Pinky and Pac-Man

March 21, 2010

Shortly after our return from Germany, we attended a very fun 1980's-themed birthday. The invitation requested that everyone arrive in appropriate '80s attire. I had been hoping to make a trip to the thrift shop before the weekend of the party, but I didn't make it there which meant we were scrambling at the last minute to come up with something. After a quick brainstorming session about our favorite 80's memories and trends (remember the pegged jeans? Member's Only jackets? big hair?). Our brainstorming began to expand as we reminisced about 80's tv shows (The Facts of Life, Dallas, Miami Vice) which led us to video games (Pac Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong) and that's when the creative juices started flowing. Two black outfits, some colored felt, some safety pins, a roll of yellow duck tape ( I love duck tape, but I REALLY love colored duck tape) and just a few hours later we received the best costume award at the party. I know it may sound weird to sound so proud, but I was pretty impressed with how well they turned out. And I have to admit I may even like them more than our cereal killer costumes that we made a few years ago.
Sarah said...

Inspired costumes!!

Son of Thor would love to have a go at doing that.

where did you find the coloured tape ?

I've only found coloured electrical tape, but it is not very good at sticking to things that are not wire...which is probably on purpose, but still.. annoying.

Jessica said...

Excellent! Congrats on capturing the big prize. ;)

Laurie said...

That IS brilliant...and your 80s memories made me smile. It's also good to 'see' you guys on the blog!

Anonymous said...

I love it! xo Charon

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations! I am ashmed to admit how many hours I spent playing that game.

Sue said...

You two are so adorable!!! I certainly remember those eighties things you listed, but I can't believe you do. You both look so young!

katy said...

GREAT costumes! What a creative idea. Chomp!

Martha said...

You are right to be proud! Clever Chicken that you are. Duck tape is the best.

Lost in Sicily said...

This you look great!!!! I have to tell you, years ago I also won a costume prize dressed up as Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man. Don't you love the 80s? :)

Karen said...

Love It!!

katja | Driving Like a Maniac said...

What brilliant costumes! I love the fact that you got so creative. I never used to play Pac-Man, but I was absolutely addicted to Chuckie Egg. Anyone else remember that? My dad found a PC version a few years ago and my life disappeared for a month or so while I got myself back up to speed on it. Great days ...

Manny said...

Good thing you didn't try to go as Centipede...

Emily said...

fabulous!! i have pac-man for the iphone and ro enjoys playing it sometimes.

craftymama said...

hilarious!

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