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Old 10-12-2011, 03:15 PM
Randy Seltzer Randy Seltzer is offline
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Need costume ideas. Theme = "mashups"

Some friends of mine are throwing a themed Halloween party. They're stealing their theme from the Halloween party thrown last year by a friend in a different clique. It happens that I'm a member of both cliques, so I was at this party and have some good examples of the theme.

"Mashups." You come dressed as two ideas (often a pun) mashed together.

Some great examples from the party I attended last year:
  • Peewee Herman Munster = the characteristic tight grey suit and red bowtie, plus frankenstein makeup and flat head.
  • Finding Captain Nemo = old-timey nautical gear and facepaint like a clown fish
  • The Jiffy Pope = aluminum foil cape, miter filled with popcorn, scepter topped with actual Jiffy Pop tin
  • Fox in Red Sox = Redsox baseball gear, plus fox tail/ears/nose
  • Salvador Dolly = Raggedy Andy with elaborately waxed moustache
  • Lady Ga Gadzilla = Godzilla covered in grapes (I'm not totally sure I got this one)
  • Weapons inspector gadget = fedora and trenchcoat over hazmat suit
  • Charlie Chaplin Brown = Yellow shirt with black zig-zag, plus bowler and toothbrush moustache

The ideal costume should be guessable. I.e. you should be able to look at it and figure it out without needing any explanation at all. But failing that, it should elicit a laugh if the explanation is given. Other useful characteristics of the perfect costume are that it doesn't have a mask (hard to drink with a mask), that it doesn't require elaborate hand props (get lost over the night), and that it's not too expensive to make.

I've had a few ideas and rejected them. I thought about "Ron Burger King" which would be an obnoxious '70s style red formal suit, plus the creepy "King" mask from the commercials. But I've rejected that because of the mask. Also, a friend is going as "Ricky Bobby Kennedy" and that might be too many Will Ferrell movie references. My SO wants me to be "Daisy Duke Nukem" so she can get me in tight cut-off jean short shorts. But that would require bleaching my hair and carrying a big gun as a prop in order to convey the "Nukem" part. Rejected because I don't think people will get it.

So help me out. Got any ideas?
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:43 PM
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Al Rokermit the Frog? Green skin. Ping pong balls and a grey suit with a pillow stuffed in the front.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:30 PM
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Someone in another thread posted a pic of themself as "Harry Otter".
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:55 PM
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Predator Drone?

You could skip the full face mask and go with the hair and the shoulder gun and then use one of those cheap Styrofoam planes on your back.

#Occupy Wall-Mart

That could just be a T-Shirt with the octothorpe and the Walmart Smiley face. Maybe on the back you could have a slogan like rollback the sprawl.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:00 PM
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One of my favorite movies is Silence of the Lambs.
Hannibal Crossing the Alps.
If you had the slicked back, thinning hair and and the bloostained T-shirt....
Of course you'd also need an elephant, and a broom.
And you could pay homage to Charlres Napier.
Ready when you are....
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:45 PM
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I've had a few ideas and rejected them. I thought about "Ron Burger King" which would be an obnoxious '70s style red formal suit, plus the creepy "King" mask from the commercials. But I've rejected that because of the mask. Also, a friend is going as "Ricky Bobby Kennedy" and that might be too many Will Ferrell movie references. My SO wants me to be "Daisy Duke Nukem" so she can get me in tight cut-off jean short shorts. But that would require bleaching my hair and carrying a big gun as a prop in order to convey the "Nukem" part. Rejected because I don't think people will get it.
I have no idea what Ron Burger King is referring to, but I would get Daisy Duke Nukem and I've never even played the video game. A prop gun would be necessary, but bleaching your hair wouldn't be. There must be plenty of people (like me) who have at least a vague idea who Duke Nukem is but don't know what color his hair is supposed to be, and if you're determined to be accurate on that point you could get a wig or that colored hair spray stuff. Actually, I think it would be funnier to go with a Daisy Duke-esque wig.

I have a couple of other ideas, although I'll admit they're less-than-brilliant. They would all be pretty easy to do, though:

Edward Cullen Vedder. Vampire makeup plus flannel shirt and/or Pearl Jam t-shirt.

Katy Perry Mason: Conservative suit and tie, Katy Perry style wig. I've seen several varieties of wigs that would work for sale at party stores and grocery stores recently.

Lady Gargamel: Black robe, your choice of Lady Gaga style wig and/or accessories. I saw licensed Lady Gaga style sunglasses for sale in the Halloween section at the grocery store the other day, so those should be easy to find. A Smurf doll or stuffed cat would be a nice touch.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:48 PM
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Super Mario Lemieux:
Hocky outfit and stick along with a bushy mustache and an "M" adorned red cap.

Captain Kirk Cameron:
Star Trek outfit with a bible and perhaps passing out Chick tracts or bananas and pictures of a crocoduck.

Three ideas instead of two, but I always thought it would be fun to be a zombie-pirate-ninja.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:59 PM
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You could be Citizen Pained! OH, no wait...erm...

I like Occupy Wal Mart, but I don't know how that costume would work.

I couldn't think of anything. They were all pretty lame, like Annie Hall of Fame-er or or a bad Barack H. Obama joke.

Love the idea, though. Good luck!
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:11 AM
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Dress as a hippie Republican and say you're an "herbal tea bagger".
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:10 PM
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How about Ron Old McDonald - a clown nose, maybe some clown hair, a pair of overalls, McDonald's arches on them in yellow duct tape, along with an E, an I and an O. I'd also pick up a small set of farm animals and have them in my pocket so I could bring out a cow, a lamb, etc and go moo moo here, moo moo there...etc.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:19 PM
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Euro Bikini Zone

Horribly distended Bikini Bottoms filled with something that resembles water—since you need a bail-out.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:20 PM
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How about The Dread Pirate Roberts Rules of Order? It offers the opportunity to dress as a pirate which is SO cool. And all you'd really need is a pocket sized copy of the rule book and a vague familiarity with meeting protocols so you could periodically call for motions, seconds, votes, etc.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:33 PM
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How about The Dread Pirate Roberts Rules of Order?
Oooo... you could carry a gavel!
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:20 PM
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I have no idea what Ron Burger King is referring to, [...]
I'm Ron Burgundy?

Thanks y'all for the ideas so far. Still looking for the perfect fit, so keep 'em coming if you think of anything.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:10 AM
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Dress as a hippie Republican and say you're an "herbal tea bagger".
Okay. This made me laugh.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:02 AM
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Oh! oh! oh! How about Tweetie Bird & Sylvester Stallone. You dress like Rambo, with a few bloody yellow feathers glued to your outfit... And periodically you can mimic Tweetie by saying "I tink I saw a puddy tat" and then some Rambo-esque statement like "Puddy Tat my Ass...Blam Blam"... (I've never seen Rambo, so I'm only guessing here...)

But the visual works for me.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:06 AM
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And can someone please come up with a costume for John Wayne's World....
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:13 PM
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And can someone please come up with a costume for John Wayne's World....
Standard John Wayne, but when I pretty woman walks by you gesticulate toward her with your hips and say *SCHWING* ??
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:40 PM
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And can someone please come up with a costume for John Wayne's World....
I'm thinking a cowboy costume plus Wayne's World baseball cap, maybe with a mullet wig and/or black t-shirt.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:12 PM
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Conan O'Barbarian

You can fill in the details, but it should include a large red pompadour and a broadsword.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:35 PM
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Witch Doctor Who.

Painted wooden mask, grass skirt, jacket, bow tie and fez.

Fun on a couple of punny levels.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:04 PM
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I'm thinking a cowboy costume plus Wayne's World baseball cap
The problem with that one is that the hat is a rather essential component of a cowboy costume.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:47 PM
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The problem with that one is that the hat is a rather essential component of a cowboy costume.
It's an important part, but if a guy is dressed like this then he's going to look like a cowboy even with a different hat.

The alternative would be a cowboy hat and boots with the rest of a Wayne Campbell costume (jeans, black t-shirt, mullet wig), but I think people would take that to be a last minute "redneck" costume or something.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:06 AM
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Luke Skywalker, Texas Ranger.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:07 AM
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Wear a bandana around your forehead, with sunglasses perched on it. Long hair. Tatooed forearms arms lots of bracelets. Wear black fat woman style clothing and carry a microphone. Look angry a lot.

Axl Rosie O'Donnell.

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Old 10-20-2011, 06:19 AM
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Traditional red and white Kris Kringle clothes, with a mexican wrestling mask.

El Santo Claus.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:16 AM
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Vampire teeth, Frankenstein bolts on the neck, mummy wraps, werewolf claws and fur, perhaps a hunchback, phantom half-face mask, whatever else you can think of -- you're the Monster Mash!
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:39 AM
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Steve Perry Mason
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:01 PM
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Vampire teeth, Frankenstein bolts on the neck, mummy wraps, werewolf claws and fur, perhaps a hunchback, phantom half-face mask, whatever else you can think of -- you're the Monster Mash!
I once went as a mummified firebreathing mutant vampire zombie alien robot dinosaur.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:52 PM
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Steve Perry Mason
Black Mullet Wig, Journey t-shirt, duck-bill, fedora = Steve Perry the Platypus.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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Bruce Campbell Soup: Dress as soup can with a chainsaw attached to one hand.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:28 PM
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Bruce Campbell Soup: Dress as soup can with a chainsaw attached to one hand.
OK, that would be epic.

"Good, bad, I'm the one with the low-sodium sea salt."
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:50 PM
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Traditional red and white Kris Kringle clothes, with a mexican wrestling mask.

El Santo Claus.
Ooh, I like that!
 

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