Looks like it’s going to be another year of explaining my Halloween costume.
Easy is boring. There’s a costume shop right next door, full of masks and outfits. You’re not going to catch me walking out with a Batman helmet.
A few years ago I dressed up as Lonnie Richardson. Not Lonnie Richardson myself, but Lonnie Richardson the 28 year old snake handler. He died from a bite just 2 months after his father-in-law met the same fate. That one took some explaining.
(That’s a snake on my right arm, and a lady on my left.)
Last year, I was Steve Jobs circa 1975 with a “Blue Box.”
The black shirt and blue jeans were easy and my hacked iPhone played played the roll of “Blue Box” (that seemed fitting.) But I still had to explain and even print out this picture to explain.
I did end up winning a prize at work that year.
This year I took the costume of a TV caricature. Spagett from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.
Trouble is, no one watches that show. So while I make a great Spegett, no one knows who that is. Here’s a clip from the show.
I’ve got the mannerisms down and everything. I even “spook” people in the same half-assed way. I did get a “Lonnie stop that, your creapin’ me out.”
Maybe next year Waldo, or Homestarrunner. Although I’m not looking forward to having my arms removed.