What Are You Being For Halloween?

 photo baby_zpsc6709107.jpgWell, it’s Tuesday of Halloween week. We’ve had all of our lives to think about our costumes, and I bet some of us have some pretty great ideas. And if you don’t have an idea yet (I just thought of mine last night, no worries), there’s still enough time to leach off your more creative Monster brethren. So spill it! What are you being?

I’m going to a party at my sister’s friend’s house, so I’ll be hanging out with a bunch of empty-nester moms. I have an hour or so drive to the house, so I need to wear something that will be comfortable. I decided just yesterday that I’ll be a sheep, my favorite animal. I’m going to turn one of my new sweatshirts inside-out so that it’ll be fuzzy, pin a wad of cottonballs to my butt and then glue some to a headband so it looks like ears.  I’m going to hairspray all the cottonballs so they retain their shape and don’t get too deflated or squished.  I still need to find out what my sister is being, though!

So what about you?  Post descriptions or pics!

About flanny

Flanny was born and raised in a Detroit suburb, but tells people she's from Detroit without clarification because it makes her sound tough. She is not tough. Her favorite member of One Direction is Louis Tomlinson, and her favorite Agatha Christie detectives are Tommy and Tuppence.
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71 Responses to What Are You Being For Halloween?

  1. Whoops, posted this too soon. Oh well. And I’m not going out on Halloween, so my costume will be “Tired Lady In Sweatpants.”

  2. Casey says:

    I’m just going to be handing out treats and silently judging all of the parents that are filling their own bags, as well.

  3. Normally I’d keep this a SUPER SECRET until the party, but I kind of feel like this isn’t as good without an explanation, and there really isn’t one except that Mr. Truck was going to be Garth Brooks, but now he’s not doing that and I don’t know what he’s doing but this is what I’ll look like on Halloween night:

  4. old man fatima says:

    Shakira!! Circa “Wherever, whenever”. I’ve got yoga pants that are sort of shiny so I can pretend they’re leather, a rhinestoned gold belt, gold spray paint for my own gigantic curly mess of hair, and I’m going tonight to get a white t-shirt that I’m going to draw a sexy body and a tiny vest on, because I am not 16 and I’m not freezing my ass off all night in an actual tiny vest.

    Basically, this look:

    But with this hair:

  5. nastyemu says:

    I have a party to go to on Halloween this year so I just gave in and purchased a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume. I have never purchased a costume before, but I just haven’t had the time or creative urges to make something. If I’m too tall for it then Femu can wear it and I will be “Guy Married to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man”.

  6. Casey says:

    Isn’t anyone going as ebola?!

  7. FRQ says:

    I’m in the opposite situation you will be in, flanny. I will be attending a party where the mean age is a decade less than my own, so I have to find something that will give me some degree of mobility and isn’t too outdated. I will post again when I come to a decision.

  8. catweazle says:

    I don’t think I’m doing anything for Halloween this year which is stupid since it’s actually on a weekend for once! But it snuck up on me and nobody I know is having a party or anything. Last year I went to a huge party that you had to actually buy tickets for and it was fun and all but I felt like the oldest person there and I don’t think I want to repeat the experience. Plus I was totally lazy and did not put my costume together so I think I will just save the Hamburglar idea for next year!

  9. hotspur says:

    I went to a party last weekend that was superhero themed. I was going to go as the Joker (Cesar Romero style) but the suit store pulled a bait-and-switch and the purple suit for $60 in the window became $160 in the store. So I ended up spending $9 on tight-whitey underpants, wore them over some khakis, threw on a towel for a cape, carried a plunger — voila, I was Captain Underpants.

    I might go to a buy-tickets-to-it thing on Friday with a 1920s theme, but if so I will recycle my Charles Lindbergh/Amelia Earhart costume.

  10. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    We don’t have plans for Halloween, so we will probably just eat a bunch of takeout and candy while we watch American Horror Story.

