While looking up pictures of garthim I found this website: which is hilarious.

The reason I was looking at pictures of garthim is because as many of you know The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets have been re-invited to the Penny Arcade Expo after bailing at the last minute a couple years ago. (I should never forgive Bob for that but who can stay mad at this face?)

To that end, I’ve been thinking about making myself a new costume. I’ve always wanted to do something crustacean-like but it would be incredibly hard to perform in (not that that has ever stopped me before) and I think it would complicate border-crossing. So now I’m thinking about recreating an old costume which I really like – essentially it was a set of coveralls that had a bunch of plastic garden chains and shower curtain rings (spray painted to look metal – in all senses of the word) and a helmet with a transparent vacuum hose on it. I miss those days of going to the thrift store and finding kooky things to make into Thickets costumes, perhaps I should revisit that chapter of my life, and I bet Best would help!

Here’s the old version:

Perhaps it’s time to take a stroll down Thickets costume lane. You can click on the pics to enlarge.

I wish I had a photo of my TIE Fighter helmet. It’s not a helmet a TIE Fighter would wear – it’s a helmet that looks like a TIE Fighter.

2 Replies to “Garthim!”

  1. With this news, you have guaranteed that I will be at PAX this year. Come hell or high water I will finally see Thickets live.

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