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Beach Party Meltdown

DIY Halloween costume featuring a canvas flag which I had made for a memorial bike ride earlier this year, and a canvas "radiation hood". I didn't have time for any prototyping, so the hood ended up much bigger than the real Meltdown's hood, but I think that it makes the outfit more cartoonish, so I guess that's a good thing. Underneath the hood, I'm wearing a hard hat with foam taped to it to hold the hood's shape.


I had a name tag on, but it really didn't help explain the costume to people who aren't involved with the Minnesota Roller Girls. Meltdown is the mascot of the Atomic Bombshells, Cleo's team on the MNRG. I won best costume at E-Radicator's house.

I slathered myself with sunscreen for an authentic beachy smell, because I'm all about details like that. When Cleo shared this detail with someone showing up at the bar, it was met with, "I'm not getting close enough to smell Garrick."

For some reason, several people asked, "Is that your real stomach?" But the thing is my stomach is neither really big, nor really flat, so I'm not sure why a fake gut would be part of this costume.

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Taken on October 31, 2008