So almost 14 years ago now my wife and I started hosting a Halloween party. Which I had always wanted to do because my parents always threw a big shindig on All Hallows. This being due to my folks getting married on Halloween, my mother being born on Halloween and her side of the family originating from the birth place of Halloween (bunch o’ Irish bastards).
Anyways, for the first few years of our party we made some crappy email/website invites, which were mostly kinda lame. For the fourth party we decided to start mailing out actual invitations and give the party an official title - The Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom!!! Yes, we took that shiz directly from Invader Zim. What of it? It’s a super dope name for a party! And, if you’re a Zim fan, the pig should look pretty familiar too. What?!? Zim was HUUUUGE back then! Well, not huge, but it was awesome. Moving on!
We wanted to make the invite something that would change, but that we could reuse every year. Plus, somehow we wanted to show folks that with very little effort you could throw a costume together. So we came up with a sort of paper doll idea, borrowed/stole a little from the afore mentioned Invader Zim and Boy and Pig were born. Those are their names, by the way. Boy and Pig.
We’ve been using Boy and Pig for the past 11 years now, and I thought it would be fun to share them with muh fans. Especially since, as I mentioned previously, I won’t be completing a “A Chicago Halloween” piece this year, I thought this would be an entertaining substitute of posts.
I’ll post all 11 invites between now and Halloween. Hopefully with a little background on each as need be. It’s up to you to guess the costumes though.
Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!!!