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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:37 PM

Looking for Halloween costume suggestions, but the parameters are very specific

I appreciate any input. I almost never "do" Halloween, other than giving out candy to trick or treaters. So the specs are as follows.

I'm looking for a costume that:

1. takes almost no effort

2. cost nothing, or close to nothing

3. is appropriate for a party I'd rather not attend

4. is appropriate for a guy like me who doesn't really care for Halloween all that much

5. is appropriate for a Halloween party which has as its theme: "Bring something to eat that starts with a letter of the alphabet"

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Reply Looking for Halloween costume suggestions, but the parameters are very specific (Original post)
Shampoobra Oct 2013 OP
ScreamingMeemie Oct 2013 #1
Shampoobra Oct 2013 #6
ScreamingMeemie Oct 2013 #8
Shampoobra Oct 2013 #9
redwitch Oct 2013 #2
uppityperson Oct 2013 #3
eShirl Oct 2013 #4
Chan790 Oct 2013 #5
Shampoobra Oct 2013 #7
Locrian Oct 2013 #13
mockmonkey Oct 2013 #10
Orrex Oct 2013 #11
pipi_k Oct 2013 #12
nolabear Oct 2013 #14
Shampoobra Oct 2013 #15
frogmarch Oct 2013 #16
Shampoobra Oct 2013 #17
haele Oct 2013 #18

Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:41 PM

1. Carry a quarter and a hammer. What are you? A Quarter-pounder.

Quarter (or preferably enlarged photocopy of one) taped to your back. What are you? A quarter-back.

Wear all black and put a postage stamp (enlarged if possible) on your chest. What are you? Black mail.

Wear all white. Attach (or paint) yellow circle to your stomach. You are an egg. Add horns and a pitchfork and you are a deviled egg.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:56 PM

6. THAT'S THE ONE

I'm going as a Quarter Pounder. Perfect.

I only know the host family and one other couple, but I know enough about the people they all hang with (from stories and pictures) to know that they'll all love the Quarter Pounder idea.

Besides, it will be fun to tell them the idea came from "someone named Screaming Meemie."

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Response to Shampoobra (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:06 AM

8. Glad I could help someone with an awesome

name like Shampoobra!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:10 AM

9. Thanks. I thought of it when I was...

...taking a shower. (heh)

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:42 PM

2. Go as a teabagger.

And be so obnoxious they ask you to leave within 5 minutes of your arrival. Bring can o'peas for all to enjoy in case they are stubborn and you have to stay.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:44 PM

3. Go as a serial killer. They look like anyone. Or go as a cereal killer with a box of cereal in hand.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:49 PM

4. sun glasses = unspecified incognito celebrity

V is for vodka

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:52 PM

5. 2 is the issue.

 

I hate costume shopping so I decided on one costume years ago and I went out and did it authentic. Cost me $50. So every year, I'm a priest. It's great because I can basically dress like me, except in a roman collar and random strange women say "I have a confession, Father" and then say really filthy things to me.

It takes no effort. It's appropriate for all parties and wearers.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:01 AM

7. Oooh. Next year for sure

I like that idea, but I'm cash poor right now and I wouldn't want to half-ass a costume like that.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:11 PM

13. well, it's *not* appropriate for a kids party :p = n/t

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:57 AM

10. Go as your doppelganger n/t

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 08:55 AM

11. Go as Adam.

Not as clever as the quarter-pounder, I admit, but still pretty cost-effective.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:20 AM

12. Oh, I was so waiting

for a Halloween costume thread so I could post this

The hotdog really cracks me up...


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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:17 PM

14. Remove pants. Go as MFM.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:26 PM

15. Oh, they've been off since the layoff

It's my personal statement of protest to the corporate masters. I refuse to wear pants until someone gives me a job.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:39 PM

16. You could

put a raisin in your belly-button and go as a cookie.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 01:14 PM

17. Outie

But I guess I could color it, and tell people it's a raisin

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 01:36 PM

18. Don't go, and tell people you went as the invisible man (or woman).

Wear a swimsuit and knock-off sun glasses, bring a beach towel, and go as a Beer commercial extra. Not good if it's an outdoor halloween party in the NE...

Wear hiking gear, a back pack, and a canteen, coil some rope around your belt and add an small plastic axe and leatherman type tool, and go as an outdoorsman. Most of whatever you don't have can be got at a thrift store and a 99 cent store.

Wrap shiney duct tape around a tee-shirt and jeans, go to the 99 cent store and buy a large plastic colindar to put more duct tape over and use as a helmet, a really tacky vinyl tablecloth to tape to that tee-shirt as a "cape" and a squirt gun for a ray gun, and go as a "1950's kid dressed up as a Space Man". The greatest cost will be the duct tape.

There's some ideas for you.

Haele

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