Official 2011 Halloween Costume Thread November 2, 2011 6:41 AM   Subscribe

Here it is, ghouls and goblins...the (sort of) annual, mod-approved Halloween costume MeTa! Go on with your scary selves, and show us what you got! posted by quiet coyote to MetaFilter-Related at 6:41 AM (126 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Much of the Northeast US hasn't had Halloween due to power outages from the recent snowstorm.
posted by DU at 6:42 AM on November 2, 2011


I went as the guy who ignored the fact that he had a Halloween party to go to, pulled some of his old punk rock gear out of the closet at the last moment, and assumed people would think it was a costume.
posted by griphus at 6:47 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Who is the guy who kept painting his face and head like skull? It kept getting better and better every year as he perfected it. Pretty cool.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:50 AM on November 2, 2011


Who is the guy who kept painting his face and head like skull? It kept getting better and better every year as he perfected it.

That's called decomposition.
posted by pracowity at 6:53 AM on November 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


Who is the guy who kept painting his face and head like skull? It kept getting better and better every year as he perfected it. Pretty cool.

I believe that is fake. No, not like that, The user fake.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on November 2, 2011


Yeah his costume was fantastic this year.
posted by griphus at 6:55 AM on November 2, 2011


Like griphus, I faked it for the costume -- I had had a bout of insomnia the night before so I was staying in, and had changed into comfy jammies for the night. Then my roommate got a couple of unexpected guests and I wandered out to be social -- I hesitated and thought about changing to jeans, but instead I put on the most obnoxious slippers I had and told them my costume was "slumber party guest."

(The visitors were there to show off their 3-year-old's costume themselves -- he was "a robot tiger-rabbit". His dad had complied with this request by doing the cardboard-box-covered-with-tinfoil for the robot part, with LED lights on the front and some birthday-cake shaped foil confetti "that looked like circuit breakers", dad said; plus some tiger-stripes painted on the sides and tinfoil-wrapped "rabbit ears" on the head.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:07 AM on November 2, 2011


Much of the Northeast US hasn't had Halloween due to power outages from the recent snowstorm.

In my town, trick-or-treating was postponed until Thursday night because of downed wires. But we ended up getting a few trick-or-treaters on Halloween because their families didn't receive the postponement phone call from the town administrator...because of downed wires.
posted by cribcage at 7:19 AM on November 2, 2011


I was a Tusken Raider. This is from a party on Saturday - by the time Halloween rolled around I made some significant improvements (particularly to the neck and the Gaffi stick). There are a bunch of ways I'd do things differently, but overall I think it came across well, and it exorcised my lifelong Tusken Raider demons.

People are so funny about involved, homemade costumes. Seems like pretty even mix of delight and barely-stifled contempt.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:31 AM on November 2, 2011 [12 favorites]


I was a fabulous one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater. It was... kind of a lot of work. But now I know how to do that! (The hot glue gun is my new best friend)
posted by lriG rorriM at 7:33 AM on November 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


We were supposed to go to a party, but it was canceled due to snowpocalypse. So my husband and I ran around the house dressed as two Doctors.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:36 AM on November 2, 2011 [18 favorites]


The lesser-known sister of Princess Beatrice at the Royal wedding.
posted by jillithd at 7:40 AM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


my costume was someone lazing about on the couch eating rice pudding and waiting for the walking dead to start.
posted by elizardbits at 7:42 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was a psycho hose beast. Some people got it, but a ton of people came up to me to tell me that they were sorry I hurt my neck right before Halloween. Despite running into half of the bar denizens with my gun rack and an awkward moment with a girl dressed as Wayne (she had NO idea why I was trying to give her my gun rack), I'm pretty pleased with how it came together.

