So, with a little help from the thrift store, I went from normal 9 year old boy to Phenom!
Now, this was a pretty decent costume. Unfortunately it was overshadowed by my friend at the time and co-trick or treating partner, Danny Thrift. Danny always stole the show at Halloween. The year before he was a Treasure Troll. It was fantastic. So fantastic, I totally forgot what I was that. This year Danny was Urkel and got all Urkel's mannerisms down pat. From his awkward walk to the Urkel Dance to the laugh and snort, he was the king. This came in handy though, as his dedication scored us more candy than we could handle. If my memory serves me correctly, people would give us extra candy if he did the Urkel dance and I would do imitate the Undertaker's voice. As weird as it sounds, The Undertaker and Urkel was an unbeatable tag team that night. Later that night we had a sleepover, as it was a Saturday, and discussed our amazing scores and watched Halloween specials on CBS and ABC. It was a pretty successful Halloween but my only regret is that there is no photo of Danny as Urkel. His mom took more photos but my mom ran out of film. A shame, because I'd love to find that photo of me and Danny as the unstoppable tag team of Urkel and Undertaker. Maybe if we were in the WWF we'd be called "Urkel-Taker"? Who knows. We both may have missed our calling.
Photos of no photos, it was a spectacular time to be a kid. And this Halloween summed up everything about the early 90s that mattered to me and my friends. Wrestling and TGIF. I don't know if any Halloween as a kid can truly follow that one up!
Well, there is that Halloween where I was Sgt. Slaughter, but that can wait.