Happy Halloween!

Halloween, I think will forever be a special day for me… at least a memorable one, anyway.  And it’s not for the costumes or the candy corn that I’ve gorged myself on (probably gained 5 pounds if I bothered to weigh myself, lol!)

It’s because 1 year ago today (which was a Monday in 2011), I got my MRI that confirmed sarcoma in my leg.  After that, it was all one big adventure after that.  I had 2 surgeries, 5 MRI’s, 8 weeks of radiation therapy, 2 CT’s and a couple of xrays, too… then of course, I lost my job when the business close, my husband developed health issues which cost him his job, too…. and here we are at the end of 12 months since that fateful day, and all I can do is look back at the rocky road it’s been from there to here.  I can certainly just hope that the next twelve months will be a whole lot less interesting!  Boring would be nice for a little change of pace for this clan.

But!  Since it is Halloween, let me show you a little bit of my husband and mine other past time:


My husband in his Jason costume at a convention

Custom Boba Fett armor from Star Wars


A whole group of us at a convention.  I’m Samara right in the middle, my husband in his Chronicles of Riddick screen used Necromonger armor, just behind me, and off to the left, a friend of ours in his screen used Riddick Necro armor, too, along with some Jedi’s and Tie Fighter pilots.

A little blurry image of some Start Wars peeps at a Christmas parade.  My husband is Chewbacca.

Better shot of my husband’s screen used Necro armor.  I had a screen used Necromonger Convert costume, which I only wore once before I sold it.


Me in my Samara and my husband in his Jason.


Me in my Predator and my husband in his Jason at a Halloween party last year.

In the Christmas parade… my husband as Chewbacca, me as an Imperial Guard (the red person), princess Lei behind, and a Clone trooper and a sand trooper.

Another pic of my husband in his Chewbacca at a different event, inside the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago

The two of us in our original Predator costumes.  This is from 2003 – when we met!!

Actually this image is the first one we have of the day (no, actually about 5 minutes after) we met.  Kevin on the right in his Predator, me in my Matrix Trinity, and our friend on the left, in his Predator.

The two of us doing the 2004 release of Alien Vs. Predator at a movie theater.

Our Halo suits.  These things were a pain in the butt to make, and weighed around 60 pounds each .  Very hard to wear, but they sure were nice – had lights and sounds and everything.  We sold them to someone for display purposes.  They were just too heavy to wear.  Someday when we have the time/room, we will make lighter versions of this same suit.


My husband as Kroenen, with a Hellboy.



And a whole group of Predators at Dragon Con, circa 2004.  There are 3 females, I’m on the front left, in the greenish armor.  My husband is buried in the back, in the red helmet.


Pretty serious costumes, huh?  Lol.


Enjoy the day, and have a treat- you deserve it!!


About kshai1715

I am a lifelong equestrian, photography enthusiast, sci-fi lover, and sci-fi convention & costuming geek that also loves movies and video games. I am a hard working 30 something woman that survived cancer and am looking forward to a long, healthy, self-empowered life. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my horses (and the rest of my life) as much as I like writing about them.
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2 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. RiderWriter says:

    I am just speechless. I had no idea people actually owned and wore such serious costumes outside of the movies! And the fact you said you MADE some/one of them is even more impressive. Wow!

    • kshai1715 says:

      lol! thanks 🙂 Yep, most of them were made by Kevin, although I made my original version of the predator, helmet and all. When my husband made his Chewbacca costume, he sculpted that head out of clay, made a mold, and cast the head. The jaw on it is a separate piece, moves , and the costume has sound effects.

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