Hello! It’s time for our Sci-Fi themed Halloween fancy dress party! I’ve come as The Doctor (Tom Baker era!). Do you like my TARDIS? It’s bigger inside, so there’s lots of room for snacks!
Anyway, I seem to be first here, so I better check everything is alright, and put the light inside the pumpkin! I wonder who will get here next?
Oh hello Hypno! You’ve come as Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon! Very good!
Yes, I know they look like pumpkins, but they’re actually chocolate! How cool is that?
Hey Ernest! You’ve come as a Cyberman! One of my oldest opponents! It’s a good thing you’re not a real one or I’d have to battle you!
Oh, Dim! Have you only just got up? Oh, I see! You’re Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Well, it looks like a very comfortable costume. I hope you know where your towel is? Oh! Oh, I see you do!
Ah, I see Ernest has found the chocolate pumpkins!
So anyway Dim, you’re here, where’s Matilda? Who’s she coming as?
What do you mean “Don’t blink?”
Oh! Oh, Matilda you startled us! I see, you’re a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who. Um. Did they have glittery wings? Oh, ok. Yes, I suppose costumes are always better with a bit of glitter.
Peggy! Or should I say Princess! I like your hairdo. And Gino! Very imposing as Darth Vader. Very… menacing.
Yes, Peggy, those are chocolate eyeballs! Gruesome, eh?
Gino says those aren’t really scary eyes… These are! Oh my goodness, so many eyes! I can’t look!
Dim says the green eyes remind him of someone….
Oh, of course, it’s Esther! She’s come as Yoda, what magnificent ears! Ha ha, she’s having a mock battle of the Force with Darth Vader.
Now, I wonder who’ll arrive next…. What’s that funny noise? Ah! It’s Captain Kirk and Mr Spock beaming in!
Why did you two decide to come as a duo? Ah, Bernard says “It was purely logical”.
Beep beep! Hello, here’s R2D2! That’s a very good costume, but who…? Oh, Micro, it’s you!
R2D2’s head does make a rather good dish to hold a stash of chocolates, it’s true!
Micro says he likes the way R2 matches his colours. Talking of blue, he says, who is Arnold coming as?
Oh! Arnold has come as Jake from Avatar! No body paint needed! He’s just glad we’ve got the heating on, that costume is a bit skimpy!
Bernard is asking if I know what costume Nano has chosen… Yikes! He’s come as a Facehugger from Alien!
Nano! Don’t do that to Dim! Oh, it’s ok. He’s just getting a lift over the to table, so that he can tackle a chocolate eyeball!
So anyway, Fury, how are you enjoying… Um, what are you looking at? What’s behind me?
EXTERMINATE! Good grief Ofelia you startled me! My most constant adversary, the Dalek!
You’ve worked very hard on that costume Ofelia, well done. You’ve even got a slightly familiar looking eye!
Well, are we all here yet? No, hang on.. What’s that! A DeLorean just appeared from nowhere!
It’s Winston and Vincent, as Doc Brown and Marty McFly, Back to the Future. It’s odd, the first thing they said was “Finally we got it right!” Apparently, they’ve already been early twice and late once!
Well, now we’re all here, and enjoying the party. Apart from the snacks, we’re bobbing for apples and enjoying looking at each others’ costumes.
So I’ll say goodnight – I hope you’ve enjoyed our party, and if you’ve had your own that it went well too!
Dim was listening to the radio earlier choosing spooky music for the Halloween party, when Ofelia came in and said she was making pumpkin soup, but she’d run out of cumin, and could he go and fetch some please?
So, later that evening, Arnold went, a little nervously, to the Director’s beach house. It was very swanky with an outside deck, and fairy lights, and lots of other guests. Arnold wished he’d brought his tuxedo.
I went with the humans today to the PlayLab closing party (until they find somewhere else to pop up!). There were stars with all the helper’s names on, but I had unaccountably been left off. I put it right.