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I am looking for costume ideas which include a horse head mask?

The mask

On an impulse I purchased a horse-head mask during the summer and wore it around for a laugh. Now I could use a hand to think of costumes that could incorporate it for Halloween? I'm at a loss but want an excuse to wear it again!

Things I've thought of were dressing it up with a suit just because, or perhaps in going in drag and calling myself Sarah Jessica Parker... As per the quality of my humor.
posted by ~Bert to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (49 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream would probably be the iconic choice.

Or you could dress as a bed and be the horsehead from The Godfather.
posted by jaguar at 4:27 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Zombie yourself up and implore people to beat you.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:27 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Pokey! Have a friend dress as Gumby.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:28 PM on September 28, 2012


Boba Fett.
posted by anti social order at 4:29 PM on September 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Every theme costume is creepier when you add the word "zombie" at the end - for example, instead of being a lawyer, you could be a lawyer zombie - and funnier when add the word "pimp" at the beginning (ie, pimp lawyer). So depending on what you're going for, I think you should be either a pimp horse ("Where my fillies at?"), a horse zombie ("oaaaaats.") or a pimp horse zombie.
posted by wolfdreams01 at 4:33 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wear the head and a bloody bedsheet, and say you're a pivotal scene out of The Godfather.
posted by scody at 4:35 PM on September 28, 2012 [13 favorites]


A well-tailored suit. You'll be the most professional-looking horse at the party.
posted by phunniemee at 4:36 PM on September 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


My fiance had that mask. It's pretty funny with a suit. Or just funny in general no matter what you wear with it. Just remember that it's super awkward to wear for any period of time.
posted by radioamy at 4:40 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


The beauty of the horse mask is that you can wear it with anything and bam, you've got a costume.
posted by The Whelk at 4:45 PM on September 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


Paint it black; wear black clothes; stand on a small pedestal; make short hops along an L-shaped trajectory.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:48 PM on September 28, 2012 [13 favorites]


Put a fake arm in one of your sleeves, and have your real arm come out the front, then wear the horse head on your other arm, and go as a high-energy-physics teleportation portal accident.
posted by anonymisc at 4:50 PM on September 28, 2012


Santa Claus suit with horse head strikes me as being just right. Also, don't explain.
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:51 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Sexy Horse
posted by ODiV at 4:52 PM on September 28, 2012 [9 favorites]


A well-tailored suit. You'll be the most professional-looking horse at the party.

He'd be a... workhorse?
posted by carsonb at 4:54 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


AhA. A pony request!

[I had a Latin teacher who looked a bit like that] Something academic...

Such as this graduation pony, with mortar board and all.

Find suitable robe, or if not, I'm seconding a well-tailored suit, perhaps better even a tailcoat.

(dreaming about white Adidas shoes, no idea why)
posted by Namlit at 4:55 PM on September 28, 2012


Bad Horse from Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:56 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


A " horse fan", a " I Love Ponies" tshirt, horse charm bracelet, my little pony lunch box, etc.
posted by The Whelk at 5:00 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't go trick or treating like this or anything, but for the right kind of party all you need is a gas mask and some mushrooms...
posted by ook at 5:04 PM on September 28, 2012


Be a fat horse, dancing. I'd also hide some portable mp3 player+speaker inside the mask and play Balkan Express on loop.
posted by Seboshin at 5:08 PM on September 28, 2012


Sexy nurse horse.
posted by sonmi at 5:10 PM on September 28, 2012 [9 favorites]


Well, this is a total unlikely long shot but if you're a San Francisco Giants fan you can get a Matt Cain (18) jersey (or make one up yourself) and go as "The Horse" (as he's known here). Like so. (YT link)
posted by moxiequz at 5:10 PM on September 28, 2012


Wear as bright and unhorsey a color as you can manage and, voila, horse of a different color.
posted by Diagonalize at 5:12 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Be a horse. Also, make a half-size human doll and attach it to your back, with one arm raised holding a sabre or something.
posted by stebulus at 5:27 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Biohazard suit. You can't go wrong with that.

