what re you doing for/what are you going to be for halloween?

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2002 most popular costumes: bin laden and martha stewart in stripes.

chaki (chaki), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 07:24 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

new pizza with axe answers

chaki (chaki), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 07:24 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Toraneko's BBQ

Keith McD (Keith McD), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 07:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

best costume ever!

ch. (synkro), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 07:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(i'm going as eminem dressed as bin laden)

ch. (synkro), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 07:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

A Texan Scotsman... you think I'm kidding?

Seattle: see you at the Re-bar on Thursday....(Come on! The Cripples! Ursula and the Androids! Jackie and the Control Tops!)

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 08:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm staying in!

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 09:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to be Robin Hood at my BBQ. It will be fun.

toraneko (toraneko), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 10:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't hold with Halloween. It is pagan and dangerous. I discovered at the weekend that Ireland goes almost as mad for it as the USA.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 10:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

N., you must dress up on thursday and come to a party.

I'd go for a semi-cop out as federal bureau of investigation special agent dale cooper.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 10:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

sod all that pumpkin witchy shit, i'm going to my department's "bash", do you not think that will be scary enough!?!

katie (katie), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 11:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I buy into the whole thing, it's great fun. We decorate the house and hide a speaker in the porch with creepy creaking door and shrieking ghosty sounds booming out every time a kid knocks on the door. My daughter looks forward to it from the end of summer and it's really just about making it great for her. We make up bags of apples, nuts and sweets and my partner and I wear costumes also. My family comes for dinner when we have what's supposed to be traditional Halloween fare (Colcannon). We also wrap money in tin foil and hide it in the food saying that the Halloween spirit left it. Anyone else do this or is it a peculiar Celtic thing - the money in food?

Saskia, Tuesday, 29 October 2002 11:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

We did the "ring in food" thing until one year one of my neighbours nearly choked. Bit obvious really. Funny but one of my earliest memories as a child is opening the door to three witches. I screamed and started to cry and the witches ran away, my mother gave chase and I thought she was going to kill them - I didn't bank on her bringing them back to the house and giving them sweets. For years I thought my mother was part of a secret coven.

polka, Tuesday, 29 October 2002 11:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Nick! So that was you at Crash on Sunday, and no-one summoned me! Grr. I hate my friends.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 12:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No idea, really. I scare enough people as it is.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 13:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

N. was at Crash?

Thank god I went to Dave Clarke instead.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 14:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Were his 'Five' present?

Sarah (starry), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 14:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"anything but me."

-my friend Tom

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have a date with my new girlfriend that evening, so will vainly attempt to look less horrific than usual.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i think im going to see the residents. i want a scary costume damnit!

chaki (chaki), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 20:41 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm staying at home wearing a gw bush mask

unknown or illegal user (doorag), Wednesday, 30 October 2002 02:09 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


(257th post of evening declaring my love for Cat and Girl!)

Rebecca (reb), Wednesday, 30 October 2002 02:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I want to go to the Rocky Horror showing at Bloor Cinemas but I don't have anyone to go with yet. Any Toronto posters going out of curiosity?

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 30 October 2002 02:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

we're going to go get drunk in a Dunedin graveyard, then go see The Puddle, with special guest FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, Peter G*tteridge. I'm probably going to attempt to dress piratey. I'm hoping to get some jewels onto Hamish

spectra, Wednesday, 30 October 2002 05:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've been invited to a party, but have a job interview the next day. And I have no idea what to wear. Aaaargh!

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 30 October 2002 10:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

liz why did you put a * in gutman's name, do you think he might do a google search & be PO'd w. you for saying "from beyond the grave"? that seems super unlikely.
anyway : ok now i know the puddle are playing, ok, that's where i'll be i guess.

unknown or illegal user (doorag), Wednesday, 30 October 2002 11:02 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

wear a the bride of frankenstein costume.

oh, you meant what to wear to the party?

