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HALLOWEEN HOUSE PIX! [personal entry] 
2nd-Nov-2007 09:26 am
As you might remember, the night before Halloween I was in a panic, in need of a graphic for House's PPTH ID badge for Koda's costume.  You guys came through for me; hithaheven sent a scan of House's dosimeter!  I'm so grateful for all the enthusiastic assistance, and I'm sorry for the delay in posting the pics; I'd intended to get them up yesterday--but I spent yesterday morning at the dentist, and the remainder of the day wishing I was sleeping, and--when I was lucky--actually sleeping.

Koda's costume was the hit of the party, and then later, at Walgreen's, we wound up being there an extra hour because everyone there wanted to admire him--and baby!House ate it up!!!  Several people told us it was the best Halloween costume they'd ever seen!  Unfortunately, the pictures don't even begin to do him justice, as--for some reason--they show his hair and stubble as much darker than it was; the grays and silvers and paler browns weren't picked up at all.  You'll have to take my word for it that it in fact looked very much like House's in color (if not in length; oh well).

Koda told me afterwards that it was the best Halloween--and the best family birthday--he'd ever had.  So again, my thanks to all for your assistance in making this happen!!  

As usual--click to enlarge:




2nd-Nov-2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
*jaw drops*

*laughs hysterically*

Oh, wow! I mean -- I had no idea it would be THAT cool! The makeup job is amazing, and so is Koda's acting!

Wow. Oh, this is too wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.
2nd-Nov-2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
and we both had a ball! 'twas a wonderful evening, and yeah--turns out the kid is very much a method actor; he kept the house persona intact all night, and told me he wishes he could be house, because "it's fun being miserable, mom!" sigh.....
2nd-Nov-2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
That´s amazing. Great! Congratulations to Koda and you. Koda looks really like House. I never thought that would be that good. Really!! The second House is Koda. It´s really wonderful. Thank you for show us the pictures. It´s a big fun to see them.
2nd-Nov-2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
thank you! and i'm very happy to share, as i happen to think my kid is absolutely amazing! [and of course, i'm perfectly objective on that subject!]
2nd-Nov-2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Those are fantastic! He has the slouch and the stare down perfectly, and the costume and make-up are amazingly accurate.
2nd-Nov-2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
i do wish the paler browns and grays had shown up in the pics; my own personal opinion is that in some of these he more resembles a tiny terrorist... hee. and he does a damned fine imitation of house even when not in costume; we tend to argue about that little 'personality quirk' of his.....
2nd-Nov-2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Wow- he's got House down pat! I can see why he was a hit- great job, Koda! And great job to both of you- the costume and makeup looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!
2nd-Nov-2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
and he's proud of his ability to 'be' house! thanks!!
2nd-Nov-2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Wow! That one pic especially, of Koda with the motorcycle helmet under his arm -- he really looks like a young House!

Great job, you guys! I can just see him palming some Tic-Tacs! Hee.
2nd-Nov-2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
and yes, he was stealing chips from my plate at dinner! ;-)
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2nd-Nov-2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
the 'impersonation' is... too pat, sometimes. and we both had a memorable, awesome time; it's already one of my all-time-favorite memories.
2nd-Nov-2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Koda looks great! He makes a wonderful Dr. House. Glad you both had a fun time. My son was Spider-man for Halloween and believe me he can put the real Spider-man to shame when it come to climbing walls. My daughter has a thing for Orlando Bloom so she had to be a pirate this year.
2nd-Nov-2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
sounds like you had a blast as well! koda originally wanted to go as a vampire, but since it was a church function [and the word 'halloween' wasn't used once], i had to explain that... uh... perhaps a mythical, blood-sucking, ungodly creature wasn't exactly a great idea... [unless he'd wanted to go as an emotional vampire--then he could've been wilson instead! ;) ].
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2nd-Nov-2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
2nd-Nov-2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, right, remember I told you that JuliaBohemian wanted to see these, too. I think she'd really get a kick out of them. *nods* Publicize for a bit?
2nd-Nov-2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Okay, I am very scared at how real that facial hair looks AND how much like House your little boy looks. He's even got the mannerisms down. Thanks for letting me get a look!

2nd-Nov-2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
good to see you!! and you're welcome; anytime, of course!
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2nd-Nov-2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
LOL (literally -- I am giggling here in the office!) That is WONDERFUL! I love his cynical glower!

He only needed you to be Wilson ;-)
2nd-Nov-2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
he actually does a fine 'wilson' as well--and it requires no make-up at all! glad he provided you with a giggle!!
2nd-Nov-2007 07:10 pm (UTC)

The makeup is fantastic! Makes him look older and the stubble is amazing!

Love the little flame cane! Did he have the limp down too?

Koda's expressions are perfect!

You guys rock!

Question: What did you use in his hair? I've been trying to find something to use on my doll's hair to grey up the sides a bit.
2nd-Nov-2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
of course he has the limp down--he's been watching me limp on a cane, in that very same way [i, too, tend to stride, as i resent the hell outta the cane] for over five years! :) the flame cane is available here.

the silver/gray part of the hair--baby powder first, then over that, jerome russell's B-wild!!! hair and body glitter spray in silver, and then, to make it permanent until washing, schwarzkopf's got2b glued blasting freeze spray, all available at walgreen's in the 'hair care' aisle.

glad you liked!

Edited at 2007-11-08 06:27 pm (UTC)
2nd-Nov-2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! Your son is adorable, and the costume is wonderful. I love how he is unsmiling in all of the pictures, very in character. The cane is espessially fantastic.
2nd-Nov-2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
thank you! he's a character, all right! hee.
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3rd-Nov-2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
actually, the helmet is koda's own, for his atv--and it's a complete coincidence that it looks very much like house's bike! i put the print-out of the dosimeter into the same sort of badge holder that i put the ID in. we have a laser printer, so printouts don't smear, so i used a gluestick over the pic, front and back, before putting it in the holder. then i let it dry, and just cut around the pic. and voila!--a dosimeter badge!! i had so much fun doing all of this; bet you can't tell! ;) and thanks again for all your help!!!
3rd-Nov-2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Wow! Just... wow! Koda is so House-like! The frown, the posture, the intense stare... Great! You did a fine job on the make-up,too, making him look al weary. I love all the details (motorhelmet, Handicapped Parking-sign, cane - however did you get a cane with flames, did you do those yourself??). Thanks so much for sharing!!
3rd-Nov-2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
thanks; doing everything was a blast; neither of us could've possibly enjoyed ourselves more!! the cane is the real deal, the same cane, from the same company that supplies all of house's canes for the show. it also happens to be the company from which i order my own canes, so when i saw the flame cane, koda just had to have it! it's available right here.
4th-Nov-2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
great pictures but why did you take down those with you and Koda?You were both lovely there and the affection between you was so obvious. p.s glad to know you are working on the sequel to TMTC.Beautiful story,can't wait to read the sequel!!
4th-Nov-2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
those pics are still there; it was originally an f-locked entry, and i made it public for a short while, so a friend without an account could see them. i've since f-locked it again--mostly so as not to bore people who don't think my kid is as amazing as i do! hee.
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