Halloween Countdown 2017: Doombuggy Maintenance Technician Costume!!

I had dearly hoped to have a Halloween party this year, but…it just wasn’t in the cards. To make up for it, our friends Kenny and his son Kent had us come over this past weekend for a Halloween-ish get-together. We worked on costume and craft projects and watched Harry Potter movies (which always seem to be on TV whenever we go to their house) and had good food and fun.

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Usually they set me up in front of the tv with a table, since I am almost always drawing. Right here we were watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (the best, as far as I’m concerned) and I was catching up on my Drawlloween entries.

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Kenny and Kent went all-out on the decor; note the Darth Vader pumpkin as the centerpiece, R2-D2 brownie and light saber pizza cutter. 😀
I am SERIOUSLY jealous of that tablecloth.

So while the rest of the gang worked on various Star Wars costume pieces, I was practicing using Sculpey:

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I had a lot of fun with it and I think I’m getting the hang of it. We even baked them at Kenny and Kent’s place and they came out great!
So as I was sitting in front of the TV, I heard Kenny’s voice behind me say, “Thank you for bringing your Doombuggy in for servicing today..”
(For those who don’t know, a Doombuggy is your means of transportation through the Haunted Mansion attraction ride at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and the other parks,except Mystic Manor in Hong Kong.)

Then I turn around, and here is Kenny in a costume that clearly states he is a Doombuggy Maintenance Technician!

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Here’s Kenny with his jumpsuit that bears a patch reading “Haunted Mansion Maintenance” and a handmade Disney name tag with a bat instead of Mickey Ears!

 

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Full shot of Kenny’s costume, out in his homemade graveyard. You may remember some of these pieces from the Haunted Archery Tournament.

 

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Kenny is ready to handle all your Doombuggy and general Mansion maintenance needs: He has spare candles in his bat toolbelt, and he also carries a can of Instant Cobweb, in case those hallways are looking a little too “lived in”.

 

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Here is his bat poop scooper, complete with sculpted bat!
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Gotta love the time he took stenciling the wallpaper design on his cap.
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And here’s a better look at the fine product known as Instant Cobweb.

I applauded and practically shrieked. I can’t believe he went to such trouble.but he said he had wanted to wear it in THE right place, which was our house and its never-ending Haunted Mansion memorabilia. Hooray for Kenny!

 

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One thought on “Halloween Countdown 2017: Doombuggy Maintenance Technician Costume!!

  1. Great Halloween-ish party – and great idea for a costume, and well crafted! Never thought of that, but a cool idea indeed. 🎃

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