H.o.p. Bids Adieu to The Child Experiments

H.o.p.'s 2010 Halloween

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From The Child Experiments series.

H.o.p., at twelve years of age, determined that he was no longer a child and “The Child Experiments” series should have this, his 2010 Halloween costume, as its last update. And I agree with him. The majority of “The Child Experiments” photos were done between 2004 and 2007, most being in 2006. H.o.p., of course, was always playing and “experimenting at” but the making of the occasional photo record had run its course before 2008.

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H.o.p. Experiments with being a Street Performer

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2009, H.o.p. as street performer
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From The Child Experiments series.

H.o.p. sitting between greeting and entertaining individuals on their way home from work.

This stands as the penultimate in “The Child Experiments”, I think, forH.o.p. took his love for the costume out on the street to perform for people on their way home from work. He would leap up and greet them, sweeping off his hat and bowing low. His goal, he said, was to brighten their day.

H.o.p. Experiments with Playing Johnny Angel (3 photos)

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H.o.p. as Johnny Angel, 2008, digital photo
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Halloween skull mask
H.o.p. in his skull mask
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Halloween skull mask
H.o.p. in his skull mask
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Yesterday, I posted a pic of a few of the paper flowers H.o.p made for Halloween. And how were they used?

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The Child Experiments – H.o.p. as a Comedian Mummy

Halloween 2007, H.o.p. as mummy
H.o.p. as a Comedian Mummy, 2007
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Halloween 2007, H.o.p. as mummy
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These women were the best treaters of the evening.

“I’m laughing so hard my bandages are coming off,” H.o.p. said. And they were. But remained largely intact until his bucket was nearly full and he was ready to go home.