Sunday, October 15, 2006

Halloween Costume Help, Please!



I've been invited to a Halloween party, the theme of which is The Shining -- the Stephen King novel/Jack Nicholson movie, not The Shinning, the Simpsons version, although it might work, too.

Anyhoo, I need help with costume ideas. I'm contemplating going as The Abominable Snowman (a.k.a. Yeti, Sasquatch, Bugs Bunny cartoon character: "I will love him an' squeeze him an' call him George"). I'm going to check at the costume shop to see if they have something that would work. A co-worker has also offered me the faux-fur coat his wife bought at Value Village, and apparently doesn't intend to ever wear again. Something about it making her look like Cruella DeVille or something.

I would go as Milky, but that's too scary. I would go as Ma Horton, but not even the best make-up artist in the world could make this hairy, chubby guy even remotely as beautiful. Besides, it wouldn't fit the theme. Then again, maybe my attempt at being as beautiful as Ma would fit the scary theme.

Okay, I digress. Fire away with your suggestions -- and be as tongue-in-cheek and/or brutal as I'm setting you up to be. I would.

6 comments:

Ma Horton said...

Don't make me love you ,you hairy brute . ..why not go au naturel ??

Newsguy Bob said...

Au naturel? Nah. It'll probably be cold that night, and, well...

JB said...

Not sure why no one has suggested Saddam Hussein yet. Apparently, you already look like him, and that would be WAY scrarier than any character in The Shining. You could still run around screaming "Redrum! Redrum!" and not seem in the least out of place...
;-)

Maria said...

lol jb. Who the heck has a Halloween party with the theme "the Shining?" I don't even remember any charcters in that movie except for the one posted in the pic! Didn't he use a knife at some point - there ya go, dress up as a knife.

I still think the Saddam costume would be your best bet. I mean Nicholson plays a psycho in that movie and Saddam is as close to a psycho as you can get. LOL

CQ said...

Three little words for ya Bobby...Toga, toga, toga. I am dressing as a roman princess for the big day at work(don't worry Ma, it's tastful!). You could be my gladiator counterpart....

Ma Horton said...

I seem to recall a kid on a tricycle riding the hallways of the hotel..why don't you do that if you can find a big trike ??..striped t- shirt , shorts , knee socks ..sounds kinky to me ..