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Attention all precociously edgy kids: Have you bought your costume yet?
Your parents may insist on insist on something a bit tamer...
posted by hermitosis (40 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Inspired by seeing the Roman Boy costume on sale at the Halloween Adventure store this afternoon.

Who says it's not safe to let your kids go out on halloween alone anymore?
posted by hermitosis at 7:59 PM on September 10, 2006


You are strongly advised to "Click for a larger view".
posted by hermitosis at 8:01 PM on September 10, 2006


Are those baby costume pictures photoshoped? this one in particular looks bizarre, and there is no shadow from the chefs hat.
posted by delmoi at 8:03 PM on September 10, 2006


BUY a costume? What, are you, nuts? We make our costumes around here!
posted by Biblio at 8:08 PM on September 10, 2006


This year I'm borrowing a cane and some white Tic-Tacs and going as House. But I think this page has the best costumes ever.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:15 PM on September 10, 2006


Last Halloween I was in Lake Arrowhead, CA with my brother's family, and my darling threee-year-old neice was dressed in a fairy costume, but had insisted in wearing her bunny slippers, so my brother explained at every door that she was a wood nymph who had naturally slaughtered the creatures of her environment for her footwear. None of the candy-givers laughed, but I'm sure he'd appreciate some of these for their sheer ballsiness.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:16 PM on September 10, 2006


What's edgy about the "colonial boy" costume? Other than that it comes with a jabot, which I didn't know what it was until I looked it up (it's the cravat-y/ascot-esque thingy.)
posted by jessenoonan at 8:22 PM on September 10, 2006


Something about the gleam in his eye makes me think that he knows a little too much about his second amendment rights.
posted by hermitosis at 8:26 PM on September 10, 2006


** sees pizza slice **

** soda out nose, onto keyboard **
posted by YoBananaBoy at 8:29 PM on September 10, 2006


Is that first one Mr. Slave?
posted by [insert clever name here] at 8:32 PM on September 10, 2006


That biker kid is missing a handlebar moustache and a kewpie doll handkerchief.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:40 PM on September 10, 2006


I giggled over the pizza slice for about five minutes.
posted by anjamu at 8:49 PM on September 10, 2006


Am I imagining it, or are the biker kid and the Roman kid the same model?
posted by maryh at 8:50 PM on September 10, 2006


The pizza baby confuses me. A chef's hat? Did he cook himself? What, is he some sort of human-looking shmoo, happily flinging himself in the over for our eating pleasure?
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:55 PM on September 10, 2006


(I only ask because I'm afraid I'm horribly naive/dense and missing something obvious.)

On preview: fair enough. He is a little... squinty. 'Course when I was a kid, sometimes the whole costume was a toy gun and green clothes (and realistic toy guns, not these brightly colored things. And we trick-or-treated uphill both ways)

Now the baby whoopee cushion, THAT seems dangerous.
posted by jessenoonan at 9:04 PM on September 10, 2006


This year I'm borrowing a cane and some white Tic-Tacs and going as House.

I did that last year. Right down to the Tic-Tacs. Great minds, etc.
posted by Zozo at 9:28 PM on September 10, 2006


um, Roman Boy? are you kidding...? and that cheetah mac daddy...wtf?!
posted by punkbitch at 9:29 PM on September 10, 2006


My kid's going as a Lego dildo.
posted by fungible at 9:34 PM on September 10, 2006


This year I'm borrowing a cane and some white Tic-Tacs and going as House.

That is awesome.

The model kid for the biker & the roman things ... bothers me. His expression, mostly.

Fun post.
posted by blacklite at 9:35 PM on September 10, 2006


i'd encourage folks to pick up a set of these for halloween. i think it would help to start conversations.
posted by arialblack at 9:38 PM on September 10, 2006


Am I alone in being troubled that the gun moll costume was sold out? Fortunately they still have one of these in stock. Ugh.
posted by papoon at 9:41 PM on September 10, 2006


These costumes aren't bad, but isn't everyone going to go as Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin with a stingray through their middle this year?
posted by onlyconnect at 9:49 PM on September 10, 2006


I'm confused — I thought Michelle Malkin spent each Hallowe'en dolled up as a Manzanar internee guest.
posted by rob511 at 10:06 PM on September 10, 2006


too soon perhaps...

not that it will stop me
posted by Parannoyed at 10:14 PM on September 10, 2006


I love the fact that the biker getup has a chick in a martini glass. That's classy.
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 10:52 PM on September 10, 2006


I thought most of those were pretty tame, really. But the Leather Bear costume is a bit much.
posted by lekvar at 12:39 AM on September 11, 2006


How could you leave out teh Crocodile Hunter!?
posted by roboto at 2:08 AM on September 11, 2006


Well, most significantly, because all of those are adult costumes.
posted by hermitosis at 4:54 AM on September 11, 2006


I must say, as a child I would have killed for an astronaut costume like that.
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:35 AM on September 11, 2006


I was THIS close to buying the Whoopie Cushion for my niece, but I just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger...

What a gas! (yuk, yuk)
posted by DesbaratsDays at 5:49 AM on September 11, 2006


Oh lord, I will be haunted by the pizza baby all day.
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:50 AM on September 11, 2006


One could always put a condom over their head and go as a well-dressed prick.
posted by jonmc at 6:17 AM on September 11, 2006


Here's an idea -- the Guantanamo Detainee costume. It's basically the orange jumpsuit "prisoner" one, with a black cloth bag over your head and your hands cuffed behind your back.
posted by clevershark at 6:19 AM on September 11, 2006


Those costumes are disturbing. I make my child dress as a sociopath every year (they look just like everyone else). I’ve been wanting to go as the ‘fruit of the loom’ guys.
posted by Smedleyman at 7:37 AM on September 11, 2006


a bit tamer is that not a john wayne gacy outfit
posted by baker dave at 11:13 AM on September 11, 2006


At least it's not a sexy John Wayne Gacy outfit...
posted by hermitosis at 11:41 AM on September 11, 2006


Some shockingly bad costumes catalogued by SA.
posted by sparkletone at 1:39 PM on September 11, 2006


I must say, as a child I would have killed for an astronaut costume like that.

Agreed! When I went as an astronaut about 20 years ago, it onvolved some silver-ish spandex material and two liter bottles wrapped in foil (as a jet pack).
posted by scottymacten at 1:57 PM on September 11, 2006


woah, guys, the babies are totally photoshopped. i mean, it's hilarious to the point where i'm sitting in my chair laughing my ass off.

Guys, the whoppee cushion baby's arms are DOLL ARMS.
posted by alona at 5:34 PM on September 11, 2006


The girl vamping it up in the pinstriped suit? Not my child!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:09 PM on September 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


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