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kate / October 18, 2006 4:34 AM


Speedy / October 18, 2006 6:09 AM

That Jon Benet Ramsey pedophile dude. I'm trying to find someone to go out with that is willing to dress a la beauty queen Jon Benet Ramsey.

If I can't, I'm going as Steve Irwin, complete with stinger sticking out of my chest.

Erica / October 18, 2006 8:51 AM

Vampira -- the precursor to Elvira. Less camp, more vamp. I'm going to try to do b&w makeup, too, so I look straight out of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Speedy, if all else fails, go as an Amish girl with bullet holes. You know, if you're going for the whole tragedy-sensationalized-by-the-media angle (and aren't afraid to offend a bunch of people, of course).

Lincoln Park Trixie / October 18, 2006 8:54 AM

This Halloween I'm going to dig up my sluttiest clothing like my fishnets and lacey bra, put on alot of makeup and accesorize the whole getup with a pair of furry ears! Then I'm headed to John Barleycorn!

mary / October 18, 2006 9:11 AM

i'll be going as log lady from twin peaks. not only will i be comfortable in my seriously ugly sweater (unlike 85% of most girls who find halloween as an excuse to dress up as slutty animals), if it really gets cold, i can throw my log on the fire...

Shasta MacNasty / October 18, 2006 9:11 AM


carrie / October 18, 2006 9:15 AM

A ghost! Yes, white sheet, eye and mouth holes cut out kind of ghosty. I'm going to tie a red ribbon around my neck so the sheet (hopefully) won't shift. I'm very excited about this for some reason.

annie / October 18, 2006 9:38 AM

I can't afford the costume I want so I'm wearing this blue dress I have and I'm getting some devil accessories and I'm going to be a devil in a blue dress. It's so lame, but it's all i got. I did find a water dept vest on a walk and i might wear that with jeans and t-shirt and pretend to sell (fake) heroin to other party goers.

Mikey / October 18, 2006 9:51 AM

The undead (AKA a zombie), just like I am every year...

All you need is a suit from the Salvation Army thrift shop (take it home, slash it up with a knife and drag it through some mud) and some quality make-up (I prefer a bluish-grey tone for my skin, with some fake wounds/blood)...

I'm doing my best to keep Halloween scary, as it was before girls started going slutty, and guys started going clever/funny...

And yes, I plan on being quite drunk also...

jen / October 18, 2006 9:56 AM

well, telling you all right now would ruin the surprise, wouldn't it?

all i will say is that i bought a flesh colored bodysuit and something called an "arab beard" (hey, it was $3.99).

holden / October 18, 2006 10:01 AM

what's wrong with dressing up slutty? it is one night out of the year! i agree that it is not necessary or required for halloween costuming, but if people want to cut loose on the one holiday a year where they can dress crazy/provacative/whorish and not feel totally ridiculous, cheers to them! life's too short to bag on people for wearing go-go boots, push-ups bras and hot pants.

that said....i would like to dress up as a either a vampire or an astronaut.

s / October 18, 2006 10:12 AM

i won't have time to make my costume. sad, sad, sad!

maybe next year i will make my costume. in the spirit of girls dressing as "sexy ______" (sexy nurse, sexy witch) i am going to be a sexy teratoma.

this idea makes me laugh so hard i almost pee.

probably i am the only one who thinks it's funny. but that's ok.

Spook / October 18, 2006 10:14 AM

Jack Sparrow! Captain Jack Sparrow.

Emerson Dameron / October 18, 2006 10:22 AM

CBGB's (a CBGB's shirt under a starbucks apron)? Daley in handcuffs? I don't know. I make my best decisions at the last minute. With the t-shirts I have left over from high school, "burnout" is far too easy.

Bill / October 18, 2006 10:23 AM

I was cleaning out the supply closet of my new job last week when i came across a huge banana costume. Its big. Its yellow. It has a place in the middle of the peel for your face. I have no idea why it was in there, but it now belongs to me and I'm doing halloween phallic-style.

Now, does anyone know where I can get some yellow sweatpants? im tight-phobic.

paul / October 18, 2006 10:40 AM

I want to dress up like those overprotective parents who've banned Halloween from schools and public areas since it promotes fetishism, idolotry, paganism, withcraft not to mention commercialism and entitlement greed and also exposes our children to countless dangers, not the least of which are high-frustose corn-syrup, empty calories, dental problems, child predators, and polyethylene poisoning from those cheap masks.

I'd carry signs like "Halloween glorifies the power of God's enemies" and no one would know if I was joking or not.

Blagg the Axman / October 18, 2006 10:44 AM

I need wear no disguise on the eve of All Hallows—custom in the village of my early youth dictated an offer of food and strong drink to roving spirits, that they may be well-supped and bestow a blessing upon the next year’s crop. Yet even as a boy, I found little use for such practice, nor hyssops and watch-wards. My mother herself was reputed to put stock in these beliefs, and they seem to have done her little good when she and my father were rent by the teeth of bugbears. If any mask is upon my face this day, it shall be the selfsame I have worn for all these long days, when a man loyal to the true king cannot show his face for fear of murderous reprisal.

MAF / October 18, 2006 10:47 AM

I'm going as the chain smoking, booze-hound, golfer John Daly, and my wife is going as my caddy.

heather / October 18, 2006 10:52 AM

I'm going to be a bride this year for halloween. kinda hard not to be, what with it being my wedding day and all.

Spook / October 18, 2006 10:52 AM


I think the posit from "LPT" is that "Lincoln Park Trixies" dress unimaginatively and tastelessly "libertine" all the time under the American mass marketed female preprogrammed impression that the more tactlessly Victoria Secrete Catalogue Libertine, the more likely they will win the heart of their Red Eye reading sports loving SUV driving all American counter part.

So on Halloween, the most holiest of holly days, they just go over bored by pilling on clothes already in their wardrobe, not in spirit of the Best Day of the year, All Souls Day, but about their need to find their soul mate who is a loyal member of Alfa Zeta Beta Red White and Blue, savvy?

Course I'm sure Allen will be heading over to John Barleycorn to show his "support" of this freedom of speech

While yours truly, Captain Jack Sparrow hopes to accompany "The Notorious Bettie Page" to a film geek art institute party, because that’s how I roll, savvy?

Course, I'm now thinking of biting Paul's costume/idea because for the last four out of seven All Souls Days, I have been a pirate of one name or another

Allan / October 18, 2006 11:03 AM

I have been planning this costume for a long time but don't know if I have the balls to pull it off. Several months ago I bought one of those kits that lets you make a mold of your member and then use it to make a perfect latex rubber copy. Well I did it last week and now have a synthetic replica of my dinkle and it is impressive. The plan is to stick it in my pants and have it ominously protruding out of my open zipper. I plan on accessorizing with a dirty trench-coat. So basically I am going as myself but without the risk of being arrested for public indecency.

leah / October 18, 2006 11:07 AM

I'm going as a Kooky Spook. I was also this when I was 4.

The Kooky Spook is a big green blowup headpiece thing with an orange nose, dronk eyes & green smock thing. Oh and face paint from 1979 which I will not be applying.

It will be amazing.

re: sexy costumes--it just bores. I believe costumes should be funny or scary, preferably both. Just because you sexify something doesn't make it a costume. A ho-bag pencil sharpener? No!

JB / October 18, 2006 11:12 AM

Medusa. Snakes and all. My man? Going as "turned to stone."

Cinnamon / October 18, 2006 11:18 AM

S, oh you have me laughing! That's an awesome costume.

fluffy / October 18, 2006 11:20 AM


You should put those bumper stickers that say "My kid is an honor student at XYZ kindergarten" all over your outfit and a golf hat. Maybe a t-shirt with a Hummer insignia on it...wear a cross necklace with a little bleeding jesus on it. Don't forget your Louis Vuitton keychain and your protest sign- Halleluyah!

You may get confused for a gerkin salesman.

I'm going as either a baked potato (the usual) or some type of scary plant, like bamboo.

Pilot / October 18, 2006 11:48 AM

I'd carry signs like "Halloween glorifies the power of God's enemies" and no one would know if I was joking or not.

I had some friends do this a few years ago -- they wore their Sunday's best and carried Halloween protest signs that read things like, "Heathens! Burn in Hell!"

It was pretty rad.

julian / October 18, 2006 11:54 AM

I was considering making a latex cast of my face, painting it as lifelike as possible, putting it on the back of my head, wearing clothing backward and going as myslef, backwards. We'll see...

Andrew / October 18, 2006 11:56 AM

Bill, they've got lots of yellow sweatpants in Wisconsin, especially 'round Green Bay.

I'm going to be Hades, right down to a toga.

shock humor / October 18, 2006 12:00 PM

i'm going as a giant turd with a nametag that says "speedy"

printdude / October 18, 2006 12:09 PM

I am going as part of the Heat Miser/Freeze Meister Duo.

If only I could find some neat-o little elves to dance around me, but I might have those if I drink enough absinthe.

Kevin / October 18, 2006 12:20 PM

I doubt I'm going to a party this year, but if I do: I'm going as the landlord from The Big Lebowski in his dance cycle costume. The pale bodysuit with vines wrapped around it.

printdude / October 18, 2006 12:28 PM

I really want to go one year as the Golden behind of the feline persuasion, complete with tail, and some sort of pedestal.

Then I could be the real....

Cat-ass-trophy. (catastophy)

Josh / October 18, 2006 12:33 PM

I'm going to be really horny this Halloween. I'll be watching scores of women using this holiday as an excuse to dress like a slut but thoughtlessly insist that they're dressed as a witch.

By the way, leather chaps & pasties don't make you a cowgirl, so don't get all angry and self-righteous when the catcalling starts.

Mayhem / October 18, 2006 12:44 PM

Mayhem MacKenzie, the fictional roller derby vixen

jenjen / October 18, 2006 12:53 PM

Mariachi band w/ spanish guitar

Spencer / October 18, 2006 12:57 PM

A chicago police officer holding a cattle prod.

Rollie / October 18, 2006 12:59 PM

I am glad S and Cinnamon find humor in a medical condition that many people suffer from.

Why don't you just go as an AIDS victim, or someone with M.S.?

AQ / October 18, 2006 1:09 PM

Have you ever met anyone with a serious medical condition? A lot of them survive by finding the humor in it. To be fair, a lot of cruel idiots find it cute to dress up as battered women or suicides, mainly BECAUSE judgmental killjoys find it so offensive. Lighten up. There are real problems in the world.

Express / October 18, 2006 1:19 PM


Don't give away my Halloween costume ideas.

Mikey / October 18, 2006 1:28 PM

Rollie -

I suppose I'm disrespecting the dead by going as a zombie?

judgmental killjoy / October 18, 2006 1:31 PM

Unless s and Cinnamon have testicles, I doubt they suffer from the condition and are therefore finding humor in their suffering. If they do, then great for them for their strength and dealing with their pain with such humor.

Hmmm. maybe they should dress up as the 8 inches of cancerous colon taken out of my mom's ass 2 years ago. that'll be a giggle.

Battered women and suicides are no joke. I'm not a judgemental killjoy, but someone that has suffered from an illness, and joking about it never made me feel any better.

what? / October 18, 2006 1:35 PM

how is that a simple question about halloween costumes turns into a Fuel fight? Really, come on!

p / October 18, 2006 1:43 PM

aq inspired me to amend my costume for 06. I'm dressed normally but have in tow a black person and a gay person. i'll make grandious statements and sweeping generalizations about my first-hand knowledge of howthey do things (or should do things) as a collective block. i'll then pull them forward when challenged on my thoughts to announce "it's cool everybody my best friend, is _____". Now i need a handicapped and/or sick person. And I'll of course be going as a douche bag.

lumpy breast / October 18, 2006 1:45 PM

dear what,

it usually begins with an ignorant or insensitive comment......but, really, I don't think the teratoma comment was meant to insult anyone. Everyone gets their chance to make a thoughtless comment every now and then. Lord knows I've done it plenty of times

Pat Robertson / October 18, 2006 1:47 PM

Rollie should be going as me!
He's got the holier-than-thou thing down pat!

Marilyn / October 18, 2006 1:59 PM

I'm going as a stereotype. Y'all have given me so many good ideas.

Lauren / October 18, 2006 2:20 PM

I'm going to wear this -

It says "This is my Halloween Costume. I am a sexy _____ ."

I can't decide if I will bring pieces of tape to change the blank or just leave it blank to emphasize the universal need to dress as a a sexy xyz!

Emerson Dameron / October 18, 2006 2:38 PM

I changed my mind. I'm going as hurt feelings.

antijudgmental / October 18, 2006 2:44 PM

Um, taratomas affect both sexes -- they form in testicles *and* ovaries.

lumpy breast / October 18, 2006 2:57 PM

Wow- everyone here is so knowledgeable and sarcastic. I'm impressed! And you all react so similarly. that's so cool!

Marilyn / October 18, 2006 3:04 PM

Actually, I think I'm going as Madonna. She's obviously desperately in need of attention to pull an Angelina Jolie to grab headlines, so I want to do my part. My only question is why didn't she pick a real orphan?

sick sense of humor / October 18, 2006 3:13 PM

One of the more shocking costumes I saw was Halloween of 2002.

A man was walking around the party in a pretty beat-up dusty suit and some dried blood. I asked him if he was a zombie, he said, "No, I'm a World Trade Center victim."

I have yet to see anything top that.

w00t / October 18, 2006 3:23 PM

the girlfriend and I are planning to be Flavor Flav and Krazy. She's got the melanin content for it, so she suggested I be the girl, which will get interesting, as I refuse to shave.

Spook / October 18, 2006 3:33 PM


I've never had a serious medical condition, knock on wood, but I'm oh so sure a caner patient would be just "yuking it up to see another "person" dressed up as the possible cause of their early and painful death. And cruel idiots find it cute to dress up as abused women, suicide victims, etc, because they are cruel idiots, plain and simple. They need no excuse. Its one of the major reasons why the world hates us because we have so many cruel idiots and not enough people that have the courage to take a moral stand for what's right in the first place, which is a real problem in the world. Just as you find it so easy to blame Rollie for telling the truth among a bunch of mostly white male frat boy red eye reading tribune types who find it easier to just get along and go along with the bud lite crowd.

Today must be all fools day

And P.S Pat Robinson, You're name sake has never stood for the weak or downtrodden, savvy?

jen / October 18, 2006 3:36 PM

sick - that's not that bad. i attented a 9/11 party on 9.11.02
one person was dressed as GW, another as a plane, etc.

madachode / October 18, 2006 3:48 PM

your mom

madachode / October 18, 2006 3:50 PM

or a autistic retard in a small yellow card board school bus

Felix / October 18, 2006 3:57 PM

Should I dare go as a black-eyed Susan or might that be misconstrued as an endorsement of abuse? I don't want to be a pansy.

fluffy / October 18, 2006 4:13 PM

yipes. I agree with Spook!

Cherry / October 18, 2006 4:18 PM

A breakdancing panda. Sweet.

Marilyn / October 18, 2006 4:27 PM

"White male frat boy red eye reading tribune types who find it easier to just get along and go along with the bud lite crowd."

I think I'll go as Spook. I don't know if I can rattle off insulting stereotypes as fast as he can, though.

Bill / October 18, 2006 4:28 PM

in ohio at a wedding, unfortunately.

but a few years back, i was Spiederman, the jewish spiderman. i had a spiderman costume and a yamulke. "oy, with the fighting crime, and the villians! forget it!"

kristy lockhart / October 18, 2006 4:35 PM

Lady Macbeth in a production of that scary Scottish play opening at the Rhinofest @Prop THTR this Saturday at 3:00.

Expect a lot of stage blood. Come and see. for more info.

Bill / October 18, 2006 4:37 PM

judgemental killjoy: my mom died from cancer in march '05. and cancer? still hilarious. i own it, baby.

Patrick / October 18, 2006 4:50 PM

V from V for Vendetta. But not the version from the movie (what with all the flashy knives and kung-fu moves). No, I'll be portraying the true dark-cloaked anarchist from the Alan Moore comic. My mask will be the anonymity of the masses.

Spook / October 18, 2006 4:56 PM

Hey Marilyn, first of all no you can't and on that note,( and more importantly) guess you're still subconsciously looking to get that frat boy's letter jacket that you secretly coveted- behind thick black glasses and pimple cream-
in high school? Heck I believe it was some one much closer to Gapers block than I who referenced a slight biased view point in these cyber walls and it certainly wasn't about it being too many Cornel West readers here. I'm just elaborating on that fact.
And Buffy there is always the next thread, and if not there, I hear it's gonna be a long winter! But
yea I guess I just think its bad luck to make fun of people struck by heath
Tragedies, especially when they might actually be reading this blog, not to mention our pathetic heath insurance situation.
And yea I'm stealing Paul's idea

p.s Hey Bill, how old/young was your mother, baby, and did she have to listen to others make jokes about her cancer? My grandpap died of it 15 years ago and he would have taken his
12 gauge to any one who made fun of it to his face

Mikey / October 18, 2006 4:57 PM

On second thought, I think I'll just carry around a soap box and go as Spook...

Felix / October 18, 2006 5:04 PM

Still don't want to be a pansy, so maybe I'll be a pussywillow.

Marilyn / October 18, 2006 5:10 PM

No pimples in high school. I boycotted homecoming and prom. It was the 70s. Frats were so square.

Dracula / October 18, 2006 5:37 PM

I'm going as a bicycle messenger I used to know that got killed by a bus. I think that is hilarious and and also serves as a wonderful type of psychoanalysis to help me with my grief! tee-hee.
but hey, at least he didn't suffer like the cancer people, right? So, it's ok to laugh. Or, wait, maybe ....oh, who cares. Let's just laugh at the world. Just don't laugh at me!

Tyler / October 18, 2006 5:49 PM

If I was a girl I'd go as Sylvia Plath. I figure I could put a cardboard box over my head as an oven, carry a copy of Ariel, and cry about my daddy issues.

Syliva Plath is fair-game, right?

Hal / October 18, 2006 5:52 PM

Umm, I have no idea this year, though leaning towards no costume. I think my motivation for Halloween costumes was burnt out the year I dressed as Speed Racer with an absolutely flawless costume. I even embroidered a big red "G" on a blue shirt. White slacks, red neckerchief, white helmet with the big red "M" on it.

No one got it. No. One.

More than once, someone asked me if I was a polo player.

I'm still bitter.

todd / October 18, 2006 6:12 PM

I am going to write the word “jackass” on my forehead and regurgitate liberal nonsense all night.

Yes, you guessed it…this year for Halloween I will be Richard F. Carnahan!!

If I REALLY wanted to get into character, I will blame big business for my small penis size, blame the conservative right that I was a virgin until the age of 29 and hand out “Socialism rules!” bumper stickers to everybody.

Mo / October 18, 2006 6:23 PM

While I generally agree that making fun of the terminally ill is not such a nice thing to do, the sexy teratoma is FUN-NAY. Why? Because I assume S is thinking of the teeth bearing, hair growing, absorbed-twin looking tumors, which are freaky and funny and usually BENIGN.

Richard F Carnahan / October 18, 2006 7:14 PM

I'm going to just go in my regular clothes, but I will be "The Guy Who Just Defiled Todd's Mom." I'm ALWAYS in costume.

AQ / October 18, 2006 7:56 PM

My mother, who taught me to stand up to real bullies, choose my battles and not get my panties in a bunch about dumb jokes, died of cancer when I was 14. I'll repeat my advice: Lighten up, and tell your alter-egoes to do the same.

Stop posting when you're high. I can NEVER figure out what the FUCK you're talking about.

Leelah / October 18, 2006 10:01 PM

Ophelia (after death, of course).

Or maybe Blagg.

hench / October 18, 2006 10:19 PM

i'm dressing up as the 8 inches of cancerous colon taken out of judgmental killjoy's ass 2 years ago. it's gonna be a giggle.

Bill / October 18, 2006 10:33 PM

spook: she was 63, and she was happy to joke about it herself. sounds like your gramps had a great sense of humor, though. yikes. lighten up, people: no sacred cows.

sick sense of humor / October 18, 2006 11:10 PM

It seems as though there are a few people here who would benefit from having something removed from their ass.

holden / October 19, 2006 8:16 AM

are you a fan of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony? They talk about a cat-ass-trophy in that.

s / October 19, 2006 8:58 AM

i started a Fuel fight!!! Awesome!!!

