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Re: A Grooful Hallowe'en (one cold costume)
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From: Ruben Arellano <email@example.com>
To: The Groop <Groop@Groo.com>
Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 11:17 AM
Subject: A Grooful Hallowe'en (one cold costume)
>Well, my Groo costume was a big hit.
>My mother-in-law made me a padded, orange tunic and matching headband
>(rambow). I got a wig from my friend. I made a black 'pirate-sized'
>belt,a and bought some plastic katana (no wakizashi), and painted them
>with matching gold paint from the belt buckle. My wife made me a
>leather pouch. I got a skull with no jaw for a netsuke. I rigged up
>the swords with brown hemp rope. And yes, I had a blue, betamax
>cassette on my chest to hold the rigging! I wore a flesh-colored long
>sleeve shirt and padded the arms. I found some roman bracers that I
>painted red. Oh, and as for the nose, I managed to find an excellent
>gourd-shaped nose (though not large enough) that came as a 'groucho'
>style glasses&moustache set -- I removed the nose and glued it on my
>Just a word of warning, though. A Groo costume with naked legs can be
>pretty freakin' cold on Hallowe'en! (survived an hour and a half in a
>humid 10 degrees celcius night)
>When the photos get printed, I'll post them some where for all to see.
>Eventhough I was just 'escorting' my little brother and his friend
>around our neighborhood for tricks'n'treats, lots of people *insisted*
>that I take some candy for my great costume.
>A sampling of some comments I got from people I met in the streets:
>"Aren't you cold, dear?"
>"It's bad enough that his wife has to follow him around, but with *that*
>"Who *are* you?" ("I am Groo the Wanderer -- do not take me for the fool
>"Cold enough for ya'?"
>I'm already working on improvements for taking the costume to Groofest
>2000 (and the SDCC costume ball).... beware!
>Being Groo is fun,
>(PS: all I was missing was my tanto knife, but I couldn't find one in