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    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    @Paul Sizer Kudos to your wife that is freaking fantastic

    @solipsiae You and your SigO win my mental whitechapel costume contest! That is fantastic! Both of your faces look amazing!
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    I went as a jazzed up ring mistress with a lion that I'd whipped. See, there's the whip, right there. ;P

    It's really a shame you can't see the bottom half of the costume. I borrowed some black and gold boots that seriously went up to heaven and constructed a crimson victorian drape to go down the back of my gold-fringed mini-skirt.

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    Every year my friends and I pick a theme for our costumes. This year our theme was steampunk so I went as the "Rad Hatter." I made a steampunk guitar, a box that plays music from my ipod, and a hat that houses a small amp with which I played my guitar through. It all worked and sounded pretty decent as well. It was, however, very difficult to drink as I couldn't tilt my head back very far.

    Steampunk musician

    Steampunk music box

    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    I went as a Dr Horrible Inspired Mad Scientist it was alot of fun.

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    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    I have only piss-poor camphone shots taken in a glaringly lit bathroom, but them's the breaks. I was Medusa. What the photos fail to demonstrate is that there were a fuck of a lot of those little snakes in my hair. Also the stuff around my eyes was scaly and iridescent and green in real life, and looks black in the pictures.

    I tended bar all night, and brought extra snakes to stick in people's drinks. It was a grand old time. Patrons do not pick on the girl who looks like she slept in a nest of asps, no matter how low cut her dress.

    File under: FAIL CAMERA, adventures in bartending, sartorial zoology, don't wave your twenty at me--I will turn you to stone.

    Medusa 1

    Medusa 2

    Medusa 3
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    Actually, I believe my shots are the proper definition of "piss-poor camphone shots taken in a glaringly lit bathroom"...

    halloween 2008
    halloween 2008

    I was a miscellaneous intergalactic rockstar superhero, possibly a distant electrogoth cousin of Ziggy Stardust. Or, if you believe the drunken names yelled at me on the street, I was also Spider-man and Batman.

    Unfortunately, I forgot to capture a profile shot in costume, so you can't see my ridiculous sideburns. But here's a shot of 'em from earlier, before I butchered my moustache...

    sideburnz warz

    I've sinced shaved off the weird bits in an attempt to look normalish. I can't wait for my damned beard to grow back in.
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    Here is me and the missus' MARX BROTHERS costumes that we donned on Halloween Night.

    I was called "Chaplin" more times than I can count, the ignorant slogs.

    Marx Brothers costumes, Halloween 2008
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008 edited
    Ran into another Doctor at work. I'm the dashing figure on the left. I had to concede defeat though, as the other guy had better props, AND managed to scrape his together from thrift store finds. Jerk.

    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    Uhm. Hi, I didn't dress up. BUT - that Daniel Plainview a few posts back? Hot.
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    for what its worth - i vote two face and the steam punk glider as my faves of the night.

    maybe next year ill try something...
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    I love how creative everyone here is! This was such a fun thread; everyone looked great!
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    @StudioCreations: I had the same problem when I dressed as Groucho in high school. Fucking philistines.

    This year I intended to go as Tom Waits, but when I shaved my mustache off I discovered I didn't look like Tom Waits, I looked Amish. So I threw a mask on and became El Phantasmo del Gus, Luchador-to-Door, and spent the night offering to sell people jump kicks, and my special line of skin-care products that mostly involve punching (to bring out the skin's natural bruise).

    I lost my fedora at 2 am breakdancing in my front yard, but bought another one off a bum for $5 at 3 am on the way to the fourth party of the night.

    Lots of great costumes this year. My favorite? Sarah Palin Mauled By Wolves. That was some good shit.
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008 edited
    gah - sorry - uplinks from first two sources failed; third time's the charm i hope...
    if not, look here

    copyright 2008 by yury sakovich

    the primary boy and i went as the beatiful image above which was a birthday present from my friend yuri (

    eventually we'll have pics of the finished product (i'd guess in about a month)
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008
    My wife and I hosted a halloween party on Saturday:

    vamping it up

    Me trying to look as dark and alluring as I can in front of my linen closet

    smoky cauldron

    With a little dry ice, any plastic cauldron can look spooky

    costume rock band

    what's a party without Rock Band 2 and costumes?

    happy vampire

    At the end of the night with my long island iced tea to keep me company
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2008
    its been forever since ive been back to this site. Its a bit like coming home.

    Mind you, as a child when i returned from school, i was beaten with wire clothing hangers

    ahhh memories.... anyways, heres my costume

    that is a piece of PVC which would not conform to the shape of my forearm. So i boiled the mother fucker and bent it. take that, you multi-use plasitc

    these are the painted pieces that would later be glued onto a glove. While it looked quite spiffy once completed, i was forced to glue each piece while wearing the base glove. Superglue seeped into my pores, and i saw a thousand Tim Burtons picking wild flowers

    i bought this...shut up.

    i spent too much time on this. My desk is covered in burns from soldering irons, its the first costume ive ever worn that required math to create, and ive never spent so much time thinking about how badly i need a girlfriend. On the plus side, i now know that 20 LEDs with built-in resistance runs 720millaAmp/Hours, and three AAA batteries is more than enough for 5 hours of good

    The costume minus the finished glove that had the little red armor bits. The glove was completed and soon destroyed by hours of drunken dancing. I wont lie...i wear this around the house sometimes....
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    @ Zoetica - Seriously, he can drink my milkshake anytime.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2008
    This year, Halloween came a day early at the office, coinciding with the quarterly town hall meeting. It was essentially a day off while at work. Last year, for the cubicle-decorating contest (and costume contest), we took the idea of "Human Resources" to a more gruesome level. This year, we went a different way, and turned our area into Pee-Wee's Playhouse, with yours truly in the starring role. When I was a kid, I loved that show, and I used to run around imitating Pee-Wee Herman a lot. How my parents put up with it, I dunno. In any case, it was easy to become Pee-Wee again for this.

    Here's the three of us, as Ms. Yvonne, Pee-Wee, and Cowboy Curtis.

    We built Mr. Window:

    Magic Screen:


    and the door to the Playhouse, too:

    There was an awful lot of screaming that day. We even had a secret word and surprised everyone -- that is, scared the shit out of everyone -- in the middle of the big meeting when one of the execs said it.

    It was a good day. Didn't take that show on the road Halloween night, but meh, maybe next year.

    And I won the Rock Band contest with a rather kick-ass rendition of "Paranoid"! Now if only I'd sung that using the Pee-Wee voice...
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2008

    That's amazing. I actually got to meet Gary Panter pretty recently and we talked Pee Wee for a while.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2008
    @MagicSword and Zoetica He can drink mine riiight up.
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    @Errol: That is some fantastic shit. Forget a have an arc reactor!

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