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Posted on Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Dave!Now THAT was a party!

When I first received Avitable's invitation to his annual Halloween party, I knew I wanted to go... I just didn't know how I was going to work it into my schedule. But where there's a will, there's a way, and I managed to get everything moved around so I could fly down to Orlando for a single day(!) and attend.

Boy was it worth it. Dozens of people showed up, and Adam went all-out... transforming his entire home into a zombie-infested house of horrors. What was remarkable is the sheer amount of detail that went into the planning of it. So many little touches that made the entire experience perfect...


I'm giving all my photos to Avitable so he can post them (it's his party, after all), but thought I'd share some images of your's truly from the event. The costume I made was of "Holovirus-Insane Rimmer" from the brilliant British series Red Dwarf. It's one of my favorite shows ever, and this character was featured in one of my favorite episodes ever. And, as if that wasn't enough, it's got Mr. Flibble, the psychotically evil penguin hand-puppet in it...

Dave and Mr. Flibble

The idea was that the geekier people at the party would recognize my character and get a laugh out of it... but even people who had no idea what Red Dwarf was would find it funny as well (but for an entirely different reason). Here's me and Avitable...

Avitable and Dave

And me and Marilyn Monroe Miss Britt...

Dave and Ms. Britt

And me with an anatomically scary Mr. Fab (Mr. Flibble was hypnotized by his piece!)...

Dave and Mr. Fab!

A big thanks to Avitable for the invite and for throwing such a fantastic Halloween bash!

Avitable's Halloween Bash!

And now I really should take a nap before I have to go to the airport in four hours. Later today there's a blogger meet in Seattle.

Hmmmm... looks like I'll be blog-partying from coast to coast today.

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  1. Avitable says:

    Thanks for coming, and thanks for lending a hand in the early hours before the party started.

    I think everyone had a great time. It’s 3:20, and the last person just left. I’m about to drop dead!

  2. Belinda says:

    Pretty awesome. I love a man who’ll go with a Red Dwarf costume. I can’t believe how well you did with all the details, right down to the ‘H’ on the forehead!

  3. MrKisThatKid says:

    OMG, where on earth did you find such an accurate costume? Surely you can’t be THAT multi-talented?

  4. iddly says:

    What a turn on, a bloke in a dress. NOT!!!

    Perhaps you could go as Liz Hurley next year and we would get to see those legs of yours…

  5. RW says:

    The costume is brilliant! I can only imagine that Dave, Avitable and Miss Britt in the same room had to provide absolute sparks! I wish I’d been there just to drag the whole thing down into my usual dull sameness. Pout!

  6. kilax says:

    Ha ha ha. You’re hilarious. I love the costume. I wouldn’t know who it was, but I would have gotten a kick out of it, like you said πŸ˜‰

  7. Wayne says:

    Great. Now another series I need to learn about, investigate, and watch from the beginning.

    Glad to hear the party was awesome. Maybe next year I’ll have some time to go.

  8. Hilly says:

    So I was sort of wondering earlier this week if your “craft project” was some sort of costume. In any case, wow….how awesome are you? CAPTAIN Awesome! And look at you and Fabby! Glad you had so much fun :).

  9. amanda says:

    I’m so jealous. You looked awesome (even though I don’t know what it is) and it looks like you had a great time

  10. Dude! You love Red Dwarf?! That could possibly make you, in my humble opinion, the ideal man. And considering that I’m saying that about a guy in a red check dress with blond pigtails who talks to a psychotic penguin…well, that could explain why I’m still single.

    What, you didn’t want to go as Ace Rimmer…smoke us a kipper and be back for breakfast?

  11. claire says:

    I was always fond of The Cat from Red Dwarf. Nice H, Dave!

  12. Patty says:

    Great costume and sound like a nice party. Wow, down to Orlando for one day…you world traveler!

    Had to laugh at your post about all the things you hate about flying. Bummer it got you in a bad mood. I hate people talking on their cells all the time. Now, people are even talking on them when they are supposed to be working. I’m thinking ‘get the heck off the phone and ring up my item’! It’s insane.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Mr. Flibble! I love Red Dwarf and have a slight crush on Rimmer. Awesome costume πŸ™‚

  14. kapgar says:

    Oddly, the sight of you dressed as a little girl doesn’t disturb me nearly as much as you might expect. It’s almost as though you fit into the role naturally. Weird, eh?

  15. Dave2 says:

    Kapgar, dude, I’m a psychotic hologram… not a little girl. It’s the peguin that makes the difference.

  16. Lisa says:

    I wanted to be there so much but with the end of my semester and graduation I couldn’t work it out. It looks and sounds like it was way too much fun!

    Thanks for sharing pictures.

    If Avitable invites me again next year…I’m there.

  17. yellojkt says:

    Great idea. I missed that episode of Red Dwarf, but the H on the forehead might have given it away.

  18. Baak says:

    Hex Vision!!

    Red Dwarf is one of my favorite shows ever. A few odd ones at the start but once you going it just gets better and better. I must have watched the whole series dozens of times.

    Some of it is some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen. And the novels are fantastic.

    Kudos to the excellet costume! Sounds like a great party. πŸ™‚

  19. kapgar says:

    Ummm, no. I’d argue you’re a little girl that prefers Linux. πŸ˜‰

  20. serap says:

    Funnily enough we have a channel in the UK called ‘Dave’, and it is currently showing Red Dwarf on Wednesday nights! How hollogrammatic is that?!

  21. Miss Britt says:

    So awesome to have met you. πŸ™‚

    And seriously, the dedication that went into your costume is still mind blowing. If there had been a costume contest, you would have been the clear winner.

  22. metalmom says:

    You dressed as Rimmer!!! I creamed my jeans over that!

  23. Jeff says:

    Most impressive costume. Did you literally “make” it as in sew shit and stuff? Or were you lucky enough to find a dress that already matched?

  24. ajooja says:

    Oh Dave, what a great costume!

    I love Adam’s t-shirt too. πŸ˜€

  25. diane says:

    That is pretty freakin’ amazing. The costume, the party–everything.
    I would have gotten the “H” on the forehead as a giveaway as well, but would not have been able to name that particular episode!

  26. Oh my! I love the costume…great choice! haha! Red Dwarf was an AWESOME show! Sometimes you can still catch them on television. *le sigh*

  27. Robin says:

    That is the scariest thing I have seen this Halloween.

  28. Mocha says:

    So many images now of you in that dress with the beard and the puppet that I might propose marriage, Dave. All kinds of wowza. And a little icky, too.

    You are amazing.

  29. Kami says:

    Looks like a great party!! Love the costume, and I love his shirt. πŸ˜‰

  30. Brent says:

    I easily could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that disturbing photo of you and Mr. Fab. (((delete from memory. delete from memory.)))

  31. Dave2 says:

    Imagine MY trauma… I was actually there to experience it!

  32. Alyssa Raley says:

    I’m looking everywhere for this dress, do you remember where you found it? This costume is on my Halloween bucket list and I’d love to try it this year. Thanks!

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