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Halloween Costume ideas?

ForkesForkes Registered User regular
edited October 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Well H/A, it's getting close to that time of the year again, where people get to dress up and pretend to be things that go bump in the night. Thats right, I'm talking about Halloween.

I usually just end up going to the bar or something, and the last few years haven't put much thought into getting a good costume. Last year I didn't actually do anything, I got back from Cuba on the 1st of November. But the year before that I was Fred Krueger, fresh out of janitorial school, hopes and dreams still intact. My costume consisted of jeans and a red and black stripped sweater. It was lame.

This year I am going to a keggar, where I am required to have an at least semi cool costume. As it stands now, I have no ideas. I need your help.

I am about 6'0, on the bit overweight side. I have shortish hair, and scruffy facial hair, but growing a beard in a month is childs play for me. My hair is brown, and my beard grows in super red.

I would prefer if the costume didn't cost an arm and a leg, but I would be willing to shell out a bit of cash for it. Ideas away!

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The go to for overweight guys is always Peter Griffin or Mario.

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    MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The go to for overweight guys is always Peter Griffin or Mario.

    ...and Silent Bob.

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    ForkesForkes Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I don't think I THAT overweight. I have a few extra pounds, I would not be able to pull a Peter Griffen off.
    This is me.
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    And my buddy has the market cornered on Mario. He's been Mario the last 3 years.

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Shit, man. Just grow out that facial hair and go as the Cowardly Lion from wizard of oz.

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Wolverine?

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    GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dwight's cousin Mose from the office.

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    ForkesForkes Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Cowardly lion ain't a bad idea at all.

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    John MatrixJohn Matrix Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Kegger? You have to go as beer man. Collect as many beer boxes that you can, ask around at your local liquor store, supermarket, etc. When I say beer boxes, I mean the boxes that an 18 pack for Miller Lite comes in, for example. Not the cardboard boxes that hold many cases, although they often have the logo on them, just a little more subdued. Make yourself a suit of armor, or just a body-armor type vest (my preferred style).

    "Pictures with beerman" "show beerman your boobs" and "dance party on beerman" have all be great and very successful lines in the past.

    Of course if you think that sounds lame, that's okay too.

    [edit] bear in mind that my buddies and I had been collecting for 9 months, so it might take you a while to get it all together.

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Your beard outlines your head. That is awesome.

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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I was the Tin Man last year, and my girlfriend was Dorothy.

    I spent a lot of time on that costume, but I spent only $30 - $40. If you start early, you can make pretty much anything you can think up.

    Classic characters from old movies/shows are always great, especially when they take more effort than finding similar looking clothing.
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    Black IceBlack Ice Charlotte, NCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Lumberjack.

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Black Ice wrote: »
    Lumberjack.

    Paul Bunyan

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    You look like you'd make a good viking.

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    LiveWireLiveWire Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Okay, dye your hair and neckbeard yellow. Then paint your face orange. Then dress in green. Bam, you're a sunflower.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Forkes wrote: »
    I don't think I THAT overweight. I have a few extra pounds, I would not be able to pull a Peter Griffen off.
    This is me.
    vegas.jpg

    And my buddy has the market cornered on Mario. He's been Mario the last 3 years.

    you are not overweight.

    you can do a hell of a lot of things for Halloween, but for god's sake

    shave that beard

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    SkyGheNeSkyGheNe Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Forkes wrote: »
    I don't think I THAT overweight. I have a few extra pounds, I would not be able to pull a Peter Griffen off.
    This is me.
    vegas.jpg

    And my buddy has the market cornered on Mario. He's been Mario the last 3 years.

    you are not overweight.

    you can do a hell of a lot of things for Halloween, but for god's sake

    shave that beard

    No.

    Keep it.

    Then dress up as FireFox, the web browser.

    Furrrrry.

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    SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Wolverine?

    Seriously, if that's you in your avatar, why even think about going as anyone other than Wolverine?

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    You could make a great giant leprechaun.

    ...just saying

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    Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    see317 wrote: »
    You could make a great giant leprechaun.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    SkyGheNe wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Forkes wrote: »
    I don't think I THAT overweight. I have a few extra pounds, I would not be able to pull a Peter Griffen off.
    This is me.
    vegas.jpg

    And my buddy has the market cornered on Mario. He's been Mario the last 3 years.

    you are not overweight.

    you can do a hell of a lot of things for Halloween, but for god's sake

    shave that beard

    No.

    Keep it.

    Then dress up as FireFox, the web browser.

