I know that somewhere I have a photo of myself dressed as Indiana Jones, hat, whip, pistol, shoulder bag, the works, somewhere but I'll be jiggered if I can find it. I hunted high and low, but never found it. Instead I found a few others and they are just going to have to do. This isn't a Halloween photo but it is the Fourth of July instead. The gent at the left is Dad, followed by Mom, me, and my brother Rick. You can't tell from the vines behind us, but that is the greenhouse of my family home.
As my birthday is the day after Halloween, All Saints Day, I often had fall/Halloween themed cakes that Mom baked. Here again, not really in costume per say, but at least in the spirit of the Pageant, it is closer to the correct holiday than the Fourth of July and I am brandishing a weapon.
Here I AM in costume. I am desperately trying to portray a Seventh Grade Stud who is good with the ladies. Note the carefully knotted black knit tie and the Devil-may-care smile. Instead of the studly look that I was shooting for, I look like an escaped electroshock therapy patient who snuck into a photo booth. Just a quick piece of advice, bother to look into the mirror on picture day and never count on your killer wardrobe to carry the photo.
Here again I AM in costume though what I'm dressed as I'll leave up to you. The salt and pepper cap that you see me in I still have. It originally belonged to my Great Uncle Riley who was a great collector of hats. He passed it on to my Dad who was named after him, who passed it on to me as I am a great collector of hats as well, not to mention I named my first born after my Dad. I'm wearing it in the photo that is my banner.
Now I'll be honest, I have always shied away from posting pictures of myself as I don't have too many that are all that flattering and I need all the help I can get. Only once have I posted a photo of me and I only did it because it was so ridiculous, but I missed the last Pageant, so what the hell. If Beth can post pics of the top of her head, Bubs can show himself in full Mummy attire, and Dale is willing to let me draw him in cartoon form, shoot, I can get over being camera shy for one day of the year.
I hope this turns out to be a big Pageant as I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.