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Steve / October 18, 2004 10:18 AM

I'm going to be a guy who doesn't get to celebrate Halloween 'cuz he's stuck at a wedding in Fort Wayne, IN.

All trick, no treat.

vit / October 18, 2004 10:22 AM

In the immortal words of Wednesday Adams "a serial killer, they look just like everybody else"

eep / October 18, 2004 10:50 AM

I was going to go as O-Ren Ishii from "Kill Bill," but I couldn't find the right material to make an all-white kimono. So instead I'm just going as a geisha.

Michael / October 18, 2004 10:50 AM

For the fifth year in a row, I will be going as one of the living dead (AKA a zombie). I'm a Halloween purist who still adheres to the holiday tradition of dressing up "scary". Although some people equate the costume with the Thriller video, most correctly interpret it as homage to the classic Night Of The Living Dead. At any rate, it always elicits a positive response, and is quite easy to do. Invest in some deathly make-up, and spend $15 on a suit, shirt and tie from the Salvation Army thrift shop (which you will then take home and beat the shit out of), and voila -- your'e a brain-eater.

anne / October 18, 2004 10:50 AM

Aw, Steve. I say, rent yourself a Yeti costume and make that wedding the most memorable one ever!

As for me, just this week I settled on "The Bride" from Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (No yellow jumpsuit for me, I'm going with a black leather jacket, sword, and a groovy blond wig.)

steven / October 18, 2004 10:55 AM

i believe myself and some friends are going as a dodgeball team. whether or not this actually happens remains to be seen. i've also tossed around the idea of mr. roper...jack mccoy from law and order (the guy sleeps with his assistant D.A.'s...what a stud)....sonny, sans cher. who knows.

miss ellen / October 18, 2004 10:57 AM

go-go from kill bill vol. 1 --- but, an "interpretation", as i'm not shelling out big bucks for some crap costume.

now, just gotta pick up the wig. got most of it done the last few weekends.

Kat / October 18, 2004 11:08 AM

Wow! Lots of Kill Bill costumes, I'm a little surprised. But that is just another reason that Hollywood needs to make more "Girls kick ass" movies-- it really helps with the Halloween costume ideas. I mean Princess Leia was getting old.

Mike / October 18, 2004 11:15 AM

O-Ren Ishii, Go-go and the "Bride"?! Awesome.
I wanted to go as Prince, but I'm too pale and I'll end up looking like that guy in the New Power Generation who justs looks like a dork. Instead, I've been scoping out this giant plush hot dog costume, with brown tights and sleeves.

amyc / October 18, 2004 11:24 AM

I'd love to do the nun-clown thing, but I don't think it would be appropriate for the office.

robin.. / October 18, 2004 11:32 AM

a figurehead.

Carrie / October 18, 2004 12:20 PM

I was just in a wedding, so I'm going to get use out of the damn dress and go as a morning-after bridesmaid. White trash is one of my favorite costumes, so I guess I'm just going as fancy white trash this year.

christian / October 18, 2004 12:21 PM

I think I'm going to be Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner from The Incredible Hulk.

All I need to do is find that walking down the highway music from the end of the show and I'm golden.

Andrew / October 18, 2004 1:13 PM

I picked up some interesting things at the Lyric Opera warehouse sale, so I'll probably end up using some amalgam of those.

Is it just me, or are there not very many Halloween parties this year, despite it being on a weekend?

jima / October 18, 2004 1:38 PM

I'm going to be out of town. A very effective costume. You won't even be able to see me!

Roni / October 18, 2004 1:41 PM

The mother of Boo (Monster's Inc.).

No one saw her mom, so I can go as myself.

I usually wear my white t-shirt with the flying purple glitter witch. And yes, that means that Miss Ella will be Boo. So she's also going as herself! ha!

Lisa / October 18, 2004 2:17 PM

Medusa. I prefer scary to cutesy when it comes to Halloween.

Tim / October 18, 2004 2:18 PM

I am going to dress as Marty McFly. We shall see if anyone actually recognizes this costume.

margot / October 18, 2004 2:23 PM

For the last three years I have wanted to dress up as Hedwig from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but I can never seem to get my act together and Halloween suddenly creeps up on me. This year we're going to the Wilco concert so I'm not sure it will be a Hedwig-friendly event!

Lydell / October 18, 2004 2:37 PM

Same as every year. Funnyman Corbett Monica.

dan / October 18, 2004 3:34 PM

I'll be growing a goatee and 'stache for my costumes.

At the office, I'm going as David Brent (of the Office).

At play, Michael Moore. Although I'm considering Shaun of the Dead as well.

All on the cheap, and I think decent costumes.

Kathryn / October 18, 2004 4:40 PM


You can go to this link :
For the ending song to the Incredible Hulk series.

Lucy / October 18, 2004 5:03 PM

My soccer team gets together every year and we go out as a girlscout troop. Last year we picked up a group of pilots and a postman! Who doesn't love a guy or gal in uniform?

Michael / October 18, 2004 5:40 PM

This one guy I know is going as the creepy, old man from the Six Flags commercials. Although it helps immensely if you're already somewhat dorky to begin with.

d4ve / October 18, 2004 6:55 PM

Frankenstein Who Wastes a Minute of Your Time dressed as a vampire.

Angela / October 18, 2004 9:30 PM

Alas, I don't think I'll be dressing up this year. Last year I went to work as Monica Lewinsky and won the company costume contest when I stood in front of the ceo and wiped off my mouth.

I don't think I can top that.

Cinnamon / October 18, 2004 11:00 PM

DAMN! Angela, that's fricking awesome!

Last year I went as a piece of sushi. A few years ago I wore a cardboard box with footprints on it, dented corners and jagged holes in it. I wrote "Damaged Goods" on the back and got lots of laughs. This year I'm just not sure. Got a dusty, musty costume from the Lyric rummage sale, but I'm not sure what to do with it.

jennifer / October 19, 2004 10:30 AM

I still have no idea. Trashy Britney Spears is a possibility.

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