I want to dress up as a cat. I want to dress up as a unicorn. For as long as I can remember, or at least as far back as last Tuesday, I have been haunted by an inability to reconcile these apparently conflicting Halloween desires. Call it a caticorn or a unicat or even a catawesomecorn, but such an inclusive costume seemed beyond the realm of possibility. Until I saw this:
Now I need someone to dress like a mouse dressed up as a unicorn in order to get some creepy Tom and Jerry thing going — cross-species ring toss, perhaps?
(By the way, the box says “Cats Love It“, but the feline with the horn has that “who sniffed the last bag of catnip in the fridge” look. Pretty scary.)
Meantime, an early look at Halloween parties as sourced from my inbox:
Fubar has signs up for its October 31 party and DJ / marketing guy Tu Kai says to expect decorations, “smoking drinks”, an entire bar hidden behind a sliding door, and more. Also expect Halloween hits all week, starting Saturday 27, with BB Deng on the decks on the 31st.
4corners will hold a “Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ video tribute Halloween party” on October 31, with “special prizes” for those who have the dances down. (Do the “special prizes” include poutine? Do they!?) From 9 PM, with drink specials.
Blue Frog at Indigo invites the costumed of all ages to its party on October 27 for grub, witch’s brew, Halloween makeup and more. From 6:30 PM. Tickets are rmb100 per adult, rmb50 per child, and include select drinks and snacks.
Give trick or treaters something special by taking a Halloween candy-making class at The Hutong on October 28, from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. The lineup includes peanut butter cups, candy corn and chocolate bars. rmb220 for members, rmb280 for nonmembers, click here for details.
The annual Spooked party by Acupuncture is at Lantern: October 27, 9 PM to 7 AM. Tickets are rmb100 in advance, rmb150 at the door.
And join Boo!jing Beatles George Scare-ison, Ringhoul Starr, Pallbearer McCartney and John Gremlin — yes, those are horrible Halloween nicknames — at Temple on October 27 from 9:30 PM. Free shots for those in costume. See poster below.
That’s what I have for now. I’ll update when I get more…