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Fashion Tip Fridays: Shoe Polish

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Erik Bragg as Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore. 2nd place in kindergarten Halloween contest. 1989.

I wanted to be a Ghostbuster for Halloween when I was in kindergarten, but I wore my Ghostbuster sweats to bed and played with my Proton Pack all the time.  So how could I still make it special and be a Ghostbuster? I could be Winston Zeddemore, the black one!

Apparently, to my mom and I, this was as easy as rubbing black shoe polish on my face, puckering my lips to make them bigger, and putting on some fucked up Edward Scissorhands wig.  I don’t get it because Winston had a shaved head and I wasn’t even close to matching the skin tone.  What a terrible costume.

Sorry for the shitty costume, Ernie Hudson. I was only 5.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Eric on May 26th, 2011

    I think the “Ernie Hudson OFFICIAL WEBSITE!~!!~” might have the Erik Bragg fansite beat.

  2. Sarah Spinks on May 26th, 2011

    OMG. Wow.
    So glad you posted this though, because I’m having a shitty ass week and I can’t stop laughing right now. Also, the apology to Ernie Hudson was a nice touch.

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