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 30 October 2002 11:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

yes that's exactly why Duane! do you think he realises how half-dead/super fucked up he looks?

spectra m, Thursday, 31 October 2002 05:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

plus, I really doubt he would play, it's just the "from the grave" bit brought him to mind

spectra, Thursday, 31 October 2002 05:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

peter g*tteridge did not play. the puddle were very good. i felt sick from eating too much curry.

unknown or illegal user (doorag), Thursday, 31 October 2002 12:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I will be here:

shouting obscenities, throwing rice, & just generally being obnoxious.

Miss Laura, Thursday, 31 October 2002 12:54 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i will be in my rented flat in a house where a sherlock holmes film was shot. to access you must climb a spiral staircase and the house is surrounded by big trees and damp leaves. that's not an invitation, i'm trying to set a scene.

michael wells (michael w.), Thursday, 31 October 2002 13:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

N., you must dress up on thursday and come to a party.

What? Have I been invited somewhere or is this just general advice?

Andrew - I was at Viva. Was that Crash? I was not on good form though. I'd just seen 'All or Nothing' and waan't feeling v.sociable. I sat and drank my cocktail.

N. (nickdastoor), Thursday, 31 October 2002 17:35 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

we are going to free screening of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ooh brr scary and eating PIZZA PIE.

jess (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 31 October 2002 17:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to the supermarket to buy cheap pumpkins.

alix (alix), Thursday, 31 October 2002 17:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

sitting here with the lights turned off not answering the door to anyone.

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

wuss. You should rig up some kind of trap to get the little blighters when they come a knocking. maybe hot oil, like people use one their hair. But maybe not.

alix (alix), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

but the thing is no one has actually knocked on the door, I'm getting quite annoyed, like how the hell are they gonna know I'm not answering it, if they don't knock in the first place?

It's more presevation of my sweets and chocolate than anything.

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:08 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Turn on the lights so it's obvious you're at house, then it's clear that you're ignoring them. Of course, it could be someone else coming to give you fantastic news, so use the spyhole.

alix (alix), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

if i knew where he lived i'd knock on jel's door and run away so that when he didn't answer it there wouldn't be anyone there.

koogs, Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nick: you came to Dublin and went to see All Or Nothing? Surely we have more to offer in local color/abject depression. The weather springs to mind...

Jel- preserve sweets by eating them! Once they're in your lower intestine they're realistically very little the kids can do...

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

...unless they're like Chucky in Child's Play and they rip open your belly.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew, I'd never seen a film in a foreign cinema before. It was something I had to do.

N. (nickdastoor), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to the pub and hoping my house hasn't been burned to the ground by agrieved little shits hopped up on sugar.

tigerclawskank, Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Im going as Ned in the Greatest American Hero costume.

Chris V. (Chris V), Thursday, 31 October 2002 18:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

How bold.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 31 October 2002 19:11 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i have taken the lift from work to bits and installed it right beside my front door: i call it "trick or SCREAM!!"

mark s (mark s), Thursday, 31 October 2002 19:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

mark s: does it look like this?


Paul Eater (eater), Thursday, 31 October 2002 20:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have just decided that I'll be a construction worker impaled by a submarine sandwich.

Question: where do I get a plastic sandwich?

Thank you.

Ernest P., Thursday, 31 October 2002 20:19 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am going to make the house all spooky and greet trick-or-treaters dressed as a Victorian widow. I will get them all fat with chocolates and then eat them. MWAHHAHAHAHAH!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Thursday, 31 October 2002 20:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Why's that, Kim? You should have come to Bloor Cinema. It was great fun.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Friday, 1 November 2002 04:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nothing really Sundar - I'm probably just overreacting to the usual b.s. at work. But thanks. I actually might have gone too, but I just caught that thread where you mentioned it only about two hours ago. Good thing you had fun at least!

Kim (Kim), Friday, 1 November 2002 05:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Pictures of my friends and me on Halloween in Madison (you know, where the riots were).

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 November 2002 05:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 13 October 2004 17:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


You've Got to Pick Up Every Stitch (tracerhand), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 18:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


This will be fun.

