October 29, 2001 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Halloween is almost here; time to start work on that Tron costume.
posted by swift (13 comments total)
Game over. That Tron guy wins.
posted by NortonDC at 9:16 AM on October 29, 2001

OMG, that is so geeky it is totally brilliant. So expensive! So elaborate! And a movie that is no longer even a blip on the cultural radar. I love it. Tron is special to me. My first "movie date" and my first "movie kiss." Whoa - dating myself here, I guess.
posted by sixdifferentways at 12:28 PM on October 29, 2001

dating myself here, I guess

Look on the plus side--no one will ever know you better, love you more deeply & you certainly don't have to ever look your best
posted by y2karl at 2:05 PM on October 29, 2001

Sadly, this is what I was supposed to do this year with coolneon and now have 48 hours or so to finish.
posted by skallas at 2:22 PM on October 29, 2001

I don't have much to say other that I have visited this link 7 times today, and cannot stop thinking about it. Here is a link to the supplier of the nifty luminous wire. Oh yeah, visit the Halloween Weblog.
posted by thirteen at 2:46 PM on October 29, 2001

How will you get the bike finished in that time, skallas? :)
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:47 PM on October 29, 2001

Obi, no cycle just suit, and its slowly getting there.

Check out this fanatic, err fantastic Tron suit.
posted by skallas at 7:53 PM on October 29, 2001

Weird. I just got done downloading and playing GLtron wondering "hmmm. This is great but what's going on over at Metafilter?"
posted by crasspastor at 8:13 PM on October 29, 2001

Man, I love Halloween. I am so damn inspire right now.

I was thinking Tron a couple of months ago, the idea came when I driving through a parking lot and saw a kid's Vans reflecting in my headlights. I wanted to get some of that 3M fabric and make some ribbon, then sew it all on... I would have never followed through. Oh well, the ladies love my Furby® costume... *choo choo*
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 9:12 PM on October 29, 2001

But what has Tron got to do with Halloween? And is it normal for ADULTS to make and wear Halloween costumes in America?
posted by MarkC at 6:07 AM on October 30, 2001

Mark, Mark, MarkC...get with the program: Halloween is the 2nd biggest adult holiday after New Yer's according to $$$ spent.

Remember, too, that it was Andre Gide, I believe, who interviewed a priest who had been in the Resistance in World War II, captured and tortured.

Gide asked the priest what his conclusions were about human nature. They were, as best as I can recall:

1. Every one of us has a secret self or side no one else has ever seen.

2. There is no such thing as a grown up.

Certainly, unless you were raised by machines, the 2nd should have been self evident from, oh, age 7...

as for Halloween, I don't mind the adults being kids, I just mind them being But what about the children!? killjoys who make up stories about razor blades in apples...
posted by y2karl at 10:10 AM on October 30, 2001

I'm confused here too... In the UK ghost or witch is pretty much the only choice. When did the field in the US get opened up to mid 80s pseudo-3d vector rendered film characters?
posted by elliot100 at 10:20 AM on October 30, 2001

In the UK ghost or witch is pretty much the only choice

Damn, it must suck to be a kid in the UK!
posted by kindall at 12:30 PM on October 30, 2001

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