Jury Duty Predictor OR Halloween Costumes

The New York Times put together a quiz to see how likely it will be that you are seated on a jury. It is interesting to see how your answers sway the Plantiff or Defendant’s interest in you as a potential juror. Will you be on the jury? Liz Lemon is certainly going to be off the hook for jury duty, or at least she is set this year with her Princess Leia Halloween costume.

Speaking of, Halloween is coming up in the not too far off future and before you know it, it will be pumpkin lattes all over the place.  I am a last minute costume kinda girl, but this year I will attempt to plan further ahead. So, let’s discuss! What are your best and worst Halloween costumes from the past? Do you have any brilliant costume ideas for the rest of us?

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25 Responses to Jury Duty Predictor OR Halloween Costumes

  1. Mine turned into a very special episode of Law & Order:

  2. flanny says:

    A few years ago I was the Oregon Trail. I wore pioneer-looking clothes and had a sign around my neck that said something about oxen on one side and “I have died of dysentery” on the other. (I believe that was the year that Sherlock was released, and I left the party early because I had been watching an episode on demand and wanted to know whodunit.)

    And on that jury duty thing, I got the result that the defense lawyer had fallen in love with me, which is funny because I 100% sided with the plaintiff.

  3. catweazle says:

    I don’t mean to brag but I’m pretty good at Halloween costumes. My best may have been my 7th grade Jesse Camp costume, or maybe a few years ago when I was Edward Cullen. Or maybe when I was Link? I don’t know. It’s hard to choose. This year I want to go as Lil Poundcake though probably 2% of people would get it. My other idea is the Hamburglar.

  4. I got struck by the plaintiff lawyer. I’m also likely to influence other jurors. Whoops.

    I was thinking of being a gender-swapped starlord for halloween, but it feels like a team costume and I don’t have anyone else to be the other guardians. So I might have to think of something else. I actually have a pinterest board of costume ideas, so I’ll just pick one.

  5. FRQ says:

    I’m fairly moderate when it comes to world views, which sadly makes me an ideal juror (as I have discovered 3 years ago). As for Halloween, it’s my favorite holiday, but I am mostly terrible at selecting costumes. I end up going with either someone no one knows, or someone 100 people are already dressed as (or in the case of the 11th Doctor, both!). The best I can remember was Lei Wulong from Tekken, but that was over a decade ago.

    • I was Margot Tennenbaum one year in college: at one party no one new me and at another party (across the street) there were 2 other Margots. It was a weird night.

    • old man fatima says:

      I once went as Ziggy Stardust Bowie and my best friend went as Jareth the Goblin King Bowie and there were TWO OTHER BOWIES at the party we were at!! We all became besties, obv. I still have them on fb and they invite me to things I’ll never go to, and vice versa.

  6. This is one of my many favorite costumes:

    See if you can guess what we are!!!

  7. nastyemu says:

    Noooooooope. It means I see what assholes they are every day.

  8. old man fatima says:

    It said I would be off the hook for being too likely to side with the defendant, but I was well on the plaintiff’s side when I read the description.

    Every year I say I’m going to go as female Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China, and every year I go as something different. So who even knows!

    My roommate and I used to do couples’ costumes all the time (no clue why all my coworkers thought I was a lesbian…). My favourite was when I went as wine and she went as cheese. I’ve also gone about 5 times as Nancy Sinatra in a gigantic papier mache bouffant wig I made that bobbled around because it was attached to a fabric headband. That was my go-to Mardi Gras outfit until the wig finally crumbled to bits 😦 😦

  9. I am so half-hearted when it comes to Halloween costumes but I went as Ke$ha when I was in college which was great, because getting belligerently drunk was a necessary part of my costume. I had to dress up as a zombie and a vampire for my scavenger hunt that I did and that was really fun, so I might do something boring like that again unless I come up with something brilliant before Halloween gets here.

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