Sunday, October 29, 2006

Shazam!

Weekend Assignment #136: Your Favorite Costume

Oh that's easy! Halloween 1976...just before I got old enough to think store bought costumes were for babies and started making my own (ghost in a bed sheet, witch, hobo, zombie...you get the idea.) I really wanted to be Wonder Woman. I dragged my mother into Spencer's Gifts and showed her the costume I wanted and she hit the roof. Turns out it was an adult costume and much too "sexy" for a young girl of 10.

OK, next best superhero from my next favorite TV show (since Mom couldn't find a Wonder Woman kids costume in my size)! Maybe I should just show the photo and see if anyone can guess...

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You recognize my brother Mike as "The Fonz" of course; but are clueless on what I am dressed as, right? Not surprising. The show was only on for one season and was a Saturday morning kids show. It came on after Shazam! (featuring another cool superhero, Captain Marvel). No idea?

I am... THE ALMIGHTY ISIS! Average school teacher on an archeological dig in Egypt finds mystical amulet that transforms her into an ancient goddess with amazing powers.

Man, I really wanted to get my hands on an amulet like that. One of the first short stories I ever wrote was about just such an amulet (except it was connected to a Nordic goddess, Freya - because the whole Egyptian thing has just been done to death).

10 comments:

Robbie said...

Ha! I thought that was your mom and you were the Fonz. LOL! And, I thought it was Cleopatra. I remember Shazam but the Almighty Isis is a foggy memory. Perhaps, it was after my time.

Magogo's Musings, too said...

i'd still like an amulet like that! happy halloween! margo

jennifer said...

Oh crap, I didn't even recognize the Fonz until I read it.

I've lost a few brain cells since 1976. Heck, I've lost a few since this morning.

Happy Halloween! Can't wait to see pics of the kids. (hint... and thinking how cool it is to write kids)

Paul said...

I used to love that show!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that you were Cleopatra. I never heard of that show. Cute outfit though. :-)

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/Pollyannascorner/

Aria said...

Hehe, great outfit.

Happy Halloween!!

Cheryl said...

Too cute!

Unhinged said...

I remember Shazham and Isis! I had a crush on Shazham and wanted to be Isis. Whenever she wanted to turn into the Super Power Woman, she just said the word Isis, right? Memory's a bit foggy. But I know it's what Shazham said! (No, not Isis. Shazham!)

Man would it be cool to see these shows today ...

Karen Funk Blocher said...

That's a much cooler costume than most of the commercial kids' costumes of that era. Most of them were more like the Fonzie one there - a lame mask and a stupid jumpsuit with the name of the character on it. Your Isis actually has a fair imitation of the way the character was dressed. (Yes, I do remember the show.) Why, it's actually pretty!

Crystal said...

I just had a little girl Oct.23,08 and I named her Isis so I decided to check out your costume since I had never seen the cartoon. What an orginial idea for a cartoon.