What's your Halloween costume?

It’s time to put on your Halloween costume, if you have one. What are you going to be?

I am probably going to wear my karate uniform. It’s comfortable and I won’t have to buy/rent anything.

For the first year since grade school, I have an actual, identifiable costume. I’m going as a Geisha!

Ordinarily I can’t choose a single outfit and end up going as something no one could possibly identify, like The Cat Angel Fairy (last year: cat face, wings, magic wand).

The Geisha wig I have is actually a child’s Mulan wig, which cracks me up because it has a red band arount the base of the topknot, which means that the Geisha is no longer a virgin. Intended for 8-year-olds!

I’m gonna be Suzy Snowflake this year!! I have the greatest wig…white with silver tinsel!! I’m going to get waaaaaay drunk!! YAY!!!

“All you need to be a superhero is a heart that is pure, a mind that
is strong, and underwear that is fresh!”

~Dav Pilkey

I’m latin, and my girlfriend has red hair. we both are into the swing (not swinger) thing, so we both have all this vintage clothing, so we are going as ricki and lucy

We’re all here, because we’re not all there!

I was gonna borrow a full set of Rennaisance garb from a friend of mine. He’s heavy into the SCA, and he has the rank of a prince or something, so the outfit is really authentic-looking. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get in touch with the guy again, so that idea has fallen flat.

As an alternative, I’ve put together a basic pirate costume, complete with a puffy silk shirt and my sword on my belt.

Since I bought the sword, most of my costumes have just been an excuse to carry it around in public. Last year, I put on the sword and a trenchcoat, and went around saying “There can be only one.”

Laugh hard; it’s a long way to the bank.

Witch hat, green makeup, shirt, tie, white coat, stethoscope and reflex hammer.

That’s right–a Witch Doctor.

Dr. J

I tried to convince this one girl (a winnie-the-pooh fan, aren’t they all?) to buy a Winnie the Pooh costume from the Disney Catalog, and I’d buy the Tigger one.

Unfortunately the costumes are $48 each so she didn’t go along with it. And since she didn’t go along with it, I’m not.

Since I’m going to a speech tournament this weekend and have to dress in a suit anyway, I’m going to wear my hula girl necktie; that’s about as far as I can go without losing speaker points.

unless I can dig up my old Harpo Marx outfit. . . :slight_smile:

“I’m just too much for human existence – I should be animated.”
–Wayne Knight

Quick diversion: Metroshane, my friend’s band, Dem Brooklyn Bums, is playing in Houston and Austin in early November. They are an awesome swing band - you should check them out - great to dance to. www.brooklynbums.com

I am going to dress up as my roommate because I have easy access to all of his dorky clothes.

Normal clothes.

A ziplock bag full of raw chicken soaked in fake blood.

Yep, I’m the designated “victim”.

– Sylence

And now, for my next trick, I will talk in spooky half-references.

I’m planning on wearing the same clothes that I always do, and be a serial killer.
They look just like the rest of us, you know.

Fake blood splattered over a white jacket and tie, broken 5 iron, one golf shoe on bloodied argyle socks, tam cap, knickers, missing arm -

Payne Stewart

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

once again, i’ve waited until the last possible second, but i think i’m going as a ramone this year–tight jeans, striped shirt and a leather jacker i stole from a friend of mine

Thanks for the info Melanie.

We’re all here, because we’re not all there!

I think I may be recycling last year’s costume and going as Mr. T (more specifically B.A. Baracus). Since I found out he has cancer I consider it a sort of homage.

I don’t know if I’m going to dress up as anything this year, but my son is going to be a robot and the dog is going to be Superman.

O p a l C a t

This is the first year I’m not throwing together a costume on Halloween day…

I’m going to a party, Saturday night, as Trinity, from the Matrix. Easy costume…I’m just borrowing from friends’ wardrobes, mostly. The main impact of this costume is that I have hair down to the middle of my back. I’m going to cut it to my chin Saturday afternoon, and avoid people till the party.

I do way too many things for the shock value… :slight_smile:


me too.

back in high school my hair was longer. And it’s not the sort of hair that really works if it isn’t short, so people hated it.

Every now and then I’d tie it back and wear it as a ponytail (as if guys with ponytails aren’t bad enough, guys with afro-tendency hair as a ponytail?) and people would always be delighted at the thought that I’d actually cut my hair short.

The one day I actually DID cut my hair short, nobody said anything. huh.

“I’m just too much for human existence – I should be animated.”
–Wayne Knight

I just got my costume this afternoon. I’m gonna’ be Mr. Potato Head! The eyes, nose and mouth stick on with velcro so you can arrange them anyway you want to on the front. I was thinking about getting a plastic penis from a local adult “book store” and attaching it to my crotch, but I’m not so sure. My wife and I are going to a costume contest at a night club, so there won’t be any kids around, but I’m still a little hesitant. What should I do, folks?

My daughter is going to be Blue, from Blue’s Clues. We’re going to a Halloween party, for kids & adults. My husband and I are going as “parents who had time to do laundry,” which means whatever we wear will be clean, and color coordinated. :slight_smile:

I’m going to be Austin Powers because, well, unfortunately I actually look like that and have like clothes in my closet already, haha.

Daniel – when I was at the last game at 3Com park (that’s the name, dammit!!!) there were a couple dressed as Pooh and Tigger…they got to be on Jumbotron :slight_smile: