Halloween Costume Ideas

Gather round, drink your laudenum, and join a Victorian-era Seance of old, wherein we attempt to rouse the spirit of ghaslty cheer on All Hallowed Eve, and… brainstorm Halloween costume ideas.
Last year, my friend Camille inspired me to go as a “Stick Man” (as you can see here or in an action shot. That was cool. So I need something similarly cool this year, hopefully on a small budget.

What are you going to dress up as? What do you suggest for me? Feed the gaping Maw! *gobble, gobble*

11 Responses to “Halloween Costume Ideas”

Jenny and I are doing Westley and Buttercup this year.

She had a REALLY funny idea last night (and she’ll probably kill me for sharing it): Don’t wear a costume, just go in plain clothing (or, at most, a suit and tie). And if people ask you what your costume is, lean in real close and whisper “I’m Batman.”

Owen - October 7th, 2005 at 5:37 am

I mentioned this on a different thread, but my boyfriend and I are invited to a masked diety ball. We brain stormed a number of costumes and finally landed on Bahumat and Tiamat, the draconic dieties of good and evil in D&D. Tiamat is also the creation goddess from the babalyonians, but I’m going with the 5 headed D&D version. My other favorite idea that we came up with was Oberon and Titania from “Midsumer Nights Dream”. This also involved getting my oh so fuzzy roommate to dress up as a satyr and be Puck ^^. I’m still working on Andrew’s mask, but I have mine done. I’ll post a picture when I’m done with both of them.

Lily - October 10th, 2005 at 7:51 am

One of the best Halloween couples I think I’ve seen was a year ago in San Francisco — two people were dressed up as Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas and did an amazingly realistic job of it. Too bad the pictures we took of them turned out blurry. I know it’s not the most original idea, since the movie is completely Halloweenish, but I think they executed it very nicely.

Teisha - October 14th, 2005 at 6:48 am


I’m still laughing about Kathryn and Jake’s Alter Boy/Priest costumes XD.

Lily - October 14th, 2005 at 8:27 am

Gah! I still don’t have a costume! Gah!

Paradoxdruid - October 20th, 2005 at 8:27 am

I don’t know… I’m not sure how many last-minute costumes can compete with the awesomeness of stick figure man 🙂

Just kidding though. I’m sure you’ll think of something — I still stand by my mad scientist idea… until something better comes to mind… like Willy Wonka.. or something.. but then you’d need some umpalumpas.. but now I’m just rambling 🙂

Teisha - October 20th, 2005 at 3:04 pm

Hey, maybe you could get Li to be an Umpalumpa! 😉

Teisha - October 20th, 2005 at 3:05 pm

Everyone I tell about your costume that year out here gets this really horrified look on their faces 😛 There’s just something about bearing your cross with a castor wheel.

Mallorn - October 25th, 2005 at 5:20 am

So, if anybody needs last-minute costume ideas, you should go here: http://www.costumeideazone.com/
(Admittedly, Andrew gave me that link, but I think I beat him to posting it.) I really like the attack dog trainer idea myself.

Teisha - October 24th, 2005 at 6:11 pm

That reminds me. I need to get a scanner to scan in the pictures from the Hell party of yor. There’s just something about me dressed as Jesus, splayed on the cross, with Josh and Russell pulling a Sistine Chaple God and Adam touching in front of me. Best Halloween picture ever. Hopefully I’ll get pictures of my costume this year, and hopefully I won’t be too cold. 🙂

stephen - October 24th, 2005 at 6:26 pm

This idea just hit me so hard, it hurt. Oh no. Wait. That was Missouri exacting revenge on me. Sorry, different story.

All the same, I just had a great idea for a Halloween costume: The bowl of petunias from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Oh no. Not again.

That is, if my “Miss Conception” (pregnant nun) doesn’t pan out…

Mallorn - October 25th, 2005 at 7:07 am

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