As Mo stated, Teratomas are benign tumors. While they can grown into any type of tissue (because they are germline cell tumors), they often sprout hair or teeth, making them the freakiest, halloweeniest tumors around. That's why it's funny to be a SEXY one. Because it doesn't make any SENSE. That's why it's FUNNY. It makes fun of the whole "sexy halloween costume" thing.

Now that i've totally spoiled the joke by explaining it, I'd just like to say that people are too damn sensitive. I have an uncle dying of cancer right now. I'M NOT MAKING FUN OF MY UNCLE WHO IS DYING OF CANCER. I'm not making fun of your mom who died from cancer. Lighten up, people!

Isn't halloween about embracing scary stuff anyway? People dress up as axe murderers, zombies, serial killers and clowns. Should we expect a lobby of those who have been killed by axes or clowns to protest? I always thought of it as being about bringing the terrible things out into the open, to both celebrate and defang them.

Sorry, I got a little Spook-y there for a second.

jgs / October 19, 2006 9:17 AM

My past halloween costumes were just a bit too intellectual to be effective:
2003: Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck.
2004: Retard (+ allen keyes for senate sign)
2005: Canadian Goose (+ molsen)

so this year I'm gonna make it real simple... sexy nun.

s / October 19, 2006 9:26 AM

uh... i meant "a lobby of those whose parents have been killed by axes or clowns."

otherwise that doesn't make any sense.

it would be halloweeny, though. an army of undead protesters.

mary / October 19, 2006 9:30 AM

s -

right on. i was going to say almost everything you said.

thank you for your totally wacky sense of humor.

Felix / October 19, 2006 10:11 AM

I forget to whom it is attributed, but the gist of it is:

Tragedy is when I get a papercut.

Comedy is when you get a papercut.

Dig? Dig.

fluffy / October 19, 2006 10:18 AM

Why can't everyone accept that people react to stuff differently? Personally, I didn't find it all that funny. Yes, I understand that sick + funny = outrageous, but not everyone deals with illness the same way as others. S, if I saw you dressed up like that at a party, I wouldn't be insulted or hurt, it would just seem curious.

Sometimes I suspect everyone on this website is related.

Now, go ahead and attack me and my point of view! yay!

s / October 19, 2006 10:39 AM


i'm not going to attack you. unfortunately, i don't have time to make my costume anyway, but if i did, i would glue a bunch of fake fur and teeth to myself, and wear fishnets and high heels. wouldn't that make you laugh? if not, then... you can't please everybody.

but for the last time, i wasn't trying to make fun of sick people. i was making fun of sexy halloween costumes by dressing up as the "sexy" least sexy thing on earth. teratomas are freaky, gross and revolting. they hit that "oh-my-god-how-horrifying" nerve. that's why it's funny.

ok, maybe it's not as funny as my original idea, which was sexy slime mold...

no, it's funnier.

but as for laughing at sickness and death, if you can't deal with terrible things by finding some humor in them, i don't know how you survive daily life, especially in truly hard times. but that's just me, and i could be wrong...

fluffy / October 19, 2006 10:49 AM


I get your sense of humor and appreciate your explanation. I didn't think you were laughing at sickness and death, or that you meant anything but to laugh at something that normally isn't considered funny, although I'm not sure about other people here. So, I get it, yeah.

I can't laugh at everything, especially during tough times, and I've had enough - I'm lucky to be alive. I guess certain posts just touched a nerve, that's all.

I've lost more than a third of my family to cancer (two grandparents, my only cousin who died as a child, and my only uncle) and have a friend going through a bilateral mastectomy and chemo.

Ok, I'm done with this topic. blah.

Everyone have a fun Halloween!

eep / October 19, 2006 11:01 AM

I have two parties, so I have two costumes. One night I'm going as a slutty bridesmaid (it's a good excuse to use that dress again!) and the next night I'm recycling my costume from last year and going as Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. That costume rocks.

Also, can't we all just get along??? Sheesh.

carrie / October 19, 2006 11:12 AM


I went as a morning-after bridesmaid once... condom wrapper in hair, undies hanging out of purse, fake hickey, bra on inside out, dress slighty unzipped. slutty, but funny all rolled into one. (i needed an excuse to wear the dress one more time, too)

Leo / October 19, 2006 11:23 AM

Link from The Legend of Zelda.

