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Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby illy dilly » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:01 pm

Its Fall, and that means Halloween is coming up!
This is by far one of my favorite holidays! Its one of the few chances a year you get to see people, that are normally reserved, cut loose and put on some fun silly costumes and act out of character.

What is everyone going to be and what are your celebration plans?

This year, me and a few of our friends are going as Mad Scientists!
We've ordered a bunch of our costume stuff already. Once it all arrives I'll post some pictures.

Though, none of us have ordered lab coats yet. We all want different looking lab coats and are sort of in a quandary on which ones are best. Anyone have any experience or tips when it comes to picking a lab coat?
Or, any experience making custom lab coats?
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby shykat » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:08 pm

Having a party costume party at my house on the 26th.

I'm going as a nerdy 70's jogger. Katherine is a Zombie Steam Punk Burner.


We live in So California just outside of LA > this year at the event we camped behind a coffe camp and made lots of friends in that camp from Chico CA. and they are all coming....woo hoo.


It always makes me wonder how you can get so close to people in 10 to 7 days.....


Illy if you have a dickies store in your area. they sale dif color scrubs and dr coats.....cheap....
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby peyote2004 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:24 pm

We're having a Halloween carnival at the office on the 26th. I'm just going to add butterfly wings & mask to my regular clothes. That night I'm going to a masquerade party, and will be wearing a more elaborate butterfly costume. My sister is. Having a party on the 27th I'm going to be a piñata for that one.
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:30 pm

I'm gonna try to get this one:
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby latchseeker » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:33 pm

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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby trilobyte » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:45 pm

Giving this a nudge over to Open Discussion…

You may want to take a look at one of the bigger online medical supply/clothing sellers, you should be able to find a decent selection at a pretty reasonable price. A few years ago I went that route to get a set of scrubs and a lab coat for a costume and it worked out great - the price was less than it would have cost me for materials and I then customized with stencils and fabric paint).

I haven't yet decided what I want to wear for halloween this year. Most likely it'll be something either piratey or steampunk, and serve as an excuse to expand my wardrobe in one of those directions just a little bit more.

Good one, latchseeker - I love that movie!
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Bob » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:55 pm

AFAIK "Sexy Scientist" is a common costume shoppe item.

Daughter says she wants to be a vampire cow. Again. I'm sure she'll change her mind ten times over the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:37 pm

Bob wrote:AFAIK "Sexy Scientist" is a common costume shoppe item.

Daughter says she wants to be a vampire cow. Again. I'm sure she'll change her mind ten times over the next couple of weeks.


VAMPIRE COW. :shock: Oh my god. The image of a cowhead mask with a little black satin cape hooked over the foreleg & hoof, held just below eye level . . .

In the past, I have been: a witch, witch, witch, ghost, witch (I was very focused as a child) . . . gypsy, witch, banshee, flapper, Lady of Spain, vampire . . . post-childhood: every character in Rocky Horror, a number of Victorian steampunk characters for my previous job, an 18th century Gravedigger, a Pirate, Nurse Ratched, Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, a Rotten Plum Faerie, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Courtney Love, Lizzie Borden, Amelia Earhart 2 minutes post-crash, Storm from X-Men, dead Jayne Mansfield, and Slash (with bf as Axl).

I have no idea what to be this year, but hopefully it'll be bloody, fantastical, notorious, literary or dead.

illy dilly wrote:Though, none of us have ordered lab coats yet. We all want different looking lab coats and are sort of in a quandary on which ones are best. Anyone have any experience or tips when it comes to picking a lab coat?
Or, any experience making custom lab coats?


I've got a spare you can have. Maybe two.

Tip: keep your labcoat on when you hit the restaurants for dinner. You get seated faster. And if you have a clipboard, too? It's surprising what you can get away with. :lol:
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:57 pm

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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Box Burner » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:52 pm

illy dilly wrote:Its Fall, and that means Halloween is coming up!
This is by far one of my favorite holidays! Its one of the few chances a year you get to see people, that are normally reserved, cut loose and put on some fun silly costumes and act out of character.

What is everyone going to be and what are your celebration plans?

This year, me and a few of our friends are going as Mad Scientists!
We've ordered a bunch of our costume stuff already. Once it all arrives I'll post some pictures.

Though, none of us have ordered lab coats yet. We all want different looking lab coats and are sort of in a quandary on which ones are best. Anyone have any experience or tips when it comes to picking a lab coat?
Or, any experience making custom lab coats?



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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:27 pm

Well, at least it's not so trendy as zombie cow...
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby shykat » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:06 pm

Im going to be a binder full of women.........
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:21 pm

shykat wrote:Im going to be a binder full of women.........

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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby RedHeaven » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:22 pm

Stoked to be a part of Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween Festival 3 night all night camp out freak out in Placerville. Good fucking tunes and peeps. I am very happy with the themes this year~

Friday: Gold Rush Zombies
Saturday: Celebrity Monster Mash Up
Sunday: Slumber Party!!

I found a cheesy 80's indian head dress IN THE PACKAGE at a thrift store!! A real vintage halloween costume. hahahahaaa Think I'll be scary Ms. Tonto the first night. Doing up the Bee thing on Saturday somehow (I'm thinking Kiss Bees, black and white makeup with bee costumes and some fangs) and Sunday calls for some hello kitty fat pants and cozy blankets.

