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    Anyone Dressing Up?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Okon, Oct 30, 2014.

    I'm going to be CAPTAIN CANADA!
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    But I'm just going to stay in and watch or write something scary.

    What are all ye writers wearing or doing on the scary day?
     
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    My face is scary enough without help. Besides, here in Scotland everybody is focused on The Guy, and attendant fireworks, bonfires and shenanigans, to take place on 5 November. Halloween kinda goes right by us. I did order some Brach's Candy Corn from Amazon, tho. Will it be here in time? (For me?).... dunno...

    Love the "Second Avenger." Aw. I love Due South, and have the entire show on DVD.
     
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    Every year I promise myself that I'll wear the cheapest possible costume - Adam, as in Adam and Eve. Just take off all my clothes and pass out candy to all the kids who come to the door...

    ...and then I come to my senses. :D

    Seriously, though, I never do much for Halloween. This time I think I'll dress up as an overweight guy who hasn't had a haircut in too long. That'll be easy.
     
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    My wife is going to a dead celebrities Halloween party. She will portray the late, great Freddie Mercury. Picture him at Live Aid, but with breasts.

    I like to stay in on nights when everyone else goes out. I find such nights to be perfect for writing.
     
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    I've not dressed for Halloween since I was an undergraduate. I'm just not the type I guess, I don't really understand the appeal after you are 10.
     
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    Not sure. Do you think I should?

    cuppa - Version 2.jpg
     
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    I once went, no joke, as a witch back in college. I ended up drinking too much and woke up to news I tried to use a brumstick (one no one can remember how I got) as one of those pretend horses you see in old films.

    Imagine waking up to that story!
     
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    When I was in my twenties, I ran into a wall of meat and broke my nose (translation, I was pounded on by three massive townies) in September. So for Halloween, I dressed as an accident victim, complete with the nose cast and lots of fake blood. Not having a car, I got on my bike and peddled to the party.

    On the way, I heard a crash in the intersection I had just passed through. I turned back and asked the drivers who had collided if they were all right.

    The driver of the car that struck the other said, "Never mind me, what about you?"

    I started to explain it was my costume, but as I saw his expression change, I jumped back on my bike and got the hell outa there!
     
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    To me, the appeal is to just have an excuse to do something a little nutty. Well, that's not really anything out of the ordinary as such, but on Halloween people aren't as surprised by my antics.

    Anyway, @KaTrian and I will dress up as Sam (left) and Dean Winchester of Supernatural fame:
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    I'd probably make a better Sam 'cause my haircut's pretty close to his at least length-wise, I have that same arrowhead nose, and, like Sam, I'm taller, but Kat would make a worse Dean, having ten-foot long hair, so I'm Dean. Besides, like him, I have a greater penchant for hedonism.

    Our outfits consist of the same possession-warding tattoos the Winchesters sport over their hearts (although ours will be doodles done with permanent markers), jeans, t-shirts, and checkered shirts (worn open, sleeves rolled up, [super]naturally... sorry) that conceal the Winchesters' usual weaponry: a pistol a piece and 2-3 knives each.

    Come to think of it, this is the first time I'm going to see Kat in proper drag; it ought to be interesting to see how she pulls off the shoulder walk. :D
     
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    Good job they're forecasting a warm 31st October!
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I think I'll just be Dean's imaginary sister, Sam(antha). ;)
     
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    I'm wearing a skeleton onesie as I'm typing this.
     
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    That works too, or I can be Sam, and you can be his imaginary sister, Deaniela. :D
     
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    I can be Deaniela. :D

    We'll be as incestious as any Supernatural fanfic, too. :eek:
     
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    I'm going as a doll :) Partially because they scare me and partially because it'll be kind of recognizable yet not too cliched. Plus I already had all the stuff I needed.
     
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    Oh yeah, I hadn't thought of that. Our friends will then just have to accept that they'll be exposed to some sibling lip action. :crazy:
     
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    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday so I have dressed up almost every year that I can remember. No trick or treating after middle school but there were always parties to dress for. I hit a slump in my early 20s after college but having kids just renewed the reason to join in on the fun!
     
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    One year as a kid in the early 90's, I wanted to just slap on a mask and go out trick or treating. But my mother wouldn't let me just put on a cheap mask. She made me wear a full custom that was scary and cool.

    And I don't blame her!

    As for this year, and every year since, I've done nothing special on Halloween night. And I don't have kids knocking on my door for treats because where I live is too rural.
     
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    Back in the late 70s, I went to a party as the Incredible Hulk. Lots of green body paint, black rinsable hair color, and a button-down shirt that was just a bit too small. At the appropriate time, I roared and flexed, and the shirt cooperated, splitting into ribbons down the back.

    The only downside was that the rough skin on my elbows stayed green for a couple weeks.
     
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    How's that a downside? You were showing your Hulkness for a while - own it! It strikes fear into the hearts of your enemies!
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    1. I am, and was, a software professional.
    2. I can't stand long-sleeve shirts.

    Fortunately, the industry was not super-conservative in those days. But I still had a lot of people asking why I had green elbows, and was it contagious.
     
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    I believe this can be cured. I, too, am (among other things) a software professional, but I don't think it's a permanent condition.

    I suppose you could always shorten your arms. :p

    EDIT: Or, hey, caftans! Always an option!
     
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    When I was a child we didn't have trick or treating. Only in the last decade has it become a thing in Australia.
     
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    One year I dressed up like a skeleton.
     
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    I'm going to dress up as the Zodiac Killer.

    It might not go over very well, considering that it's not Halloween anymore.
     

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