If you’re like me, you barely got your Halloween costume assembled this week.
If you’re like me, but NOT IN MULTIPLE STAGES OF DENIAL, then you don’t have your Halloween costume. Like, AT ALL. Okay, not to fret, true believer, I have come to save you (and myself) in your/our time of need.
Hence, a bunch of ideas I came up with for quick, slap dash, last minute “Holy Crap the Halloween Party is WHEN?!?!” costumes.
Here is a costume that you can go with either a suit or just regular clothes. All you need is that some of dat ol’ RD Jr. charm.
Next you need the Arc Reactor in his chest. Buy a cheap little LED push light. Simple. Wal-Mart or Target have ’em.
Then put on (or remove some) facial hair. Stark your face up!
Or just draw that suckah on!
Fox Mulder or Dana Scully
All you need is a suit. Male or Female. Maybe a red wig if you’re going all Scully. In that case… Male or Female. Who am I to hold you back? Next you need some FBI credentials. There are templates all over the internet. Here’s one just to get an idea what you’re looking for:
And a gun, which are cool sounding and cheap at all places.
Okay, so I stole this outright from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oz (played by Seth Green) goes to a Halloween Party as God. All he needed were two items:
The characters of Firefly
As of this article, I’m going to be dressing up as Jayne Cobb of Firefly. Its something that I can throw together fairly quickly. All the costumes from Firefly are relatively easy to throw together, yet still iconic enough for the right geeks. Which just so happen to be all your friends.
Time Traveling Terminator
No clothes. See? Quite simple. You’re just kneeling there in your unmentionables. If you want somethings to remain secret, you could always shroud your parts in cotton “steam” or “clouds”. Hopefully hiding your genitals:
Not implying genitals:
Or just throw on some green speedos and glue some wings on your ankles and you’re Marvel’s King of Atlantis.
I mean “Supercop” in the most generic, action movie “McBain! You Wrecked 12 Police Cars and cost the city millions in property damage!” kind of renegade cop.
So any clothes you got will do, with guns of course (the more the better). You’ll just need a Police Badge on a necklace:
And Aviator sunglasses! Everyone looks cooler with Aviator sunglasses.
Hell, even old classics are ramped up thanks to these little beauties:
Okay, its possible that you’ve already used the FBI and Tony Stark angle (FBI Special Agent Tony Stark, anyone?). So what to do with the suit? Use it again!
Its amazing what one Guy Fawkes mask from V For Vendetta can do for a suit:
Luchador on vacation
Wear a suit or just regular clothes. Remember: A luchador must always hide his identity.
Of course, you could always set half your face on fire. Or wrap it in pastrami.
Or just save time and tie a towel around your neck as a makeshift cape. You’re done. The beauty of it, is that it works much like Batman for Bruce Wayne. Wayne became the mask for Batman. Like you’ve become the mask for Fanboy. It fires on all cylinders!
Okay gentle readers, I hope some of these ideas help you out. Please let me know if any of you have some ideas for last minute costumes!