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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.”

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

I think I will do my "trick or treating" at Rara's. I will need to get several costumes to be a repeat....

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

This is a good song. I just replaced "NIP" with "CLAMP".

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the referral, Thuggy. You really do want me to "Clamp It" you Vixen don't you. I just found a song that we can sit down and relax to. Get to know each other. Take our shoes off. Oh, maybe more.. I will hold onto my "Marvin" love longs as a last resort. Spooning? Yeah, right.... Let's "Clamp It" all night long you lascivious beast!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXfRstZntE

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 5 months ago

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

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SOS 2 years, 5 months ago

I am gonna let the grandkids paint me, then take them all trick-or-treating.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

How eloquently put Andini. Brief and absent of any mindless banter, yet newsworthy.

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labmonkey 2 years, 5 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.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

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

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scopi_guy 2 years, 5 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 Halloween...in the outfit she wears when she auditions to get her hair done at the Lipstick salon, but never had the nerve.

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Gandalf 2 years, 5 months ago

Costume? You couldn't handled my costume!

Heck, I've walked out of Dillons a couple of times and girls lock their doors quickly!! I used to drive a 76 caddie, My daughter said I looked like a mafia hit man. :)

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Do not clamp it. Ever. 3 years ago I flatlined at home. My friends had this brilliant idea of hooking a car battery to my privates. I came to, screamed like a women, and started doing this. It's the only known footage of Spacehog on film, mucho gracias Renoldo. Spacehog takes his shirt off, buys a bottle in a bag, and skateboards off into the ether. Can it get much better? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tElEph...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

Another thing, Have you ever been on the back deck enjoying this curry summer, shooting at golfballs while wearing boxers and a hot cartridge casing bounces off the hose reel and into that flap in the front and comes to rest against the twins?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh hey, Thug Jug. I don't have the facebook or the twitter. And I pretty much don't have anybody right now. I have a really fun time on this page,. And over the course of time I've made some good friends here. They even allowed me to go to the secret compound and I had one of the funnest days of the summer. So, it seems to me that you show up here just to whine and badmouth people. Why torture yourself? Just stay on Facebook, with all your 1096 "friends". And mark this comment. I will never acknowledge you again. I promise.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Clamp it, Bob"

You are weird. Please be more newsworthier when you post.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

The_Original_Bob(anonymous) says…

"Can you guess what he will be?"

Pissed off.

Clamp it, Bob

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Deja Coffin 2 years, 5 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.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Ronaldo, I totally agree. Look, it's 2011. If Rick Perry doesn't want to come out of the closet, I guess that's his business. It just seems kind of dishonest. Didn't we have a Coming out Day recently? He blew a perfect opportunity. I don't respect him. As my favorite Shakespeare quote says, "To Thy Own Self Be True", which to me simply means to me "Be Who You Are".

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

And yes, Johnny Cash tried to bring about 8000 amphetamine pills from Mexico in his guitar case once. He Hurt over that for a long time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01T...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

I am still totally baffled and perplexed how James Buchanan ended up on a dollar coin. 3rd worst President. EVER... So what if he is the first gay President?
Wake up. It's 2011, stuff like that doesn't matter.

Damn goat fornicators.

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My_Life 2 years, 5 months ago

Why the redundancy? Is Jesus on the cross all out?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh, I guess. I have about 180 capsules of Ambien left. I don't touch it. Even though I'm an insomniac, Ambien is a hypnotic bad trip. I'll just give it to the kids. Those kind of things seem to have the opposite effect on children. Adderal. Another thing there was no use for when I was growing up. I don't get it. I guess it's for ADHD, another affliction that didn't exist when I was a kid. Read what's in Adderal sometime. It's a potent combination of amphetamines. I would rather smoke it than give it to akid.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Maybe I'll dress up like a piece of seaweed. I might get the hell beaten out of me but it wouldn't be the first time. http://www2.ljworld.com/users/thuja/comments/

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Nothing matters, and what if it did? Hey Alex, did you happen to catch the Pearl Jam doc on American Masters last Friday night. I would say it was amazing, but I hate that word. I spoke to Eddie V on the phone once, but if you want to know about it, you'll have to ask me about it here, nowhere else.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Can you guess what he will be?"

