Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010 - I attempt to be Kara "Starbuck" Thrace from Battlestar Galactica

Yeah, most of you already know this based on my tweets and previous posts but my husband declared that since I was losing weight I should go as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica for Halloween. Let me preface this by saying that I don't believe I could ever compare to the gorgeously tough Kattee Sackhoff. I also probably have at least another 30 lbs to go for this to be perfect. Seriously, I don't think I could ever be as pretty or cool as this...

Some of my favorite Starbuck screencaps...

Image found at Sachs Report
Image found at Universal Playback
No clue where I found this but it's been on my iPhone for several months now.
 In fact Starbuck and I have very little in common. Here's what we do have in common:
  • We both like to drink.
  • We both smoke cigars occasionally.
  • We both have an artistic side.
  • If we've had enough to drink, we might punch something.
Here's what we don't have in common:
  • Starbuck had a crappy mother (my mom is AWESOME)!
  • Starbuck can kick your ass, where as I am a tub of jello.
  • I am absolutely not nearly as good of a driver as Starbuck.
  • I will never be a good poker player (but I try). 
  • I never EVER would have married that silly boy Anders (we call him "Blanders" around my house). 
What we may have in common...
  • Potentially, I too could be a sharp shooter. Yeah, shocked my husband my first day out on the shooting range in 20 years by doing pretty well (see picture right). In general I don't like guns. But I am discovering that being good at shooting is fun!
  • Maybe I'll die and come back as an angel, but highly unlikely. Would be sort of cool right?
So no... most likely I will never BE Starbuck (not sure I'd really want to be - she's seriously screwed up), but I do admire the character for being very strong and complex. My husband, for whatever reason though this would be fun for me. I have never had a more demotivating costume...

Husband applied Tattoo using MAC Chromaline.

My husband took to calling me "Fatbuck" and himself "Fatpollo" since he was going as Lee Adama. Oh well. Could have been worse. I could have been a 200 lbs Starbuck! But on a positive note, my husband made me buy two sizes of pants (12s and 10s) and I fit into the smaller set for this costume. Yay! I should have ordered a smaller top too. Maybe we'll give this a try next year, though I'm hoping I could go for Selene from Underworld by then. :)

Incidentally, if you ever have the urge to order from Aradni Costumes for your Battlestar Galactica tank, be prepared. They only make the tank top and they purchase the gray shirt in bulk that goes under it. It won't fit you no matter what. Both my husband and I ended up removing the sleeves on another gray shirt to fit under. So you're purchasing a very expensive tank. They are very nice at that company, but I definitely do not think it was worth the price.

What is your costume this year?