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Mefite Halloween costume victory lap! Everyone post your costume pics here...
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 PM (94 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Don't forget to throw us a link to the AskMe thread that helped you throw it together.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 4:03 PM on November 1, 2008


Anybody in here fans of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra?

rowr.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:05 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mine is sort of loosely based on The Masque of the Red Death. With a blizzard of googly eyes.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 4:06 PM on November 1, 2008 [19 favorites]


Oooh. I don't have my photos yet, but I dressed up as a prairie woman, and ended up running into a very well done Abe Lincoln. The host at our party made us stand together for a couple of photos a la American Gothic, only using a rake.
posted by Stewriffic at 4:33 PM on November 1, 2008


I didn't wear a costume, but one of my co-workers dressed as...well, take a look.
posted by jonmc at 4:43 PM on November 1, 2008 [12 favorites]


More like jonmc2, amirite?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:47 PM on November 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


I swear, one of these years I'm going to finally put together a King in Yellow costume. Your Masque costume is awesome, Hermitosis.
posted by Caduceus at 4:51 PM on November 1, 2008


I'd post mine but it would palin comparison.
posted by hal9k at 5:03 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't have pictures, but about 9 in 10 people assumed I was a cowboy, and the 1 in 10 who noticed the pudding just about wet themselves.
posted by heeeraldo at 5:04 PM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


My AskMe about sticking a mustache to my son's face led to this costume.
posted by Lucinda at 5:09 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's fucking creepy, [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST].
posted by odinsdream at 5:30 PM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


I really wanted to go as Pocahontas, but alas, due to last minute antics I ended up as a Saloon Girl (or, common whore, as my brother liked to remind me).
posted by liquorice at 5:36 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


It was a few days before halloween but I went to a costume party as a plastic surgeon, whose scar magically dissapears as the night goes on.
posted by Memo at 5:37 PM on November 1, 2008


I couldn't resist the temptation to go as Palin. The whole night, all i could smell was hairspray - it must be horrible for her.
posted by ukdanae at 5:45 PM on November 1, 2008


Frequent flyer, thy name is jessamyn.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:47 PM on November 1, 2008 [4 favorites]




Lucinda! My son went as Luigi! (no pictures yet, though).

I didn't dress up, but I did manage to slice open my foot while trick-or-treating, which many passersby assumed was part of some gory random costume.
posted by mothershock at 5:59 PM on November 1, 2008


He wasn't real into it, but it was a last-minute improv of Mario...
posted by mezzanayne at 6:22 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


More like jonmc2, amirite?

Mini-jonmc?
posted by lukemeister at 6:23 PM on November 1, 2008


Paging Dr. HousePlinth.
posted by plinth at 6:26 PM on November 1, 2008 [5 favorites]


I just so happened to have a homemade donkey head hat lying around from a production of Midsummer Night's Dream. So I threw on a suit and went as the Democratic Party, which gave me an excuse to yell insults at all the Sarah Palins.
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:33 PM on November 1, 2008


It's a terrible picture, but here is Ogga the Cavegirl. I learned much about out Neolithic ancestors, particularly that cavegirls need long underwear later in the evening and dancing with an antler strapped to your head is surprisingly risky.
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:34 PM on November 1, 2008


I don't dress up for Halloween, only Mardi Gras! I'm the asshole on the left
posted by nola at 6:46 PM on November 1, 2008


I went as that guy from that high-budget much-hyped action movie that you considered seeing but now can't remember the title of.
posted by Plutor at 6:49 PM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


My costume was the urban legend of the spiders in the beehive hairdo. Which continues my years-long theme of costumes that require several minutes of explanation, since it turns out no one in my social circle has heard that urban legend. Sigh.
posted by hilatron at 6:51 PM on November 1, 2008


Haha! We had a Tokyo meetup yesterday, at an aquarium, and it just so happens there were some costumes there for folks to dress up in. Here's gomichild and recent arrival, misozaki, and the rest of us, hanging around with some jellyfish, no less!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:53 PM on November 1, 2008


Oh, and I almost forgot, Tokyo Mefite gen had the best costume of all.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:02 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


I went as a nerd!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:21 PM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


More like jonmc2, amirite?

