Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween 2012: And They Turned Into Stone

In my previous post, I mentioned that the Missus was in the midst of preparing my Halloween costume. I also asked readers to make a guess as to what my costume would be for this year’s Halloween. Unfortunately, no one came up with the correct answer (although some of you came very close!). Still, I thank you all for your wonderful contributions!

Anyway, without further ado, for this years’ Halloween, I am going to be…

Medusa, the Gorgon.

Yeah! I am the legendary Golden Gorgon!

And check out my venomous snakes: Mozambique Spitting Cobra, Gaboon Viper, Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Boomslang – all with googly eyes! “Sssssst…”

According to Greek mythology, anyone who looked into the eyes of Medusa instantly turned into stone.

To find out if this story might be true, I decided to take matters into my own paws; I went out to test my ‘Medusa’ prowess.

I was soon walking down the streets of Singapore, searching for unlucky victims. To my delight, I spotted something! It was an ox pulling a cart. As the ox stopped for a drink, I got into position and cast an evil look at the innocent bovine.

To my amazement, it turned into stone! Blimey!

So, the curse of Medusa is true!

Happy with my newfound magic powers, I began to search for more victims. First of all, I came upon a weird looking bird. Without thinking, I went into deep concentration and, within seconds…

…it turned into stone! (But I don’t know why it also got bigger and fatter?!?)

My extraordinary powers were fantastic. Soon, I was turning everything in sight into stone, including hoomans.

These men were having an innocent conversation and, guess what, I turned them into stone!

Next, I stumbled upon a Scribe and he too, with just one look, turned into stone!

This poor lady was simply waving at her friends. Unfortunately, I looked at her and… she turned into stone!

After walking aimlessly for a while, I came across some children playing next to the river. When they saw what was coming, they tried to flee into the river but it was too late…

…they turned into stone!

Despite their best efforts, none of them escaped my clutches.

My powers were such that I was even able to affect historical figures. Here’s poor old Stamford Raffles, one of the founders of Singapore, who died in 1826. Somehow, I managed to turn him into stone! Yikes!

Impressed with my limitless powers, I decided to set the bar higher. This time I would concentrate on  a mythical figure – The Merlion. This strange looking creature, the symbol of Singapore, has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Man, that sounds scary!

First, I tried my luck on a baby Merlion. It worked like a charm – it turned into stone!

Without hesitation, I went for the mother Merlion and, guess what, she turned into stone too!

Please, my friends, be careful. Don’t look too closely at my photos. You never know, you too might be “turned into stone”!

Happy Halloween!

With love,


How Sam Sees It said...

That is an AWESOME costume! We never would have guessed! Happy Halloween!


KT and Easton said...

Hi Homer, love the snakey medusa head. Seems to be quite effective. Clever post by yer Mom. Good job. You could spend a lot of time turning Merlions into stone in Singapore. There are so many of them!! Have a great Halloween. It is raining cats, dogs and probably a few Merlions here in Seattle. I'll just be barking at the trick or treaters (if we even get any). Hope they are dressed as pirates and come in a boat. It's about the only way they'll get to our front door.

Yer Pal Easton

Anonymous said...

Oh Homer!! I love your costume! You look fantastic!!! And you did a great job turning people to stone too!!

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

Homer, you and your mom are too funny... I mean scary! :0)

Marg said...

Homer, that is quite the costume. Just look at how powerful you are. That is really something, turning everything into stone. Happy Halloween.

The Life of Riley said...

A great costume Homer! Your family is very clever - we just hope they didn't look you in the eye and turn to stone too.


margeaux said...

OMD, i would never had guessed- you are so much fun you two. it is cute, and "good job" homer for wearing it and showing just how to turn everything into stone. (a note about jessej- you may not have heard-he stepped to another life on the 19th- his costume this year is in "spirit of life")M

Molly the Airedale said...

What an amazing costume, Homer! You really do have powers!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

Wayyy too cute! Summer asks if u want to do a couple-themed halloween shoot with her next year! She was a hot dog this year :)


Anonymous said...

Genius! 'Clash of the Titans' halloween-Homer-style...fab stuff..and a great statue tour around the town..super..thanks Homer! xx

brooke said...

hahahaha! I love it!
Next year I'll have to dress Darwin up! said...

Oh gosh, this is the best costume! So creative!!

Anonymous said...

Homer and Misses! I left a message via ipad on this post last week. but it didn't show up! I just LOVE your costume. you always come up with the most excellent ideas. Homer, how DO you put up with your Misses?
My favorite was the one of the kiddies being turned to stone. If only it were that easy. ;) dogs rule, kids, um well, they drool at first...