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Let’s do the time warp again! I fell in love with “Rocky Horror Picture Show” early on in college, and I’ll confess: it took me at least five times to completely understand what the heck was going on. (Or rather, understand it’s not really suppose to make sense – it’s just suppose to be a crazy, wild, musical ride.)
I wouldn’t call myself an aficionado, but I’m definitely a loyal Rocky fan. There’s been rumors of remakes for years. When I found out Fox would be airing one, I was a little leery.
Do we really need an updated Rocky Horror? I asked. Isn’t the charm of the movie version that it’s seriously outdated and ridiculous?
Well, yes. But then I ran across this interview on YouTube:
It totally sold me.
If you’re interested in checking it out, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” airs tonight on Fox at 8/7c…and by the way, this isn’t a sponsored post. Just sharing something I love. 💋
And speaking of things I love…by now you know I love a good Halloween party. So to celebrate a re-imagined “Rocky Horror” hitting the airwaves tonight, I thought I’d share some photos from Halloweenie Roast 2013 which was, you guessed it, a Rocky Horror theme!
It’s just a jump to the left…
So THIS was the year I went CRAZY over my invitations. I got super inspired on Pinterest and decided I needed to make a THING instead of just throwing up a Facebook invite.
This year’s invitations are about as fancy as I’ll ever get now, but here’s a peek inside the “Transylvania kits” I put together for my guests to set the tone for the party.
First and foremost, I had to have party horns or noise makers like all the Transylvanians do in the early scenes at the castle.
And crazy sunglasses.
Bow ties, definitely!
The invitation cards I made – and printed on pearl card stock as a small shout out to Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s pearls. That paper was just about the coolest find ever.
And then everything went in a box! Totally over the top, but I had a blast making these.
If you haven’t heard the story before, this is Sir Clayton. I discovered him at At Home when it was still known as Garden Ridge. And, more than likely, he mismarked because he was only $18 instead of $80. He fit that year’s Harry Potter theme, so I grabbed him.
Every year since 2012, he has stood guard at the gate and welcomed my guests. I try to give him a theme-appropriate costume. What better for Rocky Horror than a red and black boa?
The party lights around the bonfire are one of my fave pieces of party decor – and so ridiculously simple.
My fave Transylvanian posing under my convention sign I made to match the one from the movie.
Not bad, huh?
And, of course, the bonfire for weenie and marshmallow roasting! Once everyone had their fill of food, we watched “Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the backyard projected on the back of the garage. I passed out props along with these instructions and drinking game (just for fun).
Newspaper, party hat, cards, toast…we pretty much had all the essentials!
Love that magically disappearing carpet.
A 100% trashed backyard, but we had so much fun doing it!
I even had to a light up globe to mimic the one at the end of the movie.
Sir Clayton at the end of the night. He definitely had too much Witches Brew that year…
And, of course, no party would be complete without some killer costumes! Here’s my fave Rocky Horror costumes my friends wore:
Daniel and Heather as Brad and Janet. (By the way, Heather is wearing one of my virgin pins I handed out to everyone who had never seen the movie!)
Katie as a Transylvanian. Her tiny hat was my favorite touch.
Amanda: “I just know somebody wears a lab coat, so that’s what I wore!”
Luis as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (Slightly terrifying when you know he works in the medical industry! Haha)
Please note the virgin button. Going for Frank you first time? That is commitment, my friends!
Amanda dressed as the props. She always has THE most creative costume of the night.
I mean, the girl tied TOAST in her hair! You go big or go home when it comes to Halloweenie Roast costumes, guys. We don’t play around.
Justin and Stacey, aka just a couple of sweet transvestites! Shockingly, this would only be the FIRST time my brother showed up to my party in a dress. Happened again last year too. (Look for the dueling Ursulas photo.)
And yours truly as Janet! I am so, so grateful I have an amazing mother who willingly makes me costumes still. I spray-painted an old purse from a high school dance, made my own hair barrettes so they match the movie exactly and even tracked down a “Janet” necklace on Etsy. No detail is too small for this spooky little girl.
And there’s my 2013 Rocky Horror-themed party!
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Hope you enjoyed this peek into one of my Halloweenie Roasts!
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