I loved watching these four teenagers and a dog driving around the world in their Mystery Machine solving mysterious and frightening cases in evil cities.
These four teenagers are named Fred "Freddie" Jones, the smart and athletic boy; Daphne Blake, the pretty fashioned girl; Velma Dinkley, intellectual and a bit overweight; and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers the fearful beatnik.
At the end of each episode, Velma reveals the explanation of these strange cases; which, finally, are simple scams involving one or several local citizens.
One of the most sympathetic characters of this cartoon is a brown Great Dane. A cheerful, flippant, fearful, greedy talking dog named Scooby-Doo.
Scooby-Doo and Samy are the humorous side of this sinister atmosphere.
Scooby-Doo's characters have been redesigned. The characters have been brought alive; featured by Freddie Prinz Jr. (Shaggy), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne), Linda Cardellini (Velma, who seems having lost weight after visiting my weight loss site), Matthew Lillard (Samy), and the computer technology for Scooby-Doo graphics.
Children and adults still love this cartoon.
Thirty years ago, Halloween did not mean anything in my country but since ten years TV companies organize Halloween themed shows and their first guest is... Scooby Doo.
Halloween is the perfect occasion to wear the Scooby Doo animated serie's costumes.
Here are the easiest homemade Scooby Doo costumes:
Fred "Freddie" Jones, the smart guy:
A blue collared shirt
A white sweater
An orange scarf
A blonde wig
Daphne Blake, the fashioned girl:
A violet short dress
An apple green scarf
Clear purple shoes (or clear purple boots to feature the new Daphne)
An orange wig
Add a purple ribbon in your hair
Violet eye shadow, orange lipstick
Velma Dinkley, the intellectual girl:
An orange turtleneck sweater
A short red pleated skirt
A brown wig
Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, the beatnik:
A too large and too long light green T-shirt
Brown flare trousers
A brown goatee
A brown wig
Scooby-Doo, the talking dog:
If you have some skills for sewing, you can create your Scooby Doo costume.
Here is the necessary material: a dog pattern, brown fabric, black fabric for the black patches.
If you do not have sewing skills, choose a brown turtleneck sweater, brown trousers and a Scooby Doo mask.
Do not forget a turquoise necklace and the golden badge.
Have fun: organize a Scooby Doo themed halloween party and invite lots of ghosts and monsters in order to recreate the Mystery Machine's team atmosphere.