Mo / October 19, 2006 12:14 PM

Since I didn't answer the question last post...

Probably nothing this year. This makes me very sad, but there's always next year. But my best costume ever was a toss up between a Brown Mountain Widow (if you're from NC, you know this legend- which actually has two origins, but I digress) and Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. I painted myself blue and had extra fake arms sewn onto my shirt, with a necklace of tiny skulls. I may never top that one.

vanessa / October 19, 2006 12:14 PM

Two years ago, I was Eleanor Rigby. I dressed all in black and had a picture of my face in a jar (by the door). There was too much explaining for that one, but it was damn fun. If all else fails, dress as a Beatles song.

This year, I'm a U of M cheerleader, my roommate is an MSU cheerleader and we look like we beat the crap out of each other.

Dennis Rodman / October 19, 2006 12:21 PM

I'm going as a 1997-era Dennis Rodman. But instead of a handband, I'll wear a long string of Durex and carry a box of tissues (for moral support), you know, the Rebound Guy.

Spook / October 19, 2006 12:44 PM

Interesting point, “s” but does it makes since to wonder is there a real compassion deficit in this country? I mean, heck I’m against the war and don’t have much compassion for soldiers who go willingly to Iraqi to die in Dubya’s game of Blood Carnage Global Twister, but would I ever dress as a dead or maimed soldier? No. And I think it would be indecent to dress as a cancer victim. I also think it would be indecent to dress as the gay guy who was beaten to death in Wyoming by a bunch of self proclaimed "patriots" who I'm sure would have no problem with dressing as cancer. Nor would I dress as the Black dude dragged to death in Texas, (I’m sure I’m giving some of you gapers some novel ideas here as most of you think any thing is acceptable, but is their a way to self police? Not sure, which is why I raise the question of compassion for others and is it lacking in our “common public space”

And for A.Q to say there are bigger issues out their, as he is actually working on them or standing up against bullies, in the name of those laid low
and down trodden, heck probably has never even brought a SreetWise
But as we are chucking all standards out the window, I sure wish AQ had joined his mother at the age of 14, and then I could have dressed as a dead mother cradling my dead boy

really? / October 19, 2006 12:49 PM

Did Spook just decry the lack of compassion in society and then a few sentences later wish that someone else was striken with childhood cancer and died with his mother?


Does anyone know this guy in real life? I'm fascinated.

Peter / October 19, 2006 12:56 PM


Please show the rest of us your compassion and stop!

No one really cares to hear another angle of your nut job view of the world. We've gotten enough of that from the other Fuels that you've hijacked.

So, write in your reply because you're one of those people that has to have the last word, and for the love of God STOP.

zmm / October 19, 2006 12:56 PM

I am unimaginative. Thanks for all the ideas, people. I SERIOUSLY need help with a costume idea.

Keep them coming.

Jeremy / October 19, 2006 1:18 PM

Thanks for all the ideas, people. I SERIOUSLY need help with a costume idea.

Sounds like the teratoma is the winner.

I've been planning for months to go as Magnum, P.I., but I'm afraid that now I'd just look like some stupid bandwagon Tigers fan in a hawaiian shirt. So, I'm probably now getting a burlap sack, writing "Manure, 5 lbs" on the front, rigging up a scale reading "10 lbs" over my head, so I can be "10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb sack."

Mikey / October 19, 2006 1:23 PM

Spook costume idea #2 (see posting on October 18, 2006 at 4:57 PM for idea #1):

Walk around the Halloween party with a globe (the weight of the world) on your shoulders...

p / October 19, 2006 1:42 PM

i was in dunkin donuts this morning and the woman behind me said "they should have some pumpkin donuts, it's the season for them." Dude behind her goes "or some with jesus on them." "Huh?" "Yeah it's a common misconception that you don't celebrate him at haloween...but it's ALWAYS in season to praise him."

Somebody should go as spook's keyboard- which obviously has huge, oversized keys to accomodate his maniacal banging on them with closed fists and is waterproof to avert the shower of rabid spittle jumping off the corners of his mouth as he goes about his rantful days.