    Furrrrry.

    eeeewwwwwww

    look, the leprechaun suggestion should be informative

    yo beard looks like a fairy tale and you should shave it

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    SkyGheNe wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Forkes wrote: »
    I don't think I THAT overweight. I have a few extra pounds, I would not be able to pull a Peter Griffen off.
    This is me.
    vegas.jpg

    And my buddy has the market cornered on Mario. He's been Mario the last 3 years.

    you are not overweight.

    you can do a hell of a lot of things for Halloween, but for god's sake

    shave that beard

    No.

    Keep it.

    Then dress up as FireFox, the web browser.

    Furrrrry.

    eeeewwwwwww

    look, the leprechaun suggestion should be informative

    yo beard looks like a fairy tale and you should shave it
    I wasn't insulting the beard.
    I was just saying that the first two thoughts that went through my head when I saw that picture are Leprechaun and Pirate.

    And Pirate is most likely going to be way overdone for halloween, but how many halloween leprechauns do you see out and about?

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    IogaIoga Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Shave a few days before, get a pill bottle and some tic-tacs and a cane, and wear either jeans and a tshirt with a sport jacket or just a t-shirt.

    Guess who you are?
    A House is you!
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    TA-DAA. Now practice snarky one-liners in a nasally voice and limping while you down pretend vicodin every few minutes.

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    Toxic ToysToxic Toys Are you really taking my advice? Really?Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    see317 wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    SkyGheNe wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Forkes wrote: »
    I don't think I THAT overweight. I have a few extra pounds, I would not be able to pull a Peter Griffen off.
    This is me.
    vegas.jpg

    And my buddy has the market cornered on Mario. He's been Mario the last 3 years.

    you are not overweight.

    you can do a hell of a lot of things for Halloween, but for god's sake

    shave that beard

    No.

    Keep it.

    Then dress up as FireFox, the web browser.

    Furrrrry.

    eeeewwwwwww

    look, the leprechaun suggestion should be informative

    yo beard looks like a fairy tale and you should shave it
    I wasn't insulting the beard.
    I was just saying that the first two thoughts that went through my head when I saw that picture are Leprechaun and Pirate.

    And Pirate is most likely going to be way overdone for halloween, but how many halloween leprechauns do you see out and about?

    Hes beard is red. Leprechaun is the way to go if he can find a cheap green top hat. A nice green button up shit and pants would work.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Giant Leprechaun!

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
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    ForkesForkes Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I don't have the beard anymore, I just don't have any recent pics where I am full body.

    I definatly want something that people will see and recognize.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Forkes wrote: »
    I don't have the beard anymore, I just don't have any recent pics where I am full body.

    I definatly want something that people will see and recognize.

    Clearly, you must regrow the beard and go as a giant leperchaun.
    It's the only way.

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    Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    see317 wrote: »

    Clearly, you must regrow the beard and go as a giant leperchaun.
    It's the only way.

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    SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Eric Stoltz's character in Pulp Fiction. It would work if someone else would go as Vince or Jules.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    giant leprechaun

    raid your local thrift shops/Salvation Army for green-wear, grow the beard, carry a half-empty bottle of tipple and voila

    edit: or you could go as Shaggy from Scooby Doo, even better if you find someone else to coordinate with

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    MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Leprechaun who is also a giant

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    ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
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    QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Erandus wrote: »
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    Seriously... a lot of cocaine.

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    MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Gah FUCK Erandus. That is both hilarious and terrifying.

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    ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Guh guh guh yeeeeeaaaaauuuuhhhhhh!

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    THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
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    ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    THEPAIN73 wrote: »
    He's Dr. Rockzo. He's the "rock 'n' roll clown"; he does cocaine.

    All you need to know. Article could easily end here.

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    SamuraiGattsSamuraiGatts Bearded Bully Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dr. Horrible and have a friend be The Hammer

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    MctittlesMctittles Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm usually pretty good at coming up with costumes on the fly with things around the house. You don't need to spend much and can still be the best costume at the party.

    Last year I was a "head in the fridge". I used cardboard and then bought some white posterboard paper to tape on the outside. I made the custom so there was a bottom on the fridge with a door handle and marker board glued to it and the top was a freezer with a taped swinging door. Open the door and there was my head.

    The year before I was (another head?) a head on a table. I cut a hole in a piece of wood/tablecloth, and plastic serving plate. Then glued wine glasses and silverware to it.

    I'm on the opinion that the more cumbersome a custom is the more attention you will get for it. "Who the hell puts a table in the hallway!" was one of the more often yelled things at that party.

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