Pissed off.

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g_rock 2 years, 5 months ago

Remind me to tip the cabana boy to flip me over every hour for the even sunburn as I'm passed out.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

I usually go all-in. The last time I made a Halloween costume was in college. I had a hardcore flat top. I sprayed it green and put a golf tee on top of my head. I will say I brought back the flat top in this town. It was 1984 and everyone was doing the mid-length preppie look. I went to Mayor Mike and he looked at me kind of strange and said "You sure?" Oh, was I. Soon after, I saw the flat hat popping up all over town.

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Pywacket 2 years, 5 months ago

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the art of the disguise. My husband is a stick-in-the-mud, though, and he never dresses up. I have an idea for him for this year, though. I'm going to buy him a pink sweatshirt and place 3 long strips of electrical tape across the front (like an X with the 3rd strip running horizontally through the center of the X).

Can you guess what he will be?

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prospector 2 years, 5 months ago

When did this become an adults play dress up day?

This is a newspaper, what does Halloween have to do with the news. What with all this important stuff here, we should not even be discussing Halloween at all. Geez

I do enjoy what the kids do at the Free State Brewery though.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Close rockchalker52. Needs more wrinkles. And a mustache.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 5 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.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

Great link rockhalker. I got a dose of thuja. It only made me briefly chuckle and shake my head. Must have been a subspecies.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 5 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."

p>eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6687077_thuja-occidentalis-side-effects.html#ixzz1bhiA4FgS

I say talk to your doctor or qualified herbalist.

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g_rock 2 years, 5 months ago

I thought that we already covered this? I'm going to be face down, ass up drunk by a pool or on a beach in the sunny state of Florida on H-weenie. I'm totally going all out in my white girl wasted costume. I just hope that I don't run out of salt and limes.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 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 . . . .

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 5 months ago

I'm going as BerryPenders.

I'll change my name and appearance every half hour.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 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?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Caaaaannndddyyy, candy, candy, candy!!!

clump it, you're all weird.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 5 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.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

I haven't dressed out in years...and even then all I did was put on the ghilly suit.

Clamp it, Odeo.

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Sorry, RoeD. Did not know that they were yours. Think I may have done some of that. Urine is not good for bushes. Sorry, Man. Was probably after leaving the "Crosstown" .........

Sometimes walking is hard to do with a full bladder....Am glad you did not say someone shot your shrubs...

Al Gore is Gheh....

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 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!

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Dear OTS,

As Halloween is approaching could you do an OTS question at The Community Mercantile? You might awaken SpaceHog. He hangs around there a lot, or used to. I think he has a "Clog" fetish...

Run it by Alan? Just a thought, LJW...

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

On the other hand. I would love to have a mask of any of the "mugshot crew' to scare the living C**p out of my neighbors kids. Just need one, Man. Thanks!!

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

Answer: No. Not really into costumes anymore. Was wearing an Orange "suit" last week, not from choice, though. And it smelled like reguritated washing soap.....So. No. No Costumes.

Well played, RoeD.

Have know idea what Thuja's problem is. Will see if Alex has any input.

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Antonym 2 years, 5 months ago

From a literal standpoint dressing all out in public can result in incarceration. Something less revealing would likely be appreciated by those around you.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 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.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 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).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Thuja_standishii.jpg/240px-Thuja_standishii.jpg

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profound 2 years, 5 months ago

Admittedly, this is a copied quote from someones past.

"What's sad, pierced_daisy, is you probably waited by your computer for the very moment a new OTS question was up so you could be first post for the sole purpose of saying haha....very very sad. I hope that your life gets more exciting."

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