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Just for fun - anyone wanna share their Halloween costumes with the rest of the MeFi gang? Or brag about their parties or other Halloween-themed events?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, MeFites!
posted by davidmsc to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:21 PM (108 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I'm going as Dr. House. My costume consists of looking, dressing, and acting pretty much the same as always, only I'll be taking Percocet instead of Vicodin. I expect the rest of the world will continue to play along by being "idiots."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:32 PM on October 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


I've been wanting to dress up in the Cobra Kai skeleton costume but I don't really have any occasion to wear it. I'm planning on studying for a test on halloween night and going to sleep early.
posted by puke & cry at 4:35 PM on October 30, 2007


You can still sweep the leg.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:37 PM on October 30, 2007


I'm going as an admin conflicted about whether this thread is a good idea or not.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:39 PM on October 30, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm wearing my usual costume of a t-shirt with the Superman symbol and a red cape. I'm the last geek of Kryton, Ner(d)-el.
posted by FunkyHelix at 4:40 PM on October 30, 2007


Kyrpton. Jeez.
posted by FunkyHelix at 4:40 PM on October 30, 2007


I am going as Lidia Bastianich dressed as R2D2.
posted by The Straightener at 4:41 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm putting a rubber over my head and going as a well-dressed prick.
posted by jonmc at 4:54 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking about Me Giving Birth to Myself
posted by vronsky at 5:02 PM on October 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


I am going as Scarborough Fair.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:03 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm going as mathowie dressed as Sylar in an Ira Glass mask.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:06 PM on October 30, 2007


I had a fun pumpkin carving party. I made the ones that say "Jesse" under them.
posted by aubilenon at 5:11 PM on October 30, 2007


My wife and I just discovered that on this quiet little back street in Hadley, there are routinely 80-100 trick-or-treaters every Hallowe'en. They bus the little fuckers in from all over. There are college kids coming around for a handout. And we only have three bags of candy. (We moved from Pittsfield, where there were a maximum of two kids each year.)

No, I don't have a fucking costume. But koeselitz told me to vent, so I'm venting.
posted by languagehat at 5:32 PM on October 30, 2007


I went as a Sharpie permanent marker; my costume had a built-in can of black spraypaint that got me kicked out of two parties and a parking lot.
posted by breezeway at 5:38 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


My five-year-old has dictated that we go as the entire Ingalls family. So I'll be following her around the neighborhood dressed as Ma. Yippee.
posted by padraigin at 5:44 PM on October 30, 2007


I actually dressed as a fellow MeFite. The costume was great, but I'm a little depressed at just how much I looked like asavage. (I'm a girl.) You can also see my ooky food photos here.
posted by web-goddess at 5:50 PM on October 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm reclaiming my nickname from camp circa 1991 and going as Velma from Scooby Doo.
posted by leesh at 5:51 PM on October 30, 2007


I'm massively preggers, so I'm taping a copy of the latest Case-Shiller graph to my rotund tummy and going as the housing bubble: here today, gone really soon!

<>
posted by Asparagirl at 5:58 PM on October 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


[ /dork ]
posted by Asparagirl at 5:58 PM on October 30, 2007


I went to aubilenon's pumpkin party! I did the one that says "Ian" under it.
posted by zsazsa at 6:05 PM on October 30, 2007


I'm putting my 6 month old in a white top and pants with a big yellow circle painted on his tummy, a little devil hat and tail. He's going as.....





A Deviled Egg!
posted by pearlybob at 6:07 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wade Garrett. From Roadhouse.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:08 PM on October 30, 2007


I don't have any time, but I have huge tits, and my boyfriend thinks I'm too "2.0," so Amanda Congdon it is!
posted by RobotHeart at 6:10 PM on October 30, 2007


I just finished playing Guitar Hero 3 on Medium instead of stuffing the tentacles for my illithid head. Back to the sewing machine for me!
posted by cobaltnine at 6:11 PM on October 30, 2007


I haven't been invited to any parties. I guess you could call that a pariah costume. I'll be trolling for sympathy-favorites on MeTa instead of trick-or-treating.
posted by nowonmai at 6:43 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm going as an admin conflicted about whether this thread is a good idea or not.

