The Nemo Design Halloween party was Saturday night; it was by far the best I’ve ever been to. Barely anyone recognized me! I’ve never dressed as a man before, but this year I decided that I was going to be 100% Steve Perry— no wimping out this time! If you’re wondering who Steve is, he was the lead singer of Journey and his trademark outfit was a tailcoat, Levi’s, feathered hair, and white Nikes.
What’s the deal with my admitted Journey obession?! The backstory is this: starting when I was a baby nubs in the early 80s, the only thing my parents seemed to play on their stereo was all Journey all the time. Pretty much every song they’d ever released was repeatedly pounded into my skull. I have no idea why they were so obsessed, but it was something I couldn’t escape. My Mom still digs Steve and this year, I wanted to make her proud. Now, Steve has a very prominent profile and…I have a squishy nose without much structure. Wearing a fake nose was no easy task! Lee (who was dressed as Jesus!) helped me attach it and even mixed acrylic paint to match it to my skintone. I didn’t want to cut some 80s bangs, but I still was able to work some slight featherin’ in. It was a strange experience not carrying a purse and only having a tube of chapstick in my pocket. The bushy brows and five o’ clock shadow were also a bit hard to get used to!
I’ll go into the party details later, but for now I want to share the ‘photobooth’ pictures that were being shot all night by Nemo’s entrance:
My brother and I made my Mom proud (or worried)! He was dressed as an obese boy scout. The whole night, Smokey’s stomach was slipping and he was constantly having to hoist it up. That’s what you get when you stuff pillows down your thrifted fat pants! I owe Lee major props for screening me a custom Don’t Stop Believin’ shirt!
Behold Steve Perry, David Lee Roth, and my brother. This set of photos was totally out of control. By the third photo, Smokey let go of David Lee’s leg and I got hit in the nose, which totally cracked and came loose!