I'm pretty happy about how my pumpkin turned out, too.
posted by quiet coyote at 7:46 AM on November 2, 2011 [24 favorites]


My costume was fine, really, a reasonable amount of effort, some laughs, all that. What was remarkable about my Halloween was that I attended a party thrown by a Mefite who I met via AskMe, who, it turned out, I'd actually met a few weeks earlier in a matter completely unconnected to MetaFilter. Also in attendance was another Mefite I met at a meetup, who, it turned out, lives about 1000 feet away from me. I totally have MetaFilter to thank for a fun Saturday night, and for a significant proportion of my circle of friends.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:49 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


My wife went as Number 6.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:51 AM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


an awkward moment with a girl dressed as Wayne (she had NO idea why I was trying to give her my gun rack)

Look, she didn't own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What was she gonna do with a gun rack?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:58 AM on November 2, 2011 [15 favorites]


My daughter was a bumblebee. So, naturally, I was a beekeeper.
posted by googly at 8:02 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I put bloody handprints on our storm door, splattered red paint over a white chef's apron, and put a flashing black light over the door to give out candy to the kids. One kid visibly jumped back when I opened the door. Several other kids asked who I was dressed up as. I said "Al Gore," but I don't think anyone got the joke. The worst part is, I had more of a costume than most of the kids who were trick-or-treating. When I asked one kid where his costume was, he said, "I'm dressed up as a ghetto dude."
posted by crunchland at 8:04 AM on November 2, 2011


No time to work up a costume this year. I went to work Monday wearing all grey and called myself The Spirit of November. Of course, I'd worn the same outfit once a week for the past couple of weeks, but no one called me on it.
posted by maudlin at 8:11 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I dressed up as a middle aged out-of-shape suburban dad. I stayed home and gave out candy to the one group of kids who braved our darkened neighborhood. One of them was dressed as Santa and they sang me a Christmas carol. I let them grab all the candy they wanted, since they were the only ones out. Most kids, if they went at all, went over to areas that had power.

I built this for my son. Metafilter is partially to blame for his current obsession.
posted by bondcliff at 8:14 AM on November 2, 2011 [32 favorites]


I built this for my son. Metafilter is partially to blame for his current obsession.

That is fucking fantastic, better than the deathstar imo.
posted by Think_Long at 8:22 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I didn't dress up on Halloween proper because of work and class - in fact, the professor seemed genuinely surprised that we were all in class. Despite the fact that we had power I saw very, very few people in costume.

Our neighbors had a party over the weekend and I went as the 11th Doctor because I had all the pieces already in my wardrobe and bow ties are cool.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:24 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was at a Bassnectar show, observing a pretty wild mix of people in typical raver kid garb, half-assed or cheap store-bought costumes, a few well done costumes, and people in plainclothes(like me). I guess I went as a bass head, which isn't necessarily identifiable to the naked eye.
posted by owtytrof at 8:28 AM on November 2, 2011




I went as the Dread Pirate Roberts.
posted by bfranklin at 8:28 AM on November 2, 2011


I went as Robin.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 8:32 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was expecting short-shorts, lriG rorriM.
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:32 AM on November 2, 2011


I was kind of miffed that all it took to create a lavish outfit was just slightly exaggerating and mis-matching old club wear.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on November 2, 2011


I took my kids trick-or-treating (Darth Vader and a Fruit Ninja -- ninja costume with fake fruit attached to a sword). Me? I had a sports bottle full of red wine.

A goddamn teenager outed me. "I smell alcohol. Do you guys smell alcohol?"

I have no idea what you're talking about, young lady. Have another Kit-Kat.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:13 AM on November 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


I went as a debt crisis.

Thanks to danny the boy for the suggestion!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:14 AM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


My god, look at the guns on sexy debt crisis. That is a debt crisis that will beat you up, take you money, and leave you homeless.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:19 AM on November 2, 2011 [9 favorites]


Like I said in Clavdivs' thread, we were Mathnet. Cogitate and Solve, punks.
posted by zamboni at 9:25 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Me? I had a sports bottle full of red wine.