I'm going as someone who can't believe this is still here. Next someone's going to ask what spy we would like to dress as on Halloween!
posted by iconomy at 7:14 PM on October 30, 2007


Evangeline and and grumblebee
posted by grumblebee at 7:16 PM on October 30, 2007


audiblenon, those pumpkins are awesome!
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:34 PM on October 30, 2007


Jessica Rabbit. It'll be interesting walking around the office tomorrow in sparkly purple eyeshadow, purple satin gloaves, vampy red shoes with four-inch heels, and a red satin dress with a thigh high slit. I hope everyone realizes it's a costume.
posted by orange swan at 8:00 PM on October 30, 2007


I went as an aborted fetus. With a hanger around my neck and some blood smeared around my face and neck. (pro-abortions btw)
posted by captaincrouton at 8:08 PM on October 30, 2007


I'm going as Miguel.
posted by dhruva at 8:20 PM on October 30, 2007


We're having a costume party at the house and are expecting about ten people, but none of the ten people will be wearing costumes, as it is not a people costume party, but a dog costume party. We are expecting five dogs. Our dog is dressing in, coincidentally, a Cobra Kai skeleton costume. Also in attendance will be a Schnauzer dressed as a hotdog, a dachshund dressed as a security guard and a couple of other dogs whose costumes will be surprises. Not only will we have five dogs running around in costumes, but I gave my wife a fire pit for her birthday, so we are going to light a fire outside and make s'mores. I can only assume that a dog wearing a ridiculous costume will run by the open flames and catch on fire, and then run around the yard catching all the other costumed dogs on fire and so our backyard will be filled with flaming costumed dogs. I can't decide if this party is the craziest fucking thing I have ever heard of or if it is THE CRAZIEST FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF.

At least I got to carve a cool pumpkin.
posted by ND¢ at 8:22 PM on October 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


Tomorrow I will be making a Halloween Costume Contest post on MetaTalk. With rules and stuff. FYI. Nobody preempt me. This is my dream.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:26 PM on October 30, 2007


Billionaire Astronaut Cowboy! It was loads of fun :)
posted by Arbac at 8:58 PM on October 30, 2007


I went as me, but from an alternate universe where everything's the same but:

  • Everyone Loves Chris, but Everybody Hates Raymond
  • James Earl Jones was in the suit, but David Prowse did the voice
  • ESPN2 features the "World Series of D&D"
  • Emmanuel Lewis was on Different Strokes and Gary Coleman was Webster
  • Paris Hilton is famous for running Apple Computer

    ...and so on.

  • posted by Eideteker at 9:14 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


    I'm a Ghostbuster! I made my own proton pack out of crap I had laying around my apartment. I think it turned out pretty good!
    posted by chrisamiller at 9:24 PM on October 30, 2007 [3 favorites]


    I'm dressing up like a hussy with my cleavage hanging out. I may be a little on the chunky side but it's just a costume, I swear.
    posted by dhammond at 9:31 PM on October 30, 2007


    chrisamiller, I want to have your internet babies. That is an ace costume and proton pack.
    posted by piratebowling at 9:35 PM on October 30, 2007


    ND¢: I'd like to see pictures of your Cobra Kai dog if you don't mind.
    posted by puke & cry at 9:40 PM on October 30, 2007


    It's my son's first birthday, so we figured we'd go all out. He's Yoda, my daughter's Darth Vader, and my husband and I are Han and Leia. We are dorks!
    posted by streetdreams at 9:43 PM on October 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


    i was a chav, complete with velour track suit and fake burberry hat. i should have packed it with me for internet librarian, but i completely spaced, innit. am i bovvered?
    posted by kendrak at 10:07 PM on October 30, 2007


    Marryin' Cousins. I can't wait to try to get into that belly first thing tomorrow morning.
    posted by rhapsodie at 10:17 PM on October 30, 2007


    Dead Sexy. But really it is a sliding scale, probably vastly more dead than sexy.
    posted by carmina at 10:46 PM on October 30, 2007


    I'm a sexy girl scout. This required planning and willpower, as no girl scout is complete without cookies...and cookies are only sold in February. My sash also has 40+ badges on it, which I sewed on over 20 years ago (while walking uphill in the snow of course).
    posted by iamkimiam at 10:54 PM on October 30, 2007


    aubilenon, great pumpkins! Love the one with the knife in the face!
    posted by iamkimiam at 10:58 PM on October 30, 2007


    I'm going in Victorian dress. I'm actually working at my movie theater job tomorrow night, and I think it'll be an interesting combo.

    "I say! Would you like butter on that? Smashing!"
    posted by brundlefly at 11:15 PM on October 30, 2007


    Cranky Guy With Garden Hose.

    Damn kids.
    posted by homunculus at 12:04 AM on October 31, 2007


    omg, webgoddess is faahbulous! Can I be a judge?
    posted by taz at 12:31 AM on October 31, 2007


    yes, web-goddess did her best to introduce this strange custom to us blokes & sheilas down under. it's making a slight foothold.

    at her place i was, of course, trying to act all nonchalant, thinking "mustn't crowd our own asavage with exuberant fanboyness; act all cool & aloof..."

    imagine my disappointment when i realised it was only a costume...
    posted by UbuRoivas at 2:00 AM on October 31, 2007


    I do what I must because I can.
    posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:04 AM on October 31, 2007 [9 favorites]


    I was/am Roger Linus[1], aka Roger Work Man aka Skeletor.
    posted by Plutor at 4:38 AM on October 31, 2007


    I am going as Little Edie Beale in the REVOLUTIONARY COSTUME, because, really, it is the best thing to wear for the day.
    posted by pieoverdone at 5:38 AM on October 31, 2007


    Homunculus.
    posted by ND¢ at 5:48 AM on October 31, 2007


    Happy Halloween everyone! I can't help but think that it would be the best Halloween party ever if you all were there.
    posted by carmina at 7:06 AM on October 31, 2007


    My party was a success. Most of the drinks turned out great. I especially liked the Corpse Reviver. And people were grossed out by the Mad Eye Martini garnishes (mine were with raspberries - blueberries were not available). However, word to the wise, the Bloody Brain is nasty! Way too sweet.

    Pictures are in the works...
    posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 8:12 AM on October 31, 2007


    Totally had a rockin' party. But the photos are not available yet. I'll post tomorrow.
    posted by NotInTheBox at 8:18 AM on October 31, 2007


    I found a bunch of stuff in my room and assembled it into a costume.

    I'm going as my room.
    posted by hermitosis at 8:18 AM on October 31, 2007


    A giraffe.
    posted by donovan at 8:20 AM on October 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


    I'm going as Evil Shmegegge. I grew a goatee, made my eyebrows pointy and arched, and have slicked my hair back. I'm also going to wear black with a popped collar and possibly some ridiculous pinky ring of some kind. And a walking stick.
    posted by shmegegge at 8:21 AM on October 31, 2007


    You had me at "pinky ring". *shivers*
    posted by taz at 8:26 AM on October 31, 2007


    But in the meantime, here is my pumpkin "A Starry Night" -Vincent Van Gogh (aka NotInTheBox) that took ridiculous amounts of hours!!
    posted by NotInTheBox at 8:26 AM on October 31, 2007 [2 favorites]


    I made myself a sock-puppet chestburster.
    posted by flashboy at 8:43 AM on October 31, 2007


    I...I love you robocop. I was seriously thinking about making a Chell costume and having a Cube and some cake tonight.
    posted by cobaltnine at 9:01 AM on October 31, 2007


    oh my god, robocop is bleeding's costume is the winner.

    just... just incredible.
    posted by shmegegge at 9:16 AM on October 31, 2007


    yeah, um, can someone explain robocop's costume? totally don't get it...
    posted by mosessis at 9:17 AM on October 31, 2007


    By the way, do you remember that time when I was like "Goodbye" and you were like "No way!" and then I pretended I was going to murder you? Yeah, that was great.
    posted by shmegegge at 9:17 AM on October 31, 2007


    mosessis, it's from the recently released game "Portal" that came as part of The Orange Box.
    posted by shmegegge at 9:20 AM on October 31, 2007


    mosessis: "yeah, um, can someone explain robocop's costume? totally don't get it..."

    This is why I wish I could convert my Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 gifts to a Portal gift. It's the single greatest game of the past decade and hardly anyone has played it because it primarily comes in a $50 bundle. But it's only $20 standalone!
    posted by Plutor at 9:24 AM on October 31, 2007


    Aha! Thanks.
    posted by mosessis at 9:29 AM on October 31, 2007


    Is it just me, or does flashboy even sort of resemble the first guy in the first Alien movie to get his chest done bursted?
    posted by hermitosis at 9:33 AM on October 31, 2007


    Nice, ND¢!
    posted by homunculus at 9:49 AM on October 31, 2007


    I just got back from a work trip to the west coast yesterday, and this morning was running late with no ideas for a costume. All I knew was my work clothes were still in my suitcase and I really wanted to just wear jeans to work today.

