for the sophisticated guinea-pig-about town. Don't forget to check out their wide selection of hats
posted by ozomatli
on Jun 1, 2006 -
The real-life Edna Mode -
If you aspire to cartoonish superhero proportions, where your massive muscles and barrel chest allow you to leap computer-generated buildings with single, animated bounds, you should take a lesson from Mr. Incredible: Sew your underwear to your shirt. Salon link; advertising supported free access
posted by GriffX
on Dec 21, 2004 -
2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes.
A do-it-yourself guide to this season's quickest, least expensive, and spooky-ookiest halloween costumes. My personal favorites are: Florida's Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines, The Littlest Prisoner at Abu Ghraib and Jenna Bush's Liver.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Oct 28, 2004 -
Every Sunday, it's Halloween in Harajuku.
Hanging out by the train station at Tokyo's most fashionable district are young women dressed as nurses, but with white faces and a trickle of painted blood dripping from a lip. Men in their late teens or early twenties fidget under huge manes of spiky green hair and layers of black leather.
Some really amazing costumes can be seen here
. And by amazing I mean interesting
, and by interesting I mean freaky
posted by Jase_B
on Jul 19, 2004 -
Scotty the Blue Bunny
- add some color to your next party or family get together with Scotty. "There's something to be said about a seven foot pastel rabbit hurling insults at a party-worn Sunday evening crowd..." via Presurfer
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 18, 2003 -
"Selected police officers were tasked to wear mascot costumes as they patrol the shopping malls in the capital to make their presence less obtrusive and more friendly." - welcome to mall security, LSD style.
posted by jdaura
on Jan 5, 2003 -
Inarguably, I think, using contact lenses solely to change the way you look
(for halloween, perhaps) is a wonders-of-technology experience, one that reached critical mass
some time ago. There have been cases of permanent injury, though, and the NY Times reports
that the F.D.A. is cracking down. How great is the risk, and can it be mitigated? (Other than, you know, by actaully getting them via perscription.)
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 29, 2002 -
Comic-Con is coming
If you live on the west coast and are even tangentially interested in comics, you should head to San Diego this week. The biggest convention in the country starts Thursday and there WILL be costumed weirdos. (and even worse, web cartoonists)
posted by clango
on Jul 29, 2002 -
Who could build the MeFi mascot?
Mascots Interntational, silly! (via my friend Leslie) Imagine "Pancake Bunny" entertaining your kids during the International MeFi Convention in glitzy Las Vegas. If MI could make "Freddy Combine," "Mr. Crab," "Ripster" and "Mazola Bottle," they apparently could make anything
posted by schmedeman
on Jan 17, 2002 -
and mullet wigs
does not a costume make. I thought Halloween was supposed to be about looking scary to keep the evil spirits
away? I also dislike the idea of buying a costume - seems disingenuous. Slightly more inside...
posted by bradlauster
on Oct 15, 2001 -
Disney cast members no longer have to wear dirty underwear.
Apparently those Mickey and Goofy suits come complete with a set of undergarments that the employee had to wear, and turn in at the end of the day to be laundered -- that was the plan, anyway. Turns out those undergarments weren't being washed thoroughly. "Some workers had complained about getting pubic lice and scabies. 'Things have been passed around,' said Gary Steverson, a stilt walker at Animal Kingdom. 'I know I don't want to share my tights and I don't want to share my underwear.'"
posted by RylandDotNet
on Jun 7, 2001 -
So I stumbled upon this Britney Spears Auction
at Yahoo (yeah, right, just like I stumble upon episodes of Dawson's Creek or 90210 - I swear I was just flipping channels!) and there's two notable things up for sale. This action figure/doll
scares the bejesus out of me, there's something just plain wrong about a doll sporting a bare midriff, pigtails, and a short skirt (and did ya notice that she dots her "i" with heart? ugh.). Then this outfit
from the Saturday Night Live episode is kinda creepy too, what on earth would someone do with her outfit? Put it up on the wall or let people rent it out for halloween?
posted by mathowie
on May 24, 2000 -
I've seen a lot of photos of peoples' costumes from this past Halloween, but this guy's costume
is far and above the best one I've seen.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 20, 1999 -