Dude, from a distance, my buddy had me doing double takes, thinking "What the hell am I doing over there?"
posted by jonmc at 7:45 PM on November 1, 2008 [3 favorites]




I wish my hastily snapped pics had turned out better. These were taken just before rushing out for the Halloween parade, which was great as ever. Hoping some of my friends got better shots. Anyway, here's Miko the suffragist (and the sign I carried), along with Lipstick Thespian as Joe the Plumber and JustAskJustTell as the Banking Crisis.
posted by Miko at 8:05 PM on November 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


I appear to have been attacked by a zombie, and rather regrettably have transformed into one.
posted by flashboy at 8:36 PM on November 1, 2008


ColdChef: Halloween candy is rough on the digestive system.

I totally expected this instead (not mine, and NSFLunch).
posted by hangashore at 8:55 PM on November 1, 2008


lunit seems to have gone as a lolcat from what i can tell of my friend giacomos facebook ...........
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:22 PM on November 1, 2008


My sons were a skeleton and Super Why. I didn't costume up, but I just wanted to say I ran into several fellow fathers and mothers out trick-or-treating with their kids while hoisting cigars, beers and glasses of wine. And I thought, "Wow. I've been totally doing this wrong..."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:26 PM on November 1, 2008


Here's mine. It's been done before, but it was kind of fun.

Also, very hard to see out of the mask.
posted by vernondalhart at 9:57 PM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


Mr. and Ms. Pac Man

The best part about the night was that as we were leaving the bar, a guy who was pretty soused offered us 40 bucks for the pair of Pac-Man heads. We jumped at the chance. Hell, we spent less than 20 bucks on materials! All halloweens should be so profitable.
posted by chrisamiller at 10:06 PM on November 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


My husband and I went as Charlie Brown and Lucy. I knitted him the yellow sweater with the zig-zag, and I sewed my own puffy-sleeve dress!
posted by web-goddess at 10:10 PM on November 1, 2008 [6 favorites]


web-goddess, that Charlie Brown sweater totally rules.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:14 PM on November 1, 2008


a guy who was pretty soused offered us 40 bucks for the pair of Pac-Man heads. We jumped at the chance.

Bet you could've gotten him up to 100!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:16 PM on November 1, 2008


I was traveling for work, but all of my talk apparently convinced the office to dress up and I had to represent as well: a black wig and hat paired with my black skirt, tights, and boots made for a passable witch.
posted by rhapsodie at 10:21 PM on November 1, 2008


More from Tokyo: emmling and little misozaki, and mystery meetup guest (who had just slipped out of his triple-headed Jack O'Lantern suit).
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:37 PM on November 1, 2008


Thanks, flapjax! I put a better photo of our whole outfits up on Flickr. You can also see the sweater in progress. (Ravelers: More details here.)
posted by web-goddess at 11:39 PM on November 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


I went as a doctor of journalism.
posted by adamdschneider at 11:46 PM on November 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


Miraculously, the party I was at tonight lacked any insipid political costumes. Pictures hopefully forthcoming!
posted by Eideteker at 12:18 AM on November 2, 2008


How did everyone get their pics back from Fotomat already?
posted by Exchequer at 1:09 AM on November 2, 2008


Verily, I went as The Dude. Walter accompanied. Donnie's in the coffee can.
posted by disillusioned at 1:57 AM on November 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


Mr. Pumpkinhead made his horrible appearance this year.
posted by eamondaly at 1:30 AM on November 2, 2008 [11 favorites]


[NOT HERMITOSIS-IST], that costume is amazing.

