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Halloween: Costume On!

KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
With Hallowee approaching, I thought we could use a thread dedicated to costumes. What are you going on this year? What's your favorite costume?

I'll start us off, with my costume from my year:
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Makeup was spotty, but I thought it turned out pretty well.

And bonus blasphemous pic.
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    lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I do not yet have a picture for i have no yet put on the costume, but i'm going as a gangster girl.

    black pinstripe pants, white dress shirt, tie, and a flapper wig.

    Was gonna try to get some suspenders but can't find any that aren't wicked wide.

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    ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited October 2010
    I am going to be Dexter. The serial killer, not the little inventor boy.

    I have appropriate shirts and pants, I snagged a pair of black gloves, and I can make my hair Dexter-y. I'm trying to come up with a prop to really sell the point that I don't mind my kids seeing. "Who am I? Oh, I'm a guy from a TV show named Dexter" is fine. "Why am I wearing a blood-speckled smock? Er..." is a bit problematic.

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    TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I am going to be Dexter. The serial killer, not the little inventor boy.

    I have appropriate shirts and pants, I snagged a pair of black gloves, and I can make my hair Dexter-y. I'm trying to come up with a prop to really sell the point that I don't mind my kids seeing. "Who am I? Oh, I'm a guy from a TV show named Dexter" is fine. "Why am I wearing a blood-speckled smock? Er..." is a bit problematic.

    Laminate ID? Then when people ask you what your costume is, you can awkwardly introduce yourself as Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Homicide.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I also do not have a picture as Halloween is next week, but I'm going as Peter Parker. Basically this just means how I normally dress (thin white shirt though it'll largely be unbuttoned and a really loose tie) but with a Spiderman costume undershirt.

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    Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm going as a Commando Wizard. I am currently in the process of sewing up wizards robes and hat from digital camouflage fabric. I will also have a beard that I pain in camo colors. The final touch will be a staff with a silencer on the end and a sniper scope on it. Perhaps a bandolier of potions.

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    NewblarNewblar Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I am going to be Dexter. The serial killer, not the little inventor boy.

    I have appropriate shirts and pants, I snagged a pair of black gloves, and I can make my hair Dexter-y. I'm trying to come up with a prop to really sell the point that I don't mind my kids seeing. "Who am I? Oh, I'm a guy from a TV show named Dexter" is fine. "Why am I wearing a blood-speckled smock? Er..." is a bit problematic.

    Tape some photos of people's faces to you (preferably pictures of others attending the party for creepiness). You can just tell your kids they're pictures of your friends, they won't know they're the victims you're avenging.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I am going to be Dexter. The serial killer, not the little inventor boy.

    I have appropriate shirts and pants, I snagged a pair of black gloves, and I can make my hair Dexter-y. I'm trying to come up with a prop to really sell the point that I don't mind my kids seeing. "Who am I? Oh, I'm a guy from a TV show named Dexter" is fine. "Why am I wearing a blood-speckled smock? Er..." is a bit problematic.

    Get a wooden slide box and fill it with these:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Dexter-Blood-Slide-Suckers-Eat-At-Your-Own-Risk/

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm thinking of going as Juggalo Scientist.

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    LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    I'm thinking of going as Juggalo Scientist.

    Holding a magnet and wearing a very confused look on your face?

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    Cedar BrownCedar Brown Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Well I have a white bedsheet and a pair of scissors so I have at least two options.

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    Linespider5Linespider5 ALL HAIL KING KILLMONGER Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Going as The Black Glove/ Dr. Hurt from the new Batman & Robin series.

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    Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    Well I have a white bedsheet and a pair of scissors so I have at least two options.

    Make a toga and then dip the bottom half in red dye and then you can go as Menstrus, the Greek God of... yeah.

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    GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm going as Tyler Durden, mainly because three of my buddies said I kind of look like him and that I could pull it off.

    The problem, however, is that I still haven't started shopping for my costume. I have no idea where to find that maroon jacket and that blue shirt, so it'd be smart to find a back-up costume just in case.

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Going as Silent Bob/Kevin Smith. I'm going to see how long I can go without actually saying a word.

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    Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    Going as Silent Bob/Kevin Smith. I'm going to see how long I can go without actually saying a word.

    Well, the problem is you need a Jay to talk for you. And then at some random point during the party, you need to break out into this long ass monologue that is full of wisdom and knowledge.

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    TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    No party for me this year, even the work party was mostly cancelled (our dept is temporarily relocated on the 29th). I had a few ideas, though, some I may revisit in the future.

    First I wanted to do something steampunky. But my attempts to find parts didn't work out. I DID find a traditional-style trenchcoat at Goodwill, though, and went "NOIR!". But alas, it was too small for me.

    Then I though Shaun of the Dead, because it is pretty easy to put together and should be recognizable to a good portion of my department.

    Currently thinking I may go as Mark Zuckerberg, but I'd get tired of explaining to everyone.

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Going as Silent Bob/Kevin Smith. I'm going to see how long I can go without actually saying a word.

