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kaitie
10-01-2009, 03:58 AM
Okay, it's officially a month before the big day. Anyone got their costumes worked out?

I'm going as Azula from Avatar the Last Airbender this year. It ought to be a lot of fun. This is the one I'm doing:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26604932@N03/3363601239/in/photostream/

(bad picture, sorry). I actually did most of this over the summer when I had time, which is probably good because it was a pain in the patootey. I had to make three full practice versions of that dress before I got it right. I've still got to make the armor, which a) shouldn't be hard but b) I have no idea what I'm doing. :D

Last year I was the Blue Spirit, which was really fun. I painted a wooden hanya mask, so it actually looked pretty scary, and I got to run around school with my swords and freak out all my students. :) Actually, most of them thought it was cool and enjoyed playing with the swords themselves, but it was still a lot of fun. I don't actually remember Azula using weapons, which is a bit disappointing, but I'm thinking of making a bunch of origami shuriken and chucking those at people. :D Actually, I'll see if I can't get some pictures somewhere to show.

So anyone else big on dress up? What's your costume going to be this year?

mscelina
10-01-2009, 03:59 AM
I think I'm going as Haskins again. I considered going as Haggis, but that was just too scary for me. :D

charlotte49ers
10-01-2009, 04:02 AM
I haven't decided on me, yet, but my son is either going to be Harry Potter or Max from Where the Wild Things Are if I can find a costume that doesn't cost $100. :)

I'm leaning towards a classic book character, too, but don't know which. Maybe Alice in Wonderland or something? I dunno...I'm not very creative this year!

Darzian
10-01-2009, 04:13 AM
Woohoo! More Avatar fans!

I probably have a test or something on All Hallows Eve.

cscarlet
10-01-2009, 04:30 AM
We have a very (very) large Halloween party every year, complete with full-house decorations, DJ, and heavy drinking.

Costumes are MANDATORY in order to be permitted in the house ;)

This year I'm going as my hubby's "dream girl"... half Selene from Underworld (he has a thing for Kate Beckinsdale) and half sexy tattooed chick.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/chrissieflowers/selene-underworld.jpg http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/chrissieflowers/2189511.jpg

I've got the liquid leather pants, corset, boots, bright pale blue-lavender eye contacts, some fabulous temporary tattoos, and I'm dying my hair black for the occasion ;)

Paper & Pencil
10-01-2009, 04:32 AM
I haven't done anything special for Halloween in years, but my sister said if we move before my nephew's birthday (the 28th) then she'll give him a Halloween/Birthday party, maybe I'll try dressing up then.
I considered dressing up as a Viera for the next anime convention but maybe it'll be a Halloween costume instead.

http://www.ffcompendium.com/art/12-viera-a.jpg

Calla Lily
10-01-2009, 04:35 AM
I'm being cheap this year (kid in college) so I think I'm going to recycle this from several years ago:
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:cdGDjiX9OvjsWM:http://www.channel4.com/film/media/images/Channel4/film/C/carnival_of_souls_xl_02--film-A.jpg

From the days when zombies weren't covered with slime and gore--Carnival of Souls. I do have to work all day in the costume. It limits my choices. :D

MaryMumsy
10-01-2009, 05:03 AM
I've been told I could play the Wicked Witch of the West, without make-up :evil So maybe I'll just break out the black pointy hat. Or else be Jabba the Hutt in drag ;)

MM

JoNightshade
10-01-2009, 05:08 AM
No costumes this year, but I'm already planning for next. Since we'll have a little munchkin I've got all sorts of plans. Plan #1 is this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315663.0

Plan #2, if I can find the time to make the costumes, will be munchkin as Naruto, me as Tsunade, and my husband as Jiraiya. This one might have to wait a couple of years though. ;)

writerterri
10-01-2009, 05:17 AM
I'm going to be a dork! Who's going with me?

kaitie
10-01-2009, 05:19 AM
Oh man, that Zelda baby outfit is CUTE. And Jabba the Hut in drag is hilarious. If you do that I'd love to see pictures haha.

It seems like every year there's something on Halloween (it's on a weekend, business trip, etc.) but I usually just do the closest day instead. This year the school festival is on Halloween, and that should be a blast. It means running around in crazy costume with loads of strangers at the school. ;) It ought to be fun. I was talking to my neighbor yesterday about making a costume for her daughter (2) just for kicks so they can go. I need to start looking for things, actually haha.

backslashbaby
10-01-2009, 05:33 AM
I'm going as Pierrot, and my little dog will be Harlequin :D

We have all kinds of things going on in various arts districts and closed-off squares. I kid you not, my dog gets giddy when I show him his outfit! He loves the carnival atmosphere as much as I do :D

http://www.figurines-sculpture.com/images/collectible-figurines-rosenthal-reclining-pierrot-21118064.jpg

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:tqhLOEkQsiYHpM:http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/f7/7d/16/84099019-100x100-0-0.jpg

Xelebes
10-01-2009, 05:43 AM
I want a black hooded cloak, a pan and mallet and the words "Death Panel Judge" stitched on the black cloak.

