Comments on: Really creepy costumes of the past http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:05:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1743447 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:10:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1743447 I’ve got it!

Gin buck: I’ll get a pair of Xmas reindeer antlers and write “gin” on a piece of duct tape and slap it on my forehead.

The advantage to this costume is that I actually really like gin bucks, which are like Moscow mules except with gin. (Dr. J.’s suggestion above seems too complicated!)

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By: Dr. Virago http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1741269 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:48:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1741269 Thread a string through a lemon and tie the other end to your wrist. Wear yellow clothes (optional). When someone asks what you are, let the lemon drop out of your hand like a yo-yo and say, “I’m a lemon drop.”

Draw the Manhattan skyline on a white t-shirt — voila, a Manhattan.

Get a cardboard box and paint it black with chrome details. Cut out square in the top and leg holes in the bottom. Step into it and hold it up with string over your shoulders (like a sandwich board or overalls). Wear a helmet. You’re a Sidecar!

Couples costume: you and FratGuy write the number 7 on two white t-shirts, one for each of you. Together you’re a 7&7.

Get a plastic snake from the Halloween shop, attach it to yourself to look like it’s biting you. Use Halloween make up to make it especially bloody-looking, and you’re a Snake Bite!

Or, just go as yourself and say you’re a Hot Toddy. ;-)

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By: Northern Barbarian http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1741027 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:12:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1741027 If it’s warm enough, wear a preppy/nautical outfit (top-siders, Tommy Hilfiger anything) and call yourself a Cape Codder.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1740969 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:28:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1740969 HA-ha.

We’re actually thinking about cutting a foam bowl in half, putting it on our heads, and putting straws into the halves for Scorpion Bowls.

The advantage to this costume is that it’s basically a hat, which is very removable.

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By: Dr J http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1740910 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:44:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1740910 Get one of those two-person horse costumes, slap a hammer and sickle on it, and call yourself a Moscow Mule.

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By: History Maven http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1738019 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:26:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1738019 “Mad Men” look: The Modernista: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Modernista

Or, in keeping with Halloween, the Corpse Reviver: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpse_Reviver.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1737597 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:14:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1737597 Many years ago down in a small West Virginia town where I was visiting I went to one of these parties dressed as the Famous (macho) Astronaut, John Gland, a “look” (sic) achieved mostly with silvery garbage bags and a lot of masking tape, plus a vacuum hose and a cardboard oxygen pack. This was when JG had a real chance to run for President, or so it was thought. Only time I went to such mummery lengths. After midnight I made a convenience store run with a woman who was wearing her actual wedding dress as a bridal thing. We got kicked out of the store, but they were kicking out everyone who looked like a possibly-unidentifiable robber. Or maybe it was a prediction of the fact that the famous astronaut wasn’t going to get many electoral votes in Appalachia. Or that they just didn’t like Ohio.

But whoops, I’m stalling for suggestions here, and just can’t think of any. Did that link farm have a corn maze by any chance?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1737246 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:37:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1737246 I know! I’m as imaginative in my RL as I can be–writing eighteenth-century history without very many primary sources, teaching listless students and trying to keep them from dropping off entirely in class, and writing clever blog posts. That requires imagination in spades, people!

Why the heck do I need to be imaginative on a WEEKEND at an ostensible recreational activity? Don’t I deserve a day off, too?

(But, thanks for the suggestions!)

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1737219 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:12:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1737219 Oh, I hate those parties where you have to be imaginative! If you go as a cosmopolitan, you can just wear something incredibly chic . . .

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/26/really-creepy-costumes-of-the-past/comment-page-1/#comment-1736550 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:51:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21950#comment-1736550 Comradde wins the internet today. I love it.

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