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Ann, shouldn't you have worn some makeup?
I'm the photographer, not the subject.
I swell my demeanour's natural importance and go out as Colin Firth.
As I just posted on your other board:Best costume I ever had, and the cheapest:I bought a deck of cards and safety pinned all the spades onto my clothes. Then I got a piece of paper, wroteSCORE 14-14 on it and taped it in the front of my shirt.Black suit and tie.
When I was a freshman at MIT, my pledge class and I went to the house Halloween party as a nitrogen molecule, which basically involved getting t-shirts printed up with the various electron's names on them. If I recall, I was 2Py(Up).The best Halloween costume in more recent memory was one I came up with for my husband that he actually agreed to wear: black jeans, black turtleneck, black beret, and a penciled-on skinny mustache: a Beatnik. His business partner showed up at the same party in full-on toga with laurel wreath, which made my husband much more comfortable with his choice.My oldest has been the Grim Reaper for 3 years in a row now. I made him this huge, very creepy-looking robe with hood and long sleeves. He loves it.
One year I went as a stagecoach, made of a box, sheet and lotsa work. I was 17. Wore it to school, down the halls, yelling Yeeee Haaaaah. Teachers loved it. Not really.Another time I made a silver tray out of cardboard, with a hole cut out for my head in the center. Body covered by a bedsheet, I was John the Baptist. Not considered funny at a Catholic school.My sister wore a simple lampshade on her head to an office Haloween party, and said she was 'The Life of the Party'. They didn't get it.
I remember the writer Lorrie Moore saying that she'd wear a belt with a lot of clocks attached to it and go as a "waist" of time.
Last year, I bought a blond mullett wig, put on a NASCAR t shirt that I won at a golf outing, and wore some ripped up jeans and went as Joe Dirt.
That's actually really good. For years, my parents bought me those cheap plastic things - the Hulk, Spider-Man, etc. - that they sold in supermarkets. Those things sucked! The Hulk costume actually had a picture of the Hulk on the front of it. Even a kid knows that is totally ridiculous. Who the hell is going to buy that you are the Hulk in a get-up like that? Now they've got really cool Hulk costumes for kids with inflatable Hulk-ish musculature, green makeup, ripped clothing, and no stupid Hulk pictures on the front. Kids today. They get everything. I hate them.
Just a joke, Ann. I actually knew it wasn't you.
This year for our annual Halloween party I'm dressing up as Mr. Incredible. Much to the horror of my boys 14 and 11.:)
My favorite DIY costume was when I wrapped myself in aluminum foil and went to a party as a baked potato. I recycled it (the idea, not the actual foil) a year ago when the Chipotle burrito chain had a "dress up like a burrito, get a free dinner" promotion.
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