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08 November 2012

Henry Pootle as Alien


Orange County, California
31 October 2012

She built the structure herself out of cardboard and wood. I papier mached it, then spray painted it and painted over that with acrylic.  It was a labor of love.

Her school is big on things like Halloween. There was a costume contest, and she entered but didn't win. Her win, though, was her fellow students asking to take her photo. That made her very happy.

That, and scaring the daylights out of some of our trick or treaters later that night.

Tech stuff: Taken with my iPhone4, and fiddled with a lot in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. The daughter used the pen name Henry Pootle (which is from Winnie the Pooh) for a story she wrote when she was very small. One of my nicknames for her since then has been Henry. It makes us both laugh when I call her Henry in public and other people stare in confusion. With regards to the mask, if you look closely, you can see the Alien's retractable mandible within the jaw. The girl worked hard.

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