Skipper decided to hold a big costume party on Halloween, and invited all her friends — and told them to invite all their friends, too! She got her apartment all decorated for the occasion, and prepared lots of spooky(-looking) treats. As the hour of the party approached, she got into her own costume: that of Viola, the heroine of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. (Skipper is majoring in English Lit.)
The first to arrive was Romana, dressed up as her companion, the Doctor. But she was also the last to arrive; she and K-9 had arrived after the party was over, then used the TARDIS to get there right on time! (What good, after all, is a time machine if you can’t use it to get to parties you missed?)
The Trick-or-Treat set were the next to arrive, though most of them dashed off again as soon as they got their candy. Kelly and her friends came as the Powerpuff Girls, in costumes that their older sisters had sewn for them. (Though perhaps not terribly well…)
The little princess Rapunzel came dressed as a peacock…or a peacock princess? No one was entirely sure what her costume was really supposed to be, but everyone agreed that she looked adorable in it.
Licca-chan came dressed as Hatsune Miku, but she couldn’t remember quite what she was supposed to say…and said something very inappropriate indeed! (Though it could, theoretically, get her pelted with candy in the right circumstances if she said it at home.)
Unfortunately, Licca-chan was asking for candy from the wrong person, since Pyrrha had come dressed as Snow White‘s Evil Queen, and she was really getting into character…
Lottie, Jasmine, Yeolume and Stacey all came dressed up as their favorite characters from Cardcaptor Sakura: Kinomoto Sakura, Daidoji Tomoyo, Li Shaoran, and Li Mei-lin.
It’s a good thing that Princess Jasmine came in costume, because Janine came dressed up as her! (It was still embarrassing for Jasmine, of course, but not as bad as it might have been!)
Janine found it very entertaining to watch the three ghouls from Monster High who didn’t quite understand the purpose of the party: they came dressed up as their friends! (They also seemed to think that the humans were fooled into thinking that they, too, were human.)
Teresa and Bryden both came dressed as flappers, but neither one knew how to do the Charleston! (Watching them try gave everyone a good laugh…until Bryden demanded that one of them do it instead! That shut them up pretty quickly.)
Barbie came dressed as Navigation Officer Christine Kochanski (from the episode “Duct Soup”) and Ken showed up as Second Technician Arnold Judas Rimmer…though apparently he’d never actually watched any Red Dwarf…
When Rena arrived, her Merida costume was so perfect that everyone thought she really was Merida at first! (The bright red curly hair helped, of course.)
As everyone was leaving, Skipper discovered one little guest all tuckered out under the table. She moved the table aside, but the little girl in the bee costume didn’t want to get up.
Once Romana and K-9 had left with the little girl, Skipper was finally able to slump off to bed, exhausted but happy.