Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My best Halloween Costume ever.

I wore this doozy about 3 years ago for an office party.

cheap radiation suit

When I was a kid, I usually dressed up as the undead... vampires, zombies and the like because generally it was easy and it required little effort to pull that off, so when their was going to be an office party where I worked in 2003, well, I thought I would do something a little different. I strolled on over to a shop downtown and put together a costume.

radiation suit costume that was not designed for someone of my *ahem* frame: 10 dollars
Winter coat: It was my old Winter Coat
heavy winter boots: mine
Rubber gloves: 2 dollars
Having your boss swear and drop the phone in shock when you walk into the room: Priceless

Now, I sort of suffered for that shock too, because it was a day in the high 70's-low 80's, and wearing a winter coat, rubber gloves and boots and a polyester head covering and pants is not the most comfortable of situations. To put it mildly, I was dying in it.

But I did win best costume, so I guess that makes up for it. I just wish I would have had the foresight to dress up like this.


Bluesky_Liz said...

Does it have a radioactive symbol on the back?

Diesel said...

That's a great costume. My best effort was when I wrapped myself in strips of white cloth and carried around a bundle of clothes wrapped in toilet paper -- "Mummy and baby."

Happy Halloween!

Jeremy Barker said...

Ha! How long did you work there after that?

MC said...

Liz: Unfortunately I didn't think to include that detail... though having a color printer at the time would have helped in that implementation.

Diesel: That is good high-concept stuff though.

Jeremy: About 4 months because that was basically the functional end of that project for most of us.

DutchBitch said...

Sheesh... I am really missing out on a lot over here... Hmm....

Semaj said...

That’s one of the best outfits ever, I need to get something like this to wear around outside, just to see people’s reactions.

MC said...

Semaj: I was thinking popping out of a public restroom or a fast food restaurant in this getup would perhaps have a comical effect as well.

Dutchy: Well, you probably bring something a little more... sensual to the party.

omninaïf said...

It sorta looks like an anime version of the Rocketeer.

MC said...

I can see that.