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What 'over 18' movie character wears a light grey pinstripe suit (no tie)?
July 23, 2011 1:49 AM   Subscribe

I don't like fancy dress parties but I have to go to one tonight. The theme is '18 certificate movies'. I would like to wear a suit, preferably my light grey pinstripe one, I don't like to wear ties. I have hair, medium length, that I can wear loosely or slicked back. Is there any character from an over 18 movie you can think of that, perhaps with some easy accessorizing, I can 'imitate'?
posted by wildatheart to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
 
One of the Revervoir Dogs characters or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho?
posted by Jubey at 1:56 AM on July 23, 2011


Reservoir Dogs, sorry. Having said that, both these looks would work better with a tie and some fake blood splatters. You could always take the tie off later in the night.
posted by Jubey at 1:59 AM on July 23, 2011


A get-out-of-jail that has served me more than once. Two simple steps.
1. Make a tiny effort. Don't rock up in something completely normal and boring. Even if it's just a funny looking hat. The grey suit you mention in your question seems like the G-O [unless everyone will be wearing suits].
2. Wear a name badge. eg. Ron "The Hedgehog" Jeremy.
The fact that the name doesn't match the costume doesn't seem to hurt at all.

I went to a James Bond themed party the other night. Wore a nice shirt, dress shorts with my socks pulled right up and a name badge stating I was Oddjob. When I say badge, it was just a self adhesive label printed from the word processor. Turned out to be quite the conversation starter. "Er, where's your top hat?"
posted by uncanny hengeman at 2:07 AM on July 23, 2011


Definitely go with American Psycho. All you need to do is slick your hair back and rock a nice suit. Add business cards or nailgun if you're feeling especially adventurous.
posted by nomis at 2:38 AM on July 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just about any character from an organized crime movie on the wrong side of the law will do.
posted by valkyryn at 4:45 AM on July 23, 2011


Wear a (bow)tie loosely around your neck, go as James Spader in Secretary.
posted by humph at 6:11 AM on July 23, 2011


Vincent Vega
posted by devbrain at 10:38 AM on July 23, 2011


2nding American psycho, especially if you can stay in character. Talk about Huey Lewis and the News and Phil Collins, tell everyone you are from "murders and executions", buy a clear poncho to wear over your suit, and carry an axe.
posted by two lights above the sea at 12:20 AM on July 24, 2011


I also came in to say Patrick Bateman..late on the draw I see. Or Gordon Gecko of course.
posted by bquarters at 9:19 AM on July 24, 2011


Thanks everyone - I went as Patrick Bateman with a strip of nails coming out of my front pocket - great help, thanks again.
posted by wildatheart at 3:23 AM on July 25, 2011


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