Apparently when Wilmer Valderrama decided to attend the star packed 15th Annual Dream Halloween Fundraiser for Children with AIDS he decided he would go as a jackass and just dressed in his everyday clothes. At a Halloween costume fundraiser, where plenty of stars and their children got into the fun of dressing up, Wilmer came in his trademark stocking cap and badly fit jeans.
Valderrama needed to take a cue from Jada Pinkett Smith. Jada came in Supergirl gear and brought daughter, Willow, in her Spider Princess costume. Willow looked like she costume coordinated with CSI:NY’s Melina Kanakaredes, also dressed in black tulle, with a black, feathered witch’s hat.
Jason Priestly and his family went for patriotic, as did Jamie Lee Curtis. Jason, a Canadian by birth, dressed as a Canadian Mountie, wife Naomi Lowde showed her British pride with her Beefeater costume, and their little American baby, Ava was in all her Yankee Doodle glory. Jamie Lee Curtis could have grabbed her and had a little doppleganger as they were wearing matching outfits. They both topped it off with an Uncle Sam hat but Jamie Lee was better about keeping hers on.
Angela Bassett also did a family theme. Angela was a zoo keeper and her twins, Slater and Bronwyn, were a giraffe and flamingo. So adorable!
Other young people in costume were teen actors Shelbie and Robby Bruce, who came as Cleopatra and Caesar, Disney actress Sammie Hanratty as a scarecrow, and child actress Ryan Simpkins as Harpo Marx. Something tells me Miss Simpkins didn’t come up with that one on her own, but she looks fantastic!
Halloween rocks! Finding an inspired idea for a costume and dressing up is a highlight of the season, second only to seeing what all the kids coming to the door are dressed as. Costumes have improved so much since I was a kid, too. I remember dressing in what amounted to a decorated plastic bag and trying to breathe through the hard plastic mask with tiny holes at the nose and a one inch slit at the mouth! Your breath would cause condensation all inside the mask and it would be dripping out the sides if you left it on too long. But it was worth it because we got to wear our costumes to school, they don’t let kids do that anymore. I’m so glad I got to sweat half to death in plastic and wear my Princess Leia costume to school.