Or union-suit pajamas. If you plan to leave the back flap open, for the love of everybody, wear something under it.
posted by cmyk at 5:35 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pastel bodysuit, glue a wig and some fake eyebrows on that thing, slap a sticker on your ass and go as My Little Sexy Pony. It'll be nightmare inducing.
posted by fshgrl at 5:45 PM on September 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


If your circle of friends are horse people go as dead Ginger from Black Beauty
posted by brujita at 6:02 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Keep a bag of condoms mixed with a bag of Lego Men or toy soldiers.

You're a Trojan Horse.

Better even if you can get someone to wheel you around on a dolly.
posted by bilabial at 6:12 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Get a group of people together to do the Gangnam Style horse dance with you.

(Horse head cameo in this Gangnam Style parody)
posted by needled at 6:15 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Horse-Man of the Apocalypse?
posted by deinemutti at 6:17 PM on September 28, 2012


Be the original creepy horse head guy.

Well, I think he's the original. It's pretty old, anyway.
posted by orme at 6:29 PM on September 28, 2012


no matter what you do, don't say a single word all night.
posted by changeling at 6:44 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


You could also carry a straw hat and a rusty chain saw, of course
posted by Namlit at 6:49 PM on September 28, 2012


Zombie sexy nurse horse.
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:53 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Reverse centaur. Wear the horse head mask, hooves on your hands, and no pants.
posted by benzenedream at 7:11 PM on September 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


I suggest a nametag that says "Hello, my name is Rafalca" and just prancing around at odd moments. Best if you can find a couple of folks to be Ann and Mitt.
posted by SugarAndSass at 7:32 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Great mask. That page should really be its own FPP. The gallery of photos is hilarious.

...something with wings, the shabbier the better.
posted by lowest east side at 8:05 PM on September 28, 2012


Please be Romney's dressage horse, Rafalca.
posted by Lieber Frau at 11:54 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I came to say what deinemutti said:
Horse-Man of the Apocalypse

My imagination yields a horse mask on a guy with a nice suit (so you can go with your just because). You can tailor it to be one of the specific Horse-Men if you prefer: Conquest, War, Famine and Death. War would let you go in camoflauge patterns if you have it.
posted by whatzit at 12:18 AM on September 29, 2012


Stuff the mask, carry it, and hide your head.
Headless Horse-Man.
posted by gally99 at 1:46 AM on September 29, 2012


Wear a British WWI military uniform and you're War Horse. Although personally I'd go with jenfullmoon's suggestion of Bad Horse (the thoroughbred of sin!) from Dr. Horrible.
posted by zanni at 5:41 AM on September 29, 2012


wear it with this cloak and go as a night-mare.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:23 AM on September 29, 2012


My roommate went (allegedly! I never saw the costume) as the Horsehead Nebula for Halloween one year using that mask. So wear the mask, get some black clothes and paint stars all over them (with glow-in-the-dark paint?). Not as fun as some other ideas, but super-nerdy.
posted by darksong at 8:02 AM on September 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I came by to suggest pairing it with this costume, or one of its variants, if you were a woman.
From your profile, I see you're not a woman, but now I'm suggesting it even more.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:21 AM on September 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mr. Horse, clearly.
posted by cmoj at 9:30 AM on September 29, 2012


Don't suppose you could get a naked friend to go with you, now could you? (Of course, he'd be the guy from Equus, so you could be one of the horses.)
posted by dlugoczaj at 3:45 PM on September 29, 2012


Thanks for the suggestions, so many great ideas and finally I have some awesome direction.

Whoever came up with zombie sexy nurse horse. it's uncanny how well you speak my language. We shall see what comes of this.

I'm considering is either a tailored black suit or a non tailored yet awesomely tacky forest green one if I do go that route.

OR I like the ideas of Bad horse as well as the unsexy my little pony in drag. (but what is the rest of the suit for BAD HORSE? cowboyish stuff I guess??)

I'll have to come back and post pictures with whatever I decide.
posted by ~Bert at 6:45 PM on September 30, 2012


but what is the rest of the suit for BAD HORSE?

Three friends with beer mugs, cowboy hats, and strong knees. Like so many supervillains, Bad Horse is nothing without his minions.
posted by ook at 4:03 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


late, but I just showed my husband this thread (because we have the same horse mask!) and he said: "wear it BACKWARDS."

if you feel like going for SHEER TERROR.
posted by changeling at 10:05 PM on October 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


AAAAAAAAAAH. Um. I mean, yes. Changeling wins.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:22 AM on October 3, 2012


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