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Halloween Costumes for 2002?

Cliff posted more than 11 years ago | from the it's-that-time-of-year-again dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 123

sukottoX asks: "The creepy yet fun holiday of Halloween is just a few weeks away. I'm wondering what sorts of costumes the Slashdot community is planning to wear to this year's Halloween parties (or to trick-or-treating for the younger readers). Looks like this year's big movies, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter are gonna be pretty popular. I went as Nick Burns last year (MOVE!). Anyone have some good suggestions?"

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not really (0)

fredopalus (601353) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401596)

Costumes from the Lord of the Rings look good, but you have to make them yourself. Not that cheap stuff you buy.

I'm going as.. (2, Funny)

BlackCobra43 (596714) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401604)

me.Women weep and children cry when I go by already,no need for a stinkin' costume.

Well... (5, Funny)

Arminius (84868) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401622)

I am still trying to track down the elusive CowboyNeal costume. I was going to go as CmdrTaco, but I just wanna scare the kids, not make 'em cry. :)

Re:Well... (1)

freaksta (524994) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401668)

lol That's a pretty shitty thing to say ;) There is no need to lie, the kids would only get a little nausia.. with all the scary tv shows today i don't think a little deformity will make anyone cry.

WORST. ASK SLASHDOT. EVER. [nt] (0, Offtopic)

Cave Dweller (470644) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401640)

There is no tea.

Nick Burns (2, Funny)

seinman (463076) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401643)

Admit it, the only reason you went as Nick Burns is because you didn't have to dress up for it anyway.

I will go as (1)

tps12 (105590) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401655)

Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, who wields Orcrist, the Blade Which Was Broken and Forged Again.

Re:I will go as (3, Informative)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402752)

What the fuck? He wields Narsil (renamed Anduril when it was re-forged).

Thorin took up Orcist, which is the sister blade to Gandalf's Glamdring, both discovered in the troll-horde.

-Peter

Re:I will go as (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402853)

Speaking of trolls, the original poster pulled off a nice one. ;)

Re:I will go as (1)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403240)

You know, I think you're right. Man I feel dumb.

-Peter

Re:I will go as (3, Funny)

Gordonjcp (186804) | more than 11 years ago | (#4405216)

Skilful troll. It's this kind of quality workmanship that brings me back, time and time again, to slashdot. A good tps12 post makes all those lame "w00t! fr0st p1st" posts bearable.

Re:I will go as (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4405305)

Then why did it only get one bite?

Re:I will go as (2)

Gordonjcp (186804) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407131)

Because no-one appreciates craftsmanship any more. Incidentally, you deserve a +1 for your question, but I'm probably never going to have mod points again. I have loads of karma and can meta-moderate, but I've not been able to moderate for about a year...

Our Lord (5, Funny)

President Chimp Toe (552720) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401662)

I was holidaying in San fransisco a couple of years ago during halloween, and I have to say, you USians do the whole thing a damn site better than us europeans.

The best costume I saw was this guy dressed as Jesus. We saw him walking to the nightclub with barefeet and only a white cloth draped around his privates, a crown of thorns, and a life size cross over his shoulder. Arriving at the nightclub, he immediatly got in a heated argument with someone dressed as the devil. He then spent the rest of the night tied to his cross, swaying in the middle of the dancefloor.

Later that night, we were desperately trying to get a cab home.... and we saw jesus walk past, cross over shoulder. "Hey, jesus" I shouted "can you get us a cab???"

Jesus:
"In this town, thats one miracle even I cant peform."

Jesus Christ (1)

moc.tfosorcimgllib (602636) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402200)

That wasn't Jesus. It was his less successful brother, Ed.

Ed has "issues".

Re:Jesus Christ (2)

aridhol (112307) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402409)

Everybody knows that Ed isn't Jesus' brother's name. It's Bob [letssingit.com] .

Re:Jesus Christ (1)

EaTiN cOfFeE bEaNs (513655) | more than 11 years ago | (#4405882)

Someone listens to the Arrogant Worms...

Re:Our Lord (1)

PhaseBurn (44685) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402565)

A couple years ago, I hung myself in the archway to my door. My feet were about half a meter off the ground, and, the only thing supporting me was the rope comming from behind my head... (It in reality went down to a harness, rather than just around my neck)... The looks on some of the parent's face was classic, and, I do have to admit, I think I scared more adults than kids that night... This year, I'm planning on doing the same thing again, only, much better... I have a real harness this years instead of having to tye my own using hemp ropa (Yeeeeowch, that stuch chaifs), so I'll be more comfortable, and, of course, it'll look a little more real...