    So I threw on my jeans, black leather boots and black leather jacket and became Biker Chick. I also did up the eyeliner and found some bad ass mirror sunglasses and bought some black stretchy gloves from Walgreens and cut off the fingers... and thus I am wearing my jeans to work and no one is the wiser.
    posted by misskaz at 9:50 AM on October 31, 2007


    This year's model
    posted by y2karl at 10:49 AM on October 31, 2007


    I...I love you robocop. I was seriously thinking about making a Chell costume and having a Cube and some cake tonight.

    Excellent! Please assume the party escort submission position. The Enrichment Center is required to remind you that you will be baked, and then there will be cake.

    oh my god, robocop is bleeding's costume is the winner.

    just... just incredible.


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    In the event that the weighted companion cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice.
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    posted by GLaDOS at 11:33 AM on October 31, 2007 [6 favorites]


    My girl and I went to pirate party last weekend. That two- week beard I tried to grow really didn't work out that well. But I tried dammit!
    posted by thekorruptor at 11:48 AM on October 31, 2007


    My wife and I are having a late-Halloween party on Saturday night: Come As Your Own Inner Super-Hero. We'll be Question Woman and Answer Man. We're making up a "roster" of super-folk who've come to the "hideout", including Rob In Da Hood, Obscuro, The Problem, The Solution, Wondra Woman, and others.
    posted by lodurr at 12:44 PM on October 31, 2007


    a fellow mefite and i did a variation of spy vs. spy.

    another fellow mefite at the party went as tobias funke (he even shaved his head. such commitment!).
    posted by numinous at 12:50 PM on October 31, 2007 [3 favorites]


    The Spy vs Spy thing is amazing, and I wish you'd mentioned it earlier so I could have stolen it.
    posted by shmegegge at 12:55 PM on October 31, 2007


    Actually now I dunno if I want to do the First Annual Metafilter Costume Contest anymore, because this thread is already open. Which makes me sad.

    Because, you know, it could have been a halloween costume contest, where people linked to their pictures and then voted by using the favorites function - I even have prizes and everything - but this is completely disorderly.

    And now I feel that if I open another thread, it will surely be closed and people will be referred to this thread, which really doesn't serve as much of a contest at all.

    :(

    *kicks a small rock down the driveway*
    posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:21 PM on October 31, 2007


    I said it before, and I'll say it again:

    MetaFilter: This isn't a contest!
    posted by aubilenon at 1:54 PM on October 31, 2007


    I'll be a reference librarian until 11 pm, at which point I'll be a motorcyclist until 11:20. Then, I'll be an insomniac until November 30th.

    Cheers.
    posted by cog_nate at 2:01 PM on October 31, 2007


    I went and did this.

    Yep.
    posted by The GoBotSodomizer at 3:08 PM on October 31, 2007 [3 favorites]


    I took a quick picture of my costume.
    posted by FunkyHelix at 3:53 PM on October 31, 2007


    I feel ... old. Kids these days, they're snorting transistors, aren't they? Anyone going as the Beaver? Eddie Haskell? Barney Fife? Hoppity Hooper? *takes off velcro shoes and slumps into rocker*
    posted by cairnish at 3:57 PM on October 31, 2007


    As I'm sick like the death, I have no costume for today. But I saw something that inspired me for next year:

    Target is selling these plastic/ resin pumpkins that look pretty damn realistic, one of which is big enough that I could make a pretty good mask out of it. I'm gonna get one in a week or so on the cheap, then I'm going to make it into a jack-o-lantern kind of mask. Ultimately it will incorporate in a scarecrow costume that I'm going to use to scare the shit out of kids for trick-or-treating next year.

    But even better, I'm going to convince some friends to do a Wizard of Oz theme, where we are all characters who are slightly off. I'm going to be the Scarecrow who carries a bloody bone say, 'because I'm looking for a brain'.
    posted by quin at 4:48 PM on October 31, 2007


    Target is selling these plastic/ resin pumpkins that look pretty damn realistic, one of which is big enough that I could make a pretty good mask out of it. I'm gonna get one in a week or so on the cheap, then I'm going to make it into a jack-o-lantern kind of mask. Ultimately it will incorporate in a scarecrow costume that I'm going to use to scare the shit out of kids for trick-or-treating next year.