I went as Tobias F√ľnke, completely undressed. It was cold in those denim cutoffs.
posted by teem at 3:12 AM on November 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's me on the left as Torgo, and my friend Charlie as The Sinful Dwarf (video on page is NSFW)
posted by Venadium at 3:21 AM on November 2, 2008 [3 favorites]




Here's the family as The Princess Bride. My son is an ROUS.[bonus action shot]
posted by sciurus at 3:56 AM on November 2, 2008 [11 favorites]


My husband went as Draco Malfoy.
posted by Nattie at 5:00 AM on November 2, 2008 [8 favorites]


I didn't go to any Halloween parties, but Friday *was* my last day at my old job, so I only thought it appropriate to go out like the Star Wars geek I am (and bring a "weapon" to work).
posted by olinerd at 5:26 AM on November 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I forgot to thank scody for giving me the idea for the slogan on my suffrage sign. I knew I wanted a pointed sign but didn't know what it should say, and she suggested that message, which was great. On the back was a quote from Susan B. Anthony: "Failure is impossible."
posted by Miko at 5:40 AM on November 2, 2008


I was hung over, so I went as mickey rourke. my apologies to his agent.
posted by krautland at 6:47 AM on November 2, 2008


My cheap-ass last minute costume looks really unimpressive until you see the before picture.

(And yes, that second link was a not-so-subtle hint.)
posted by the latin mouse at 6:58 AM on November 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


Zombie Lincoln. (SLYT)
posted by The White Hat at 7:31 AM on November 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I liked my costume so much I'm using a picture as my MeFi profile pic. I wanted my costume to have local flavor so I went as a gangland hitjob victim.
posted by Kattullus at 9:04 AM on November 2, 2008


Awesome boots, olinerd!
posted by ukdanae at 9:26 AM on November 2, 2008


Katy and I were the Prize Patrol...Congratulations!
posted by schyler523 at 9:35 AM on November 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


Who ya gonna call?
posted by metaname at 10:05 AM on November 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


metaname: the maintenance guys at the store where I work have these industrial strength shop-vacs that get carried on thier backs, so everytime they use them we all break out the 'who ya gonna call?'
posted by jonmc at 10:12 AM on November 2, 2008


Who ya gonna call?

Oh god you guys didn't cross streams, did you!?
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:04 AM on November 2, 2008


I went as a bug. I have wings, too, but you can't see them in this photo.
posted by foodmapper at 11:04 AM on November 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


My suitemates and I were (very creatively, obv.) the Spice Girls. I was Posh, which was kinda silly because I look nothing like her. All the pictures are on facebook so I can't link to evidence, but I basically made a little black dress out of a black men's t-shirt we bought last minute at Wal-mart. Ahh, college.
posted by MadamM at 11:18 AM on November 2, 2008


So many great costumes! I feel humbled in posting ours, but I'll throw in some extras to make up for it:

Saintcynr as a Corporate Zombie and later as Neo.

Me as Ursula the Sea Witch (very last-minute; for work - whole team were Disney Villains) &, later in the evening, plain 'ol garden variety witch.

Our front window (daylight); Jack O'Lantern 1; Jack O'Lantern 2; pepitas.
posted by batmonkey at 11:29 AM on November 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I went as a proverb.
posted by phunniemee at 11:38 AM on November 2, 2008 [2 favorites]




I went as Snow White- my boyfriend went as all of Snow White's Woodland Friends as Road Kill Pumpkin contribution: WWTFSMD? Have YOU been touched by his noodly appendage?
posted by RachelSmith at 12:33 PM on November 2, 2008


I asked how to dress as a champagne bottle, my BFF was Chambord, and together we were a Kir Royale
posted by zoomorphic at 1:08 PM on November 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


wow, what a great thread - y'all look great!
posted by madamjujujive at 3:41 PM on November 2, 2008


I just realized I get any pics of my self on Halloween. :( I got distracted by all the awesome costumes at the party I went to.

But this is a pic of the same costume just worn a few days earlier at my mother's pre Halloween tea-party.

Me, Big Bro, Little Sis

Mom and Me having tea
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 6:28 PM on November 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


I just realized I get any pics of my self on Halloween.

