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  1.  (4004.1)
    I know a fair few of you are putting together costumes for Goth Christmas (as Irene Kaoru calls it).

    So let's hear your plans, and see them where possible (we'll keep this thread open past Hallowe'en for that, too).

    -- W
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      CommentAuthorparibolzi
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    I plan on appearing at our company Halloween party as "Attacked by a John McCain Supporter." The costume itself (black eye & backwards "J" makeup) will be dead easy. I'm working on my script now; something about being jumped by a middle-aged white guy on my way out of the bank, where I was trying to keep them from foreclosing on my mortgage. He just wanted my money, but when he noticed the Obama '08 sticker on my Prius, the guy went into a rage and drew a "J," for "McCain," on my face.
    That sounds likely, doesn't it?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    @pariboizi Do it better than this guy:

    As a dad of a toddler — I think we'll attempt to avoid Disney Princesses this holiday. She was a puppy last time - so I'm thinking having her dress up as a cat or a Totoro.
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    I'm in a haunted house. This year I will be playing the part of an alien butcher. (the whole thing is alien themed). I have a room that has body parts hanging from the ceiling and buzzing fly sounds. It's more of a creepy type room than a shout boo and scare the poop out of people.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
     (4004.5)
    I'll be attending the Brighton zombie lurch as an undead scientist. All I need is some cheap slap and fake blood. LOTS of fake blood. I may also improve my lurch by drinking heavily beforehand.
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      CommentAuthorCassandra
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    There's a Brighton zombie lurch? That's something of a coincidence - will be attending the same zombie party as Kernowdrunk as a zombie granny (it means I can take my knitting). When and where does the lurch commence, we might be able to join in on the way...
  2.  (4004.7)
    I always go to school and teach as a zombie, here was last year's costume.
    I'm planning on something similar this year, but without the huge burns, I like to vary my grossness.
    Halloween 2
    Halloween 1
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    @Cassandra

    The lurch starts at 5pm outside the train station, then heads down through Churchill square to the West Pier. Hope you can join usssss...
  3.  (4004.9)
    Following AdamK's suggestion in the old Halloween thread, I'm going as John Steed (sans Mrs. Peel, alas). Will be hanging out at The Edison in Downtown L.A, people watching and drinking mightily.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
     (4004.10)
    Halloween wedding celebration! Friends of mine are getting married in a club that's rented out by Wiccans - long story. So, ceremony, meal, then in come the dancing masses to celebrate this holy day. We'll be partying it up there, then possibly moving on depending on how drunk we get.

    It's a Vampire Masquerade theme, and my boy got himself a Venetian Cyrano mask. I, however, got sick this week and after missing work too much certainly can't buy a fancy mask to wear once to this night, nor do I even have the time to go out and buy a cheap plastic mask, so I'll probably end up painting my face.

    Pictures to follow once the big night happens and I never get photographs of myself on previous Halloweens, so here's one of my face painted up for the Dr. Sketchy's Surrealist's Salon:

    dali

    Sorry about the rubbed out hitler-stache - every time I'm doing something cool, I have a cold.
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      CommentAuthorPyD
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4004.11)
    I shall be cheating and going as Arthur Dent - I need a low energy low effort costume - I shall be rockin the savage bed hair though.

    Plus I get to go to a party in my dressing gown and slippers, I'm hoping it makes all the girls think of bed, which will narrow the field very quickly between those that act repelled and those that think its cute.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4004.12)
    @glukkake Is it the Witches Masquerade Ball you're headed to? I've been considering it but lack of company and the cost has been making me think I might not do it.

    Four years ago I knew I was going to be driving for 6+ hours alone so I didn't bother with much costuming more than a little headband with purple glittery kitty ears. I may have also been wearing eyeliner.

    Other than this year that is the only time I can recall not working on a full costume. I feel just awful skipping costuming this year but I *really* can't spend the money on something proper and my tiny wardrobe can't sustain much real creativity (brought about 10% with me to New York) without at least a big makeup kit. I was thinking of picking up a couple of little cheap details like something for my hair and maybe my face and just going out in what would otherwise be a typical goth nightclub getup. It'll be dressy and different enough for most people. But a nightclub dress is a little ordinary for me when it comes My Favorite Damn Holiday.

    Now that I think about it I really should try and get gifts for my gothy friends some time. Something for the new year }:>

    This was my costume last year:

    La mama grande te espera!
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
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    @PyD You should do something to go the extra mile with it. Have a fish sticking out of your ear or something. Maybe soak a corner of your towel in nutrients.
  4.  (4004.14)
    Going as Rorschach. Got the suit and trenchcoat, just got to assemble the mask tonight.
  5.  (4004.15)
    I don't get to dress up for Halloween this year. :(

    Here's the costume idea that's been banging back and forth in my head...



    Sort of derived from 'Godzilla Bukkake' and a painting by Robt. Williams that I can't find to post...
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4004.16)
    I've been a mummy thus far, and I shall be Rocky (RHPS) on Thursday and TwoFace on halloween. My poor sad mummy costume fell apart nearly instantly and proceeded to unravel after every adjustment (read total rewrapping). MUMMY Here I am fixing it again...
  6.  (4004.17)
    I will be Tank Girl. Because I am too pressed for time to be The Borg Queen. I will carry scissors about with me all night and let people who don't seem too questionable snip away. There will be pictures, I'm sure.
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      CommentAuthorPyD
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4004.18)
    Willow: you are a brave lady

    Steve: Hmm interesting I could buy some Fimo clay and make a small fish tomorrow

    Sir you have piqued my interest.
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      CommentAuthorCamMc
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008 edited
     (4004.19)
    I have hacked off all my hair, bought a fancy suit and a sonic screwdriver.

    I'll leave the rest to you.
  7.  (4004.20)
    I went as World's Greatest Halloween Mom
    World's Greatest Halloween Mom
    Again!

    The night ended poorly(greatly?).
    End of night

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