We’re continuing the tradition! This time, we featured blond and redheaded duos in TV and film, featuring feisty foxes, heroic teenagers and adorable goofballs (the TV characters, not us)(ok, also us). If you’re sad we didn’t do SNL again (we were), we already have SNL with a twist in the works. We just have to wait for temperatures above freezing.
Starting with one of our favorite movies, “The Fantastic Mr.Fox.” Watch this movie. It’s from the same genius Wes Anderson of the more recent “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Ash and Kristofferson
Don’t worry, these are not the costumes we chose to recreate.
Next, because Kayla’s a Whack-Bat champ.
Coach Skip: Basically, there’s three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.
Kristofferson: Got it.
Ok, maybe not. But I do regularly brush my teeth.
One of my favorite scenes of the movie, when Mr. Fox accepts that Ash is just a bit “different.”
We really really loved being bandits. Halloween, anyone?
Confession time: I’ve seen half an episode; Kayla hasn’t seen any. But when given the chance to dig in the closet for your childhood butterfly clips? You take that opportunity to dress in the best the 90s had to offer. I’ve heard the show has a lot of snark, so I bet I’d like it.
Here’s our best Buffy and Willow from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
We had some trouble looking intense. Like so many, as soon as we have to “look serious,” we can’t stop laughing. Luckily, I had a genius moment.
“Use your neutral facial expression. Everyone always tells us we look mad when we’re not.”
I’d say it worked.
Finally, gotta love some “I Love Lucy” with Lucy and Ethel.
The next photograph I actually altered A LOT. And you can kinda tell?
I went for the vintagey/50’s look based off a very helpful tutorial. If only my wallet was as helpful and provided me with an upgrade from Photoshop Elements. Oh well, I learned many new skills and features in the process, and that is exciting.
Next, a classic look.
Ok, really I just wanted one photo in the series where we look mostly normal.
And finally, my favorite Lucy photograph and one reminiscent of some late night studying as roommates (lots of snacks and slap happiness involved) here is the infamous chocolate factory scene. I rewatched the scene, and it completely holds up in 2015.
Thank you so much to Cheryl for taking our photos, for being so helpful with props and at least seeming to enjoy our ridiculousness. Thanks to Logan for letting me use his laptop and Photoshop CC for the few hours right before he left for college. Thanks to Ian for critiquing, giving some tips and finding my silly mistakes. And finally, thanks to Kayla for starting this tradition last year and being completely on board for round 2.
Photo/Background Credits,in order: