Hallowe'en Costumes

All right, kiddies, it’s that time of year again. What fun and interesting costumes have you dreamed up for this October 31st? Alternately, what is the best costume you’ve ever seen or worn?

For this year’s party, I’m borrowing a set of medieval garb from a friend. He’s some sort of nobleman in the SCA, and a good tailor to boot, so the outfit is really impressive. As an added bonus, I get to accessorize it with part of my collection of sharp metal. (Any excuse to carry a sword is a good excuse. =B^)

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My best was the color blue.Blue hair,blush,lipstick,clothes…the easiest would be a grape,just wear a lot of purple baloons!

Homicidal maniac… they look just like everyone else.

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My best effort involved wearing navy insignia, and carrying a toy saddle and toilet plunger.

Of course, I was the Horseless Head Man.

I once made this elaborate Robot costume. This was several years ago and the theme was “Into the Future”. Recieved many complements, and got runner award for best costume.

I was quite proud of myself until the first beer hit my bladder. I had a big corregated box aound my waist which I had stapled to the breast plate as I dressed that evening. I had to go into the back yard, lean to one side, soak my underwear and hope most of the urine drained down my leg. Needless to say I wasn’t quite as smart as I had thought. I also didn’t smell quite right so I left the party after only 2 hours. I think the host was glad.

But I always know when Hollowe’en is around the corner. All my brothers want to borrow my choker whites (Officer and a Gentleman suit) or my khakis (Maverick suit from Top Gun).

I just dig out an old lab coat that I wear with a name tag from an army surplus store, along with the largest meat cleaver I can find, and go as Dr. Giggles.


I went as a snowflake one year. I made this big snowflake out of paper and hanger wire, and attached it to a box around my waist. I wore a sheet over my head so that nobody could see me. Unfortunately, it rained that night, and the snowflake “melted”. So, everybody thought I was just an ordinary ghost. Grrrr.

Blue suit, shirt, tie glasses, hat with homemade PRESS badge in band . Under the white shirt, a Superman T-shirt. I leave the shirt unbuttoned to ‘rip it open’.

We have met the enemy, and He is Us.–Walt Kelly

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but I don’t know what I’m gonna dress Nicky up as… possibly a robot.

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My best was Lizzie Borden: long black skirt, fluffy white blouse w/ a lace collar, hair up in a demure bun…and of course an axe.

The best I ever saw was at a biology dept. Halloween party. The resident shy (morbidly shy) herpotologist came in a toga w/ a wreath of laurel around his head.

Oh yeah, he had also fashioned a HUGE set of genitals out of panty hose (complete w/ pink tip) that hung a good 5" past the hem of his toga.

There was a looooong moment of awed silence.


The best I’ve ever seen was a friend who went as a sumo wrestler.

He sculpted a body out of foam rubber, painted it fleshtone with darker fat folds, inserted baby bottle tops for nipples, slid into some Birkenstocks, threw his hair up in a little nappy ponytail and dropped a hit of acid.

Wicked funny.

my best was last year-lara croft, aka tomb raider. all i bought was the wig. i had or made the rest. (and i have her most obvious feature naturally) a Lil green tank, brown short shorts, a holster, i made the leg holsters, gloves, backpack, glasses, bomber jacket, boots. the works. i went to a club in nyc called the sound factory(a fave hangout) with my sis and some friends. everyone knew who i was and i was the only one. i loved it so much i might wear it again this year.

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I’ve seen awesome costumes. I saw someone dressed as Batman…when he flipped his cape he had lights flashing under it. I saw someone dressed as a haunted house…there was smoke coming out of the chimney. I also saw 4 people dressed as the Flintstones and Rubbles, and they were in Fred’s car. They would lift it up and walk when they went places, just like Fred did before he drove.

Greg will be Zorro this year, and I bought myself a hot pink pageboy wig. I work the day before Halloween and we always say that we will dress up at work but they always chicken out. So I will wear the wig in case they chicken out, then I will be wearing something but won’t stand out too much.

Sometimes life is so great you just gotta muss up your hair and quack like a duck!

I haven’t gotten enough wear out of my RenFaire costume yet (see pic at the Teeming Millions profiles page http://fathom.org/teemingmillions/profiles (having had a falling out with my master . . . er, GuildMaster, that is), so I think I’ll embarass Eldest Son by wearing it again this year.

I am currently sewing a cow costume (don’t ask me why, I don’t know!) for Middle Son, and crossing my fingers hoping that Youngest Son will be happy to wear the dragon costume I made three years ago. I have to go out of town on business the week before Halloween, so I have to get it all done early.


My mom loved making costumes for us. My sister was the white cat, and I was the black cat. Then we were white and black bunnies. Then, my little kitty costume was turned into a skunk. Mom took coat hangers and made a skunk tail. It was great.

For my Supergrad party two years ago, our theme was 1930s. Mom made me a flapper dress. Red with black fringe, complete with feather headband. It was great. My friend was dressed in typical male 1930s garb: trousers, vest, hat, pocket watch. And a violin case. That was the best. Unfortunatly, my friend and I were the only ones out of the 190 graduates that bothered to dress up.

The flapper dress is now my halloween costume. It’s perfect for parties.

But, I would love to go as Dorothy. I just really want a pair of ruby slippers, actually.




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OK, that was yummy… (gotta love a boy in makeup)

I once dressed up as a driver’s license.

One gigantic piece of posterboard, painted to look like an enlargement of an actual Iowa driver’s license, with “embellished” information, and a square cut out for my face.

It was extraordinarily cheap, and the only real way to make it truly authentic was to make sure I looked like shit! No makeup! Woo-hoo!

(It was sorta tiresome holding it up all the time, and trying to have a smoke or a drink was a real task…)

Veni, Vidi, Visa … I came, I saw, I bought.

On Halloween I will be wearing hospital scrubs covered in real blood, urine, slobber, and fur.

“Love given when it is inconvenient is the greatest love of all. Kindnesses that are shared at a high cost to oneself are the most dear.”

Don’t know who said it, but I like it.

Don’t know where you live, Aura, but here in Cincinnati(Backwater, USA), you risk getting arrested if you run around with a sword, sheathed or not. Public indecency, you know. Oh wait, that’s a different topic. But seriously, there may be laws against carrying a weapon in your area, so be careful.

A couple years ago our friend was threatened with arrest because he borrowed his father’s police uniform for Halloween. Didn’t have a gun, but the cops said they were going to haul him in for impersonating a cop.

No sense of humor here in Cincinnati.

Last year, I went as a martial artist who had been beaten up (wore my dogi and used some of Hallowe’en makeup to give me some bruises and cuts).

This year, I am going as Qui-Gon Jinn. All I need to complete the costume is a hooded robe.

What more could you expect from somebody who lets people kick him to the head?