Six months ago I had an epiphany and I knew what I would be for Halloween.
It’s unusual for me to plan out my costumes so far in advance but it was clear to me on April 2nd that I would be a giant squid on October 30th. For six months I planned this and as the clock turned to 7pm last Saturday, the time when I was expected to appear at my party, I sat at my sewing machine and began to make myself a squid outfit.
As I wasted time earlier that day I discovered through Facebook that another cartoonist also dressed as a giant squid! Good costume to have. See if you can recognize her and other notable cartoonists in totally creative costumes beneath the cut. (Click the photos for a larger image.)
Our own podcasting pal Alex Cox as Hawkeye Pierce with Joe Rice as Trapper John from Robert Altman's M*A*S*H
Steve Robbins as Jack Skellington
Madeline Queripel as Linus and Toby Jones as Lucy
Jeremy Tinder and his fiance Rachel Niffenegger both as Garfield
Zander Cannon as a witch. Burn him!
Eleanor Davis as a hagfish
Tim Sievert as King Diamond from Mercyful Fate
Reynold Kissling as China
Ed Piskor as zombie Butthead with his pal zombie Beavis
Karen Sneider as a crow
Sean Ford as Melville
Ed Moorman as his alter ego Ed Gentleman and Lucy Knsiley as a giant squid
Jon Lewis as a sea monster
Brett Von Schlosser as an eyeball
Lilli Carre as a #2 pencil
Kevin Cannon as Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba!
Lisa Hanawalt as a "zombee" and her boyfriend Adam Conover as a grown up Anne Geddes baby
JP and Jacie Anderson-Coovert as pro ping pong players
Gabrielle Bell as a fly caught in a web that escaped
Jordan Shiveley as a zombie and his friend as Alice from Resident Evil
Sarah Becan as Mario, Corinne Mucha as Cleo-bat-tra and Lucy Knisley as a giant squid
Bonus geek moment! My pal Bela as “Toiletron.” He won first place in a contest for this (not #2):