How can I make my "red tape menace" costume theme more clear
October 29, 2013 8:21 PM Subscribe
11th hour costume question: how can I make the theme behind "red tape menace" (bureaucratic Russian, with literal red tape) more apparent? As I'm in charge of reviewing public applications of sorts, I have been called a "red tape machine" by family members, and I like the general idea/joke, especially as this is a costume to wear to work. The elements of my costume can be seen here
posted by filthy light thief to grab bag (15 answers total)
The elements of my costume are: Russian hat of some sort, a black waterproof jacket (synthetic material with matte finish), dark grey/green cargo pants, hiking boots, and actual red tape (thick, masking-type tape).
In the past, I carried the roll of red tape around and made a red arm band, and this year, I was thinking of adding a red star to the back of my jacket. What more can I do to emphasize the bureaucratic and Russian elements of my theme? If nothing else, I was thinking of making a red name badge with "бюрократ" (Bureaucrat? that's Google's auto-translation).