Sunday, October 31, 2010

Decisions, Decisions (Happy Halloween!!!)

We interrupt Brutus' Earlventure posts for some obligatory Halloween fun!  It's come down to the wire, but the Frenchies are still trying to make up their minds on what to be for Trick-or-Treat this year.  Maybe you all can help...

Ever notice that there are qualities about someone that just shout for a particular costume?  That's where this idea came from - Brute just has the face for it!  I swore I'd never use a dog costume that had arms, but to say this first one is a popular choice is an understatement (the photo's gone viral on Facebook).  Not sure how Brutus feels about being a villian, though... 
I sense the force is strong with you...
Darth Brutus contemplates the allure of the dark side.
I mean...  The facial resemblance is uncanny, no?

Then we were going through our Halloween supplies, and ran across some old things of Duncan's.  They met with mixed reviews form Brute.

Oh, no.  No.  You've got to me kidding me!
This costume is making me crabby.
Then I pulled out something a little more appropriate.  I think this one gets Brutus' vote.  He CAN fly after all, we just need an action shot of Super Brutus!

MUCH more distinguished.  I'm definitely superhero material!!
Do I hear a damsel in distress??  Super Brutus up, up & awaaaaaaaaay!
Such a well-attired dog as Brutus has to have something more comfortable to change into for the "after-party", so here is this years' choice:

I gotta be me, after all!

OK, now for Carmen.  She's a little more of a challenge - partly because we had no "girly" costumes, and partly because she tried to eat everything I put on her!! 

Nope.  Off the mark with the witch hat.  What else ya got, mom?
I was trying to keep it simple for Carmen, so thought maybe this cute spider costume would do the trick.  It was supposed to be a hat, but she kept grabbing the legs that dangled around her head and thought the ankle cuffs were fun to chase.  After a few minutes of failed attempts, we bailed on the spider idea too.

Aaaahhhh!  Spider!
It got me mom...  Don't know if I'm gonna make it...
When actual costumes weren't working, I tried the utilitarian approach; just a simple T-shirt.  That worked until she found out Brutus wore it last year & she didn't want a hand-me-down.

Oh, come on.  I need something more... ME!

Finally I found something fit for my little Drama Queen.  Simple, elegant.  Very Carmen.

Now, where are my minions??

It's good to be the Queen.

If you think I'm taking this crown off, you are most mistaken.  It needs to become part of my daily attire!

And then of course my little diva needed to have something in case she got any invitations to a Halloween Ball.  She was completely comfortable in this snappy little number, actually wore it for over an hour and never even tried to roll it off!

Hey, boys....
Eat your hearts out!
Mason didn't feel like playing dress-up this year, plus Paul gets irked when I put clothes on his dog.  Thought about just draping a sheet with eye-holes over Mason and making him a labraghost (he'd just sit there), but thought I'd let the ol' boy keep at least a little of his dignity.  Instead, here's a recycled image from last years' Halloween post so that Mason doesn't feel left out here.

Your feeble attempts at humor fail to amuse me.
So from all of us - Darth Brutus, the Drama Queen, batty Mason, myself & Paul (who's birthday just happens to be today...) - hope you all have a super-Happy Halloween!  

Now get out there and score some treats!!!
Psst.... Brutus!  Trick or Treat!!


George The Lad said...

LOL!! you two rock, love all your outfits
Happy Halloween to you
See Yea George xxx

Anonymous said...! While I do very much agree that Brutus is more of a Superdog, well...the Bark Vader costume is just too, too pawfect. And that crown for Carmen? Stunning!! But poor Mason most definitely looks put out with mom for sure.

Happy birthday to Paul, too! And I hope you all get lots of yummy treats today! Happy Howloween!

Wiggles & WAgs,

Kari in Alaska said...

