I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. Obviously not because I don’t like candy or chocolate (you all know I like sweets right?).  It’s because I dread the costume. This wasn’t a problem as a kid. My costumes included, in no particular order…

  • A mummy (though I got tangled in a couple trees due to my bandages)
  • A clown (Tim Chapman take note)
  • A crayon (not a lot of flexibility in that costume)
  • R2D2 (I was a nerd even when I was young)
  • Princess Leia (from Episode IV, not the bikini costume)
  • A robot (hard to walk through doors while dressed in a box)

Those were fun times. Then I got to college and Halloween took on a whole new meaning. I am not one to dress up in any tight-fitting barely-there costume, so I resorted to a farmer one year (insert Iowa joke here) and other years just avoided going out all together. Finding something cool was tricky. My friend Jori was awesome at costumes, she still is (last year she, her husband, and their 1 ½ year old went as the Three Amigos…genius). But I digress.

So this year, when Argenis Fernandez asked if I would participate in his second fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders and wear a costume if he raised at least $5000, I of course said yes…knowing full well I would have to find a costume.

Enter my friend Jes.

Yes Jes, yes it is...

Yes Jes, yes it is…

I now have a kick @$$ costume if I do say so myself, and you’ll see it at the PASS Summit (I’m speaking on Wednesday at 4:45 PM, if you’re interested!). In the meantime, if you haven’t already, head on over to Argenis’ page and donate to a fantastic cause.   The amount doesn’t matter…$5, $10, $20…whatever. It all adds up, it all helps. Every little bit.  Thanks for considering, and I hope to see you at Summit!