Leon Czolgosz (Nicole), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 18:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

CRACK DEALER - basically my regular outfit but with meaner eyes

LeCoq (LeCoq), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 18:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was going to be a Stepford wife (50's glam dress, gloves, and flipped hair with some computer bits/chips affixed to my forehead) but I have no Halloween event to go to unless I fly to NYC. Which probably won't happen.

sgs (sgs), Thursday, 14 October 2004 14:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

with all the ex-americans around here i'm sure something can be arranged

easiest hallowe'en costume ever:

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 14 October 2004 14:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i might in fact host a halloween party

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 14 October 2004 14:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

at least it isn't orange jumpsuit

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 14 October 2004 14:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

we're all going as Brat Packers supposedly, f3licity as Ally Sheedy and me as Molly Ringwald supposedly but I have no idea how to fashion a "Molly Ringwald" costume, also my hair is no longer red and short. Maybe I should go as Demi Moore instead.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 14 October 2004 18:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You should find couple of pink dresses and patch them together Frankenstein-stylee like Molly did in Pretty in Pink.

Leon Czolgosz (Nicole), Thursday, 14 October 2004 18:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 14 October 2004 18:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It would be sufficiently scary for Halloween though!

Demi Moore in St. Elmos Fire would be good, you could have a drug-induced freak out and have Rob Lowe talk you down.

Leon Czolgosz (Nicole), Thursday, 14 October 2004 18:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Otis once told me that Demi in SEF reminded him of me;I can pull it off. Now for the big shouldered suits and the hairspray!

And the Billy Idol mural!

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 14 October 2004 18:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Either The Log Lady or Goatse.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 14 October 2004 18:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
I like it.

I'm not going to be anything for Halloween. I'm 27.

Matt (Matt), Thursday, 6 October 2005 17:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

halloween is my total favorite, but i have no idea what to do this year. and what to carve into my pumpkins? last year i made bender, leela and the batman symbol. before that, andrew wk.

halloween doesn't care how old you are.

carly (carly), Thursday, 6 October 2005 17:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Good for it.
I also hate fun.

I am intrigued about the pumpkin though, did people look at it and go "fuck me, that's andrew wk"? Impressive.

Matt (Matt), Thursday, 6 October 2005 17:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it was the cover of i get wet, with his face carved out, the blood dripping down in pumpkiny negative space.

carly (carly), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No fucking idea, although unless I get invited to a Halloween party, deciding on a costume won't be at the top of my list of problems. Already done: Red Riding Hood, wind-up doll, Veronica Lodge.

Carly, when are we going to carve pumpkins?!

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

maybe the weekend of the 22nd? or next weekend?
the 22nd = pumpkins still in decent shape at halloween.

carly (carly), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

A back catalog of my Halloween costumes, Vol. I (1984-1992)

I remember nothing in the realm of costumage before age 4, so I'm beginning there:

1984 - A Monchichi. I was in heaven. If you don't know what a Monchichi is, this probably means that you were not born exactly in the summer of1980. For some reason, people outside of that very precise age grouping are completely unaware of the Monchichis existence. The chichis were essentially tree-dwelling, fuzzy cartoon monkeys. Here is a picture of one:


1985 - Ronald McDonald. This costume was pretty horrific. Plastic, sweaty, and on top of all that involved some type of sweater. In the photos, however, I look VERY pleased with myself.

1986 - a rock star? This is a patchy memory. I'm sure you're familiar with the 80s, childish image of rock stardom. It's mainly to do with putting crazy crap in your hair and dressing like some kind of demento. (Actually, this is fairly otm. How bleeding typical that I had a better idea of what being a rock star meant when I was 6 than I do now.)

1987 - A vampire. This is pretty much my main thing throughout elementary school. The thing I liked, studied, wanted to be, etc. My first foray into vampiricism involved the bane of any serious vampire-dressing child's existence: the plastic fangs. Oh, naivete! I definitely improved as time went on. I was a vampire with little variation from age six to about age eleven, so I'm gonna skip ahead.

1991 - This is the year I really broke out of the mold.

