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what are you people bein' for halloween

I can't tell you my costume yet, it is top SECRET

also when you are done you should post pictures of them because mefites are HOTTIES, spooky hotties!
posted by kathrineg to MetaFilter-Related at 10:59 PM (54 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I was thinking I'd go as someone who drunk-posts to MetaTalk, but now I guess I have to come up with a new costume.
posted by dersins at 11:02 PM on October 14, 2009 [10 favorites]


Borat,lol
posted by Damn That Television at 11:07 PM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


kathrineg, you go back and forth between being articulate and helpful to hostile to simply random. Can we stick with the version that makes sense?
posted by runningwithscissors at 11:09 PM on October 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


kathr...katherineg, youre totally awesom for po...posting this and I luh...oh, sorry, so we canbelike mefi married? Hallo- oh yeah, I don't have a cos- anything. Sorry.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 11:11 PM on October 14, 2009


I am gonna be in Amsterdam or maybe Belgium for Halloween
I don't even know if they celebrate Halloween in Belgium
!!!!!!!!!!!!
My costume: dorky American tourist wearing the same pants every day for three weeks and special magic travel panties (but not the same panties every day for three weeks that would be gross)
unless I go shopping in Berlin in which case I might be in costume as a fashionable German
posted by little e at 11:20 PM on October 14, 2009


Everyone is going as their favorite Gaga this year, right? I call dibs on the Rings of Saturn Gyryoscope Gaga!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:35 PM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm dressing in drag for the first time ever. I'm going as the Whore of Babylon.
posted by hermitosis at 11:48 PM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've always wanted to go as Charlotte Corday, but I can never get anyone to agree to be Marat.
posted by scody at 12:01 AM on October 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Phineas Gage. (previously)
posted by Riki tiki at 12:05 AM on October 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Alls I know is this year Halloween falls on a weekend, so me and Geto Boyz will definitely be trick or treatin'.
posted by drjimmy11 at 12:15 AM on October 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm going to an early-nineties themed party, so I'm going to strip-morph from dead rotty Kurt to normal rotty Courtney. If I can get my bloody brain-hat with concealed tiara made in time.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:30 AM on October 15, 2009


Drunk.
posted by pompomtom at 12:51 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ridiculous 70s cop. (Were there any with long hair?) I'm working on silly facial hair right now.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:53 AM on October 15, 2009


Aw, dammit pompomtom! Now I gotta go find a new costume.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:06 AM on October 15, 2009


(I suppose I'll go as dersins.)
posted by Sys Rq at 1:09 AM on October 15, 2009


I'm going as Kanye West, and I'm going to keep grabbing people's drinks out of their hands and sayin stuff like "Yo sexy pirate girl, I'm real happy for you. Imma let you finish, but the sexy nurse over there is the best sexy outfit of all time...of all time!"

Its gonna be so obnoxious, I can't wait.
posted by allkindsoftime at 1:14 AM on October 15, 2009 [15 favorites]


amazingly, the first use of the hotties tag ever
posted by mannequito at 1:28 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


whoops - first use on metatalk.

Headset Hotties were already on the blue.
posted by mannequito at 1:34 AM on October 15, 2009


Fuck halloween and all those fuckers ringin my bell asking for free shit. They can go right to hell I tell you what.
posted by cmonkey at 1:38 AM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


For Halloween, I'll be dressed as an irritated and semi-unwelcome guest of my Mother-in-Law. I've already got the clothes picked out.

Coincidentally, we'll actually be at my Mother-Law's. Irony, huh?
posted by codswallop at 1:55 AM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm going as the Whore of Babylon.

We are all that already so no special attire is required.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:39 AM on October 15, 2009


My friends and I are going as Zombie Mount Rushmore.

I'll be returning to my role as Zombie Lincoln, and my friends will fill in as Zombies Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt.
posted by The White Hat at 3:12 AM on October 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


Can we stick with the version that makes sense?

Could the comment "firefox should NOT remember my passwords when I have a parties to attend" on her user page have something to do with this?
posted by effbot at 3:25 AM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yo, I jus had the sickest idea!!!! i'm gonna dress up as a door, like an actual fucking wood door with like a sign that sez "please knock" or w/e and like go up to like peoplez houses and shit and liek when they open they door imma open mine and be all throwing candy and pencils at them and shit like some fucking old grandma or w/e and theyll be all like wtf!!!!!!! XDXD LOLZ!

oh man its gonna be insane!
posted by shoebox at 3:28 AM on October 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


I'm going as your mom.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:02 AM on October 15, 2009


Ugh I have so little imagination when it comes to these kinds of things I'm thinking of just wearing what my fiance wore last year and just add some vampire teeth. VAMPIRE PENGUIN!
posted by like_neon at 4:10 AM on October 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm working, but I'm thinking of dressing up as Marie Dressler since I saw her in a Lillian Gish movie yesterday.
posted by crataegus at 4:28 AM on October 15, 2009


I'm also working on Halloween night, which is why I'll be a zombie pirate.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:33 AM on October 15, 2009


You know, for only $5 you can get a whole new account.
posted by gman at 4:46 AM on October 15, 2009


I'm going as a captcha.
posted by josher71 at 5:03 AM on October 15, 2009


We're having our family reunion on Halloween, which I'm kinda pissed about. I may get some petty vengeance by dressing as Bizarro Greg, just pale skin and shouting "ME AM SO SAD TO EAT ALL THIS FOOD" all night.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:06 AM on October 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


I'm going as taters. Hardcore taters.
posted by Biblio at 5:09 AM on October 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


Not sure yet, but my husband, my roommate and I are thinking about going as a solution for the game Clue -- I have a cute red dress and would be Miss Scarlet, our roommate who is a scrawny, lanky fellow would wear all gray and be the lead pipe, and my husband would be, um, a room -- if anyone can think of a way to make someone a library or even a billiard room, let me know! We'd affix the Clue cards of ourselves to be more obvious.