Happy Halloween! I sure like the crown Carmen :)


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Darth Brutus!!!! Somehow Mom must have missed this on FB, but dude, you Have. Found. Your. Calling. Seriously. Go to the Dark Side immediately (I've heard they have cookies, BTW...), do not pass go, do not collect $200. You make us poor Jedis-in-training quake in our snowboots. That is AWESOME!!! And Carmen? Well, duh. Someone has to rule that household - particularly when Brutus is off gathering his forces. All that said, we're with Mason, except we protest costumes on the fact that they can be considered clothes, and we are diametrically opposed to clothes (except for our snowboots, and we'll get back to you on that). Although we like the idea of a labraghost! BTW, happy birthday to your Dad!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh no! Mom nearly peed her pants. We have visited your blog 4 times just to keepp laughing. Love it
Happee Halloween to you too!
Benny & Lily

Sam said...


You are hysterical. That Darth Brutus costume is just to DIE for!

I think Yoda would be a fine choice for next year, too!!

Oreo said...

Oh Darth Brutus all the way. Looks exactly like the real guy. CArmen you are so pretty in that Queen crown. It is totally YOU!! Now just a elegant pink gown and you will have everydoggie drooling!!
Have a fun day!!


Asta said...

Youw choices wewe pawfect!!!
You look fantaboolous!
Happy Biwfday to youw Dad and lots of tweats and halloween fun fow all of you
smoochie kisses

The Oceanside Animals said...

Darth Brutus. Definitely Darth Brutus. And I'm not just saying that because he could kill me.

Deborah said...

You all look great! Brutus, you have awesome outfits!!
PS Happy Halloween!

PoochesForPeace said...

So cute! I hope Mason doesnt feel too left out! Happy b-day paul!

Lorenza said...

No matter what you two wear... you are soooo adorable!
Happy Halloween!
Kisses and hugs

1000 Goldens said...

OMD, you two are adorable! Carmen - LOVE the tiara :)

Oskar said...

Darth Brutus is priceless and Carmen was made to wear that crown!

Happy birthday to Paul!

Nubbin wiggles,

♥ Sallie said...

Happy Halloween!

Golden Samantha said...

What great costumes all! Carmen is adorable in her crown - it suits her and S-Man definitely works for Brutus! Happy Halloween!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

houndstooth said...

I love Darth Brutus, but Carmen, your Halloween dress is so adorable! We love it!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I just about laughed my furs off at this post. TOOOOOOO funny. And adorable too.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You are always so clever with your posts - this was so good, so well done.

We think we vote for SuperBrutus and DivaCarmen as the costumes of choice:)

Happy Howl-o-ween!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wilma said...

You two are too cute.Perfect costumes.Caermen,looove your crown darling. happy Halloween!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Taffy said...

You two crack me up! Oh and Happy Birthday to your Dad! I do have to say Darth Brutus should be viral!!!!!

the booker man said...

happy halloweeny to ya'll!! :)
i vote for darth brutus and drama queen for sures! teehee!
(mason, dude, i totally know how you mama tried to put me in a ghost costume. i was like NO WAY, JOSE!!)

the booker man


Hi Brutus,

We just wanted to say Hi and Happy Halloween!

Man, we luuuv your costumes! You are one mean machine! Butt, so cute!

We have missed you a lot and luuuv you too!

Riley and Star.

Molly the Airedale said...

That picture of the spider costume doing you in is just a riot, Carmen and poor Brutus doesn't look too happy in the lobster outfit! Must be too many legs for both of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

First off, great to see Mason again. We miss him. Next, I am pleased to see how you were able to instruct your human regarding the proper outfit. Clearly Darth Brutus was the one for you.

And I noted how Carmen settled right down when she had her wee tiara on.


Piappies World said...

Boo! Trick or Treat!

Darth Brutus rocks! That's such a winner! Carmen is so regal with her beautiful crown jewels and Mason so cute to agree to wear the head gear.

Happy Howl-o-ween to all of your and Happy Birthday to Paul!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Amber and Nala said...

Brutus, what a great Darth Vader you make and Carmen, you are quite the Queen. ;)


Unknown said...

Brutus looks so cool in his Darth Vader costume while Carmen is so sweet with her tiara.:D
hope you all had fun!

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