Here's us for the past few years...
My simpson friends, and myself, and Hubby 2004 Hubby let me shave his hair into a V.
We went as the Adams Family in 2005... I would be the creepy looking Gomez. Yeah, I don't make a good Gomez. haha. My 'simpson friends' from past year are Morticia and Lurch. Hubby is Fester - yep, he let me shave him bald for this one.
Last year 2006 we went as little red and the big bad wolf.
Here's me and some of my friends during our 2006 exhibit.
We didn't all have very good COSTUMES, but thats' because our main idea was too make everyone disoriented with strobes and stuff, so they couldn't see if we had real costumes or not anyway.
Here's my sister, Jill (right) and her friend:
My friend Kevin (rewritedrums on this board):
My friend Rowe on one of our scarecrow crosses (which worked AMAZINGLY):
To answer the questions about the pred costume: When I bought it I paid $1000. I waited about a year for it to be completed by an artist in Canada. I kept it for about 8 months and sold it to a guy in Thailand for $2300
If anyone is interested you can PM me for a website that is all about these costumes. There is some amazing talent there.
As far as the hot factor, words cannot describe how hot it was. I would take the gloves off and sweat would pour out like water.