Inevitable seasonal query

Are you gonna be anything for Halloween?

If so, what?

Also, what do you think I should be? I have a costumes-seriously-encouraged party to attend and I have no ideas At.All.

I am not good at costumes, or at least I am not good at putting together costumes that people can parse. One year I went as a butch from the 1930s and people thought I was one of the Men in Black. Another year carapace_green and I went as the old Anne Merkel and the new Anne Merkel from the excellent Why I Hate Saturn, and people thought she was Death from Sandman and I was some chick in a CAT Diesel Power cap.

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  • randomposting
    October 20, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    A Gypsy this year, I believe.

  • invertedreptile
    October 20, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    my girlfriend and i are going as crows in suits, possibly interpretable as gangster crows, with big-beaked masks. i’m not sure this ounts as ‘being’ anything.

  • sdn
    October 20, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    i do not wear costumes. i have not worn a hallowe’en costume since i was a child.

    hey, maybe you can go as wonder woman.

    ::cracks up::

  • babymowgli
    October 20, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    I wanted to be Hedwig, but I can’t find a good wig for a reasonable price. I’ll prolly just dig out my old goth clothes for the day, unless I think of something better that isn’t too expensive or complicated.

  • babymowgli
    October 20, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    I was also considering Maude Lebowski, but I can’t sem to find that costume anywhere either.

  • quirkybird
    October 20, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    I am going as Nymphadora Tonks from the Harry Potter books! I have made myself a Ministry of Magic ID badge and I’m spraying my hair pink and it is going to RULE.


  • robinwasserman
    October 21, 2006 at 6:38 am

    This is absolutely brilliant — I have this bright purple wig and I’ve been trying to come up with something good to do with it for years. I think this is it!

  • nenime_lissuin
    October 21, 2006 at 8:16 am

    Hey, at least you look like SOMETHING when you go out, eh?
    I’m going as a gothic angel.

  • coppervale
    October 21, 2006 at 10:31 am

    You both went as ANNE?

    I am SO IMPRESSED I can’t stop smiling. Brill. Absolutely Brill.

  • alevai
    October 21, 2006 at 11:19 am

    I’m going as Amelia Earhart, if only because the costume is ridiculously easy to put together. Last year I tried Anais Nin but just ended up looking like some chick in her undergarments. It was fun.

  • zoe_trope
    October 21, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    I’m going to dress up as a student at a private liberal arts college in NE Ohio who is drowning in debt. Hurray!

  • caitlinleah
    October 21, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    i’ve always believed it was the dressing up that was important, not neccesarily the AS anything. we always just put on silly clothes, our favourite wigs, and masks- or painted our faces. why go to the worry of being anything if people will guess wrong anyway?

  • capn_jil
    October 21, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    I am contemplating going as Emperor Zombie from Screw-On Head but probably I’ll just be Ghede or Saturday. i have no idea what i’m doing.

  • anonymous
    October 22, 2006 at 5:05 am

    Last year I went as A Hairy Potter. It went over pretty well.

    -Jeff C.

  • anonymous
    October 22, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    so this book was good but i think the first few chapters give it a different idea about nic i would never thik she was gonna turn into a lesbian it kinda turned me away from the book yet i still finished it

  • thisisnotanlj
    October 22, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    hey, thanks! i’m glad you liked it, and finished it. :)

  • thisisnotanlj
    October 22, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    i did once, when i was little. i had the horrible plastic mask & everything.

  • thisisnotanlj
    October 22, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    it’s too bad you weren’t at that party! :)

  • kenllama
    October 23, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    i’ve been facing the costume quandry too. my friends in kzoo reminded me this weekend that dressing up as a nun is always a good choice, and i may go that route.

  • anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    I will be Velma, because I already look like her.