I decided to be Kirk Trevor (yes, the conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra) with a twist. I was essentially a PSYCHOTIC VAMPIRE Kirk Trevor, and I carried a baton and spoke as if I had a speech impediment. In re: that last item, I remember my mom being all "oh, Emily, you should leave that out, it's mean" but simultaneously laughing hysterically. I gotta give my child-self some respect for this one.

1992 - A hippie. Not really a stretch for me at that point. I was growing out of the goth period that began around 1st grade and into a dashiki-wearing, flowing locks phase anyway, thanks largely, I think, to the original Broadway cast recording of the musical Hair.

To be continued.

Roxymuzak, Mrs. Carbohydrate (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 05:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i will probably be going as the mummy this year

last year i was blossom

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 05:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i am dressing up as legendary ilx admin, pashmina

that will make everyone wet their pants

ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm going crazy trying to come up with an idea. i'm going to a party with mandatory costumes and i'm completely stumped! i always have a hard time deciding what to be.

most recent costumes include: alex from clockwork orange, a drag queen (i swear i'm not a man), a pretty unsuccessful attempt at bjork, and (with a few friends) a litter of kitties.

tehresa (tehresa), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


g-kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my perennial favorite: Business Frog.

pretty simple concept, elegant in its execution: it's a frog, but human-sized, and he's wearing professional attire because he conducts business during the day. all you really need is a frog mask, frog hand mittens, and a suit.

ath (ath), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i know what a monchichi is, we used to call this kid that looked like an ape one in high school.

bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 09:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hm, I did manage that Stepford Wife costume after all. This year I might be Axl Rose if I make it to a party.

sgs (sgs), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 09:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Business Frog sounds amazing.

I am debating whether this year's costume should be clever or sexy. Past years I have been a rhinoceros, a chicken, a leper, a nun...Meanwhile all my friends are being cowgirls, gypsies, flappers, and she-devils. So I think this year I should do something that allows me to traipse around half-naked, and not all covered in latex or fake blood.

jxnx (jxnx), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 13:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe I should get a red wig and dancing shoes and go as Aphex Twin?

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 13:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I told Tep the other day how the Halloween thing was nothing/weird to Aussies (it simply doesnt blip on the radar here at all) and he freaked out.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 13:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My current idea for Halloween: Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski. Not the most ambitious costume, obviously, but it would be comfortable and fun, and my hair is the right length. White Russians? Joints? Whale music? Yes.

elmo (allocryptic), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 14:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew, find someone to go as MAUDE

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 14:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

adding PSYCHOTIC VAMPIRE as a prefix to almost anything = awesome halloween costume. inspiring!

carly (carly), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 14:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I am going to be the bassist in Patsy Cline's backup band, then I have to change and be Johnny Thunders.

roxymuzak, Sunday, 28 October 2007 15:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I bought a leather jacket.

roxymuzak, Sunday, 28 October 2007 15:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I went to a Halloween party carrying a sign that said "NUDIST ON STRIKE." It was a very easy, cheap "costume" and I got a lot of compliments on it. Also, two people asked me to end my strike, which was kind of hilarious.

Sara R-C, Sunday, 28 October 2007 16:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

A friend of a friend's band is playing The Chain Drive. I may go see that.

Oilyrags, Sunday, 28 October 2007 17:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bill Lumbergh.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Sunday, 28 October 2007 19:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stitching a swastika armband, which is (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime event over here.

roxymuzak, Sunday, 28 October 2007 20:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nothing. no one really gives a shit about it here.

gem, Monday, 29 October 2007 11:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Currently working on a version of "Monster Mash" with two girl vocalists I know quite well.....

Mark G, Monday, 29 October 2007 11:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was gonna go as Chris Benoit, but a lot less people got the joke than I expected, so instead I'm just gonna be Gumby.

bernard snowy, Monday, 29 October 2007 12:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If I end up doing anything, I'm going to go as Big Mick the Mattress Man of local ads for the 'sleep galery & futon outlet.'

Abbott, Monday, 29 October 2007 13:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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