*Salutes* God bless you sir!
posted by Think_Long at 9:33 AM on November 2, 2011


I was an indifferent 39 year old. I sold it, let me tell you.
posted by everichon at 9:37 AM on November 2, 2011


Um, so this is a little off topic but it is Metafilter and Halloween related and I have to tell you guys somehow: right now I have 666 favorites. So maybe next year I should dress up as the Antichrist?
posted by overglow at 9:50 AM on November 2, 2011


Mine was pretty simple and easy. It was the first time I have dressed up for halloween in problably 10 years? I wore a suit, bowtie, top hat, and a sign around my neck that said "I am sorry" and went as a Formal Apology.
posted by lilkeith07 at 9:51 AM on November 2, 2011 [9 favorites]


I went as Mr. Butlertron from the wonderful Clone High show.

It turned out that the metal claws made it a) hard to drink, b) hard to dance with people; and the facepaint made it awkward when someone decided that they wanted to kiss me. On the other hand, when I couldn't recognize someone due to their costume / my drunkenness, I would just call them Wesley and it worked out fine.
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:53 AM on November 2, 2011


MiG Pilot here.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:06 AM on November 2, 2011


Previously.

There is nothing like walking through Harlem to shouts of "Bruce Lee-ROY!" to make you feel like the baddest motherfucker on the planet for a little while.
posted by Eideteker at 10:10 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


cortex - that is the oddest, most brilliant collection of mixed-media 'o lanterns I've ever seen (from the flickr stream).
posted by obscurator at 10:15 AM on November 2, 2011


Zoe was Medusa for one night of Halloween activities, and Cleopatra for another.

I've found that having my crow costume from several years ago as a backup for when I eventually don't get around to making a new costume continues to work out well.
posted by mikepop at 10:20 AM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


My daughter was Fluttershy.
posted by mogget at 10:26 AM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Curious Artificer, I actually was wearing short shorts beneath the monster body, but it makes no nevermind. I like short shorts. I don't have to wear 'em. ;)
posted by lriG rorriM at 10:35 AM on November 2, 2011


i was the utz girl. it wasn't until halfway through the evening when i realized that my bow was on the wrong side. i put this costume together in 10 minutes.
posted by kerning at 10:41 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Myself and India (5) as Obi Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia - handily i was able to construct my costume entirely from bathrobes and a hoodie.
posted by Artw at 10:42 AM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


My boyfriend and I were the Boulder Portapotty Peeper and a yoga festival attendee. We underestimated the number of people who don't listen to ANY local news. I also think we found it WAY more humorous than most other people.

My office went to the campus staff party as a gallery of famous portraits. We won best group costume. I was Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, January 1889 by Van Gogh. We also had an amazing American Gothic but the set up was not mobile and so not good for parties.
posted by rachums at 10:42 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


My friends' garage went as a UFO crash site. I only wish I'd taken a more (ahem)sober(ahem) photo of it, but hey... great party!
posted by heyho at 10:54 AM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


I wish I had a less goofy picture, but here I am as Liz Taylor as Cleopatra.

(Related AskMe...)
posted by JoanArkham at 11:00 AM on November 2, 2011


My girlfriend's dog, Lloyd, was a squid in a handmade costume. He won the costume contest at his doggy day care. I think it might be the best dog costume ever -- even better than his Michael Jackshund costume last year.
posted by fieldtrip at 11:05 AM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


I missed Halloween because I was too busy playing Glitch.
posted by CancerMan at 11:16 AM on November 2, 2011


Who is the guy who kept painting his face and head like skull? It kept getting better and better every year as he perfected it. Pretty cool.

That was me.

2006 2006 (twice that year)
2007 2007
2008
2009 (I think... few pics exist)
2010 2010 (with Danielle of Black Pants Theater)

Unfortunately, I missed 2011; I was working on a holography in Utah and couldn't risk greasy makeup in the lab.

Fortunately, people were inspired by my costume and wrote me about it. So the tradition lives on...

Here's a woman who shaved her head! She is Awesome.

