Friday, November 1, 2013

Cyborg for the Day

20131031_141202 I normally don’t do Halloween. I’ve never really been into it except for when I was a kid. That was a long time ago. :) I’m not totally against it, but I’ve never been crazy about haunted houses and spooky stuff.  I have enough going on in my normal life that seems to scare the heck out of me.

Working at the GameStop corporate office, I thought I’d participate since they were having a costume contest. I also wanted to do it since nobody would expect me to play along.

My wife works with a lot of creative haristylists at Green Peridot Salon in Frisco.  One of them is a make up artist.  Sarah is definitely an artist.  Her favorite holiday is Halloween.  She dressed up as a cyborg a couple of years ago so I knew that she probably wouldn’t be wearing this costume again. 

Alex-CyborgI met with her early in the morning to have her apply the make up and hook me up with the cyborg gear. This was definitely the first time for make up, a fake eyelash, and whatever she put on my lips.  It really took some getting used to. I didn’t realize how hard it would be not touching my face throughout the day. It was fun trying to eat lunch without messing up the handiwork.

It was definitely a fun time wearing the outfit and playing Cyborg for the day. I got a lot of double takes and then… “nice!” comments. I also got a lot of strange looks when I went to Walmart. I’m usually the one giving the strange looks. :)

It was fun being a part of the costume contest. I didn’t win, but I’m sure I came in a close second. I lost to HR as they were dressed up as Duck Dynasty.  You just cannot beat those beards!