It’s almost Halloween!
It’s almost Halloween!
Second part of code:

(For best results, I recommend humming “Yakkety Sax” while reading today’s comic.)

Well, Halloween is *almost* here. Are you guys as excited as I am? I know that in year’s past, I’ve mentioned here on the blog how it’s one of my favorite holidays. Candy, costumes, and scary stores are my idea of a great holiday. Plus, it’s the only time of year when you can go out for after-game coffee wearing your costume and no one will give you a second look! (Though, to be fair, the servers at our local haunt are used to us. Our latest waitress was actually quite excited by our Steampunk costumes, and was asking alot of questions about where we’d gotten them and how we’d made certain props. It was neat!)

I’d originally been planning on doing some kind of superhero costume, but my steampunk costume turned out so well that I hate to pack it away already, so I’ll be wearing it about to various parties this weekend. What about you guys? Any neat costume ideas floating around out there? Let me know in the comments, and links are very much encouraged!

News: Posted October 27th, 2011 by Alina

^ 24 Comments to “It’s almost Halloween!”

  1. sigpig Says:

    Will be making a zombie costume for this year.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 2:55 am
  2. LoneHowler Says:

    Every Halloween I tend to have more than one costume. Last year included a day I needed two costumes. For a zombie movie marithon I went as a ER Doctor, a few quick prop changes and a curly wig was a quick turn around for Dr. Frankenfurter in the lab scene for a showing of the Rocky Horror picture show in a theater across town. It’s a good thing is geeks usaly have a box or two full of costumes and props :)

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 3:10 am
  3. snowgods Says:

    Scooby Dooby Dooo!

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:45 am
  4. Robin Bobcat Says:

    I plan to go as Death Of Rats, myself.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 5:11 am
  5. I *was* going to be Kingpin, but I can’t find a white blazer/suit jacket ANYWHERE. May have to settle for Charlie Brown. :(

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 5:15 am
  6. Simon Says:

    Ah, the classic corridor of doors. Yes, Yakkety Sax is definitely appropriate…

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:16 am
  7. R Says:

    the only scene i ever appreciated in scooby doo: hallway of doors.
    but as it was used in killer tomatoes and other cartoons, I HATE SCOOBY DOO.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:20 am
  8. Kat Says:

    I find a lot of what makes a costume is attitude/body language. I’ve had co-workers not realize at first that I was wearing a costume on Halloween, because it was my SCA garb, and I wear it very matter-of-factly as clothes. This happened twice, actually- once in the Viking, once in the middle-class Elizabethan before I had put the hat on. Though, the year I wore the noble Elizabethan with the hoop they picked up on it pretty quickly…

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:20 am
  9. Thursday Says:

    I’m recycling my “Rogue”costume, if i can find a decent streak of white hair. Wigs don’t work well for me and the sprays gum up my hair really badly. I want a clip if i can find it. If not than alley cat ears and a ratty feather boa tail with whatever. My older child is a ninja (still sewing extras for that). Still waiting on 3 year old to decide between firefighter, train engineer, Spider man or brother’s old “dragon hunter” gear. We have at least 2 family events so extra costumes are allowed this year.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:59 am
  10. JB Says:

    You look really great in your Steampunk outfit, Miss Alina. You do the spectacles look well. Where’d you find the tiny hat?

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 8:19 am
  11. Jordan Says:

    I coach youth soccer, so I’m putting on an old referee shirt. At some point during practice, I unzip the jacket to reveal the shirt, put half of a soccer ball on my head, and call myself “SoccerMan.”

    With regards to this comic, the music really does add something to it. Just click the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 9:58 am
  12. Logicmouse Says:

    I like your Steampunk costume too. Very nice bodice!

    This is what I wore for Halloween last year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53083111@N02/6286243851/
    (I actually put it together for a con costume originally, but it’s all-purpose. Too bad none of the photos I got show the sturdy red boots.)

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  13. Nathan R. Says:

    I have to admit I can never afford costumes, I just pass out the candy each year, and i’ve seen this seen in scooby doo too many times to count, adding ‘yakkety sax’ to it makes the scene hilarious!

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  14. ArtsieBee Says:

    Still working on mine. Twilight Sparkle’s Grand Galloping Gala dress! I have a wig and everything! (Thank goodness that I have all the necessary underthings to poof out a full skirt! I’d hate to have to make that in a rush!)

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:25 pm
  15. Shalyndrya Says:

    I’m dressing as Seras Victoria from Hellsing this year, bought my costume from a Cosplay site that makes them special for a decent price. The only thing I won’t have is her giant gun because I ran out of time to build it.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
  16. Val Edain Says:

    Loverly costume, and -gorgeous- Victorianesque furniture.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 8:50 pm
  17. Fluffy776 Says:

    I’ve got a Jayne costume I wear whenever I get the chance. So I’ll be wearing the heck outta that.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  18. Bunnymcfoo Says:

    gender-flip Superboy. Jeans, black tee with the S shield, leather wrist cuff, black stompy boots, and a cocky grin. :D

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 10:25 pm
  19. C. Says:

    The 3 year-old wants to be a pony, so we’re cobbling together bits for that. (She’s obsessed with MLP.) Her little brother is going to be a pot of “Hunny” as I got a great deal on the costume and it only needs minor repairs. So, it looks like I’m going as Pooh.

    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
  20. WhiskElement Says:

    I’ve gotta say, this is a fun Halloween story. And the costumes make me think of when my friends and I were Batman villains at Gencon one year…it would have been great to fuse our great group with Joel and the gang, since we were Mr. Freeze, Twoface, Ivy, Scarecrow, and Riddler. I might have to dig out that Riddler costume for Halloween this year…

    Posted October 28th, 2011 at 12:45 am
  21. KenderBryant Says:

    I’ve decided not to bother this year. I’ve got exactly 2 costumes at hand (Toshiro Hitsugaya’s shinigami uniform and a medieval outfit that I got from our local Ren Fest), and have been wearing them for a few years now. I need something to mix it up a bit, but can’t afford it (though I’ve wanted a Naruto costume for a while now). Maybe I could wear all black and be a weregeek?

    Posted October 28th, 2011 at 12:45 am
  22. Shadow Fox Kitfox Says:

    I actually made a simple weregeek costume myself~
    the eyes don’t glow, but maybe eventually
    *recursion-brick’d*

    Posted October 28th, 2011 at 1:49 am
  23. Aria Says:

    I *was* going to be a pirate, but we moved earlier this year and still have a lot of things we don’t need every day in boxes so I’m not sure where all the pieces are. Instead I will be Rosie the Riveter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter

    Posted October 28th, 2011 at 12:36 pm
  24. DAMO!!! Says:

    Had an party on Saturday night, and was looking at going a zombie (Wife – “Go as a scientist, cos you’re a chemist” Me – “A zombie scientist, or a Rage-infected scientist!” “No, I don’t think so…”) But then happened upon the excellent idea that only needed a new white shirt to ruin with blood spatter, and a cricket bat.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69220051@N07/6293214474/in/photostream

    Posted October 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

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