    A couple of friends of mine did this a while ago with REAL pumpkins. It took them ages to hollow out 2 fairly large pumpkins so that they were light enough to wear on your head*. Then, one of them wore a tux and the other a sparkly punk dress (they are both guys) and they strolled around town. It was awesome. I thought I had pictures on my Flickr but I can't find them...

    *Although they were still heavy enough to hurt your neck with the inertia if you turned your head too quickly.
    posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:14 PM on October 31, 2007


    Nice costume web-goddess, don't be discouraged: I've always suspected that if I shaved off this goatee (not bloody likely) that I'd look great in drag.

    I'm not sure what that means either.

    I'm spending Halloween night in a hotel in Merced, CA, after a grueling day in SCUBA at the bottom of a lake with zero visibility, and I'm sore.

    No halloween for me. My stormtrooper costume beckons, but to no avail...
    posted by asavage at 7:30 PM on October 31, 2007


    I found a pretty nifty "pimp" outfit at the local Spencer's store. Folks at work got a kick out of seeing me living the pimp life.
    posted by davidmsc at 9:49 PM on October 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


    My costume.
    posted by hermitosis at 9:53 PM on October 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


    I went as a lameass witch. Basically, I wore a whole bunch of my own clothes, green eyeshadow and jewelry, only more so; also, I wore a feather boa because I have one now. Eventually I decided that I was the Wicked Witch of the East who woke up after Dorothy to find herself in Atlantic City (it's the East, okay?) with a hell of a hangover, a few fuzzy yet technicolor memories and an old Army jacket. And candy.
    there will eventually be pictures, oh god, and video.
    posted by mygothlaundry at 10:08 PM on October 31, 2007


    Since I'm old and lame, all I did was ignore the office memo reminding us that dressing up for Halloween was not allowed. I walked around with several pairs of scissors and snipped up some sculptures of things on people's desks )mostly non-consentually) ala Edward Scissorhands (I also successfully consumed coffee using only my "hands".

    hermitosis - that rocks!
    posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:11 PM on October 31, 2007


    hermitosis, am I correct in assuming I gave you about half your costume? Well done.
    posted by piratebowling at 10:15 PM on October 31, 2007


    Eventually I decided that I was the Wicked Witch of the East who woke up after Dorothy to find herself in Atlantic City (it's the East, okay?) with a hell of a hangover, a few fuzzy yet technicolor memories and an old Army jacket. And candy.

    As a freshman in college, I put on a blue knit sport coat, a turtleneck, an earnest expression and firm, sympathetic handshake, and told everyone I was "Death. Or a Young Minister."
    posted by lodurr at 4:49 AM on November 1, 2007


    Thank you, piratebowling. You'll be pleased to know that I had to mutilate very few of the ties you gave me in order to make my mask.

    Walking around in costume in New York is incredibly fun, especially if a mask hides your face because you are somewhat liberated from reacting to people's reaction to your costume. I wish masks and veils were more in style (and not triggers of terroristic alarm); the experience of two masked people regarding each other on the subway is unforgettable.

    Although I hit a weird moment last night when I walked through a half-block long crowd of tourists who were all waiting to get into a Broadway show. There was a sort of sudden clamour of interest from all sides and I had a terrifying flash to that climactic scene in The Elephant Man. In fact I sort of panicked and hurried away, and fortunately didn't knock down any children.

    Speaking of children, I can't get over the fact that they all Trick or Treat the businesses in the neighborhood, almost exclusively. When I went into the liquor store yesterday evening, I could barely get in because of mob of children that had gotten in ahead of me. The image of children trooping eagerly into the liquor store was almost as disturbing as actually having to shop for liquor in front of a dozen kids and their parents.

    Further recap: the B-52's still rock, I doubt anyone else in their 60's is having as much fun (or can dance as frenetically as Fred Schneider). I'd bet my eyeteeth that their show is better than anything the Stones or any similarly old group is putting out there. Also, the guys in The Rapture were totally dreamy in their Ghostbusters costumes, and the lead singer's was too tight so I could see his proton pack right through his pants. His voice is awesome, like a saber made of glass. My ears are still ringing this morning.
    posted by hermitosis at 6:01 AM on November 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


    Damn! You guys (and gals) have some kick-ass costumes! (And a pox upon our internet police for not letting me see anything at photobucket, or livejournal! Grrr.)

    Anyway, for what it's worth, here are some pictures from the party. I wish I had taken more shots. Especially of the drinks. Oh well.

