What Was Your Best Halloween Costume Ever? [Plus: 20 Fitness Inspired Halloween Costumes]
Posted Oct 20 2011 10:50pm
I wish this were me but unfortunately I couldn’t find any pics of my gold statue costume, despite looking through every single picture I took in college. (It didn’t take long. I lived in the days before digital cameras and when you’re using film that takes a week to get developed, well, I have about 50 pictures total. Which is what most people take in one night and post on Facebook now. Wow I feel old.)
Being a gold statue for Halloween was awesome for several reasons: 1) I got to borrow my roommate’s real-feeling fake boobies and nothing bonds friends faster than a C cup that looks like an obscene Jell-O mold in your hand; 2) I had the cutest gold vintage dress ever; and 3) nobody knew who I was. It was reason #3 that makes that costume epic in my mind. See at that point in my college career I was majoring in crazy hair dye colors (cheetah orange was probably the worst), a whole lot of black emo-ish clothing and a crap ton of black eyeliner, so putting on a gold blond wig, fake boobs, and gold leopard print heels – and literally painting my skin gold (I don’t recommend it, it did not come off well) – was as out of my box as I could get. I remember passing my cute coworker with whom I worked every single day and having him not recognize me even after I said “hi.” So what if I looked like a woman impersonating a man impersonating a woman (is that a drag-drag queen?) and I was forced to hold perfectly still for inordinate amounts of time for people to “get” my costume? I wasn’t me for a night and that’s all I wanted.
These days I have not the time nor the money (how is it I was so much richer in college when I got paid $3.33 an hour plus tips?) to be that creative. At yet despite all my Halloween-hating, I will take any reason to dress up and run with it. I’m still working on this year’s costume though (and I promise I’ll get pics!). So when Shape.com asked me to do a slideshow on the best fitness inspired Halloween costumes I was all over it like body glitter on fake cleavage.
Here’s my personal fave from my slideshow:
Chuck Norris …is so tough that every October he makes the rest of the world dress up in silly costumes, just for his entertainment! (Sorry, I had to try!) Denim, denim, and more denim is your ticket to being the toughest guy in the universe (for one night). Rip the sleeves off a denim shirt , tuck the shirt into your jeans, and top it with a jean jacket. Add a double holster and boots and no one will ever mess with you again.