Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ten terrible Halloween costumes

From The Washington City Paper's Column The Sexist

Possibly not work safe, at the very least a quick glance might make your coworkers think you're tacky.

CC

Ps. If you're reading this, Hill, don't look, there's a sexy clown.

13 comments:

Joel Monka said...

These witch costumes are even less work safe, but somehow not as tacky as that list.

PG said...

My husband has again nixed our dressing up as the New Yorker cover of the Obamas, so I'm still trying to come up with a good joint costume. Dressing up as sideburns guy and braids girl from the Decembrists also got nixed. Coraline and Wybie are being regarded with skepticism. Joan Holloway really doesn't work if you're not naturally pale-skinned, so no Mad Men. Any ideas?

Chalicechick said...

TheCSO and I are going as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker this year as part of a larger group costume, mostly because theCSO does an awesome Beaker impression.

I was in a Halloween Store the other day and saw a "plug and socket" costume for a man and a woman. It made me want to buy it, put theCSO in the socket costume, wear the plug and we could go as "People unclear on the concept."

Black and white fancy clothing, black, white and gray makeup and fake oscars from the costume shop can make you "black and white movie stars."

You could go as a crazy cat lady and dress your husband as a cat...

We want to someday go as Jay and Silent Bob, but we've never found the right party...

So yeah, I got nothin'

But I think your Barack and Michelle costume is genius.

CC
who feels for you as she has wanted Christmas lights in the front window that blink BAH...HUMBUG...BAH...HUMBUG her entire married life and can never get spousal approval.

Strange Attractor said...

Wow. That Finding Nemo costume is just a whole new kind of awful. Who thinks that either clowns or clown fish are sexy?

PG, I would love to dress up as Joan from Mad Men. I can even pull off the pale skin, but not all of us have her, ahem, curves.

Joel Monka said...

With Ginger's red hair, and my dark hair, we're thinking of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley 40 years later.

Chalicechick said...

That's cute!

CC
who liked your witches

PG said...

Black and white fancy clothing, black, white and gray makeup and fake oscars from the costume shop can make you "black and white movie stars."

Not bad, I'll have to submit that one for consideration.

who feels for you as she has wanted Christmas lights in the front window that blink BAH...HUMBUG...BAH...HUMBUG her entire married life and can never get spousal approval.

Since my husband prides himself on premature curmudgeonliness, I'd probably be able to get that one. Where do you buy them? Our apartment windows just face into the other tower, so only a few people would see, but it would still make us happy.

Strange Attractor, what God may not have given in curves, Wonderbra, hip pads and strategically placed cotton balls will supply. Go be Joan!

kimc said...

I used to do a lot of costume things, many years ago. but, not being into popular culture, they were completely different from these. One pair costume we did was a rose bush and the two of spades with a bucket of red paint. We also did a pair of marionettes, with our strings held up by helium balloons. A pair of unicorns another time. The best themed costume party theme was "Name That Tune".

hsofia said...

Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays, in large part because of these types of costumes. My childhood memories of Halloween were of people dressing up like someone of another ethnicity ... or religion. Back when I was Muslim, I was stopped in grocery stores on Halloween (or even the day before/after) and told, "Great costume!"

PG said...

I just figured it out: my husband and I should be Finn and Rachel for Halloween this year, no matter how much "Glee" makes him roll his eyes. Super-tall white guy? Tiny mouthy brunette? I think we're set once I get my hair straightened and buy a sheet of gold stars.

"You, the hot male lead, and me, the stunning young ingenue that everyone roots for."

Judy Jacob said...

There are so many things about Halloween which I didnt know! Check how much you know!!

PG said...

I did appreciate Dan Savage's defense of straight people in tacky over-sexualized costumes.

Chalicechick said...

The thing is, right up until this year I would have pretty much agreed with Savage.

But this year I've spent quite a bit of time in costume shops, and I have seen one too many Slutty Pirate outfits in little girls' sizes.

Things are way over the top into sexist and creepy, IMHO.