    BTW, I'm the dufus dressed as Lemuel Gulliver.
    posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 7:45 AM on November 1, 2007


    Haven't read the thread, but for Halloween, my wife and I were Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy bunny, and Paul Snider, that sick fuck who murdered her, from Star 80, a relatively unremarkable but very creepy movie based on the true story.
    posted by koeselitz at 7:57 AM on November 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


    Spooky house!
    The saddest witch ever
    Mr. Table attacks!

    By the way, quin, I did something similar to your pumpkin idea last year, using decidedly non-realistic plastic pumpkins from Target: Mr. Pumpkinhead.

    It's hard to see in the video, but I was surrounded by hay bales and a half-dozen other pumpkins, so I blended in pretty well. I think the neighbors considered it a hit: I certainly scared the sweet bejeezus out of a lot of folks.
    posted by eamondaly at 8:24 AM on November 1, 2007


    My kids went as the Master Chief and the Arbiter, and I was Cortana, from Halo. I made the costumes in two extremely hectic, spraypaint-fume laden days, as they decided last minute they weren't too cool to Trick or Treat after all. After a full day's scrubbing, I think I still have paint under my fingernails.

    The Chief's helmet was huge and not too comfortable, so the Spartan guarded home base, playing Diablo and giving out (full-sized, of course!) candy, while we patrolled the neighborhood, the Arbiter brandishing his glowstick-fueled Energy Sword for my protection.

    Bonus: The Arbiter scored bigtime candy largesse from a gamer who recognized him, who loaded half his bag down with Skittles, so he will be tasting the rainbow for days to come. He earned his Mark of Shame jumping out of the bushes at his uncle's house, scaring the little kids.
    posted by misha at 9:37 AM on November 1, 2007


    I did a reprise of my costume from last year, Lil Jon.
    posted by dead_ at 9:54 AM on November 1, 2007


    My family and I went out as a set of pirates except for my son who was a parrot.

    I was a software pirate.
    posted by plinth at 11:00 AM on November 1, 2007


    I went as Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2 (and subsequent). Photo photo photo. $26 at the Army Surplus store and about 45 minutes of work with an exacto, a bowl, and an old hoody got me an AWESOME Black Mesa logo-ed sweatshirt. I wish I'd done it more permanently.
    posted by fuzzbean at 11:00 AM on November 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


    After all the jokes I've read about possibilities of dressing up as Michael Vick, I was disappointed to not see a single Michael Vick during trick-or-treating.
    posted by Xere at 11:11 AM on November 1, 2007


    After the reaction both here and elsewhere to the Weighted Companion Cube costume, I heartily encourage any single MeFites out there to get themselves a cardboard box, some insulation foam, paint, and a Wonder Cutter post haste.

    I'm married, so already have my Chell, and therefore feel no qualms about passing on this Master Technique to Woo a Geekette. May I suggest renting a tux, donning your WCC, and sitting alone at an outdoor cafe or bistro with a single red rose in hand?
    posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:18 AM on November 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


    My kids went as the Master Chief and the Arbiter, and I was Cortana, from Halo.

    Awesome! Where are the pictures??
    posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:59 PM on November 1, 2007


    I'm told I look like House (I think we look like cousins at most), and told that I act like House (the sarcastic yet somewhat charming asshole), so I figured I'd go as him* this year.

    My exgirlfriend summed it up nicely when she said "so you went as yourself with a limp and a cane?" Pretty much. It didn't require any special dressing up. People seemed to genuinely like it, though. You can't tell in the photo, and I'm sure no one noticed that night, but I'm wearing these sneakers.

    *Please excuse my face; I was going for "curmudgeonly" but a few cocktails later and you end up with "muddled."
    posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:46 PM on November 1, 2007


    I had to throw something together at the last minute. has Dr. House. You can't see in those photos, but my sneakers are pretty damn close.

    My friend was The Death of the American Dreram.
    posted by spaltavian at 2:56 PM on November 1, 2007


    Whoa, CitrusFreak12, I totally missed your post until after I posted.

    Also, I screwed up the html, my post should have read:

    I had to throw something together at the last minute. I went has Dr. House.
    posted by spaltavian at 3:01 PM on November 1, 2007


    Wow. Freaky, spaltavian! Shoes and all!
    posted by CitrusFreak12 at 4:53 PM on November 1, 2007


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