I want to walk down the streets, calling out, "Bring out the Dead!" all night long.

Is that too much to ask for?

rhymegirl
10-01-2009, 05:46 AM
Last year I was Elvira. I haven't figured out this year's costume.

LOG
10-01-2009, 06:08 AM
I have no idea...

kayleamay
10-01-2009, 06:16 AM
I have a closet full of costumes. (Don't ask.) But I'll probably end up working anyway. :(

Gregg
10-01-2009, 06:17 AM
I don't care.

But I may try to scare the kids who knock on the door for candy.

jodiodi
10-01-2009, 06:50 AM
We just stay in our basement with all the lights out upstairs until Halloween is over.

My husband never celebrated it. I used to, but haven't done anything in quite some time. I love to decorate for it, but here we rarely have trick-or-treaters.

We also never go to any parties. We have no friends. We're never invited anywhere. My husband wouldn't go anyway if we were.

And I used to love dressing up.

backslashbaby
10-01-2009, 06:55 AM
^^^ Check out Meetup.com or similar and do something with a writer's group or something! Or if y'all have an arts district, dress up and look at the art and sip coffee!

You gotta dress up if you love it. Want me to come over :D ?

kayleamay
10-01-2009, 07:08 AM
We just stay in our basement with all the lights out upstairs until Halloween is over.

My husband never celebrated it. I used to, but haven't done anything in quite some time. I love to decorate for it, but here we rarely have trick-or-treaters.

We also never go to any parties. We have no friends. We're never invited anywhere. My husband wouldn't go anyway if we were.

And I used to love dressing up.

Have you considered trickery? Bribes? Physical domination?

Wayne K
10-01-2009, 07:09 AM
Have you considered trickery? Bribes? Physical domination?
Yes, and I ended up married :D

jodiodi
10-01-2009, 07:13 AM
I wish people would come over.

We don't know anybody here but the lady next door and my husband's ex-wife.

And we've lived her since 2005.

When we lived on post in AK, we had people over all the time and I cooked tons of food for folks. Nothing here.

When we go to Chicago to visit his family, his mom is always going to parties and inviting people over. We don't go to the parties and when she has people over, we either leave or stay in the basement til they leave.

I thought I was antisocial, but my husband's got me beat by a long shot.

Death Wizard
10-01-2009, 07:16 AM
I love Halloween. My favorite holiday. I usually don't dress up much, but my daughters do ... and I love watching them run around from house to house on a cool autumn evening. So much better than Christmas and slightly better than Thanksgiving.

C.bronco
10-01-2009, 07:17 AM
I Need a halloween avatar....

Don't worry Mr. Carlson, I will concoct my own.

ThePaperGypsy
10-01-2009, 07:19 AM
I don't know what I'm going to be for Halloween, but I was thinking about something that involves this makeup.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3970160439_28c66dfc4a.jpg

Opinions/ideas anyone?

kayleamay
10-01-2009, 07:25 AM
I wish people would come over.

We don't know anybody here but the lady next door and my husband's ex-wife.

And we've lived her since 2005.

When we lived on post in AK, we had people over all the time and I cooked tons of food for folks. Nothing here.

When we go to Chicago to visit his family, his mom is always going to parties and inviting people over. We don't go to the parties and when she has people over, we either leave or stay in the basement til they leave.

I thought I was antisocial, but my husband's got me beat by a long shot.

Maybe you should just scare the bejeezus out of him then. A hockey mask and a chainsaw can be great motivators.


I don't know what I'm going to be for Halloween, but I was thinking about something that involves this makeup.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3970160439_28c66dfc4a.jpg

Opinions/ideas anyone?

Thumbs up!

Mumut
10-01-2009, 05:10 PM
I'm glad we don't do that sort of thing over here.

kaitie
10-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Oh, I love the makeup! Definitely cool. :) I love dressing up, too. This is my favorite holiday, and I'm really lucky because even though Japan doesn't really do the whole Halloween thing, I get to because it's a "cultural event." Such a blast. I'm going to try to figure out how to set up a flikr account and post a picture from last year and maybe what I've got so far this year. Anyone ever made fake armor out of plastic and/or foam?

Maryn
10-01-2009, 05:42 PM
I want a black hooded cloak, a pan and mallet and the words "Death Panel Judge" stitched on the black cloak.

I want to walk down the streets, calling out, "Bring out the Dead!" all night long.

Is that too much to ask for?Will this do? You'll have to take care of your own signage.


http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9899/cloak5wz6.jpg


Maryn, who's made many a cloak

cscarlet
10-01-2009, 06:19 PM
Jodi, I just want to jump through the screen and hug you. If you lived closer, I'd tell you to just come to our house to party (husband or no husband!)

