Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Question of the day

What's the best costume you've ever worn/seen for Halloween?

Spouse and I dressed up as nerds for a couple years and had the greatest time walking around being the ugliest, nerdiest guys. When we lived in LA, we'd stroll Santa Monica blvd (a Southern California tradition) on Halloween night with a hundred thousand other revelers. Each time we'd see other "nerds" we'd run up and geek out with them. Good times.

Happy Halloween!

27 comments:

Old Bald Helen said...

This is the best one I've seen so far this year.

Jane said...

My friend, a bricklayer by trade, went as himself. His girlfriend went as a brick!

Hilarious...still my favourite 20 years later.

nongirlfriend said...

V went as Dr. Frankenfurter one year. It was great - he let me do his makeup and wore come-fuck-me shoes with his outfit.

Anonymous said...

Oh! So those are nerd COSTUMES? I thought the guys that I worked with just dressed that way. They must be really into Hallowe'en. They wear their costumes every day to work.

Timmy said...

Mommy and I dressed as Slave and Master one year. It was the best costume. Mostly because we were able to utilize the props for years and years later!

Happy Halloween!

toobusyliving said...

In Grade 7 I wanted to dress-up as (blush) Weird Al Yankovic for the annual costume contest at school. I even made my mom take me to her Hair Salon where I got one of those tight "poodle" perms in my hair. People liked my costume but the jokes about my hair lasted as long as the perm did...weeks and weeks......

Snooze said...

I have never heard the term 'geek out' before. I love it. I think my favourite Hallowe'en was when I went in drag to work and no one recognized me. No one thought I was a particularly attractive man though either.

CoffeeDog said...

Sadly I have never had a great halloween costume...I've been deprived.

The Lone Rangers said...

Britney Speares...with the goatee I wasn't shaving THAT off plus I think she waxes anyway...lol

Jason said...

I saw a Mary (from Mary had a little lamb) with a bloodied mouth, dripping in blood, and holding a lamb carcass with its organs falling out.

Anonymous said...

One year, my hubby and I hit the halloween pub scene dressed as bunches of purple grapes. He wore purple tights, would you believe?! At the end of the night when all of our grape balloons were popped and hanging off us by stings we looked like the Christmas trees in the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" all plucked and bare.

Polt said...

My best costume: The Floor of A Movie Theater. yepp, that one rocked.

GayProf said...

Wow -- Too Busy, that was a level of committment for a costume that I don't think I have ever had.


Sadly, my costumes lack imagination. Still, my favorite childhood costume would still be Zorro in second grade. Actually, any costume that allows me to wear a long flowing cape ranks highly.

Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

The best one I saw was years ago on Church St. It was right around the time that Madonna was pregnant with her first brat. This guy was all dolled up with the blond ponytail, cone bra, mic, and long black dress with a big, round belly. As he was walking down the street he stopped, bent over like he was in pain, and then out dropped a doll with an umbilical cord attached. He then proceeded to walk up the street, dragging it behind him.

Christie said...

Geek out??? Awesome term...

Best costume had to be the pregnant nun.. got lots of responses lol

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I'm terrible with costumes.I just don't seem to have the proper flair for such things.

Patricia said...

i went as a table one year. cut a hole in the middle of a very large box top-like piece of cardboard. draped it with a tablecloth, and then superglued plastic plates, cups, forks, etc., as well as all the details like a small vase of flowers, a basket of bread sticks. a huge silver caterer's cover thingy went over my head (for entrances only.) it made me the center of attention, not my favorite place to be, but it was fun.

Doug said...

In college, one of my roommates and I dressed as Hans and Frans from SNL. Simple costume, just grey sweats from the Gap covering towels wrapped around our arms and legs, but it was very popular. Plus, it was easy to do keg-stands in our costumes. Some of the more complicated costumes hindered keg-standing abilities.

St. Dickeybird said...

A few years ago, I dressed up as priest. I neatened my hair, wore bad glasses, and wore the outfit.
The big surprise was that I was wearing assless pants!
The outfit was good enough that I was cruising someone on the streetcar, and he actually asked if it was a costume.

David said...

For three consecutive years I dressed as a season: Fall, Winter and Spring. Winter was the best, with white-face makeup, blue lips, my hair blowdried up into white painted icicles, a white robe, white gloves with the nails painted blue, white socks over shoes, and a staff with a snowflake as a scepter.

Best I ever saw? A tie. One guy dressed as a snowglobe, complete with built in fan to blow the fake snow around. The other guy was a pile of trash. He hid next to a full trash can, disguised as the overflow and would freak people out by suddenly reaching for them as they passed by. Even if you watched him in action, he was nearly invisible.

dbv said...

picture pepto bismol pink hoods and robes...

MARY KAY KAY KAY... COSMETIC SUPREMISTS !!!

i thought it was hysterical and yet it offended so many people!!!

Anonymous said...

One year, I dressed as a nurse. White hat hite hose white shoes, the works. I went to medical supplie store and got a brand new plastic urinal bottle and had the bartenders fill it with draft beer. The looks on people's faces when I would drink out of it was priceless!

Freak Magnet said...

It wasn't the best costume, but I saw a little girl dressed up like a bride, and it made me want to cry like a little sissy.

*sobs* I want MY wedding dress *sobs*

Kevin said...

I like mine ... but I saw two roller derby "girls" the other night -- kick ass!

Anonymous said...

My favorite from this year was a woman who was dressed in all black. Attached to her were small boxes of empty cereal boxes with knives through them. She was a "serial" killer. Her boyfriend was dressed in a woman's slip and had the word Freud written on the front. Clever people.

The Persian said...

I went as a nerd once, bought everything from the salvation army. Baby Blue Polyester suit, pocket protectors, hideous tie, tape in the middle of my fake bifocals. It was hysterical!

:)

Rye said...

My alll-time favourite was a teacher in high school who taped mini-boxes of breakfast cereal with plastic knives stuck in them and called herself a "serial killer"