I know one other person who did that! It's a cute idea.
One of the best last minute costmes I've ever seen was someone who wore a grey outfit, wrapped with some sort of fluffy cotton material with barn yard animals, buildings, trucks and cars, etc. all glued to it. Very inventive!
I had to go quickly one year and I shredded up some old jeans (up to but not through the waist) and a couple of shirts, put on some white make-up and went as a banshee. I looked really horrible, too! My mother-in-law begged me not to do it again.
Dress all in black with a little black mask and carry a plastic garbage bag full of stuffed animals, with a kitty sticking out of the top. You'll be a cat burglar!
In keeping with the title, you could dress in semi-court clothes, insert fangs and fake blood and go as a bloodsucking lawyer.
I vote this one! It made me laugh.
My default costume was always: black top, black skirt, very pale face makeup, lots of eyeliner, and bright red lipstick with two little lipstick dots on my neck. Instant vampire. It's unremarkable, but it can be thrown together with no more than a quick trip to the drugstore cosmetic aisle.
I'm too old to do sexy without being scary...
Well, then, you can terrify me any time.
What I really want to do is go as Aeryn and Creighton, but I think we are a year of exercise and a lot of preparation away from that.
A couple of ideas I've heard, which should be simple:
- wear white, put a big yellow circle on your upper body, wear devil horns: deviled eggs
- get some white make-up and black eyeliner, get a good goth look going, then add cowboy clothes: Goth Brooks
- put on a nice dress, use make-up and fake blood to mimic a slit throat (or wrists), then wear a sash (like those given out at beauty pagents) that says "runner-up"
T couldn't think of anything she liked, so she bought a costume from a costume store, and she looked really good. Me? Derek Smalls, bass player from Spinal Tap. Only thing missing from the costume (party was this past Saturday): a cucumber stuffed in the pants.
or an armadillo in your trousers.
get a bunch of purple balloons, blow them up and attach them to you and go as a bunch of grapes.
get some christmas ornaments and attach them to you and go as charlie browns christmas tree.
I have this feeling that you have a cape around there somewhere. Go as whichever Harry Potter teacher you feel most resembles you or that you'd like to be.
sorry, I suck at this, too. I'm having a hella hard time doing Sara this year. I think after the first 18 years of Halloween I'm getting a little worn out (Cala will be 18 3 days after halloween ... her first halloween was me dressed as a very pregnant cat).
When my kids were little I was a stay-at-home mom and sewed all kinds of costumes. We had a variety of fairy princesses, all made large enough to go over a snowsuit (remember, we lived in Alaska). This was to make up for all those tearful years of my childhood when my beautiful costume could not be seen because I had to wear a coat over it. And it also meant that they got years of wear for playing dress-up.
Two options: If you watch the American version of the Office, you can steal their idea: Put three large black circles down one side of your outfit, and you're "3-hole punch Gini"
Or, my favourite is to wear a microsoft/linux/apple/etc. shirt and get an eye patch/pirate hat. Software pirate.
I did know a guy in undergrad who got devil horns, angel wings and a cat tail and went as "every girl on campus", but outside of sorostitute city, that one may not work. :P
I'm going as a Reaver! I'm wearing old torn clothes, black boots, a pair of goggles, and am combining a peel off face mask that looks like shedding skin (so good for my pores, so gross looking when it's dry!) and blood so it looks like I been cuttin on my face, and I'm painting Chinese ideogram "tattoos" on my arms.
A friend of mine is a teacher and works with special ed students. Last year she went as a deviled egg. It was a felt costume that looked like a fried egg, with red horns and a tail. The kids went NUTS. They thought the costume was the coolest thing EVER. Only... they called her "The Egg Devil." I think they enjoyed it on a different level than most people.
i feel compelled to suggest that you simply pull both arms into your t-shirt, and shout at the top of your lungs: "I want some candy! Candy, candy! Everybody knows that Crazy Woman-With-No-Arms just loves candy! Now, give it to me, or I'll rip your ear off!"
Thanks for playing?
2005-10-24 02:13 pm (UTC)
You could what Joel suggested on MST3K: stick some empty candy wrappers and candy boxes to yourself, spray on some silly string, and go as the floor of a movie theater.
2005-10-24 02:16 pm (UTC)
I like it.
Thanks - there are some great ideas there!
Olivia Newton John from her "get physical" video.