Monday, October 20, 2008

What was your most impractical/annoying/cumbersome Halloween costume?

18 comments:

John said...

The Beer Drinking Ghost.

That was my costume freshman year of college. Seemed genius at the time, just take a white sheet, cut two eye holes and a mouth hole, and write in perm marker "the beer drinking ghost" on the front.

By the end of the night the front was just soaked in beer after trying to drink through the mouth hle, and trying to keep a bed sheet perfectly balanced on one's head should be a new field sobriety test the highway patrol administer.

JP said...

I'm gonna have to go with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume when I was about 9. My brilliantly designed shell idea did not quite turn out as well as my 9 year old brain had imagined.

brett said...

I went as a binder clip. Which was high-larious but a huge pain in the ass to move around in the costume. I must have knocked over a dozen drinks. Now I just go as a slutty nurse every year.

Courtney said...

Most annoying? The Slutty _____ (insert occupation, baby animal, witch here). This is October people, put some clothes on!

erin said...

Construction barrel. (There's only two seasons in Ohio, construction and winter...)

beth r. said...

One year in college I went as a policeman. Every time I knocked on a door to be let into a party, the person opening the door would momentarily freak out thinking they were getting busted. I managed to kill everyone's buzz repeatedly.

Karen said...

when i was 13 i went as a nun. my mom refused to let me get a new costume because i was "too old" to trick-or-treat, but i had the nun costume left over from an all saints day thing in middle school. the wimple was really uncomfortable and i got made fun of a lot. totes not worth the candy.

beenu said...

this one time i dressed up in a mermaid costume that was so tight that i had to walk in baby steps and i couldn't even sit down. wait, that wasn't me. that was donna martin.

Sarah said...

My mom made me be a song. She strapped two pieces of poster board to me like a sandwich board and had me draw the notes and lyrics on the front. The poster boards were so big I couldn't get my arms to reach in front of me to hold my candy.

Beth D. said...

when I was about 10 I tried to go as a lolly-pop. This consisted of me wearing a white trash bag over my body (the "stick") and then a huge circle of cut out of poster board on my head (the "candy"). I had colored a swirl pattern with markers on the poster board. I believe may face was painted as well.

Nobody understood what I was.

Kelly said...

I went as Charlie Brown from The Great Pumpkin episode, which was really easy, since it only required a sheet with holes cut out everywhere, but not only did only a few people get it, it was impossible to drink and I had to carry around a bag or rocks all night.

K8 said...

some of you know the loaf of wonderbread story. i wore this costume as a child and was hit by a car (that's what's wrong with me). then, i wore it again my senior year of college. it was popular again but no car accident. it was hard to move in though.

Leslie said...

a) love that beenu mentioned donna martin. i thought of that costume when i posted the question.

b) i am with courtney. i hate slutty ________ costumes. the creepiest one i ever saw was sexy harry potter. this was four years ago. really? a grown woman dressing as a sexy 12 year old boy? creepy.

c) my most cumbersome costume was when i was about 7. i went as a present. basically a huge box. i couldn't put my arms down or hold my candy in front of me. plus it started raining and my costume started running. purple paint everywhere. it blew. the end.

Beth D said...

Agree that the "sexy" costume has gone too far. Once, I found a costume that was, I kid you not, a sexy Nazi. not ok. I would try and find the picture again and post, but I am not comfortable googleing "sexy nazi" at work.

Eric said...

man in a diaper. just....just awful.

Dan said...

Halloween 2001, went as a flasher -and it got cold that night.

Cate said...

Dressing up as Scuba Steve (from Adam Sandler's Big Daddy) was tricky because I wore flippers. Drunken flipper walking = not so much.

A gal I know dressed up as Big Bird one year in college and she said peeing was a nightmare.

Ryan said...

I went as Michael Phelps after the last Olympics. I wore spandex, goggles, and a swim cap. I even shaved my chest for the event. It was so cold I froze my you know whats off. Since I was wearing spandex, everyone could see too.