Of course, nothing will ever top the year that I was Elaine Marley, Governor of Melee Island, my husband was Ghost Pirate LeChuck and our roommate was Guybrush Threepwood, a Mighty Pirate (as per our name tags); we all actually look almost shockingly like the appropriate characters. Whenever someone got it, we gave them a t-shirt that said "I Fought the Swordmaster". It was fucking sweet.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:37 AM on October 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


If my dad still has his old white crash helmet sitting around, I'm going as the Stig from Top Gear!
posted by futureisunwritten at 5:44 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


kathrineg: "what are you people bein' for halloween
I can't tell you my costume yet, it is top SECRET
"

This is why it's a good idea to wait until after Halloween to do these threads. Pretty much everyone I know tries to keep their costume on the DL until they walk through the door at a party. Plus if you ask afterward, it's "show me pics of your costume".
posted by Plutor at 5:53 AM on October 15, 2009


I custom-made a t-shirt with a clock-bomb design. I'm gonna wear my Fuck You boots and my aviator jacket, goggles, and bright yellow work gloves.

I'm a superhero who got his outfit from his dad's closet.
posted by The Whelk at 5:55 AM on October 15, 2009


You have to have somewhere to go TO to go as something, right? It would be kind of creepy to just dress up as something and wander the streets...or would it?

I may very well put on nothing but a hospital gown and slippers and wander the streets aimlessly!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:55 AM on October 15, 2009


Ooh! I have no suggestions on how to make him look like a room, but it would be cool if you had a manila envelope that says CONFIDENTIAL and somehow made huge Clue cards representing yourselves to put in it.
posted by little e at 5:55 AM on October 15, 2009


That is an awesome idea -- we will definitely see what we can do!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:06 AM on October 15, 2009


I'm going as "A Guy Who Is Hosting A Halloween Party in Witch City" - so at best, I'll be able to wear a snuggie.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:14 AM on October 15, 2009


What, no Sarah Palins? And what do magic travel panties do?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:17 AM on October 15, 2009


Mrs. Pterodactyl, the Monkey Island costumes sound awesome! that made my day!
posted by gursky at 6:17 AM on October 15, 2009


Son: very cute dragon
Me: singed knight
Wife: chaparone so we don't get in too much trouble
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:20 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm going as an overweight (but healthy!) declawed can riding a bike during Critical Mass.

I don't yet have a name for my cat though. I might use AskMe for that.
posted by bondcliff at 6:23 AM on October 15, 2009


I dunno--got any good ideas?
posted by box at 6:23 AM on October 15, 2009


You could be a ...wait for it ...


a box.
posted by The Whelk at 6:28 AM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm going as a fat middle-aged geek who drinks too much beer and makes inappropriate advances towards the neighbor's wife and then throws up in the bushes.

It's gonna be sweet!
posted by JeffK at 6:42 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


It all depends on the venue - I'm a dude w/ a shaved head who has not yet decided if he's going to a house party or the halloween ball down at my favorite bar.

If the bar: put on a suit and a green ring = Lex Luthor
If the house party: put on a suit and a lap blanket, sit in a wheelchair = Professor X

(there's also an outside chance that I might step up and play Calvin to a friend of mine's Hobbes if she can't find someone shorter than her. In which case, I'll need a wig and some sturdy hair gel)
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:45 AM on October 15, 2009


I'm going as an appropriate MeTa post.

You are more than welcome to steal my idea.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:45 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dressed as Pagus, I will celebrate the utterly pagan Halloween's acceptance by mainstream Christian culture. HA HA HA HA HA! ALL FOR ME! ALL FOR PAGUS!
posted by jtron at 6:45 AM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


My friends keep telling me about their costume plans, and I'm all "But we're 23, we're not in college any more, we don't have enough friends to throw a party, this is pathetic, you're all just going to sit around my apartment getting makeup on the sofa."

I think I'm going as I Need a Drink.
posted by oinopaponton at 6:46 AM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Alls I know is this year Halloween falls on a weekend, so me and Geto Boyz will definitely be trick or treatin'.

1234 KNOCK KNOCK ON YOUR FRONT DOOR! 5678 GIMME SOME CAAAAAAAAANDAAAAAY!

And, I'm not telling.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:56 AM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


A twenty-nine year old who acts their frickin' age.

My inner child is dead, dead, dead, so I guess technically I could qualify as some sort of zombie/revenant.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:57 AM on October 15, 2009 [7 favorites]


I am going as "oh my god I can't believe there are two weeks left of this."
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:57 AM on October 15, 2009 [21 favorites]


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