I’m just going to tell you right out of the gate what gets my Number Five vote. Snow White and the Seven Dwarf (yes, seven) from 1998. That’s because I’ve already written about it in an August blog posting called, “Today in History: Snow White Anniversary.” Since I told all about how the costumes came together in that one, and how Jason’s boss joined us in our theme by dressing up better than we did, and scarier than all get out, this is my chance to tell about what Jason dressed up as that year, and a couple of other years.
When he worked at Current, Inc., every year they made Halloween fun and encouraged their employees to come to work dressed in costumes. So each year as we prepared for kids’ launch, Jason put together his ensemble. The year the kids were Snow and the Seven Dwarfs, Jason went to work as Phantom of the Opera. I took the kids to see him at work and to walk around Current and visit his friends.
The next year, he went as Buzz Lightyear. On his head, for Buzz’s space helmet he wore a really big clear plastic serving bowl.
There what something that I really liked about 1996 when he went as Groucho Marx. He knew the security officer pretty well who was in charge of name tags, to he got in on the fun with Jason and made him a real nametag as Groucho. He wore it around all day and I’m sure he never broke character.
So in addition to choosing the Snow White theme as my Number 5 favorite, I also give honorable mentions to Jason and his costumes that were fun and daring. Yes, daring. How often do you find people willing to get into the spirit of dressing up so much that they spend their entire day at work saying, “To infinity and beyond!” to everyone they see, all day long?
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