"I did not get" is what that is supposed to say...

oops!
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 6:30 PM on November 2, 2008


Oh, hey, pictures. Here I am with my saucy pirate wench. The other side said "SCIENTOLOGY: A THETANIC CULT? XENU.NET". After the nth person asked me to explain the costume (no, I'm not V for Vendetta), I made a tiny note on the sign that said, "Hi, I'm from the Internet!"
posted by Eideteker at 9:23 PM on November 2, 2008




My friends and I were Batgirl, Robin, and Misfit.
posted by emmling at 5:19 AM on November 3, 2008


My wife and I went as these candidates. The man is not well-liked in my neighborhood, where I received numerous boos and at least one threat to my person.
posted by exogenous at 6:07 AM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


I did not get the flip wig to do the best Sarah Jane ever, but my husband was a surprisingly good Fourth Doctor.
posted by immlass at 6:15 AM on November 3, 2008


My girlfriend and I made a pretty rockin' Bob Ross and Happy Little Tree.

Credit to np312 on this one
posted by Mayor West at 6:52 AM on November 3, 2008 [10 favorites]


i attempted to go out as corrine "third-degree" burns from ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous stains. unfortunately, because i was going to the party straight from work, i couldn't exactly rock the costume i wanted to, so i looked like a cross between 1980s stevie nicks and patty hearst.
posted by pxe2000 at 8:45 AM on November 3, 2008


No photos, alas -- but I took a long old-fashioned looking nightgown and put on a blouse and skirt over that, threw on a mob cap and wandered around the Halloween festivities in my neighborhood, knitting a red, white, and blue scarf as I walked -- for I was Madame Defarge from A Tale Of Two Cities.

...However, everyone thought I was Betsey Ross.

The two best costumes I saw all night were at the bar I ended up at -- a guy who dressed as "the Log Lady" from Twin Peaks (he even rigged a Magic 8-Ball inside his log so it could "talk" to you), and a guy dressed as Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama. He'd made himself a pair of lobster-claw gloves out of Bondo, and refused to take them off all night. It took him five minutes to pick up his beer.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:11 AM on November 3, 2008


So my real life band went as Spinal Tap.

"And so say all of us, Tap into that keg of Busch!"
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:20 AM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is such a cute thread - everyone is adorable. I was home sick but the husband and his band dressed up as Devo yellow suits and all for their halloween gig, and they did a zydeco version of Whip It.
posted by dog food sugar at 12:33 PM on November 3, 2008


Paging Dr. HousePlinth.

Damn that's good!
posted by odinsdream at 3:02 PM on November 3, 2008


I went as Cat, and my fianceé went as Girl from famed webcomic Cat and Girl.

No one at the party got it, either.
posted by Xoder at 3:27 PM on November 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


My daughter was a robot.
posted by mogget at 3:43 PM on November 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


mogget,
That costume is adorable.
posted by Sangermaine at 4:07 PM on November 3, 2008


But this is a pic of the same costume just worn a few days earlier at my mother's pre Halloween tea-party.

Me, Big Bro, Little Sis
Mom and Me having tea

So you have, like, the coolest mom in the world, right?
posted by Evangeline at 4:12 PM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Xoder, this is for you.
posted by Eideteker at 4:36 AM on November 4, 2008


FINALLY! It took my friend for-ever to get these photos uploaded. Anyway, I'm accompanying Abe Lincoln here.
posted by Stewriffic at 2:07 PM on November 4, 2008


Standard New Nerd Uniform.

The shirt is borrowed. The glasses, however, are mine.

posted by Minus215Cee at 11:24 PM on November 5, 2008


Also, I should point out that I'm the black dude in the picture, not the Weird Al, or the guy in the chair.
posted by Minus215Cee at 11:26 PM on November 5, 2008


Minus215Cee, I can't figure out whether you guys are amplifying sounds from the bicycles or trying to equip them with warp drive.
posted by exogenous at 5:33 AM on November 6, 2008


Late as hell because my own camera died so had to rely on friends for photos. Better late than never, though. Weird background, I know, but taken near work.
posted by kkokkodalk at 12:02 PM on November 6, 2008


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