2011 Oct 20 | Santee Alley shopping, making Halloween costume
My costume plan.
I needed a surprisingly-large amount of pieces.
Only one of the four Walmarts that's within a 30-minute radius of me is open 24 hours.
OK, that's pretty much impossible not to look at.
Ah, I'm in luck. I wasn't exactly sure what I'd use for blinking lights in the costume head, but these little flashers at Walmart were only $1 a piece. Just had to break them open, which was quite easy.
Angry Birds costumes; that game is everywhere. And the EL-Wire costumes used to be really rare, but it looks like they're mainstream now.
That's a really fun picture, but I rather doubt most people have to worry about alligators here.
I've seen the hanging testicles, but I'd never seen this before; just a big mass of metal. Although I've seen it on a few different vehicles here, so I wonder what it's supposed to be.
Spraypainting the head of my costume.
Aw, the way to work is blocked off.
I don't know what's going on, but there are a ton of people in hard hats here.
And this way is blocked, too, grr.
Occupy LA people.
This Hispanic dollar store is selling baby turtles. I don't think that's legal.
Santee Alley is in the downtown shopping district.
The fabric district has tons of stores with all different kinds of fabric.
Ooh, I like that.
Lots of dresses.
And lots of furry leggings.
Tons of perfume.
More sexy outfits.
It was mostly women's clothing, but there were a few men's stores, too.
I love these.
"Hey, I know that sound!" Yep, Contra being played on some game system.
Ooh, lots of shiny ones here.
A view of one corner from a story up.
Working on the necklace for my costume. This was pretty hard; the other side was spray painted gold, so I had to write the letters backwards on this side and cut them out, which wasn't very precise.
Coming along nicely.