Here's a guy who wrote me with his version. Awesome.

Personally, my favorite costume of all time is still Black Rainbows' Lichtenstein Girl; that is art.

Last month I found a picture of the first time I did it (in high school) but I haven't scanned it yet.
posted by fake at 11:23 AM on November 2, 2011 [6 favorites]


We dressed milladdo up as an actual dragon.
posted by Jofus at 11:26 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ah shit.

That was supposed to be 2008

I'm losing the chronology.
posted by fake at 11:26 AM on November 2, 2011


I was a sexy yeti crab, one of a group of Sexoskeletons (sexy creatures with exoskeletons).
posted by aabbbiee at 11:37 AM on November 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


I had no time to prepare whatsoever, just having come back from vaccay. I also didn't want to waste a better idea when I didn't have a party to go to, but was just on greeting duty.

Black suit, white shirt, black tie, straight razor in pocket, and a roll of duct tape.

Voila -- Mr. Blonde.

No-one got it.
posted by Capt. Renault at 11:42 AM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]




Persephone, Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld. Most comfortable costume in years, any time you have the opportunity to basically wear a nightie to a party, I say you take it.
posted by Jilder at 11:52 AM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


sexy yeti crab

Is there some reference I'm not getting, or is that the most conceptual costume I have ever seen? Either way, brava!
posted by JoanArkham at 11:59 AM on November 2, 2011


Black suit, white shirt, black tie, straight razor in pocket, and a roll of duct tape. Voila -- Mr. Blonde.

No-one got it.


Sounds like the year I got dressed up in a long dress and a mob cap and carried around some knitting, eyeing people with a frown now and then.

Everyone thought I was Betsey Ross.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:04 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sexy Yeti Crab: it was a play on the idea of Sexy ___ lady costumes, with the added fun of trying to make exoskeletons sexy. It was one of those costumes that takes a long time to explain to anyone, but we were all very proud of our moniker "Sexoskeletons".

My boyfriend went as a yeti. Together, we were white, fuzzy, and flammable, plus our laps were magnets for all resident cats in the home of our party host.
posted by aabbbiee at 12:10 PM on November 2, 2011


Whoa! I've seen the skull pics on Reddit and totally didn't realize they were MeFi's Own fake.

I went as Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch. I don't have pictures, alas, and someone at the bar stole my stuffed Stitch when my friends and I got up from the booth to get a drink. That was highly upsetting.
posted by Phire at 12:13 PM on November 2, 2011


Black suit, white shirt, black tie, straight razor in pocket, and a roll of duct tape. Voila -- Mr. Blonde. No-one got it.

Next year I'll go in black suit, white shirt, black tie, and tattooed knuckles, and see if anyone gets my Robert Mitchum Night Of The Hunter costume.

posted by Capt. Renault at 12:14 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I went as Scout Finch in her ham costume.
posted by troika at 12:19 PM on November 2, 2011 [18 favorites]


For Halloween I did the reverse of the np312's story. When the doorbell rang I would open it and I was on my knees, with a sheet over my head dressed as a ghost, and my hand out shrieking "trick or treat". It didn't go down so well.
posted by Elmore at 12:20 PM on November 2, 2011


I went as a grouchy mom walking a German Shepherd. I worked all day on my costume.
posted by TooFewShoes at 12:29 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't worry Capt. Renault, I will. I was summer as part of a four seasons group costume this year on Saturday and nearly froze to death. On Monday I wore an eighties style ski onesie and matching headband (no pics yet, sorry) to a blues bar and nearly passed out from heat exhaustion. Clearly, I am doing it wrong.
posted by Polyhymnia at 12:29 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I went as a Sexy Hobo.

Same as every year.


Well, same as every day in every year.
posted by mazola at 12:32 PM on November 2, 2011


About 3 weeks before Halloween I realized that Sexy Hobo would be an awesome costume, but the more I thought about it, the more it really boiled down to Prostitute.
posted by Mrs.Spiffy at 12:44 PM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


People are so funny about involved, homemade costumes. Seems like pretty even mix of delight and barely-stifled contempt.

