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Do you go all-out for your Halloween costume?

Asked at Halloween Express, 700 New Hampshire St. on October 24, 2011

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Photo of Sam Lamb

““My costume is made up of stuff I already had, so not really.””

Photo of Nichole Flynn

“I usually keep it simple.”

Photo of Mike Armstrong

“I like the standard costumes, especially if they are funny. I might go as a Simpsons character.”


pace 6 years, 7 months ago

I hope his life doesn't get more exciting. I certainly don't care if someone likes posting first. Not a lot of content, I worry more about someone who would care about that small of stuff.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

"I think, though, that it would be nice to stop you and your clique from assuming these boards are your personal chatroom /playground. Enough is enough. No one gets your inside jokes and no one cares. Do that stuff on Facebook or wherever, and let this be about the news. This is a newspaper, right?" - thuja

AAAAAAAAAAA . . . Mazing! thuja using the LJWorld to complain about those of us who do . . what thuja does!

On topic . . . I'm dressing up as a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae (cypress family).

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Alex? Oh, Alex . . . ? I could give a rat's BM what you do or say to the superior life form known as thuja . . . But please pm me to discuss this.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

I think my coniferous trees and bushes have a fungus or something. All have gone brown and died this summer. Or the excess heat was too much for them and they diededed. Damn Al Gore!

Bill Lee 6 years, 7 months ago

I used to prefer subtle costumes for Halloween. Now I don't bother doing anything. I usually just stay home and eat the candy I buy for trick-or-treaters. This is the only time of the year I don't feel guilty for buying candy...just after I eat it all.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Caaaaannndddyyy, candy, candy, candy!!!

clump it, you're all weird.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Candy corn, still an all time favorite!

Over 9000 tons of candy corn are produced worldwide each year. Brach's alone produces enough that placed end to end would circle the globe 4 1/2 times.

How's that for news trivia. This is a newspaper, right?

Sheryl Wiggins 6 years, 7 months ago

COMIC GENIUS (even if it is an "in joke" and we all know that "in jokes" are lame and this is not the place for them)

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Too wordy!!

"Clamp it" is the new insult!

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

I think I will dress up as a maid this year! Surely I have one of those frilly little black and white see through maids outfits in the closet. "Cept Mrs Roe would prefer it stayed there. Says there is a lot in my closet that should never see the light of day . . . .

Terry Sexton 6 years, 7 months ago

Either a Ranger or a Redbird is what I'll be. Depends on who wins the series. Or maybe a KC Chief. It's Halloween at Arrowhead this week. A Hank Jr. costume might be in order. Are you ready for some goblins?

In serious newspaper news from the American Cancer Society: "The American Cancer Society also warns about thujone, a component of Thuja, which it says is known to cause muscle spasms, seizures and hallucinations if taken internally Side effects may be more pronounced in children or babies; consult a doctor before dosing them with Thuja."


I say talk to your doctor or qualified herbalist.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 7 months ago

Perhaps some research on the behavior of frequent OTS posters is in order after all. I say we start with g_rock's vacation pix when she gets back.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Close rockchalker52. Needs more wrinkles. And a mustache.

labmonkey 6 years, 7 months ago

Do you give them beer instead of candy?

pace 6 years, 7 months ago

Have you been asleep for a decade?

I won't dress up but I am consider giving a nice new pair of socks to the kids rather than candy.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 7 months ago

It feels like I spend an arm and a leg for costumes for my kids but I think I kept all of their costumes $20 (or under) each kid. I wish I made my kid's costumes but I'm not that creative.... at least when it comes to Halloween costumes.

labmonkey 6 years, 7 months ago

It isn't the burning that bothered me.... it was the itching while it healed.

Mike Hatch 6 years, 7 months ago

The last time I had a fairly elaborate costume was years ago. I dressed up as the Chicken Lady from Kids in the Hall. It involved a white curly wig I found at Walgreens (it was supposed to be part of a rabbit costume, but I took the ears off of it), false eyelashes, putty for the nose/beak, a skirt, lots of feathers, queen sized white pantyhose and a hot glue gun.

I went around all day asking for a quarter (to ride the mechanical horsey at the mall).

I always wanted to dress up like Dawn Davenport for the outfit she wears when she auditions to get her hair done at the Lipstick salon, but never had the nerve.

RoeDapple 6 years, 7 months ago

Thet ther thuja iz jist a fowntin of ewsfull kwotes wunder wat he/sh/it wil com up wth netx?

labmonkey 6 years, 7 months ago

I bet Nichole will be an "Occupy" whatever protester, demanding her college loans be paid by the taxpayer because we know she won't be getting a job with that major.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 7 months ago

I'm going as a deep reach C-clamp with swivel pads.

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