Hubby and I are total nerds, no doubt about it. We watch nerdy shows, we have nerdy hobbies, and we like nerdy activities. Including a few video games. One of our favorite games is called Plants vs. Zombies. It is one of the few games that appeals to both of us.
Last year, I jokingly suggested that we use this game to inspire our Halloween Costumes. But we didn't, we went as Sookie and Bill from True Blood instead. Brilliant costumes, I might add. A bit over the top, but brilliant none the less.
When it came time to plan our costumes from this year, we had some backup costumes, but I really wanted to do the Plants vs. Zombies idea. So, we hunted and hunted for the appropriate clothing for him, and green sweats for me. I made my little flower headband, and even a sun for my sun power (those who play the game know what I mean). Finally, the day of our friends' party came, and we prepared. I did the greatest makeup job I have ever done on Hubby, and what a trooper he was too.
I did my own makeup, and then, we put on the rest of the costumes. I thought we looked amazing.
Here we are with our counterparts from the game. Hubby is spot on I think.
So, we get to the party, and..... crickets crickets crickets. No one understood our costumes. Not. A. Single. Person.
People thought I was a flower, he was a weirdo with a bucket on his head. No one got the cultural reference at all.
The closest guess we got was "pushing up daisies". Wah wah waaaaaaah.
Maybe we should have done something a little more current events themed. Like this guy, who came as Occupy Wall Street.