    Well, the problem is you need a Jay to talk for you. And then at some random point during the party, you need to break out into this long ass monologue that is full of wisdom and knowledge.

    Yeah a Jay would really help, but I don't think I'll find anyone to fit that role. The wisdom thing, though? Yeah, totally gonna drop some drunken Halloween knowledge.

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    Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm putting together a Red Hood/Jason Todd costume using an airsoft/army of two mask replica, red spray paint, tactical combat boots, and a leather biker's jacket. I'll probably be able to post pics later this week once I get everything together.

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    TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Went to a halloween party as a plague doctor. had a lot of fun. did not place in the contest though. I made the mask but I guess effort doesn't always equate to aesthetic
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    LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Ah! Bird man!

    It's a neat, simple costume (I think you did pretty good, actually!), but not really recognisable at all to the general public... a shame though.

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    TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Yeah, I'm not sure I would have won if everyone knew what a plague doctor was, but I think I would have at least placed. Most people asked me if I was someone from Spy vs Spy :(

    oh also thank you for the compliment! I am personally pleased with the craftsmanship. I don't know if I want to pick up leatherworking but it's at least something I kind of understand now.

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    LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Ah yeah, the big nose and black outfit would do it, I guess.

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    My hair is long enough that I might be able to pull off Dream, or Londo Mollari. Either would require lots of hair gel. One is a simpler costume - robes and such. The other is much more complex - tentacles, vests and jackets, costume jewelry.

    I'll probably end up going as my usual pirate.

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    RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    LaOs wrote: »
    Ah! Bird man!

    It's a neat, simple costume (I think you did pretty good, actually!), but not really recognisable at all to the general public... a shame though.
    Really? Wow, the general public sucks.

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    RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    As for me, I went the easy route for my costume. Browsed a Dollarstore, found lots of pirate-related accessories, and bought a bunch of them.

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    hyperpowerhyperpower Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Going as Rob Zombie. Grown a shaggy beard lately post surgery and gonna get a dreadlocks wig

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    FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Repostin' this:
    Test Run

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    Linked for hueg

    Final

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    My Slender Man costume for this halloween.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Flay wrote: »
    Repostin' this:
    Test Run

    174yma.jpg

    2l8dahf.jpg

    Linked for hueg

    Final

    w2loab.jpg

    2por0wh.jpg

    My Slender Man costume for this halloween.
    oh jesus christ kill it with fire argh D:

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    ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Most likely going to be Scott Pilgrim for Halloween

    I will have to shave

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    kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    My parents got me an excellent tan-brown bathrobe last christmas

    it's extremely difficult for me to resist going as the dude or a dudeist.

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    ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Holy shit if you hadn't cut your hair that would have worked so well

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    kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Unfortunately I can't really pull off long hair that isn't ridiculously terrible

    but it'll be close enough

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    the medjaithe medjai Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm being Cleopatra and my boyfriend's being Caeser. I haven't dressed up in a while. It should be fun.

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    SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    My best friend had an idea that we're going with this year. We're gonna be the Mario and Luigi (I'm Mario) and our girlfriends are going to be Peach and Daisy. I hope it turns out.

    Last year we were Turk and JD from Scrubs. I'll try and find pictures.

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    wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm going as Lafayette from True Blood. I've never worn makeup before, so that should be an experience.

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    Ragnar DragonfyreRagnar Dragonfyre Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Normally I go all out for Halloween and make my own costume, including mask. Since last year I had planned to be a Menos Grande and had plans to make it about 9 feet tall... but after finishing the plans I realized that the costume was WAY too impractical for anything beyond walking down Queen St. on Halloween night. So, this year I decided I'd do something a little simpler: Shaggy from Scooby Doo.
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    I also went to the 8th Annual Toronto Zombie Walk this weekend. So much fun.
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    Last two Halloween costumes. Made the masks myself out of cast plaster.
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    I wish Halloween was an official holiday. It's pretty much better than Christmas.

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    jimb213jimb213 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I play in a Motown band, and for our gig saturday night (the 30th), we're all going as different Austin Powers characters. It's a 10-piece band, so we needed something that had lots of characters. Since I have a shaved head, I'm going to be Dr. Evil.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    SirUltimos wrote: »
    My best friend had an idea that we're going with this year. We're gonna be the Mario and Luigi (I'm Mario) and our girlfriends are going to be Peach and Daisy. I hope it turns out.

    Last year we were Turk and JD from Scrubs. I'll try and find pictures.

    Oh man, you need to show up before your girlfriend just so can say "Oh, <x>? She's in another castle"

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    SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Ahaha that's perfect! I'm going to!

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    CommunistCowCommunistCow Abstract Metal ThingyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I wish Halloween was an official holiday. It's pretty much better than Christmas.

    This. I usually do 2-3 costumes on the days leading up to halloween progressively getting more elaborate. Sadly this year I've been kind of busy and haven't even come up with one costume. :?

    Flay: Any idea how those masks were made?

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