A Futurama Halloween

For the past 3 years, I’ve spent Halloween in Boulder with my grad school friends and it’s ALWAYS been a blast. My brother has always been the one to drive down to Boulder for the occasion, so I decided to return the favor this year, and we tearfully missed out of the annual grad student party, to celebrate the festivities with my brother and his buds.

We had a blast. Not only because anytime with my brother + cowboy country is awesome, but because he and his friends had genius costume ideas for our group.

We were the cast from Futurama!

And we looked good doin’ it. I was Leela (3rd from the left). I really gotta hand it to my brother (Bender) and his gf Cena (Zoidberg), their costumes were true commitments to the spirit of Halloween.

Have you ever been to a party and people can’t figure out what you dressed up as? Fortunately for me, this was not an issue this year. I think my cyclops eye or the purple wig may have given it away.

I wanted to wear my Leela costume one more time for last night’s Halloween Run with Courtney and Erica, but no amount of bobbypins could keep that wig on my head. I busted out my Browns jersey (I am from Ohio, you know) and ran as a football fan/player.

Courtney was an 80/90s runner, rockin’ some sweet tube socks and a hardcore side ponytail. Erica rolled up in a pirate costume, complete with an eye patch. Also worth noting: Erica “arrrrgggg”‘ed at every person we passed on the trails during those 6 miles. It was hilarious. I know Erica will probably kill me for posting this picture, but it’s too funny not to post.
We ran our 6 miles during the sunset and into the darkness. The run involved a few tunnels (that were pitch black, mind you), and our fearless leader (Courtney) told us to suck it up and fear not the darkness. This is why Courtney is awesome, she’s not afraid to tell you to suck it up and stop acting like a girl :P

After our run, I hustled home ready and waiting for kids to come trick or treating. Much to my dismay, NO ONE CAME BY. I may have been a little depressed about that. I was so looking forward to handing out candy :( But my mom and dad were able to hand out candy back home, so I lived vicariously through them.

Now, we’re left with two giant bags of kitkats and m&ms. Oh DARN. (they’ll be gone by Friday).

Did you have any trick or treaters come by? What’s your fav Halloween candy? If you dressed up this year, what’d you dress up as?

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Luke says:

    First off, Futurama is one of my favorite shows. Bender has to be one of the best characters ever!

    Next, that picture of Erica is classic. Make sure it gets onto Facebook!

    Lastly, Courtney tells me not to be a little girl about 3 times a day. I’ll figure it out eventually! :P

  2. How terrible that you didn’t have any trick or treaters!! I only had about 30-40 this year so, I will be snacking on all the extra candy!

    This year I was a peacock!

  3. Jessica T says:

    Love the Futurama costumes, hahaha!

  4. mallory says:

    Looks like a really fun time with your friends!!! No Halloween candy here… our building banned trick or treating which was actually kinda nice!! I didn’t dress up this year either… I guess I kinda suck!!! My fave candy is stuff like skittles, twizzlers, swedish fish and bottlecaps!

  5. Maggie says:

    Love your Futurama costumes!! Well done!!!
    We got a ton of trick or treaters…over 100 kids! And yet we still have a ton of candy left over (it too will be gone by Friday)!
    Glad you had a *Futuristic-Halloween*!! Oh yea, I dressed up as a nerd, completely with my retainer :-P

  6. Maggie says:

    *complete, not completely. Oops!

  7. Lisa says:

    We get zero kids EVERY year :( If we hadn’t bought candy, you know someone would’ve come by…..

  8. nicole says:

    :) :) you are so cute

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