Monday, October 20, 2008

Is That Don Johnson?

Clay was invited to a 60's, 70's, 80's dress up birthday party for a friend in his co-op.  We knew that we were most likely going to go with the 80's (and why not...it was a great decade all around...the styles, the music, the president.)  We just weren't sure what direction we were going to go though.  There's the classic "hair band" look, along with other musical inspirations like Devo, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen.  Or you can go 80's styles like parachute pants, upturned collars, preppie-Izod, pegged jeans, stone washed jeans, and oh, what we would have given for a sweet mullet.  But seeing as how he's 6'3" and we were planning to obtain this outfit at one of the local thrift shops, we decided to hold off deciding till we saw what was available.  

Well, the heavens shone down upon the most wonderful pair of white linen pants in just the right length and we knew...Miami Vice.  That's right, Don Johnson as Sonny Crockett.  We got the turquoise blue tight shirt, and even found a linen jacket.  Aviator sunglasses, dress shoes, and a gun finished off the ensemble.  But, the shining masterpiece was the hair.  I (Mom) feathered, blew dry, and hairsprayed Clay's hair in the most awesome (or was it tubular or radical back then?  But I digress...) style!  Oh, and wait...his good friend in the co-op had not yet picked out his outfit.  Clay called him from the thrift store, and he looked them up on the web. (You read that right...he didn't know the guys from Miami Vice!!! Neither boy did, actually.) But, as soon as he pulled up the website, his response was, "I am so gonna be Tubbs!"  

Clay and Joe looked great as Crockett and Tubbs.  They got 2nd place for their costumes.  Joe's brother Justin won though...He was dressed as Erkle!  (He was perfect, although wasn't that a 90's show???)  Neither here nor there.  The kids all had a great time!




Had to get a close up of the feathered hair!



Crockett & Tubbs









3 comments:

Erin said...

FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Ya'll are Crazy!! Boy, that was quite a walk down memory lane for you, wasn't it Dana!!

Clay is so handsome especially with that feathered hair!

Take care,
Erin in FL

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

What a fun thing for the older kids!! Love the Don Johnson look!! Clay pulled it off well. :)

Debbie B said...

How cool!!