Clothes make the man...

I was never a huge fan of Halloween growing up. I blame it on the fickle Idaho weather. It seemed like every costume was foiled by snow or sleet or wind. It's a little disheartening as an eight year old to have to cover your awesome Superman costume with a puffy winter coat. Superman never had to wear a coat on his trips to the the Fortress of Solitude, so it seemed really ignominious to have to have to wear one to just to walk around the block.

This year, though, I was actually looking forward to Halloween, mostly because I rediscovered the power of the costume. This time last year, the roommate and I were lamenting the onerous task of attending costume parties and trying to come with a suitable costume at the last minute, but this year, we planned ahead and decided to go big. And it totally paid off. Who you gonna call?

So, let this be a lesson: the awesomeness of Halloween is directly proportional to the awesomeness of your costume. I'd even call it the first Law of Halloween. I'll let you know when I develop a formula that captures the complex interactions of the differing variables, but it'll probably be something like this:
The Ghostbusters costume is awesome because even though it's not very intricate, it's a great 80's pop culture reference and I totally look like Dan Akroyd. The formula also explains why the girl wandering around with a framed picture of a Freud hanging from her neck wins the award for lamest costume ever. Being too clever can definitely kill a costume. It can also redeem it, as the guy in the AIG bathrobe and slippers proved.

So, Happy Halloween! Remember to never cross the streams.


  1. Note also, that according to "Superman II", not only does Superman NOT need a coat when traveling to the Fortress of Solitude, but even after he has lost his Kryptonian powers and been beat up by a trucker in Canada (?), he is still fully capable of walking back to the North Pole in a windbreaker.

    God bless Hollywood.

    I'm still kicking myself for missing that party...

  2. That is a completely fabulous costume! I love it. So what's up? You haven't been online for ages?

  3. Your costume was brilliant. Too bad you didn't have enough people for a slimer.

  4. Did you shave just for that costume?

  5. Yep, yep, I shaved for the costume. I figured I'd look a lot more like Dan Akroyd/Ray Stantz that way. Fear not, the facial hair is rapidly coming back.

  6. Now I know why you shaved... to be a Dan Akroyd look-alike. I'm a big fan of the cotumes. Well played boys.


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