My daughter’s Girl Scout troop is going to be in our annual Halloween parade, all dressed as various states. My daughter has Wyoming, and I have absolutely no idea what a Wyoming costume would look like. Anyone have any suggestions?
a) Cowboys, but whoever gets Texas or Oklahoma will probably do a cowboy
b) Oil workers such as roughnecks … again, the Texas or Okie person may snag that, but I think there’s less chance of it.
I know that’s where the dogies will make their new home
but that’s their misfortune and none of my own.
We thought of cowboys, too, but I figured she’d look just like Texas or Oklahoma. Even a costume in the shape of the state wouldn’t be very obvious, either.
Don’t know if that has any bearing on reality, but on a word-association level, it’s the first thing I thought of.
Gay shepherds. Sorry, not much use.
Have her dress as Dick Cheney. That’s probably the scariest thing associated with Wyoming.
Wind and grass, mountains and sage. Devil’s tower.
A working Old Faithful costume would be good, maybe get a mentos and diet coke thing going every hour (or 15 minutes given the length of the event).
Wyoming native here. How about a buffalo? Or to go the educational route, she could dress up as a ballot or a 19th century women’s suffragist. Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote.
Or if you’re willing to get really creative, she could go as Devil’s Tower.
I second Dick Cheney (the mighty and accursed).
That’s the first thing I think of when someone mentions Wyoming.
I like the suffrage suggestion…I’m not sure if we’ll be able to pull it off, but it would be a perfect idea for the Girl Scouts I think.
We definitely don’t want to go the sports-team route. I suspect several of the other kids will do that, and we don’t want it to look like a sports-themed parade.
Skiing, cattle, dinosaurs, cowboys and wide-open spaces.
The ultimate trophy state for Where’s George hits (for East Coast people, anyway.)
Oh, sorry, I answered that without reading the question. I’d say something cowgirlish with lots of fringe on it.
A skiing dinosaur would be funny…but probably not what they’re looking for. I’m not sure how to dress as a wide open space, either.
Why… the Pinedale Anticline of course!
… that or an antelope.
A Garfield cartoon forever ago (in the 80’s) that was him saying “Wyoming is (some NA tribe, I forget which) for ‘there is absolutely nothing there’.” Seems like there was another one in which he was saying that there wasn’t actually a state there, but the mapmakers weren’t sure what was there, so they just called it some nonsense word. So, yeh, I associate Garfield with Wyoming.