Here's a pic from the last time...
http://phaseburn.net/pictures/showpic/pb7 .jpg

Re:Our Lord (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4407472)

That pic is pretty cool!

It's this one that distubs me:
Is this what 1200lbs of horny looks like? [phaseburn.net]

Re:Our Lord (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402913)

That reminds me of Halloween '01 at my college, where I went as an Egyptian Pharaoh (as my friend had bought some clothes that summer in Egypt), and at the party at went to that night, there just happened to be some guy going as Moses. As we were both drunk we had a loud, rowdy argument about letting his people go and whatnot, in which Mr. T and Rainbow Brite had to hold us back from each other.

Re:Our Lord (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403785)

Are you sure it was Halloween? Stuff like that goes on in San Fran every day of the year.

San Fran Costume Parties (1)

EaTiN cOfFeE bEaNs (513655) | more than 11 years ago | (#4405771)

My aunt used to be head of PR @ Oracle in San Fran, and one time she went to a costume party and this guy was there dressed as a cop. He stopped off somewhere at a convenience store to get a doughnut, a cup of coffee, and a pack of cigarettes. The clerk behind the counter looked at him rather oddly and said to him, "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to charge you for the cigarettes."


Is this a great country or what?

Last year... (2, Funny)

floydigus (415917) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401677)

... for New Year I went as a robot in honour of Robot Frank [robotfrank.com] . IIRC there are some photos of what he did one halloween himself on his site.
For halloween two years ago I went as a werewolf, with all the fangs, hair etc. I got drunk and tried scaring all the passengers on a bus. Unlucky for me, it turned out that one of them was my mother and she recognised me straight away! One of the more embarrassing moments of my life...

I guess my "Gandalf" isn't so original after all (1)

neitzsche (520188) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401686)

...but I'll still wear it anyhow.

Community Fashion... (1)

Captain Large Face (559804) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401690)

I'm guessing blue or black jeans with a T-shirt from ThinkGeek [thinkgeek.com] ? Why should Halloween be any different? :-P

Horror (1)

jalet (36114) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401701)

I think I'll just wear a George Walker Bush mask.

Re:Horror (2)

diesel_jackass (534880) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402698)

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!H!!!!!!!
whoa, i think my heart just skipped a beat or two while reading that.

Of course if you were going to spit out some of his quotes all night long you'd have people peeing their pants from laughing so hard.

Spigot (1)

angelo (21182) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401734)

I was thinking of dressing as spigot from jerkcity. I don't know why, seemed like a fun costume.

A Pirate (5, Funny)

DeadSea (69598) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401747)


I'm going to dress up as a pirate. I'll have a steering wheel mounted on my crotch.

If anybody asks I'll say, "Arrghhh... Its driving me nuts!".

Re:A Pirate (2)

diesel_jackass (534880) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402721)

hehe, I always loved that joke.

anyone know any other completely offtopic pirate jokes that they would like to burn up some karma with?

Here's one: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402954)

Arrrrrrrrr! They call me pegdick because I have a wooden penis! Avast!

Re:A Pirate (2)

elemental23 (322479) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403750)

anyone know any other completely offtopic pirate jokes that they would like to burn up some karma with?

Well, I posted this one [slashdot.org] yesterday.

Re:A Pirate (2)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403816)

I'm a little pirate,
Short and Fat.
Here is my Eye-patch,
here is my hat.

When I pulled the cork out,
The ship - it sank!
That's when they made me
Walk the plank.

(tune of little tea pot)

Re:A Pirate (1)

Wildcat J (552122) | more than 11 years ago | (#4406985)

Ah, why the hell not...

Did you hear about the new pirate movie? It's rated Arrrrrr...

Re:A Pirate (2)

hitzroth (60178) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403023)

I went to Michigan this last summer with my brother, and he told me that joke at least three times a day for the week we were there. And I had almost forgotten it, too. Thanks a lot for reminding me. Bastard.

A Music Pirate (2)

GuyMannDude (574364) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403250)

You should hand out CDs to everyone you meet. If anyone asks what your costume is supposed to be, just tell them you are a music pirate. Just make sure you don't run into someone dressed as Hilary Rosen...

GMD

Working the broken leg... (2)

devphil (51341) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403437)


...into my costume only really leaves me one option: dress as a mummy, and lurch around on one foot.

I haven't yet figured out how I'm going to work the crutches into the costume.

I'll be going as ... (4, Funny)

figjamjam (121274) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401772)

... the comic book guy from the simpsons.

No costume required for me.

Re:I'll be going as ... (1)

ArsonPerBuilding (319673) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407653)

... the comic book guy from the simpsons.

No costume required for me.

Nor do you need to stop showering!

Spooky (1)

DarkDust (239124) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401863)

As a goth, I normally wear a traditional costume (I'm a Bavarian) or flashy bright colors... both are equally spooky and damaging to ones' taste neurons, IMHO ;-)

"Oh, what a nice halloween costume !" - "Uhm, oh, it's halloween again ? Actually I'm just on my way to disco..." (conversation between my girl-friend and her neighbour two years ago)

Ashcroft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4401973)

I'm going as John Ashcroft...I figure that'll be pretty scary...

Re:Ashcroft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403028)

The object is to be scary, not to get the shit beaten out of you by startled mobs of people.

We are "CYBERMEN CYBERMEN ...." (1)

f00f42 (599068) | more than 11 years ago | (#4401978)

I am trying to construct my very own Cyberman costume ala Dr. Who ... Any suggestions? Anyone done this, have tips? --f00f the pentium bug

Re:We are "CYBERMEN CYBERMEN ...." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402848)

I did that when I was about 10. Fairly primitive affair: pajama's spraypainted silver with garden hose on the extremeties. Find a good way to attach the hose because they detach very easily, and try not to use the silver paint actually -- it comes off on everything!!

The head I made from a sheet of cardboard rolled up into a large tube. Red cellophane for the eyes (classic "teardrop" version, very creepy). Oh and wellingtons, again spraypainted silver.

Hey, now I think about it, it was very close to being an authentic BBC costume! :-)

Something truly scary... (3, Funny)

XoXus (12014) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402010)

Why not dress up as a CEO of a large corporation?

Re:Something truly scary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403628)

Do you have some desire to be lynched?

Re:Something truly scary... (1)

istewart (463887) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407234)

I dressed up as Steve Jobs two years ago. Black turtleneck + gold-rimmed reading glasses = a costume that all of two people at my high school understood...

Re:Something truly scary... (2)

phillymjs (234426) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407258)

Yeah, that's an easy one... all you need is a suit and a pair of handcuffs.

Easy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402016)

Just go as your pasty white, fat, smelly, self. Scary!!

But, please stay away from children as, such a sight could cause serious permanent damage to their young minds.

In all seriousness, don't you think you're a tad bit old for this?

Re:Easy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402407)

But, please stay away from children

I think the court orders have that one covered. This is slashdot, afterall.

Re:Easy! (1)

sukottoX (601412) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407613)

you're never too old to go party with sexy girls dressed as maids, nurses or hookers (which I saw last halloween). heck, you'd definitly enjoy that more when you're older!

An Awful Idea (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402029)

I was brainstorming with my son about possible costumes when I came up with this:

Needed:
  1. an old business suit
  2. various office supplies: Rolodex, calender, phone, pens, etc.
  3. Wire
  4. Two foot long pieces of cardboard shaped like a capital H, painted silver and also red on one end.
  5. Stuff to make your hair stand up.
  6. Glue

Put on the suit. Using the wire, attach the office supplies to one end and then using the wire attach the items to you at various places so that they float around you.

Glue the H's to your front and back so that it appears that they are going through you. Add some red coloring for where they attach to your body. Slick up your hair so that it's standing on end.

Finally, waive your arms around and look scared.

Presto! You are someone falling from the World Trade Center.

I will rot in hell for this idea, and I am so so sorry for thinking of it and would never ever do it. Please forgive me. Anyone who takes this idea deserves the scorn and abuse that the general public will rightly inflict apon them.

Re:An Awful Idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402988)

First of all... har har. Hilarious. Secondly, WTF are the H's for?

Herman Toothrot... (1)

Joseph Wharton (204162) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402042)

Anyone know where I can get a giant cotton swab?

Re:Herman Toothrot... (2)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402884)

What pants?

-Peter

Re:Herman Toothrot... (1)

still_sick (585332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407060)

I'm so ashamed... I understood this reference instantly... Mama - look what they did to your baby boy! (sob)

SEC inspector (3, Funny)

theinfobox (188897) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402065)

If you work at a publicly traded or SEC regulated company... Go to work on Halloween as an SEC inspector. Back in 1999, I did this at the company I worked for. It was a financial company and the letters S-E-C always scared them anyway. I won the prize for scariest costume and once the CEO found out, he told his secretary not to even let me walk by his office. And when he gave out the different prizes, he flipped me off instead of shaking my hand. It was hilarious. And with today's "corporate cilmate", I'm sure a lot of companies would react the same way. The costume is easy... Just wear a suit and make a name badge and some business cards with the SEC logo on it.

Re:SEC inspector (1)

Darth Yoshi (91228) | more than 11 years ago | (#4407339)

Lol, I remember a couple of years ago in the Foxtrot [ucomics.com] comic strip. Jason and his friend Marcus went trick-or-treating wearing t-shirts that said, "IRS Audit Team".

Heck, I' justy trying to figure out... (1)

Galahad (24997) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402124)

how to stop all those little beggars from ringing the doorbell and asking for a handout all night long.

Halloween Every Day: George Bush's new welfare policy.

"Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!" (0)

xyster (128) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402213)

...I'm going as Ralph Wiggum.

Re:"Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!" (3, Funny)

diesel_jackass (534880) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402738)

hehe, you should pick his "Idaho" costume.

"I'm Idaho!"

Re:"Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403109)

..Just try not to bend your wookie.

Stormtrooper with homemage armor... (0)

Atomic_Furball (306177) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402303)

It's a bitch to build, but well worth it - stormtrooper armor. Not some paper-mache crap though, it's all hard molded ABS plastic.

Last year, I was the 8-foot satan with giant hooves, goat legs... it rocked.

A homemade costume is the only way to go.

My lame ideas (2)

red_dragon (1761) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402411)

I've always wondered what to do with a lab coat I have left over from my college days which I don't use anymore. For some reason, I keep thinking of using it as part of a Halloween costume, along with some Herman Munster-esque face paint, and an 8-inch afro wig. With a hair pick. I could just roam about, saying "slap mah 'fro!" repeatedly. Yeah.

Other than that, people keep saying that I have a Middle Eastern look; this is usually uttered by Middle Eastern people. As a result, I have at some time or another entertained the idea of dressing up in a turban with a long grey beard and a bullseye painted on the back. A true-scale toy AK-47 rifle would come in handy to complete the overall effect.

Re:My lame ideas (2)

dmorin (25609) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402442)

Last year at a Halloween party I saw a guy dressed as Hitler with a sign that said "Public Enemy #2". Duane

Re:My lame ideas (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403066)

Yeah, funny, except that there would probably be a real risk of harassment or getting beat up, as well as the fact that its racist. Not to imply you are a bad person, but it just enhances the implication that all arabs/moslems are terrorists. Anyway, sorry to sound like a jackass. I'm sure you didn't mean anything by it.

Re:My lame ideas (1)

red_dragon (1761) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403499)

Yes, you are right, it does seem racist. My idea, however, was to look like a certain infamous Arab, not like Arabs in general. Besides, I'm intrigued to find out what kinds of reactions it'd bring, specially after they learn that the Arab-looking guy is not really an Arab after all.

Re:My lame ideas (1)

BiterAtmonk (570473) | more than 11 years ago | (#4404594)

Hey dood. i heard about someone dressing up as osama on the news last year... aparrently a lot of peeps got really pissed off at him. I would mebbe leave that topic alone... peeps might want to just kill you for looking like him.

I would go as an uninitialized pointer (3, Funny)

HughsOnFirst (174255) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402572)

When I was in art school, I once had a costume that was " the crisis in existential thought " ( there was some ongoing argument among the grad students that provided the context that made this hilarious to my peers )

If I were going to a Geek oriented halloween party I would go as an uninitialized pointer.

You could get away with just about anything you wanted to wear ot not wear. For extra points you could abruptly change costumes or try to wear other peoples costumes. Declaring the beverage area "address zero" and constantly going there or sending others there could be part of the costume.

Of course if you aren't careful people will just think you are just a jerk who forgot their costume, and is drinking all the beer.

Re:I would go as an uninitialized pointer (2, Funny)

Dephex Twin (416238) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403115)

Hey, even better, why not go as "rm -rf"? Just go over to the party and throw everybody out, and don't answer any questions about what is going on. Oh, and then I guess you'd have to delete the "directory" as well, so you'd need to burn the house down. Hmmm, I'm going to re-think this and get back to you.

Two Words: Ricky Martin (2)

k_187 (61692) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402655)

Personally,I'm going as Ricky Martin.

I'm wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans, and a Puerto Rician flag around one arm. Then I'm going to yell:

"livin la vida loca"
"shake your bon-bon"
and other such things. I may also shake my own bon-bon. I haven't decided yet.

Re:Two Words: Ricky Martin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403139)

Wow! I didn't realize it was two years ago! Thanks for pointing that out.

Cartoon network... (2)

diesel_jackass (534880) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402658)

I went as SpongeBob [nick.com] last year and got a good response (it only took me 18 hours to paint a cardboard box to look like him), so I would like to go as another cartoon character this year. My g/f is going as Bubbles [cartoonnetwork.com] , which fits her personality perfectly (and voice, and hair color). I think I'll probably go as Dexter [cartoonnetwork.com] . The geekness would fit me perfectly.

Re:Cartoon network... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4403210)

Make sure to really practice that accent because that is the best part about Dexter.

Cool costume help links (5, Informative)

Shalome (566988) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402678)

9mm Special Effects [9mmsfx.com] has all the creepy contact lenses you could ever want, even in prescription. I highly recommend the Black Sclera lenses. They sure scared the shit outta my neighbor when he saw them. ;) They're a bit pricey, but the ones we've gotten are super-high quality. You can get cheaper versions (not all available in prescription though) at VisionDirect [visiondirect.com] .

Then there's Teeth By Dnash [teethbydnash.com] , where you can get custom-fit and custom-color fangs and claws. These things are amazing, handcrafted, and again, super-high quality.

If you need makeup, don't get the cheap crap. Get Ben Nye theatrical makeup. It won't smear or melt the way the cheap stuff does.

Of course, this stuff is only for people who take Halloween very seriously, like me!

Re:Cool costume help links (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4402936)

Careful with those, kids. If they aren't sized properly you can scratch your cornea.

Re:Cool costume help links (1)

Shalome (566988) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403145)

They're soft contacts. No sizing involved, and minimal risk, especially if you're familiar with wearing contacts. :)

Wheezy the penguin! (1)

Brandon T. (167891) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402740)

We're dressing up our 16 month old son as this [go.com] .

I didn't dress up last year, but... (2)

hitzroth (60178) | more than 11 years ago | (#4402999)

the year before I went as Marylin Monroe, and the year before that, Betty Page. There's nothing like a straight guy dressing like female sex symbols to show how wierd he is.

This year I'm thinking Michelangelo's David, in spite of the fact that I'm not nearly tall enough. Oh well, any excuse to be naked.

Re:I didn't dress up last year, but... (1)

seann (307009) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403550)

"tall" enough eh.

Scariest one I can think of (2)

lightspawn (155347) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403080)

Jack Valenti.

The lion's cage (2)

bluGill (862) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403235)

Did this a couple years ago, found out severl people were going as lions, so I became the lion's cage. Only took a few mintues with some cardboard to make and it looked cool

Unfortunatly I couldn't get any of the cute lions to enter it with me, but I tried.

Re:The lion's cage (4, Funny)

schon (31600) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403577)

found out severl people were going as lions

I once went as a lion, but I wore a polka-dot shirt and pants, and carried a sign that read "do not feed".

When people asked me what I was, I said I was just carrying the "Sign on the dotted lion."

Another time I wrapped myself in tinfoil and wore a chicken head.

Nobody got that one at all - (Silver Poulet)

lilo and stitch (2)

Satai (111172) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403340)

My girlfriend and I are planning on going as Lilo and Stitch. Unfortunately, as it's probably not very likely to find a Stitch costume that fits me, I'm probably going to have to go as Lilo. :-/

Can anyone guess why? (1)

/dev/trash (182850) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403394)

I want to go in my birthday suit......why?

Re:Can anyone guess why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4404726)

Das hätt ich lieber nicht gehört. Leck mich am Arsch.

Re:Can anyone guess why? (1)

EatHam (597465) | more than 11 years ago | (#4406295)

und seine mutter arbeitet am strassenecke

hehe (1)

jjshoe (410772) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403416)

if you realy want to scare your computer nerd friends dress up in fbi gear and shout "raid" before entering, run to the nearest computer and act like your siezing it :)


or you could yell dmca agent


on a lighter note i hope the gf will go as a maid and i can be her dog on a leash ;)

Three ideas... (5, Informative)

MrIcee (550834) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403760)

Here are three ideas for what to wear.

First, one year a good friend of mine, while attending a party, dressed as a Christmas Tree. He basically wore a green hooded pullover, and wrapped lights from his head all the way down, and added a few ornaments and tinsel... he would walk around the room, from outlet to outlet, plug himself in and talk to people... then move to another outlet. He one top prize.

