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I'm going as the sky. What is a good complimentary costume for my friend?
October 18, 2009 7:08 PM   Subscribe

YetAnotherHalloweenCostumeFilter: I'm going as the sky. What is a good complimentary costume for my friend? (Yes I checked the archives.)

So somewhere on the green, someone had the great idea of a sky costume. I hope this person doesn't mind that I'm running with this, and whoever you are, if you see this, thank you!

Anyway, I'm trying to think of fun, unexpected coordinating costume ideas for my friend. So far we've come up with one idea, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," but I think we could do better.

Relevant information: I am a she, he is a he.

Thanks!
posted by DeltaForce to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (42 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Earth? The Ocean? The Sun? A bird? The Moon? An airplane? A hot-air balloon, with or without small child?
posted by Tomorrowful at 7:11 PM on October 18, 2009


Atlas?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:12 PM on October 18, 2009


Socrates?
posted by chndrcks at 7:17 PM on October 18, 2009


acid rain
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:17 PM on October 18, 2009


He could go as an O2 molecule with a little free oxygen molecule bouncing along behind him from a wire. Global warming, ozone (O3) and all
posted by Acacia at 7:17 PM on October 18, 2009


cats and dogs
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:18 PM on October 18, 2009


Frogs.
posted by applemeat at 7:18 PM on October 18, 2009


a ninja
and when people ask what you two are, you say SKY AND A NINJA! GET IT?!?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:18 PM on October 18, 2009


Socrates?

Seconded, I want to do that now.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:21 PM on October 18, 2009


pie.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:23 PM on October 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


The songs "It's Raining Men" and Ellis Paul's "Take All the Sky You Need" are running through my mind, if that helps...ahmm..at all.
posted by Acacia at 7:26 PM on October 18, 2009


Sky & Telescope.
Pie in the Sky.
Sky Pilot.
posted by jessamyn at 7:27 PM on October 18, 2009


A Cloud... perhaps an ominous grey thundercloud (with lightning bolt) from one side and a fluffy white cumulus (with flying geese) from the other. The geese/bolt could be a single prop.
posted by carmicha at 7:29 PM on October 18, 2009


A guy who says "'scuse me" and kisses you a lot?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:33 PM on October 18, 2009 [10 favorites]


(Jimi Hendrix, I guess.)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:33 PM on October 18, 2009


I vote going as the ocean. Have them wear a bunch of reflective surfaces so that they reflect your costume. If you get the angle right you might be able to get a photo where they look almost all blue.
posted by elationfoundation at 7:34 PM on October 18, 2009


Oh come on, this is SCREAMING for Balloon Boy's Balloon.
posted by kidsleepy at 7:38 PM on October 18, 2009 [6 favorites]


Charles Lindburgh
posted by kathrineg at 7:39 PM on October 18, 2009


If you're the daytime sky, he can be the sky at night.
posted by Obscure Reference at 7:45 PM on October 18, 2009


Chicken Little, and he must be very concerned about the possibility of you falling.
posted by andeles at 7:50 PM on October 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


your friend could go as a big cumulus cloud
posted by seawallrunner at 8:06 PM on October 18, 2009


I really like the cloud idea.
posted by kylej at 8:11 PM on October 18, 2009


A wheel that keeps on turnin'. Wondering where (it'll) be tomorrow.


(But really - ya gotta go with "balloon boy's" balloon.)
posted by Kloryne at 8:21 PM on October 18, 2009


He could also be Charles Lindberg. (Sexy or non-sexy version.)
posted by Kloryne at 8:23 PM on October 18, 2009


LindbergH - you know what I mean...
posted by Kloryne at 8:24 PM on October 18, 2009


My first thought was a cloud.
posted by jb at 9:04 PM on October 18, 2009


The Spirit In the Sky?