Tell me about it. I went to a party two years ago as Darth Vader (sorry, no pics, but imagine a tall guy in a Darth Vader costume... which is what is in the movie, I guess). It was a homemade one I had put together years earlier: I had bought the helmet, but made the rest from scratch, wore it to one party, and put it away.

In 2009, I made two notable upgrades for its resurrection -- I bought a lightsaber and somewhat more crucially added a tiny pair of speakers to the chestplate, and ran a loop of Vader`s breathing on an MP3. The costume went over well, particularly when a latecomer turned up in a cut-rate Obi-Wan costume of a brown bathrobe and a flashlight. Of course I cut him down (although he did not vanish).
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:13 PM on November 2, 2011


Eideteker, I love the costume but you might want to invest in a new camera, because the photo's got that glow.
posted by Hoopo at 1:21 PM on November 2, 2011


My daughter was Frida Kahlo. More of a success than last year's robot. (Not pictured: sweatshirt wired with LEDs.)
posted by oh really at 1:35 PM on November 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


I hate Hallowe'en.
posted by unSane at 1:38 PM on November 2, 2011


Why for, unSane?
posted by heyho at 1:40 PM on November 2, 2011


Me, I'm rock poor so I bought some temporary tattoos and fake nails from the dollar store, broke out the make-up I keep for just such emergencies, and pulled out the long braids w/yarn falls I've been keeping for just such an occasion and accessorized myself into... I dunno, but it didn't look like me ^_^. I got everything from "cool hippie chick" to "biker babe." But it was fun.
posted by patheral at 1:42 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I didn't go out on Halloween proper, but we ran a Zombie Self-Defense class on Sunday, and I showed up as the loony survivalist armorer (because someone had to keep the teenage boys away from the hardware until it was time.) Mismatched Army surplus gear, a renfaire leg sheath, and a homemade back sling for my baseball bat - duct-taped an old slipper as the sheath, and then taped the roll of tape higher up to restrain the handle. It worked tolerably well.

(No pictures because I was also the official photographer. I will have some great ones of our zombies and victims up soon, though.)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:42 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


oh really, your daughter is adorable as a robot.
posted by Phire at 1:45 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Why for, unSane?

Six weeks of sugar-driven hell as the kids' munch and scream their way through all the shitty candy they collected.
posted by unSane at 1:58 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I had two costumes this year.

Like last year, I hosted the Labyrinth sing-along and dressed as Jareth.

I also attended the Sleep No More after party. The theme was "red and provocative," which I interpreted like so.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 2:06 PM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


I didn't dress up, but the kid was a baby monkey (no pig to ride on, though).
posted by chiababe at 2:06 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


The sing-a-long was awesome, and that second costume is very well done.
posted by Eideteker at 2:21 PM on November 2, 2011


I was The Fly (1958 David Hedison edition).
posted by hermitosis at 2:26 PM on November 2, 2011 [15 favorites]


MetaHalloween: I have no idea what you're talking about, young lady. Have another Kit-Kat.
posted by infini at 2:28 PM on November 2, 2011


hermitosis - could you see?
posted by infini at 2:28 PM on November 2, 2011


Yeah, cleverly hidden mesh screens. I could see just fine. Breathing through my nose though, was another thing entirely.
posted by hermitosis at 2:30 PM on November 2, 2011


I went as Scout Finch in her ham costume.

that is maybe the most awesome costume ever and I salute you madam.
posted by elizardbits at 2:35 PM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


My wife and I had our Plague Doctor costumes. No pics from recently, but we wore them at GenCon, too.
posted by Scattercat at 2:36 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


I was a werewolf. No full moon though.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:07 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks to librarianamy, I was able to send my son trick-or-treating as "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (front view; back view).