I love the makeup! I'm thinking it would look great paired with some kind of Fairy costume or as some kind of goddess (long pastel flowy dress)

jodiodi
10-02-2009, 12:30 AM
Jodi, I just want to jump through the screen and hug you. If you lived closer, I'd tell you to just come to our house to party (husband or no husband!)

Thank you.

Ya'll just have fun and be safe. We'll be hiding in our basement bunker with the dogs, eating the candy my husband insists on buying but never gives out.

Susie
10-02-2009, 01:02 AM
My hubby and I already know what we're going as and don't have to spend any money either. We're gonna be an old couple. :D

tjwriter
10-02-2009, 01:16 AM
I'm not dressing up, but the kids are. Piper is going to Abby Cadabby and we're not sure about Cadence yet. Piper thinks she should be a ladybug, but we'll probably hunt for a cheap costume because she won't be big enough for the candy yet.

bettielee
10-02-2009, 01:40 AM
I love Halloween for all the scarey movies, the candy, the movies, the candy (are you sensing a pattern here?)

Darzian
10-02-2009, 03:04 AM
I'm dressing up as an agent.

lucidzfl
10-02-2009, 03:36 AM
Man but I ain't like halloween parties. I don't like dressing up, and I ain't like standing around a spiked punch bowl with a used cd of "halloween's creepiest crooners" playin in the damn background, talking to some 30 year old dude with highlights in his hair talk about how important his job testing the water they spray on golf courses is.

All, drinking cheap beer, waiting not-so-patiently for the god damn jellow shots and oh man, did the hostest just shit her pants again? Why can't that bitch wait for the party to start before throwing down mexican mind bleach? (Tequila)

Nah man. Every year, me and my wife go to halloween horror nights in Orlando, book a king'er at the Hardrock Hotel (Straight aces, believe) and have a few shots at the Irish joint in universal in between scare zones and skippin poor folk in the express lanes.

Then on the actual day, I put a sign up reminding the kids I have dogs, turn off the lights and throw in some of the nastiest raunchiest horror movies you find. Last year was return of the living dead. This year I'm scoping out "Street Trash".

I highly recommend you do the same.

ps. Last year I did have to do the damn halloween bs, I dressed up as Leslie Vernon...

pps. Yeah, no one at the party got it either.

ppps. Sigh.

Selah March
10-02-2009, 04:13 AM
We turn our front yard into a haunted obstacle course every year, complete with sound effects, fog machines, strobe lights, butchered babydolls and severed heads in cages hanging from the trees. The kids and I do the "rotting zombie" thing and we lie low behind bushes, waiting for trick or treaters. Then we scare the bejeezus out of 'em.

Nothing like making a 15 YO boy with an attitude run away screaming. Sometimes we pelt their retreating forms with candy. I like that part best.

Xelebes
10-02-2009, 04:25 AM
Will this do? You'll have to take care of your own signage.


http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9899/cloak5wz6.jpg


Maryn, who's made many a cloak

Hmm, yes. Excellent. My mind is flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

cscarlet
10-02-2009, 04:28 AM
Man but I ain't like halloween parties. I don't like dressing up, and I ain't like standing around a spiked punch bowl with a used cd of "halloween's creepiest crooners" playin in the damn background, talking to some 30 year old dude with highlights in his hair talk about how important his job testing the water they spray on golf courses is.

All, drinking cheap beer, waiting not-so-patiently for the god damn jellow shots and oh man, did the hostest just shit her pants again? Why can't that bitch wait for the party to start before throwing down mexican mind bleach? (Tequila)

Nah man. Every year, me and my wife go to halloween horror nights in Orlando, book a king'er at the Hardrock Hotel (Straight aces, believe) and have a few shots at the Irish joint in universal in between scare zones and skippin poor folk in the express lanes.

Then on the actual day, I put a sign up reminding the kids I have dogs, turn off the lights and throw in some of the nastiest raunchiest horror movies you find. Last year was return of the living dead. This year I'm scoping out "Street Trash".

I highly recommend you do the same.

ps. Last year I did have to do the damn halloween bs, I dressed up as Leslie Vernon...

pps. Yeah, no one at the party got it either.

ppps. Sigh.

Well damn Lucid, if I experienced the same Halloween parties as you I wouldn't like them either ;)

bethany
10-02-2009, 04:36 AM
I got my hair cut really short, so I'm going to rock the androgny and be Harry Potter with lots of eye makeup under the round glasses.

Death Wizard
10-02-2009, 06:00 AM
I once went to a Halloween party dressed up like an alien, and I put silver face-paint all over my face and eyelids. Turns out, the crystals in the paint clogged up my tear ducts and caused several years of problems with styes. Man, I'll never get that stuff near my eyes again!