I don’t go to Halloween parties anymore, but if I did, I know who I’d be. Woo, scary.
brian stouder said on October 19, 2007 at 10:26 am
If I was going to a party, the temptation would be to go as a pair of Ms Spears’ panties; or maybe as an MRSA bug (I’m thinking giant nose, with feet)
del said on October 19, 2007 at 10:46 am
That Wacko Jacko mask was disturbing.
In college in the 80’s it seemed that for Halloween every girl dressed up as a pussycat or bunny & every guy was Rambo or a pirate. Not wanting to follow that lead myself I once dressed as a nerd (it was right there in my closet, what can I say?) complete with plaid flood pants, white socks w/dress shoes and tape on horned rim glasses. Of course people conformed their conduct to their outfits and some guy with a bad ass outfit threw a beer on me because I was talking to his “pussycat;” and, alas, I had dressed as a dweeb. Trouble followed. The next morning while shaving I realized that my jaw hurt and it came back to me — the guy’d punched me in the face. I’d promptly rolled him on the ground to neutralize him, but never struck him. (The nerd’s true nature is gentle.) I used to say that, like Michael Jackson, “I’m a lover, not a fighter.” But in view of his Neverland man-boy connection and the fact that he is Wacko Jacko, guess I can’t use that anymore.
The best costume at the party was someone who dressed as The Statue of Liberty — under construction (she had a fence around her).
LA mary said on October 19, 2007 at 11:11 am
I’m so glad I no longer work at a company that has a mandatory costume requirement. I hated working at my desk all day dressed as Joan of Arc one year, a dominatrix the year after, undead another year.
nancy said on October 19, 2007 at 11:17 am
There’s nothing more pathetic than forced office fun. Although I would have liked to see the dominatrix outfit.
Julie Robinson said on October 19, 2007 at 11:23 am
Back about 30 years ago I played a native American in a play, and it was very un-PC, but I wore that costume, complete with a wig that had braids, for many years, until I grew out of it. 🙁
We used to go all-out in the decorating, and in discussing it the other night with the hubby, he mentioned that he didn’t know how he used to have that much energy. Now, I’ll wear my pumpkin earrings and socks and that’s as far as I’ll go.
brian stouder said on October 19, 2007 at 11:23 am
Well, although the Undead look would leave me cold, I think I’d find a reason (or two, or three!) to wander through your area if it was a Dominatrix day!…that is, if wouldn’t displease you, too much!
(It would be pretty good if you had to whack a nun on a Halloween when you were Joan of Arc)
Crabby said on October 19, 2007 at 12:06 pm
and another vote for the dominatrix outfit!
Peter said on October 19, 2007 at 12:17 pm
I’m not big on dressing up for Halloween, but right after the Bay earthquake I went as part of the Oakland bridge that collapsed – I got a big piece of Styrofoam, put wood dowels and painted them grey to look like torn rebars, glued smashed matchbox cars underneath, and put a lot of talcom powder on my head. Disgusting!
Kirk said on October 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Two of my friends showed up as bottles of Tylenol the year that someone had managed to kill some people by poisoning a few capsules. And I once won an LP of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits by showing up as a tube of toothpaste.
MichaelG said on October 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Just got back to town after spending the last couple of days up in Susanville. The fresh snow over Donner Summit was gorgeous — especially since I managed to sneak through without chaining up.
My neighborhood? 37% white, the rest pretty evenly split between black and hispanic. Asians in single digits which is very odd for this part of the world. It’s also neither the best educated nor most prosperous zip code in California.
I once went to a party dressed as the military-industrial complex. White shirt, tie and jacket over fatigue pants and combat boots. This will be my first Halloween in this house. I don’t know what to expect. Maybe I’ll arrange to be out of town.
LA mary said on October 19, 2007 at 1:45 pm
There are no photos of the dominatrix outfit, sorry. It involved a black spandex dress and some stiletto boots and whip.
brian stouder said on October 19, 2007 at 1:48 pm
There’s gotta be a pic somewhere!
LA mary said on October 19, 2007 at 3:41 pm
The Michael Jackson mask looks a little like Terri Hatcher.
alex said on October 19, 2007 at 3:52 pm
I remember the forced office fun one year after a whole bunch of people got their pink slips but were told they wouldn’t get a severance unless they stuck around indefinitely.
Best costume? A raucously funny lady who wore a company T-shirt with a bloody knife handle superglued in the middle of the back.
MichaelG said on October 19, 2007 at 4:51 pm
Wow, Teri Hatcher. Another one I used to think was hot. Years ago as Lois Lane. The mask looks like one of those old man lesbians from a couple of days ago.
basset said on October 19, 2007 at 7:44 pm
this year I’m going to paint my butt blue and go as Barbara Mandrill.
ashley said on October 20, 2007 at 1:16 pm
My ultimate costume is Ignatius J. Reilly, but in Chicago, nobody had a clue who I was. “A pirate hot dog vendor? I don’t get it”. Complete lack of proper theology or geometry in that city.
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