So, time for a little recent bright spot to distract from the last few days...
On top of our usual door monster, this year's Hallow's Eve decorations included some skeletons in our window boxes demonstrating how to be helpful.
For instance, why not knit your buddy a scarf for the coming bone-chilling weather?
Or take your pet out for a moonlit stroll after making sure that collar is very, very secure? Just don't yank that leash too tightly!
And finally, if a neighbor is in over his head on a backyard project, why not really dig in to help?
Of course, we were out in our regalia as always. Actually, before trick or treating, we hung out at the Renaissance Faire on its last day of the season, where many people skipped the pseudo-medieval in favor of their Halloween get ups.
Here is our version of Kubo from the fantastic Kubo and the Two Strings. Have you seen it yet? It was pretty incredible origami-based stop motion animation. Her hair was perfect for his top knot + long bangs style.
Another front view of Kubo with a shemisen and an eyepatch, and a nice shot of a skeleton friend along for the ride. And, by skeleton friend, I of course mean, an animated skeleton warrior raised from dead to avenge his enemies.
So, what do you add to a Japanese-influenced fairy tale and a DnD monster to complete the thematic coherence? Steampunk Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of course.
What's the last fun thing you can look back on to ignore recent news?