Last year, I failed at Halloween. This, according to Mina, was an excellent thing. Mina has been a pumpkin, a cow and a skunk. Celeste has been a piglet (if you click this link, you will get to see a portrait of Celeste as a young artiste).
This year, I had planned an epic ninja v. pirate battle. Actually, I had planned this for 2008, purchased the costumes and then didn't follow through. And I could not find a pirate outfit, so I bought a lobster one instead. For the ninja outfit, I got a kid's costume and my mom rigged it up for a dog.
A pirate v. ninja battle would have been pretty awesome; a lobster v. ninja battle, not so much. I mean, there isn't any real question as to who would kick ass (the ninja, for your clueless people).
Behold, ninja. lobster. epic. 2009.
HARDCORE NINJA MINA
GOOFY LOBSTER/CRAYFISH CELESTE
STEALTH-MODE NINJA MINA
And please do not think for one moment that these will be the only photographic evidence of Halloween 2009. There will be more. Much more.
Unless my dogs kill me. Rightfully so, I might add.