The Many Faces of Nathan

November 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments »

Halloween is starting to really pick up in Australia and all for a very good reason–it’s a chance to dress up!!!Who doesn’t love a good dress up? I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you my favourite dress-ups over the years. This year’s Halloween party I think was my masterpiece. I decided to go as one of the Wheelers from Return to Oz. If you haven’t seen that film, you should because it is great! The Wheelers are really freaky and I certainly got a lot of interesting looks walking down the main street of Balmain, or should that be wheeling down the main street of Balmain. Here is a photo of the costume:

It was quite a construction. I had my arm wheels attached to the end of umbrella arms. The extra length sleeves where attached with buttons so I could get my real hands out. I made my foot wheels so I could step into them and they would rest on my shoes. Constructing all of these things really helped me procrastinate from finishing my next book!!! What am I going to do now that it is all over?

Below is a look at the previous few Halloween efforts:

From left to right: Chucky from Child’s Play; The Grinch (though I look more like a Green Chicken); Evil Robot.

And finally, the black & white series (because if it’s in black and white then it is automatically artistic) –these are part of a ‘Famous Couples in History’ project Danielle and I did for our wedding.

A deranged Clyde (as in Bonnie & Clyde); a grieving Romeo; Clark Kent/Superman; Tarzan.

My goal now as an author is to create a character so good that people will want to dress up as them for Halloween, or Book Week. How cool would that be?

I guess it’s time now to start thinking about next year’s Halloween costume. Let’s see … how hard would it be to make a working Transformers costume?

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4 Responses to “The Many Faces of Nathan”

  • Your Wife

    Who did your makeup? It is really good and scary! Who did all the sewing and stuff, that is really good too. Oh that’s right I did that stuff! Yay me!

    PS we are not making a Transformers costume that works… I can just see it getting stuck half way between robot and car and then you’re no use to anyone!

  • No Transformers costume? Awww, you’re no fun. I have the ideas, you make them work, that’s the way we roll. And I will roll in this Transformers costume, okay? It needs to be fully functional.

  • how you decided to go as one of the Wheelers from Return to Oz?

  • Return to Oz was one of my favourite movies as a kid and the Wheelers were terrifying, so I thought it would be good for Halloween.

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