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What Are You Doing For Halloween?


(Check out part II here)

I know it’s extremely premature to ask right now, but I’m excited to be back in a climate that works well for the holidays. Today it’s a crisp 59 degrees in Toledo and it’s got me thinking ahead to apple ciders, pumpkin picking, and falling leaves!

Halloween is also on my mind.

This year I’m wondering what to dress up as. Yes, I’m dressing up, don’t judge the child that’s still lives in me! I have two ideas, but at the moment, I can only share one with you. The other is tied into another project that a friend and I are working on. . .

But this present idea involves this sexy lady:

Nyota Uhura of the Star Trek series
 I wanted to dress up like her last year but was too late on buying the costume. By the time I got to the store, it was completely sold out. I already had the boots too! This year I’m going to be ready though. I’m not too sure what to do about my hair. I haven’t used a heating device in a while so, I might have to rock this costume naturally. Or I can find a long strap on ponytail that Zoe Saldana used in the 2009 Star Trek. We shall see!

Here are some groovy facts surrounding Trekkie Starlet, Uhura:

  •  Lieutenant Uhura is a chief communications officer who speaks Swahili.
  • Uhura was the first character of African decent featured on American network television.
  • Uhura’s name comes from the Swahili word Uhuru, meaning “freedom.”
  • Nyota (her first name) is also a Swahili word, meaning “star.”
  • The actress who played Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, was going to leave the series after one season, but after talking to Martin Luther King, who convinced her that her positive role on television was good for the black community, she stayed!
  • She took part in the first on-screen interracial kiss on American television with Captain Kirk (William Shatner)

Author: Charish Halliburton

Writer and Editor for The Motley News

3 thoughts on “What Are You Doing For Halloween?

  1. I think you could rock both costumes fabulously, but I'm really diggin Uhura.


  2. Ooh, fun idea! I haven't really gotten to be a hot vampire, so me and the beloved will be donning some realistic fangs and dapper attire! 🙂


  3. I went as Uhuru two years ago for Halloween and recommend it highly. I didn't bother buying a costume. Just got a red shirt dress from American Apparel, wore black knee boots and stockings and made a communicator out of Dollar store metal pie tins. For the hair (am natural too) I slicked it back and added a phony pony.


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