Happy Halloween!

This past weekend marked the first Halloween party that I’ve gone to dressed as something scary. I absolutely adore Halloween (or, frankly, anything that involves costumes), but I generally air on the side of comedic outfits rather than the traditional ghosts and goblins fare.  Due to general lack of preparedness and inspiration, my friends and I had to pick something at the last minute and were hoping to pick a group costume that would work for the three of us.  Several ideas were bandied around before we decided on our final choice:

  • Fraggles – I still want to do this some day, but it would take a bit more ramp up time (and I want to be Red!)
  • Captain and Seamen, Pilot and Stewardesses, Hef and Bunnies – As there were two girls and guy, many of these ideas were tossed about
  • Richard Simmons and Aerobics Girls – Tigger suggested this since I would likely not be opposed to it, and would already have most of the gear necessary
  • Breaking Amish – I couldn’t figure out a way to do this without finding the proper clothes, or we would just like we had dressed a bit frumpy
  • Sharon, Lois & Bram – Arguably the most hilarious suggestion, but no one would get it. (Canadian Children’s musical group from the 80s)

We finally settled on the Japanese proverb “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil” – which is usually displayed with Monkeys acting out the actions (after a bit of research, I’ve discovered that they are known as the Three Wise Monkeys).  Instead of Monkeys, we decided to ‘halloween’ it up a bit and dressed up as, well, Evil.  To get the effect, as well as getting our concept across we went with simple black outfits with Evil written on them and then circled and crossed off (think of a No Smoking sign), Zombie makeup, an X over the corrsponding person’s  ‘no’ action and then blood coming from that orifice.  Shockingly, it actually worked.  At least I think it did 🙂

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One response to “Happy Halloween!

  1. Kat

    Cute!! Did people love it? FYI, I would have got a Sharon, Lois and Bram costume! They were superstars, yo.

    The costume with the best success-to-effort ratio I saw was a Chapters cashier with a whole bunch of grey-hued paint sample cards taped to himself. Let’s just say he was the title of a very popular book…

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