Apart from being enormous fun on their own, Halloween parties always provide a little snapshot of the Zeitgeist by way of the costumes chosen. A few themes jumped out at me from this weekend’s shindig.
Superheroes and comics characters are always popular, but I did notice that this year they were almost all Marvel characters: The Punisher, Doctor Doom, Captain America (complete with bullet-wound from recent assassination) and an awesome, awesome Galactus. (Bonus: Doom v. Galactus! Now sort of sorry we didn’t stage some kind of pan-Marvel brawl scene…)
As I predicted in a previous post, there were also a number of “Matryoshka Costumes“: a Vampire Tooth Fairy, George Washington as Sexy Kitten (pictured with Our Savior General Petraeus), and a Slutty-Zombie–Annie Hall.
I suppose my costume (the current Doctor Who) technically falls under the “Marvel comics characters” rubric, as the Time Lord has indeed had his own Marvel series, but I note that only my fetching companion had the Zeitgeist trifecta with her Black Cat–as-LOLcat costume.