As a sometimes writer of horror stories, and a lover of the inventively macabre, it’s no surprise that Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of year. And even though Halloween’s origins are now as long-forgotten and mysterious to modern society as those of Christmas, I’m not choosy when it comes to rationalizing a carefree night of pub-crawls and wearing spandex tights.
Which brings me to today’s topic: Halloween costumes of years past that, in retrospect, were much better in theory than in their actual execution.
First up is the year of my uncanny Mel Gibson costume and impersonation.
And then there was the time I dressed up as The Trojan Man…
Of course, Bryan never lets me live down the year I was infatuated with Jersey Shore…
And most recently was last year, when I drew upon local Chicago inspiration and went as a South Side Blood gang member.
And I guess that just goes to show that while I love Halloween, I really do suck at choosing decent costumes. Which is why this year I’m sticking with the tried and true classics, and am dressing up as a magician. I don’t even need a costume, just a fresh cooler of beer. The night will be a guaranteed vanishing act of both the beer and my sobriety.
What are you all dressing up as for Hallowe’en?
Beer: Stella Artois
Music: The Sounds
Book: Ham on Rye (Bukowski)