Thursday, October 19

Thursday 13 #16 Best halloween costumes


Thirteen Things Best Halloween Costumes Jen has seen


1…. Beetlejuice. Guy's girlfriend worked at a bridal gown manufacturer, and had a red lace wedding gown, but he totally ruled. He had a purple velvet tux that was at least two sizes too small, and had filled it with baby powder, so every time he told an awful joke, he would pat himself and dust would fly up...he also stayed in character all night, in spite of copious quantities of alcohol. Come to think of it, maybe that WAS his personality.

2. Spy vs Spy. I made giant paper maiche heads, with black screens for the eyes, and would have OWNED that contest if not for Beetlejuice. Took witch hats and cut the tops off to make proportionate fedoras, painted one white, left the other one black... but we had no schtick. I was lucky to get my boyfriend INTO the costume, let alone be planting bombs all night... I have no pictures of the greatest halloween costume ever. I think it's why I'm so obsessive about getting pictures of the kids in theirs...

3. Jellyfish. I lived in Chico one year, and that is a town that does Halloween right! They were dressed all in black, had clear umbrellas with bubble wrap hanging in strings, with glowing necklaces on. They would just lift the umbrellas up and down as they drifted through the crowd, and they looked like Jellyfish swimming along. The.Coolest.Costume.Ever.

4. The windy guys. Also in Chico. When you go downtown, you just drift from bar to bar in a giant circuit of downtown streets. These guys had their hair gelled back, and their ties and coats wired back, and they made whshh-ing noises as they fought their imaginary wind from one light pole to another. There were four or five of them, I think. Was I just drunk? Because I thought they were hysterical.

5. Tinkerbell. As performed by my 6' 2" brother. He found tights (I can't imagine where), wore a white tank top and shorts, and little white wings. Um, he also carried a baseball bat painted gold with a cardboard star stapled to the end, as his magic wand.

6. Flying Monkey. As NOT performed by my chicken brother. I wanted him to do it Will Ferrell style, with his hairy man belly sticking out with the little bell hop outfit worn by the monkeys in Wizard of Oz and a monky snout, wings and a tail. It would have been sheer genius.

7. St. Paulie Girl. The other Jen made her own costume, and while I only saw the photos, it blew me away--Mind, you and Jen look a little alike, you should find a party and just GO for it!


8. Fed Ex Guy. Okay it WAS in a bar, but he had a box attached to his fly and was asking women if they'd like to sign for his package, and then handed them a clipboard for their name and number. It was pretty funny.

9. Pregnant Nun. In high school, my friend delivered pizzas as a pregnant nun. Dave was outstanding.

10. Maleficent. The baddie from sleeping beauty? A co-worker committed to it and totally rocked--full makeup and black skull cap thing, the works.

11. Angel. I kicked ass on Little O's pirate costume last year, but I loved her Angel costume from the year before bettter. It's killing me to not post a picture.

12. Cowboy. I made Big O a cowboy when HE was two, with felt chaps and a little vest, and I've done way more elaborate costumes for him since then, but nothing beats how easy and great his little felt chaps looked. Maybe I just love two year olds in costumes?

13. The Boss. No, not Springsteen. I hope this year is funny, because I am going as my boss. Technically, I am going as my boss's boss. Everyone's boss. The BIG boss. He has a pretty good sense of humor. I hope. If not, I'm going to have to claim to have been dooced. Blame it on the blog.

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38 comments:

Cheryl said...

I like the Fed X one!

Connie said...

You have a great imagination. Excellent TT!!

Thanks for the hint on the birthday money. $15 is a great idea.

Courtney said...

Great list, my plus one went as Carmen Miranda one year, it was great!

kelli said...

I love Beetlejuice! :) Happy TT!

Michelle said...

Great costumes, sounds like fun!

Tug said...

LOVE the windy guys idea.....

Happy TT!

Gabrielle said...

i might like being a tinkerbell :)

KaY said...

Fantastic costume ideas you got there!

My TT is up! All about my love for blogging! Feel free to visit my site and leave your thoughts anytime. =)

Anthony said...

Cool list. I was a bunch of grapes once, for a big street party in Wilmington, DE. Tough to sit down.

kristarella said...

That's fantastic! I want to have a halloween party now! I think it will have to wait until next year.

DKRaymer said...

Trying this again... something about browser failure. Just wanted to encourage you to get pictures this year! Would have loved to have seen your brother. Happy TT!
DK
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Janene said...

I love Beetlejuice! I bet that was hysterical...I could go as a preggo nun this year ~ wouldn't even need much of a costume! My father-in-law would probably have a heart attack and then have me excommunicated or something. But it would be worth it for the look on his face! :)

Happy TT!

crse said...

Aha! Ive been dying to know what you had up your sleeve for work! You have to let us know how it turns out!

Chelle Y. said...

A good friend of mine was "Beetle Juice" one year. It was great!

Diana Peterfreund said...

What amazing costumes. I would never have thought about some of those...

amy said...

those are all great..I was trying to find Lucy the basset hound a pilgrim costume but then i came back to reality

Raivyn said...

Wow, you've had some really creative costumes! The jellyfish one is my favorite. It's so original.

Gattina said...

The costumes you describe reminds me of the german carnival which is in February. Everybody is costumed then. Halloween is not so well known here it slowly starts with pompkins everywhere (I have some pictures in my photo blog) Here in my town there are a lot of americans living and brought this nice use over.

Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira said...

some really good ideas there.... sadly, we don't have halloween celbrations here in India... it really looks ikefun

Diane said...

HAHAH! PREGNANT NUN! I would probably laugh my lungs out if I see it!! :D

Incog & Nito said...

Great costumes - happy halloween for next week!!

Nathalie said...

We don't have haloween here...I think it would be quite an experience to see people dress up like that :)

Happy TT!

Duchess said...

Love the Fed X guy!!!

Making princess costume for grand daughter right now!

Norma said...

What terrific ideas. Sounds like you had some good times--and you even remember them!

Thanks for visiting my TT. I'll put your link up.

Christie said...

HAHA! The windy guys totally crack me up. what a funny list! happy tt!

Carmen said...

one of the best costumes I saw was this girl who was a biological clock, with her phone number in the center saying her clock was ticking, call her. ha ha

Jane said...

Sounds like you have had a lot of fun with Halloween! Great costumes.
Thanks for visiting my T13.

Momish said...

Ok, I have seen a person do the windy costume and it was awesome! But the Jellyfish? That is just pure genius! My TT is about the costumes I have been. Now, they seem boring!

Becky said...

Just the thought of a 6'2 tinkerbell makes me chuckle. Thank you. I am about to embark on counceling appts with 6 students all facing some pretty major challenges. The chuckle is appreciated.

bernie said...

Superb 13!

I linked to you from my TT 13 Hand Gestures

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Thinking about Tinkerbell made me giggle!

Uisce said...

Great list! I'm afraid of my boss's boss (the big boss). I hardly know what he looks like, I crawl under my desk when I hear him strolling about!

Brony said...

Great costumes. I love your imagination.
Happy TT!

Becky said...

The Fed EX on is my favorite!

Susan said...

very cool list, esp. Beetlejuice :) happy TT!

huberama said...

OK - that fedex one is kind of funny... I'm a bit of a Hallowe'en scrooge, so these provided me with some good inspiration.

Steven Novak said...

Spy Vs. Spy...

I SOOO wish I could have seen that!

Steve~

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Some good ones - I like the Spy vs. Spy. I liked it when one of my kid's was Pebbles Flintstone one year. I got a doggie nylabone for her hair!