Or I could just have my own themes like
Out of Fashion Tribal Hippy Peter Pan Raver
MC Hammerpants and Flashdance
Camouflage/army
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby strange love » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:03 pm

I'm gonna be an e-tard raver bro. Untz untz untz..
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Trishntek » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:11 pm

I'm wearing a full-body spandex black suit and be a shadow person. top of head to tip of toes,,, a blank, black, total body stocking full of me.

We are hosting the Zombie Apocalypse on the 20th and our annual Halloween party on the 27th.
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby shykat » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:15 pm

I'm like Bobs daughter i keep changing my mind.... Now i'm thinking Big Bird holding some binders...
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby knowmad » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:24 pm

Ahhh! My all time Favorite Holiday!!!

Love the Vampire Cow Idea of your Daughters Bob!!

Things I have been:
Zombie prinsess bunny foofoo, Ninja bunny, Teddy Ruxbin (way before Pedo Bear, same Idea), Dandy school boy with a Girlfriend as Priest. Naughty Nun (five of us), Cave woman with GF as Cave Man, the Human Phallus, Joan of Arc, Happy Sperm, Juan Valdez's donkey with boyfriend as Juan. Disco dude, Candy raver girl, Victorian era Wench, Angel, Headless horseman Riding my horse "Nina" (She threw me, we limped home.) and others I don't recall.
As a kid I would dress as a woman as much as I could get away with, my disapproving parents got a bit spooked out at one of my Teen year incarnations as Cinderella and told me No! so I changed it to Peter Pan (still got to wear tights and a skirt :twisted: )

But this year I have a few party's to go to, So I plan on being;
la Feme Mummy Bunny, Princess Disco Bunny, and .... I dunno yet. Vampire girl?
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby graidawg » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:44 pm

I gave my halloween costume away last year. mainly because it was the only time i wore it and it deserved better. I do have a halloween party this year, literally no money to spare so, suggestions please I WANT TO SHINE, my ex will be there (newly single-ish) and it would be nice to be prettier than her

I don't think i can pull off man in fire all night, besides i only do that once ayear

just had an idea, so i thought i would add it here, a skater boi thats been run over, just get a t shirt and drive over it so it has tire tracks down the back or possibly a german police officer from the '60's (i have the coat and a toy gun)
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby AntiM » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:31 am

In Cancun for Day of the Dead. Seriously.
Some sunshine, some dust, a little paint and a tutu. Yeah.
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby moonrise » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 am

A pissed off landlord! (HOW does someone break up oak cabinet doors? The fuckers!). Say bye bye to a BIG chunk of yer deposit guys...what a dreadful process this can be, ugh!

Or maybe a candy whore! (after the pissed off landlord bit....blech) 'cept I have no clue what a candy whore looks like, I only know what it feels like to BE one ;)

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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby illy dilly » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:05 am

trilobyte wrote:You may want to take a look at one of the bigger online medical supply/clothing sellers, you should be able to find a decent selection at a pretty reasonable price. A few years ago I went that route to get a set of scrubs and a lab coat for a costume and it worked out great - the price was less than it would have cost me for materials and I then customized with stencils and fabric paint).

We were looking at eBay. Found some for like $14 bucks and another $7 for shipping. Not bad. And I like the modify on my own idea. Possibly buy an XXL, so that there is plenty to cut/trim/bring in and what not.

Savannah wrote:
Though, none of us have ordered lab coats yet. We all want different looking lab coats and are sort of in a quandary on which ones are best. Anyone have any experience or tips when it comes to picking a lab coat?
Or, any experience making custom lab coats?



I've got a spare you can have. Maybe two.

Tip: keep your labcoat on when you hit the restaurants for dinner. You get seated faster. And if you have a clipboard, too? It's surprising what you can get away with. :lol:

Though, I think this is probably gonna be the option we'll go with.
Any lab coat from a fellow burner is way better than any lab coat we could buy!


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Hell Yeah!!! I'm super Jealous!
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby MoBo » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:12 am

I'm going to be Richard Harrow.
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby illy dilly » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:16 am

Sometimes I totally suck at eplaya!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Sail Man » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:36 pm

Sigh, same thing I was last year, and the year before.....a paramedic

Hmmm, I wonder if they'll let me dress up as Dr Kevorkian for my Halloween shift this year?

Or Hannibal Lector, that would be really fun :P
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Sail Man » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:40 pm

illy dilly wrote:Sometimes I totally suck at eplaya!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hey, don't be so hard on yourself illy, at least you don't suck at being a paramedic like I do :mrgreen: Why, just the other day I broke somebodies ribs pushing on them :wink: And then, as if that wasn't bad enough, I electrocuted them! Why, the poor guy didn't have a chance with me around :mrgreen:
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Savannah » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:13 pm

When I used to lifeguard more often, and teenage boys would say "If I drown, will you give me CPR?" I'd regale them with possibility of cracked ribs and vomiting . . . and I found that it really cut down on the chit-chat!
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Re: Watcha Gonna be for Halloween!

Postby Sail Man » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:17 pm

Savannah wrote:When I used to lifeguard more often, and teenage boys would say "If I drown, will you give me CPR?" I'd regale them with possibility of cracked ribs and vomiting . . . and I found that it really cut down on the chit-chat!



LMFAO, it's really something to look up at the faces of bystanders when we work a code out in plain sight as they listen to the snap, crackle and pop of chest compressions. I wonder how many walk away and call their lawyer about DNR/Do Not Resuscitate orders lol
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