As All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us, I thought it’d be interesting to take a different route from the Fairy Princess and Power Ranger Ninja Beyblade Warrior. Some of my ideas are weird, some are creative, and some make very little sense but I always thought they’d be neat costumes.
10) Video Killed the Radio Star— literally. Inspired by this video, you’ll need a friend. One of you is a giant video camera, and the other is a boom-box type radio. The video camera’s holding a “bloodstained” knife, and the radio’s covered in crimson.
Obscure, yes. Funny? Depends. (I find it hilarious, but I have a weird sense of humor.)
9) A giant Stargate. Make a huge ring inscribed with the Ancient symbols, then wear a blue jumpsuit. If you don’t know what I mean, this is a Stargate.
8.) A box of crayons. If you’re an underachiever, this will work great. Get a group of six, sixteen, twenty four, or forty eight of your closest friends together. Each pick a color, then dress in it. Write “crayola” across your shirt for good measure.
7) A llama rider. You know those costumes for little kids that the girl or boy stands in, and it looks like they’re riding a horse, when they’re really just controlling two of the hooves? I think they need to look into producing a teen or adult-sized costume like that, but with animal variations including llamas, alpacas, unipegs, dinosaurs, elephants, and narwhals.
There’s a market for it, I just know it.
6) A giant pillow pet. My thinking: take a small mattress or a large and thick body pillow, then sew a large case that you and your padding can fit inside. Decorate it with your choice of pillow pet (mine is the pink and purple unicorn, but I’m biased since I got one on Monday).
Instead of “trick or treat”: “IT’S A PILLOW, IT’S A PET, IT’S A PILLOW PET!”
5) The protagonist from your NaNoWriMo novel. I know it’s kind of lame, and most people won’t understand it, but think of it as an opportunity. You get to LARP (live-action role play) your character, testing out their personality and appearance, for an entire night right before NaNo. If anyone asks you who you are confusedly, you look at them condescendingly and say, “DUH, I’m Aaliyah DeRisa from Embracing Insanity!” Make it seem like it’s a big-deal book. Watch and see if they’ll bluff out of it. “Oh, I heard of that once… isn’t it the one where [inserts some random Glee subplot]”.
4) The ultimate Where’s Waldo?. Start off trick-or-treating with your friends in a striped shirt, winter hat, blue pants and glasses. Tell them you’re going up ahead to say hi to someone you know. Go home and eat candy. See how long it takes them to realize you’re actually not there.
3) A wizard alchemist rock star unicorn Hoops and Yoyo My Little Pony mad scientist anime character Vocaloid actor/actress clown politician Judge Judy.
Shut up. It would be interesting.
2) Someone with no social life. Perfect costume in two easy steps. 1) take your laptop trick-or-treating with you. Make sure you’re logged onto a forum, chatroom, your deviantArt account, WordPress, or YouTube. 2) let your natural instincts do the rest. (Bonus: go to an area with sketchy WiFi and spend the whole time yelling about your wireless connection.)
1) Yourself, holding a bowl of candy by the door. My parents have considered this a valid costume for years, and now that I’m on the cusp of graduating from the door-to-door candy snatching scene, I’m starting to see its merits. You can watch Whose Line is it Anyway? reruns while sitting on the couch, then go to the door every thirteen seconds and admire the adorable little kids’ costumes.
What are you being for Halloween?