I got a lot of compliments on it. But the best part of the night was watching other kids come up to my son and say "'Diary of a Wimpy Kid"! I love that book!" and "Wow, you drew that? Awesome!" and the one that made him grin: "DUDE, your costume is AWESOME!"
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:53 PM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


Here's the official cinematic version of my Fly.
posted by hermitosis at 4:05 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


I too was a Medusa (1, 2), but not as cool as Mikepop's daughter. Please tell her I'm jealous of her snakes.
posted by librarianamy at 4:31 PM on November 2, 2011


My hair's finally coming back after chemo, so I went to a party holding a yogurt and rubbing my tummy ... and EVERYONE got who I was. (Warning: obnoxious youtube commercial therein.)
posted by thinkpiece at 5:20 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Quorra, from Tron: Legacy
posted by two lights above the sea at 5:35 PM on November 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


Whoo! Way to go, thinkpiece!
posted by Eideteker at 5:39 PM on November 2, 2011


No photos have surfaced of me yet, but I was an armored Vault 13 dweller from Fallout. This is my Alien Blaster.

People who knew the games knew it immediately. People who didn't seemed satisfied with "post-apocalyptic vault dweller."
posted by cmoj at 5:47 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Based on my Ask from 2009, I went as the Baroness. It was a smashing success and I got to feel like a wicked-awesome badass, without worrying about working around my glasses.

I was also pretty warm and got to feel sexy without being naked.

Thanks bunnytricks, Juliet Banana and others for the suggestion!

I wish I had better photos, because I worked crazy hard on putting this costume together.
posted by rachaelfaith at 6:11 PM on November 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


Our daughter Quinn (previously) went as an Eskimo with a belt of krinkly-fish for nomming.
posted by odinsdream at 6:13 PM on November 2, 2011 [7 favorites]


Thanks, Eid! I would not permit photos (but I'm finding there's a whole subset of male that really digs short short hair. Who knew?!)
posted by thinkpiece at 6:24 PM on November 2, 2011


As you wish...

mrgood and littlegood

(I went as the slightly tipsy lady who got all the little kids' costumes wrong and made them cry, and who was busy trying to corral the barking dog who barked and barked and barked, and who realizes now that more judicious cropping would have improved these images.)
posted by peagood at 6:42 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I went as Darth Vader. Nothing new for me except the OCCUPY THE DEATH STAR sign. Same for my son as Harry Potter, whose sign read OCCUPY HOGWARTS.
posted by cjets at 6:47 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


My 10 minute, quickie costume: Rosie the Riveter.

My 10 day, cumbersome costume: Kali, Goddess of Destruction

But my one year old niece pretty much killed it this year and I have no hope of ever competing with her. She was Chucky. I die.
posted by black rainbows at 6:48 PM on November 2, 2011 [22 favorites]



Everyone who posted photos is so photogenic !

I was just a bike riding zombie, invading the streets of Cleveland with 200 others.
posted by fizzix at 6:55 PM on November 2, 2011


Damn, black rainbows, I thought the Kali pics were someone else when I was looking at your Flickr stream earlier. Incredible work.
posted by fake at 7:00 PM on November 2, 2011


I just ate a bag of Wise Red Hot Onion Rings. It was sweet and tangy and crunchy and I loved it, but I ate it like five minutes ago and the HEAT is getting HOTTER and isn't STOPPING and I just ran out of the last of my Halloween booze and ahhh ahhhhhh ah ah ah ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:11 PM on November 2, 2011


Scary story, bro.
posted by maryr at 7:33 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Argh, damn you, new crushes!!! Goodness, but you are all gorgeous.

