So Halloween is two days away and I still have NO IDEA what I'm going to dress as. I keep hoping that something like the above guy's costume will hit me, and it'll be the type of costume everyone will admire and laugh heartily at when they see me, but that's never happened in the past, so I don't know why I'm expecting it to happen this year.
One year my friend Micah dressed as a Rabbi and attached a circuit board to his chest and told everyone he was a "Rabbot". I thought that was great. I saw some photos of a guy who made a perfect model of the "happy foot/sad foot" sign on Sunset Blvd. and wore it like a sandwich board. It looked awesome. One guy made a huge, perfectly detailed drivers license and stuck his head through the part where a person's photo would go...even that was great because it looked really cool. Me? I've been Olive Oyl for the past five years, except for last year, when I was a thrown-together-at-the-last-minute LOLcat, which was an admittedly great idea, that I of course didn't come up with (thanks Micah!).
Diane Lane's character from Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains - I have everything I need for the costume already, I just don't think anyone would know what I was...they'd probably think I was a hooker.
or, what I'd really like to do is dress up in my everyday clothes and put a nicely made sign around my neck that says "Costume Fail". Do you think anyone would realize I was making reference to failblog.org? Then again, only a handful of people got the LOLcat reference last year, which made it almost better because you could tell who the dorks at the party were (ie, me) by whether or not they knew what I was dressed as.
What are you going to be for Halloween, dear readers? Or better yet, what would you go as if one of your more clever friends (preferably someone who won't be at the same Halloween party as me) hadn't thought of it first? So I don't seem like a total mooch, I'll bake you cookies if I end up going as what you suggest. Pandering for a Halloween costume...that's gotta be a new low in blog culture.