Oct 31, 2013

Market Pumpkin Patch

My Halloween traditions have been pretty tame the last few years, but like usual I went in search of a giant pumpkin purely for roasting the seeds. I bought myself a modest 21 pound pumpkin, put the seeds in the oven, and did a little carving to pass the time. I didn't get as many seeds as I'd hoped for unfortunately, but the process did make for a few nice collages at least.

Oct 30, 2013

Pop Culture @ EMP Museum in Seattle

If all of the music exhibits weren't cool enough, the pop culture displays at the EMP Museum in Seattle really won us over. There were three separate sections: Icons of Science Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, and Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film. It was the perfect place for a couple of movie buffs to geek out. Here were some of the cool pieces of memorabilia we saw during our visit.

Christopher Reeves' Superman costume.

Independence Day model.
Teddy bear from A.I.

Lion costume from Wizard of Oz.

David Bowie's costume from Labyrinth.

Jason mask from Friday the 13th.

Gun from Men in Black.

Dalek from Doctor Who.

Shirt from Shaun of the Dead.

Labyrinth display.

Zombie costume from Thriller music video.

Yoda's necklace and cane from Star Wars.

Wizard of Oz guard costume.

Popular sci-fi weapons.

The alien from Alien.

Star Wars lightsaber prop.

Darth Vader prosthetic makeup piece.

Blair Witch Project.

Princess Bride costume.

Captain Kirk's chair surrounded by tribbles.

Uhura's ear piece.

Forbidden Planet robot.

Oct 29, 2013

Fremont Troll in Seattle, WA

It was after seeing a model of the Fremont Troll at the Celluloid Seattle exhibit at MOHAI that Mike and I decided it would be cool to try and search it out. Once we got back to our hotel we looked it up online and realized it was actually just a short 10 minute drive from where we were.

My memory of the Fremont Troll came directly from 10 Things I Hate About You, but admittedly, had we not checked out that exhibit we never would have thought to come see this. Mike and I snapped a few pictures of each other on the Troll and then we were on our way. It was another cool unexpected find on our road trip of the Northwest.

Fremont Troll - 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Mike on the Troll's head.