(and b.r., your Chuckyniece is ADORABLE!)
posted by Eideteker at 7:35 PM on November 2, 2011


Rachelfaith - Giggling at the "peace sign" zipper pull. Sexy retro nerd irony! You win one infinitybillion hipster points.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:53 PM on November 2, 2011


Slap*Happy, oh gosh, I know. I didn't have time to change out the pull- I bought this vinyl catsuit off some eBay seller and had to alter the zipper itself as well as some other things. I should have painted it black!
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:05 PM on November 2, 2011


You take me the wrong way - your costume was excellence inspired! The one little detail that undermined it made me giddy and happy... so change not a thing!
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:34 PM on November 2, 2011


Actually, it looks more like a Mercedes Benz symbol on second glance... nevermind.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:46 PM on November 2, 2011


I went as a very tired guy who last minuted a giant roof spider (about 20 foot across) and then had to take it up the side of the house because it wouldn't fit up the stairs and out the balcony.

Next year I'm going as the guy who build a bunch of Halloween props on Memorial day.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 9:12 PM on November 2, 2011


My cat Sammie went as Carrot Top!
posted by illenion at 9:26 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I have a really lovely velvet gown that I'd only ever worn once, so I added some sleeves and jewelry to it and went medieval. Went to a party with my friends zombie secretary and Lieutenant Commander Thaler, where I showed off my pretty underthings.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:59 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I had just spent two days at a hotel without power, told that morning I would have to leave by 3, called umpteen hotels trying to find another place to stay for the night,not sure until noon if the postponed show would be held.....BUT I GOT TO SEE THE PIXIES!!!!
posted by brujita at 12:18 AM on November 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


black rainbows -- that chucky costume is AMAZING. genius!
posted by oh really at 5:41 AM on November 3, 2011


I went to work as Business Cat. I had to give a presentation to my group, but the preceeding presenters ran long, so everyone at my site started showing up for the pizza we had been promised after the meeting. Rather than having to wait until after lunch, I promised I'd be fast, and proceeded to to give my team update to most of the company in costume in less than 5 minutes. I think that was the highlight of my career.

Oh, and this was my final "Any questions?" slide.
posted by maryr at 7:26 AM on November 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I went as that lady carrying a baby dinosaur.
posted by sonika at 7:57 AM on November 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I hoped for No Rain.
posted by piratebowling at 8:57 AM on November 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


Zombie Lincoln, again.
posted by The White Hat at 9:28 AM on November 3, 2011


This thread needs more ponies.
posted by mendel at 12:34 PM on November 3, 2011


My boyfriend and I were the Boulder Portapotty Peeper and a yoga festival attendee. We underestimated the number of people who don't listen to ANY local news. I also think we found it WAY more humorous than most other people.

Well I was Hipster Ariel and no one at either party I wore it to knew what that was, so clearly no one I go to school with wastes as much time on the internet as I do. Fail.
posted by naoko at 12:01 AM on November 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Next year I'll go in black suit, white shirt, black tie, and tattooed knuckles, and see if anyone gets my Robert Mitchum Night Of The Hunter costume.

Next year I'm going in a black coat, white shoes, black hat, cadillac. Yeah. I'll be a timebomb.
posted by owtytrof at 6:49 AM on November 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


My wife and I wore costumes inspired by the Day of the Dead. Several other people at the party we went to were similarly attired, which made for some cool group photos with random strangers.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 12:30 PM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Friday we had a costume contest at work but I'd been barfing with food poisoning, so I did a lame repeat of my Cleopatra outfit from last year.

By Saturday, I'd recovered enough for Uncle Ira and I to dress up properlike: He was a sexy penguin (shoutout to Tux!), I was Medusa and the real star was our Pumpkin Pi jack-o-lantern.

Carving a pumpkin with a Dremel tool attachment is reason #3.1419 I'm glad I married that guy!

Bravo to everyone's costumes - Kali, The Fly, Quorra, etc. - dang y'all all looked amazing!!!!!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 3:04 PM on November 5, 2011


conrad aiken
posted by clavdivs at 2:00 PM on November 6, 2011


Ah, so that's what I've been doing wrong. Right tool, wrong gourd.
posted by Eideteker at 12:42 PM on November 7, 2011


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