Prelude to AWESOME-tober-fest 2011

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So, AWESOME-tober-fest begins in like 2 weeks and I’m completely and totally unprepared. I’ve been seriously scrambling to set up articles for my daily celebration of Halloween next month.  This is going to be a complete debacle.  FYI, for the new readers, complete and utter chaos due to unpreparedness on my part is just business as usual here on the Cavalcade of Awesome.  That guy knows what I’m talking about, don’t you?

So, not only is it going to be AWESOME-tober-fest, I’ll also be participating in the Countdown to Halloween blogathon all month.

The Countdown is run by John Rozum and Shawn Robare.  I’ve been doing it since like 2008 or 2009. Hundreds of other blogs are a part of this enormous celebration of Halloween so check out the Countdown website for a ton of blogs contributing awesomely scary content.  And it all begins on October 1st.

Anyway, I was shopping at my local Halloween store and found a bunch of cool Halloween props and costumes already.  So, as a prequel to the coming Halloween festivities, I thought I’d throw up a few choice items that I’ve found in my hunt for Halloween goodness.

First of all, there’s a company out there called The Chop Shop.  They are making some of the most gruesome Halloween props I’ve ever seen.

eyeball bucket packaged meat parts

These two items are the eyeball bucket and a meat tray of human parts. And it’s wrapped up just like meat at your local supermarket. I have to say, I love the attention to detail in the packaging for the meat parts. It’s gross, but it’s clever.

skinned man mutilated head

Also by Chop Shop, here’s half of a skinned man that you can hang from the ceiling and a mutilated severed head. Take a look at that sumbitch. It is gruesome. I have to say I’m impressed with how gory and gross Chop Shop is going with this stuff.

creepy old pictures

Here are some cool prop pictures you can put up. They are old timey photos of the creepiest f**king children I think I’ve ever seen in my life. I wonder if these are real old pics.  Like someone that worked at the company that made these found the pics in their attic and brought them in to show people the awesome old pictures and one of the executives said, “Those kids are goddam creepy.  We need to put them out as scary pictures.”  And these pics are scary.  But, it’s not just these pics alone you are getting, if you move to the right or left while looking at the pictures they morph into:

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These are terrifying.  And I thought the old children were creepy.  I was carrying my 11 month old son down the aisle looking at all of this stuff and we had just passed all the bloody limbs and heads of Chop Shop and he was all happy and laughing then BOOM! he sees these pics and completely loses it.  He starts crying and looks horrified.  I kid you not and I can’t blame him.  I wanted to cry too.

jungle fighter knife
Here’s a prop knife in case you want to dress up as someone who fights jungles.   We all know how rowdy jungles can get.  If you go by the picture on the package, you can also use this knife if your costume is Geraldo Rivera dressed as Rambo.  Nice porn ‘stache, Rambaldo.  Also, this package, on the left hand side, calls this knife, “Jungle Fighter’s Best Friend”.  Awwwww.

Luke Wilson as Obi-Wan
Did you know the original choice for Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels was Luke Wilson?  I’m actually lying, but that’s what this costume’s package is trying to tell you.

American Indian Mexican 1 Mexican 2
It’s good to know that racial stereotyping is alive and well and completely okay during Halloween.

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4 Responses to “Prelude to AWESOME-tober-fest 2011”

  1. The eyeball bucket is awesome! I picked one up last year and break it out every time there’s a “fright night” marathon. Perfect centerpiece.

  2. AWESOME!!!

    But poor PJ–I gave a very audible “ew” when seeing the first chop shop pictures. Have you guys decided on a costume yet? If Scott had his way Elle would be Yoda. Not kidding.

    • We discussed doing Star Wars. Steph even suggested it. That may wait until he’s older. I’d like to do Star Trek where I’m Kirk, Steph is Nurse Chapel and PJ would be a red shirt.

      My wife wants to be Fergie and have PJ and I wearing a shirt with a big ‘P’ on it and black eyes so we could be the “Black Eyed Peas”. She’s absolutely in love with that idea.

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