    If I was going out, I was strongly considering Cosima from Orphan Black because I have glasses, and because I like her red coat. Basically, I was going to use this costume as an excuse to buy another coat.

  11. smacky says:

    The two little ones are obsessed with the Pixar “Monster” movies, so they are going to be Sully and Mike. The wife will be Boo. That leaves me either looking curmudgeonly and going as nothing or like I don’t know my Pixar movies and wearing the Mr. Incredible suit a neighbor gave me a few weeks ago.

    I’m leaning toward the latter because Mr. Incredible taking Monsters trick-or-treating sounds like an awesome image.

  12. Sota says:

    Aaak! Work has been so crazy I haven’t gotten to comment barely at all this week! I hate missing out on Month o Scares!

    I have multiple costumes in the works. For Friday I am going as a Ghostbuster for the work party. I love homemade costumes! Here is an in-progress shot of my proton pack….its almost done!

    For my party on Saturday night I am going in a group with some friends as the characters from the Friends Halloween episode. We have a Spudnik, I am going to be Chandler as the pink bunny, we have a superwoman, a Rachel, etc.

  13. artdorkgirl says:

    Mr. Dork and I are going to a friend’s halloween party dressed as Stannis (mostly because he has the hair for it and doesn’t have to wear make-up) and I’m going to be Melisandre. I bought a red wig, red dress, and a red wrap thing (the latter two are actually nice enough that I can wear them again).

  14. Sota says:

    Can we have a follow up post and people can post the pictures of them in their costumes? Those who prefer their anonymity could blur out their faces or put their avatar over the top of it or something. It would be fun to see some of these IRL.

  15. facetaco says:

    I’m staying home and telling people at every party or gathering that I will be there as Godot.

  16. summerestherson says:

    I DON’T KNOW HELP MEEEEEE. I’m really stumped. I went to the pop up Halloween store near me and I just hated everything and everyone because of all the “sexy.” They had some GoT costumes that I liked but they were expensive. Plus all the Margaerys were gone, and I love Margaery. They also had some Greco-Roman type dealies which were cheaper and non “sexy” but then my friend who’s going to the same party told me she’s going as a Greek goddess and her husband as Hercules so I don’t want to look like a weird third wheel.

    I have an outfit that’s pretty Clara Oswald-ish but I would just look like I was wearing a regs outfit, y’know?

    • old man fatima says:

      I’ve got you covered. I have done this as a last minute costume before. Wear black skinny jeans or leggings, stuff a couple pairs of socks down the front, white blouse, knee high boots, cheapo blonde rockstar mullet wig, too much silver eyeshadow, and draw your eyebrows straight up. Carry a baby doll. BAM. Jareth the Goblin King.

      • summerestherson says:

        Maybe this is a sign because Dance Magic Dance was randomly playing in a bookstore I was in just a few days ago!

    • flanny says:

      What about red pants or harem pants, a boho peasant blouse, and then carry around a stuffed monkey and you’re Marion Ravenwood. (This is a costume I’ve been wanting to do for years.)

    • Skinny jeans, boots, and a tank top + vampire fangs, a red guitar (painted cardboard?) and, if you’re feeling ambitious, gray face makeup, and you’re Marceline from Adventure Time:

      Not many people will recognize you, but the ones who do are pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.

    • artdorkgirl says:

      To be fair, I went to my symposium last week dressed in Clara Oswald realness. No one noticed.

    • summerestherson says:

      OMG U GUISE, I just had a really fun/campy idea in the shower but I don’t know if I can pull it off.
      Heroine of a Gothic Romance Novel!
      Inspired by this Pinterest board that I saw someone tweet about earlier today:

      This will depend on me finding the right nightgown, though. But if I could find an appropriately flowy (but not too revealing!) nightgown, this would be relatively easy right? I could even carry around a white handkerchief stained with a little fake blood and cough into it from time to time.

  17. I’m going as a broken doll because I get to do fun make up stuff!

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