Eddie (edminster) wrote,


Grah. Can't believe I forgot to get pictures of me in costume. Oh, well. It's not like I was in full costume, anyway. I was passing out candy, so most of my gear I left inside. I went as a post-nuclear apocalypse urban survivalist. Kinda like what you see in the cities of Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-playing Game, or in the background city scenes in Firefly. You know, rugged military surplus stuff, as well as consumer castoffs. Not many people got it, so I ended up telling a bunch that I was a Zombie Hunter. Which, I suppose, could also be represented by my costume.

I got the majority of my stuff at a surplus shop for fairly cheap, since I get my step-brother's discount. One thing that annoyed me though, was the gasmask. Sure, it was made in Canadia, but that's no excuse for making it nigh-impossible to get the canister filter out of the case. Well, impossible if you're in a rush, at least. I was bashing the thing against the sidewalk, attempting to cut it with a knife and other such desperate attemts to open it. Hell, I even toox a hatchet to it.

And it still didn't open. So, I spent fifteen minutes shaving away a quarter-inch of plastic until finally jamming the knife into the newly-thineed plastic, and sawing it open. All I can say is, if you had one of these things, and needed to get it open, be ready to breathe some gas. Although, I do have to say, wearing a gas mask makes me look infinitely cooler.

I'll post my novel progress for the day by midnight, seein' as how I'm supposed to be writing right now...
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