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Halloween costume time!
Topic by: doozer
Posted: October 7, 2009 - 8:26 AM PDT
Last Reply: October 30, 2009 - 10:11 PM PDT

author topic: Halloween costume time!
doozer
post #1  on October 7, 2009 - 8:26 AM PDT  
Who's doing what? where? in what costume?


I'm probably just going to a party. My boyfriend is going to be Vault Boy from Fallout 3. I want to be Raspberyl from Disgaea 3.
weezy
post #2  on October 7, 2009 - 9:39 AM PDT  
I thought it would be funny to go as Doc Manhattan's wang from Watchmen, but then I realized people who haven't seen the movie will just think I'm a big blue dildo :-/
doozer
post #3  on October 7, 2009 - 10:45 AM PDT  
> On October 7, 2009 - 9:39 AM PDT weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I thought it would be funny to go as Doc Manhattan's wang from Watchmen, but then I realized people who haven't seen the movie will just think I'm a big blue dildo :-/
> ---------------------------------

That's still probably a cool costume.

underdog
post #4  on October 7, 2009 - 12:31 PM PDT  
You basically will be a big blue dildo even for people who get it, but that's still pretty funny. I thought about going as the whole Dr Manhattan but something about walking around the Castro with that blue wang hanging out that seems too attention-getting.

I could go as Rorschach maybe.
shiftless
post #5  on October 7, 2009 - 12:52 PM PDT  
I'm trying to be a swarm of bats. I have the bat shapes cut out in cardboard and painted black, but have yet to spend any time figuring out how to secure them to my person. I want them to be on stems so they bobble around when I walk, so maybe a make-shift harness under my clothes? ugh..

I probably won't have time to actually do this costume idea. I'd poke somebody's eye out anyway.
underdog
post #6  on October 7, 2009 - 5:15 PM PDT  
Maybe could just get real bats, preferably trained ones, and then try to herd them along all night. ;-)
IronS
post #7  on October 7, 2009 - 5:35 PM PDT  
The easiest thing would be to wear all black, including a black leather coat, and cat ears. Tada! Warm, too.
Battie
post #8  on October 7, 2009 - 7:20 PM PDT  
Hey! doozer is alive! How bout that? :D

There's a nice mafia-chick costume somewhere online that I liked. But I haz no money. So I'll probably just not do a costume. *sigh*

If I had the time, the skills and the money, I'd go as Viper from Doomsday. No one would get it, but it'd be awesome anyway. http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2008_Doomsday/2008_doomsday_006.jpg
weezy
post #9  on October 7, 2009 - 8:31 PM PDT  
Shiftless, maybe you can find a football collar (the thing the shoulder pads rest on) and attach the bats to that using stretched out wire coat hangers. That's a great costume idea! If you got a cape you'd make a kick ass Dracula.
doozer
post #10  on October 8, 2009 - 7:44 AM PDT  
> On October 7, 2009 - 7:20 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey! doozer is alive! How bout that? :D
>
> There's a nice mafia-chick costume somewhere online that I liked. But I haz no money. So I'll probably just not do a costume. *sigh*
>
> If I had the time, the skills and the money, I'd go as Viper from Doomsday. No one would get it, but it'd be awesome anyway. http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2008_Doomsday/2008_doomsday_006.jpg
> ---------------------------------

I am indeed alive, and well. And your mafia chic costume is a good segue into me talking about how I changed my mind about Raspberyl (too pink and complicated).


Any Batman comic fans out there? I'm going to be Carla Viti from The Long Halloween. I'm going to to go blonde, and get a black dress like she wore in New Years Eve, but since it's cold and windy in Chicago I'm going to be creative and cover up with the coat and fedora she wore in the fantasy sequence during April Fools Day where Batman is speculating that she killed Alberto. Which means I also get a gun :D.

For those of you who aren't Batman comic fans, or haven't read The Long Halloween...DO IT!! The Long Halloween is one of my favorite graphic novels of all time, right up there with Watchmen. Also, if you liked Batman Begins, guess where a good chunk of that plot came from?
SonjaBlue
post #11  on October 9, 2009 - 10:51 PM PDT  
> On October 7, 2009 - 8:31 PM PDT weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Shiftless, maybe you can find a football collar (the thing the shoulder pads rest on) and attach the bats to that using stretched out wire coat hangers. That's a great costume idea! If you got a cape you'd make a kick ass Dracula.
> ---------------------------------

Suggestion for Shiftless: Try a thinner gauge wire for a "bobble" effect...

Or, you could simply cut Slinkies into smaller lengths.

Perhaps it's just my...morbid(?) sense of humour, but here's a less expensive/time-consuming idea:

Find/purchase/wear women's chocolate-coloured panty hose & an oversized brown fleece pullover. Stuff both full of large Tootsie Rolls and bite-sized Baby Ruth candybars (randomly dispersed) -- you could also sprinkle or stick a smidgen of dried kernel corn on the outsides (for effect).

Prepare a small platter of these "stuffed" items (i.e. Tootsie Rolls, etc.) to carry 'round and offer as hors d'oeuvres. Perhaps you could even rub melted versions of these edibles on your face or use a bit of similiarly coloured brown make-up to complete the look. (Have bits of Oreos on your teeth for those impromptu photo opportunites.)

If someone should enquire what you're supposed to be, tell him/her that you're "a piece of sh@t", whip out your can of Fart Spray (that you keep in a side holster), and press the nozzle...
weezy
post #12  on October 30, 2009 - 12:38 PM PDT  
Thought of a last-minute costume idea: wear black zip-up, attach jumper cables to your chest, and BOOM, you're Crank 2: High Voltage!

Good couple costume: Shark + Octopus = Mega Shark VS Giant Octopus

Anyone come up with some easy last minute costume ideas? Trying to find some for some buddies...
underdog
post #13  on October 30, 2009 - 1:11 PM PDT  
I was thinking of going as Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck, which would definitely be scary to me and my fellow San Franciscans. But I just couldn't bring myself to do it (or how to do it).
underdog
post #14  on October 30, 2009 - 1:42 PM PDT  
Never mind all that! I think the shorter among us should go as an Ewok for Halloween.

But only if you first remember to drink quite a bit before heading out.
Battie
post #15  on October 30, 2009 - 10:10 PM PDT  
I ended up going in a corset-bodice thing, scarf skirt (front and back mesh from above the knees to mid-shin), the rest regular fabric), leather jacket, dyed dark red-burgandy hair freeze-sprayed to the side (horizontally), ripped tights (from falling down my front steps), black & red face paint, three lip piercings and Lugz boots. Apparently, I looked ok. :)

I was aiming for something entirely different than the punk look I achieved. It only worked, however, because I dress drastically different normally. :P
Battie
post #16  on October 30, 2009 - 10:11 PM PDT  
If I go anywhere tomorrow night, I may tweak the costume for better effect.

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