I'm going as Coach. Tight gym shorts, tight turtleneck, moustache, whistle. clipboard. Done.

fluffy / October 19, 2006 2:00 PM

Here are some ideas:

For guys- that guy BARAT, whose movie is coming out soon; I once had my ex-husband dress up as a chicken-molester. He had on overalls, straw coming out of his shirt and pants, we put on a big tuft of black chest hair coming out of his shirt, and he had a rubber chicken coming out of his zipper.
Guys could also dress up as David Hasselhoff, but that would really scare people.
And whatever happened to being a conehead? those are funny. Or dress in an all-grey outfit and then pour split pea soup on yourself, and you'll be 'throw-up boy'

Women- slutty nurse, slutty vampira, slutty teacher, slutty clown, and slutty slut.

I hope that helps!

nocomment / October 19, 2006 2:12 PM

John G. Roberts, Jr.

nocomment / October 19, 2006 2:15 PM

also, here's what's wrong with dressing up slutty for one night out of the year: women don't do it just one night out of the year!

p.s. I don't think "lumpy breast" is an appropriate internet alias during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

spook / October 19, 2006 2:30 PM

Peter!!!! You are my friend cause you re special, you are my friend you re special!
And yes "Really" I did but I guess the other part of my post was completely wasted on you , like books on Peter or books. I guess making fun of cancer victims, etc is cool, but I'm just over board right? I don't give a care if his mother was the elephant man, it still aint cool in my book and I'm gonna say it. And frankly I'm shocked at the majority in this room that feel its o.k But hey, bottom line its all in good fun of course, no matter who gets insulted in the name of Halloween right, so lighten up, right?

Gawd, stand for some thing
Or at least promote your own brand of "strange" like Allen and on the note, not bad Mikey, and you're not going to believe this, but I have a collection of globes, but I'm still stealing Paul's idea
P.S In Today's NY Times Thursday Styles section is an article entitled "Good Girls Go Bad for a Day". It touches on some of the earlier posts about how women traditionally dress for Halloween. Its pretty interesting, and there are even pictures of Peter

Poultry Defender / October 19, 2006 2:32 PM


You wouldn't think chicken molestation was so funny if your pet Rhode Island Red was savaged by a band of randy barnyard lotharios (which once happened to my sister's friend's cousin's stepniece)!!!!

You uncaring fowl befouling shitbird!!! I hope you are run over by an Allis Chalmers tractor and then fed to rabid peahens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps- Don't you know this is Flightless Bird Harrassment Awareness Month??????

fluffy / October 19, 2006 3:07 PM

Poultry Defender,

Wow, how witty. Oh wait,
are you being sarcastical?
You passive agressive little devil, you!

Can people actually have different views on this website? Is that allowed? Or is this website designed only for a tight knit group of friends to post? It's just strange. Now people are stating what is "appropriate" and what isn't.

There's no use - you guys are never wrong. Dammit, I just don't "get" you. I wish I wasn't so darn stupid.

kate / October 19, 2006 3:30 PM

Did anyone go to the Hideout 3 years ago for Halloween? Everyone who worked there was an oompa loompa. That was an excellent group costume.

Please someone say something about a costume, I'm not sure I can handle another explanation of why something is or is not funny/insulting/slutty.

-m / October 19, 2006 3:32 PM

I plan to go as Miss Pamela of the GTO's. I anticipate no one will know who I am, but I'll be slutting it up with the best of 'em.
And now, Andrew, for the love of all hallows, a new question!

nu / October 19, 2006 3:38 PM

Costume ideas:

Lettuce on a hat = head of lettuce.

Knife through a cheerios box = "Cereal killer"

Brown circles all over your body, carry a crucifix = "Holy Moley"

I'm out. Anyone else?

Marilyn / October 19, 2006 4:00 PM

People with cancer have a lot more to worry about than people dressing up like them at Halloween. How do you do that anyway? Wear a mastectomy breastplate? Have the lung you coughed up hanging out of your mouth? Hmmm, that's not bad...

Leelah / October 19, 2006 5:00 PM

damn. a lot of people on here just suck. Guess what? Every single person on this board knows someone who has died or has/had cancer. People dress up as dead people, or the undead or sluts or tumors because it's HALLOWEEN. It's not that serious.

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