spanish people and thinking how I loved the Spanish people I worked with years ago. I think us Brits could learn a lot from them. xx

delia hornbook said...

Wow and Blimey i have never seen a street party like that ever i was spooked and mean seriously spooked by those people but my god they all looked amazing and so did you and your little crew you all looked fabulous and i loved your story telling. You are fabulous, love, dee xxx

Zom said...

I love that your costume has a story behind it. You have gotten me into the Halloween mood. Great photos.

pastcaring said...

Amazing costumes and make up! My absolute favourite photo is the blurry one of you racing up the steps!
You make the sexiest skeleton in the underworld, Desiree, and your little munchkins look fabulous! xxxx

edie pop said...

I hope to have the chance to meet the lost porter and her goulish assistents one day! They all look amazing and that body suit worths to be worn for the eternity!
Wednesday Addams is one of my favourite characters ever and I adore the fact that she likes to wear pink sometimes!
What a great fun, I loved every single photo!
Love and baci!!
xxxxx

Beckerman Girls said...

OMG---you look TOTALLY INCREDIBLE! Your make up is PERFECTION!!! And you look HOTTTTT!!!!
kisses
xo The Beckerman Girls

www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

Beckerman Girls said...

PS. A SUPER HOTTT SKELETON!!!!

WindyRiver said...

Fantastic makeup and great costumes!

Ivy Black said...

Fantastic! That is how to do it.xxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

<3 This post!
You and the kids look AWESOME!!!
I swear you have to be one of the BEST Mom's in the world. You don't just get the kids ready and go on living as a adult. You take part in the fun and are the cool Mom every kid would love to have.
*HAHHHH*
I hope when my time comes I will be THAT kind of Mom too!

Helga! said...

You fecking ROCK me like a hurricane,baby!Gloriarse costuming,over that super hawt bod!! And what a wonderful tale of woe!
Love and Lustipops!
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Miss Simmonds Says said...

This looks like the best fun and ever and you're the queen of the undead! I can't express how amazing you look, that hat and the body suit, everything is amazing. Little Miss Stylist looks so cute and you can see the too cool for school teen years creeping up, in (the nicest possible way)I want to hang out on Halloween with you

Kitty said...

Oh wow don't you all just look so amazing!!! did you do wee boys face? it's awesome, and tell Bella I LOOOVE her wig!!!

WendyB said...

Spooooooooky!

pinktutu72 said...

I love the whole thing! The eye makeup and the hatbox and your cap are just awesome :)

Bohemian said...

So glad you came by for a Halloween Blog Visit so that I could Discover your delightful Blog and all your Halloween Fun and the Great Costumes!

Happy Halloween from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Forest City Fashionista said...

Such a delightfully creepy family you are!! I love the backstory you created for your costume, and the kids did a great job with theirs (the stylist makes a *perfect* Wednesday!). Looks like you had a rather awesome Halloween parade (which is so much better than a Santa Clause parade in my books).

menopauselsupermodel said...

LOLOLOL love it!! I can only imagine what you and Helga could come up with together!!

Megan said...

I wore my Black Milk legbone leggings today today! Fashion twins!

Little Gothic Horrors said...

You and the kids look utterly fabulous! Happy, Happy Halloween! I know I'm a little belated for Australia, but it's still Halloween in the US, and what the hell, I'll be celebrating all week anyway! ;)

Sue said...

The best ever Halloween story ever, with the best photos and costumes. Totally enjoyed your blog!!!

Misfits Vintage said...

BEST HALLOWEEN MUM EVER!!! I cannot tell you how much i LOVE this - you and the boy and the stylist all look incredible - and whatever that parade is, I wanna come up there next year!!! Fab fab fab fab fabularse! Sarah xxx

Aminta Paiz said...

Woow what a fabulous night!! You beautiful family were terrific!!! ;D ... send me your pictures to post them on facebook !!
Muuuua
Aminta

Marla said...

Those Halloween costumes are some of the best I have seen yet. OMG!

Stacey said...

Ahhhh, you & your littlies are just fabulous! I bet you turned lots of heads!

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