1) Angry Exploited Employee of a Major Supermarket Chain.
For those of you outside of SoCal, the workers at almost all the supermarkets have been on strike for a month. The beauty of this costume is that the only thing you need is a picket sign, which are free if you ask politely and pretend to care about their cause.
2) Quatto from "Total Recall."
For those of you not familiar with Schwarzenegger's second best movie, Quatto was the mysterious leader of the Mars rebellion. He was also a wise old midget who just happened to live in a guy's stomach. To make a Quatto costume, all you need is a Cabbage Patch Baby and put him inside your shirt with only his head and arms sticking out. When anyone asks what the hell you're supposed to be, simply groan "Quaaaid."
3) Santa Ana Winds.
Like the striking supermarket worker, the Santa Ana winds are a local thing. During autumn or winter, the Santa Ana's blow through town and make everybody unexpectedly sweaty. For the costume, all you need is a sombrero and a poncho - but the clincher is one of those electric hand fans. In a flame-free year, this might've made a decent costume. But now that Santa Ana winds have achieved major notoriety with the current fires, it's not the most appropriate thing to wear in LA.
One last ghost story:
I got this email from a coworker today. Apparently the owners of this house had been seeing images and hearing voices for quite a while.
They did some research and found that a lady once lived in the house who lost her husband during World War I. According to the story, she used to sit at the table and look outside waiting for her loved one to return home. He never came. So, they say she still waits.
They caught this photo of what they claim to be her. This one was amazing and a little unsettling once you find the ghost in the picture. It took me about 15 seconds to find it, but when you do it just stands out. Like one of those optical illusions. Really freaky shit.
1) To save you some time, concentrate around the table. Best not to focus too much on one spot.
2) Look around the table and toward the window.
3) Click on the link below for the picture.
4) Maximize your browser since the photo is pretty damn big.
Click here to see it.