Ten Five on Tuesday, the Halloween costume inspiration edition.

Ten Five Best Halloween Costumes I Have Seen.

  1. A couple costumed as each other, naked. Each wore a beige jumpsuit-y thing. His was adorned with large boobs and fur *down there*. Hers was, ahem, well-hung. They wore trench coats so they could flash others at the party. The best part was when someone commented that her/his, ahem, *package* was not realistically sized. She replied something that implied it was, if anything, undersized. 
  2. My own favorite costume was being Morticia of The Addams Family. It was inspired by a slinky long black dress that I found at Goodwill. I put a temporary black rinse in my hair (which was quite long) and glued on fake fingernails. I went to an inner city K-Mart for the darkest red lipstick and nail polish I could find. The final touch was using some of the lipstick to paint on a dribble of blood from the corner of my mouth. I wore the costume to work downtown; all of us in that office, about 20, dressed up that day.
  3. My boss, a six-foot blond German male, dressed as Peter Pan… complete with tights and pointed cap. 
  4. When I wore the Morticia costume to a Halloween party that year, Smokey went as Castro. He wore his own olive military shirt and jeans, sprayed black dye on his hair and beard, and wore a full face mask. It was hilarious when he would take off the mask… and STILL look like Fidel.
  5. When #2 son was in middle school he had me make him a hooded black robe like the Nasgûl wore in the Lord of the Rings movies (although I read somewhere that the movie robes each had something like 35 yards of fabric; I told him his would NOT have $120 worth of fabric). A sapling he cut in the woods was his staff. The best part was that he had found a deer skeleton in the woods; he strung the rib bones on a necklace of twine and hung a few more from the end of his staff.

I am so lame at this ten thing. Can never come up with ten anything

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0 Responses to Ten Five on Tuesday, the Halloween costume inspiration edition.

  1. Kym says:

    There might not be ten. . . but those five are REALLY good ones! I haven’t dressed up in probably more than 25 years, but if I did. . . I’d want to be Morticia, too.

  2. Carole says:

    You don’t have 10 but the 5 you have are fantastic!

  3. Cookie says:

    Wonderful five!

  4. Carrie#K says:

    Smokey as Castro sounds typecast.;)
    And this year?

  5. lisa says:

    I am making the brains hat to wear on Monday… The hat made with tub caulk, not the knitted one…

  6. Soxanne says:

    The five are great – no need for ten. I’ve never gotten into it much….but I enjoy seeing others’ creativity (like yours)

  7. gayle says:

    Love your five! Ten would have been too many…
    One of my favorite costumes, (not the best, but my favorite) was a hapless young man who’d been invited to a Halloween party at the last minute. He wore a brightly colored handtowel as a cape (the corners were stapled together in front because he couldn’t find a safety pin) with swim goggles, and was carrying a toilet plunger. When asked what he was, he grinned and replied “Some sort of Super Guy. I think. I didn’t have a lot to work with…” The overall effect was charming, in an “Awwww” kind of way.

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