Second idea... go as a Hollywood Special Effect. Here's how to do this. Obtain an inexpensive color lcd (like a portable color LCD tv, or digital camera viewfinder). Obtain an inexpensive color micro-camera. Take a jean jacket and mount the camera in the back (under the jacket) so that it sees out a small hole out of the back of the jacket. Mount the LCD on the front of the jacket so that you only see the LCD (I'd cut a large hole that is just a bit smaller than the LCD itself). Turn it on. Now... what is behind you will be shown on the LCD - it SHOULD look like you have a gaping hole in your body (think Terminator 2 here).

Third idea... this is actually a pretty standard magic trick (spoiler included). The trick is basically to make it look like you have needles and pins sticking through your body (think horror film, or punk rocker, etc...). It requires large needles and safety pins, a little vegetable oil and rubber cement.

Let's do it on the inner wrist for our first example. Take a large needle and lightly coat it in vegitable oil. Take a bit of rubber cements and brush it in about a 2 inch square area on the inside of your wrist. Wait a few seconds for the rubber cement to begin to get dry. Lay the needle in the middle of the rubber cements and with one finger, push down on the needle and with your other fingers fold your skin OVER the needle so that the rubber cement on either side of the needle, on your skin, stick together. Hold your skin pinced in this way for about a minute. When you release your skin, the rubber cement will form a *new skin* that is over the needle. The effect is that the needle is going through your arm. With the vegi oil, you can actually twist (carefully) the needle and remove it from the hole, that means you can thread it, and reinsert it (really gross). Don't forget ketchup to complete the effect. The same effect can be applied to any *faty* portion of your body where your not too taunt that you can't pinch your skin (e.g, pins in the face etc). I almost made a VP of a company pass out with this one (another VP started dialing 911 to get me emergency help and I had to yell... it's just a joke it's just a joke).

Santa Claus (1)

MrHanky (141717) | more than 11 years ago | (#4403897)

The Futurama version. Not really scary, but very violent.

That's it? (1)

penguin_punk (66721) | more than 11 years ago | (#4404048)

At the time of writing, there is no more comments.

PLEASE POST MORE!!! I need ideas. (Thanks)

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Doctors. (3, Funny)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4404191)

If you have 3 or 8 friends - you should all dress up as doctors - then tell people that you are "4 out of 5 doctors agree" or "9 out of 10 doctors recommend"

and go around agreeing with everything - or recommending everything.

Costumes (2)

RedWolves2 (84305) | more than 11 years ago | (#4404197)

Look at some of these Halloween Costumes [amazon.com] .

Why stick to regular clothing? (1)

fallacy (302261) | more than 11 years ago | (#4404567)

For some reason, the following (stupid) idea popped straight into my head when I read the post:

Cover yourself with the Halloween docs [opensource.org] and go rampaging forth through the streets...

Sometimes I amaze even myself at my level of sadness.

Re:Why stick to regular clothing? Evangelize! (1)

hbmartin (579860) | more than 11 years ago | (#4405272)

Or maybe go door to door saying "I've got a treat for you!" and pass out the docs and Debian discs [debian.org] . Oh, and you migh want to try to explain what the docs are (proof that M$ is evil), why you're passing out discs(cause you're a geek), and that the clothes you're wearing are the same ones you usually do (or don't ;).

Woo-ee-oo.... (1)

Abraxis (180472) | more than 11 years ago | (#4405462)

I'll look just like Buddy Holly...

Now if I can find myself a Mary Tyler Moore, I'll be set!

I can't believe no one's mentioned this (1)

almightyjustin (518967) | more than 11 years ago | (#4405500)

Go as The Receiver from goatse.cx! I honestly can't think of anything more terrifying. Make a giant fake anus out of papier-maché or something. Hey, it beats having to carry a bag to put your candy in (OK, I'll shut up now).

Scare your republican friends (1)

OpalMirror (313650) | more than 11 years ago | (#4406494)

Scare your republican friends. Go as a weapon of mass distraction... er destruction.

Dress up as the Goatse man (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4407627)

Imagine the surprise when someone says "trick or treat" and you say trick and bend over and show them your large loose cornhole. I cannot think of a better costume!

hallowed eve (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4407659)

It's a little dated, but a couple years ago, I went as 'Barney, the Beanie Baby Butcher, Dinosaur'.
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