The gender pairing works.
posted by benzenedream at 9:44 PM on October 18, 2009


He could dress as Maxfield Parrish (he's known for his beautiful sky paintings) in early 20th century garb, carrying an over-sized exaggerated paintbrush.
Sorry I keep popping back in, but I really like this thread!
posted by Acacia at 9:55 PM on October 18, 2009


A kite?
posted by Stacey at 9:58 PM on October 18, 2009


Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Grey clothing, yellow wig or sun face, sewed on cotton balls or fluff. Squirt gun. Though, this might eclipse your outfit. I kind of like the telescope idea/ he could be an astronomer - think of something clever that could be "seen" with the telescope.
posted by amanda at 10:11 PM on October 18, 2009


Rockets in flight.
posted by 23skidoo at 10:33 PM on October 18, 2009


Your friend could go as the Gentleman from Magritte's Son of Man painting.

Here are some examples of this costume's marvelous execution:
Apple!
Apple!
Apple!
Apple!

If he agrees, he could also be cheeky by standing around the Apple Bobbing tub, boasting of his superior apple-bobbing abilities.
posted by numinous at 11:01 PM on October 18, 2009


Maybe this is a dumb question, but it will bother me all night if I don't ask: how exactly do you dress up as the sky? What... do you wear?

Sounds pretty damned cool and the possibilities of your friend's outfit are endless.
posted by Lullen at 11:45 PM on October 18, 2009


China! As in everything under heaven! Possibly too abstract, but it could work.

Or, Cloud 9. Same as above clouds, just wrap him in sheets of cotton (like the cotton balls, but in sheet form), and hang a number nine around his neck.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:06 AM on October 19, 2009


Balloon Boy
posted by nineRED at 3:47 AM on October 19, 2009


Hooray! I'm the one who wrote about my sky costume. So glad you like the idea!

I think the obvious answer is to go as a Jiffy Pop-style balloon, and there's no shame in that, but there are going to be a billion Balloon Boys...but perhaps that'll cut down on the Michael Jacksons, Don Drapers, Joan Holloways, and hermaphrodite Lady Gagas, of which there'll also be a boatload this year.

I especially like the idea of the Earth, the ocean, or the sun. Those seem the most appropriately complimentary to go with the sky.

I think the sun could be a manageable getup, done literally or conceptually. Literally you could build something like the Kellogg's Raisin Bran sun, Sunny. One year a friend and I did conceptual sun and moon costumes together. I was the sun and wore a gold glitter jumpsuit, hair curled, sprayed yellow/gold, with some artistic yellow/gold/black designs on my face. For a guy, you could start with putting him in a yellow afro wig.

Earth could start with something the same shape as an M&M costume. Sew it in blue felt and glue on your continents in green felt.

Ocean could be a blue outfit with toy ships attached here and there. Maybe some wave shapes painted on with fabric paint? Some blue & white hairspray for good measure.

Have fun with it! Hope you have a great time.
posted by jocelmeow at 9:43 AM on October 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


God, a la the Sistine Chapel
posted by kathrineg at 1:19 PM on October 19, 2009


Wear bright yellow, a Hello My Name is Ray sticker and be a Ray of Fukcing Sunshine. (totally stolen idea)
posted by theora55 at 4:41 PM on October 19, 2009


He could carry a big spatula that he rubs you with - and be a skyscraper!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:28 PM on October 19, 2009


Thanks everyone for some really awesome ideas! This is going to be fun.


Maybe this is a dumb question, but it will bother me all night if I don't ask: how exactly do you dress up as the sky? What... do you wear?


My version includes sky blue strappy dress, toy plane attached to hair, large bird earrings, several colorful helium-filled balloons, and perhaps a face-painted rainbow!

And thanks again, Jocelmeow! Your costume looked great!
posted by DeltaForce at 5:45 AM on October 20, 2009


He could always go as a katamari!
posted by kathrineg at 6:31 AM on October 20, 2009


My version includes sky blue strappy dress, toy plane attached to hair, large bird earrings, several colorful helium-filled balloons, and perhaps a face-painted rainbow!

Great ideas! I'd love to see a pic of the finished product if you care to share.
posted by jocelmeow at 8:14 AM on October 20, 2009


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