We’d just watched kickass the movie. If you haven’t seen it, you should! It inspired the jetpacks and twin motorized articulated functional nerf dart gatling guns. ta daa!

My friend Sherry dressed up as Uptown Charlotte’s esteemed “The Firebird” by Niki de Saint Phalle (more commonly known as “disco chicken”) this year, and we collectively won the costume contest uptown – I forget where specifically. Anyway, it was a lot of fun.