A man, no plan, a mohawk, Halloween!
October 2, 2010 5:48 PM   Subscribe

I have a mohawk. What's a good idea for a Halloween costume?

I have a short mohawk, with completely smooth sides, kinda like Mr. Bloom here. I'm a pale white guy, 5'10, with dark brown/black hair, a goatee, and a mustache. The picture in my profile is slightly out of date.

I'd like to do an interesting and clever Halloween costume, without getting rid of the mohawk. (I can shave the mustache, and I'm kinda attached to the goatee, but I'd be willing to shave it too, for the right idea.)

I could, of course, fall back to a punk, a goth, a Mohican, or something equally generic, but that doesn't sound too fun (although the punk/goth look is very different than how I normally look, so it might be fun). Other ideas I've had are Travis Bickle (seems hard to pull off, but I kinda match the look) or (stretching it) David Beckham.

What are my other options? I don't mind spending a bit, in the name of awesomeness.
posted by bkudria to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (31 answers total)
 
Are wigs out of the question?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:50 PM on October 2, 2010


Trojan soldier, gold body paint on your head to complete the helmet?
posted by little light-giver at 5:55 PM on October 2, 2010


Mr. T! Sunglasses and lots of gold chains.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:55 PM on October 2, 2010


Mr T

Break out the gold chains.
posted by pick_the_flowers at 5:56 PM on October 2, 2010


I pity the fool who posted Mr T before me.

(just joking ThePinkSuperhero)
posted by pick_the_flowers at 5:58 PM on October 2, 2010


California Blue Jay, male.
posted by effluvia at 5:58 PM on October 2, 2010


Can you spike it straight up, spray it silver, glue a handle on it and dribble blood down the side of your head? Voila! Meat cleaver stuck in the head guy!
posted by vincele at 5:59 PM on October 2, 2010


Personally, I think a Mohawk indian would be an awesome look for Halloween, don't overlook that.

Besides punks and Native Americans, the only other guys I know who wore the mohawk were Paratroopers - before a jump, some would shave their heads for the same reason Native Americans did: to scare the hell out their opponents.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 5:59 PM on October 2, 2010


Oh yeah I forgot: wear a white jacket and pants. Maybe a four-fingered glove. You're the clumsy butcher.
posted by vincele at 6:01 PM on October 2, 2010


A fish or shark of some kind? Or a seashell, but that might be tough to pull off. Cockatiel? Venus flytrap? Bowser?
posted by Fui Non Sum at 6:02 PM on October 2, 2010


Maddox Jolie
posted by iconomy at 6:06 PM on October 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Father Alban from Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter.
posted by Kellydamnit at 6:08 PM on October 2, 2010


One of the Bad guys from The Road Warrior. Not nessesarily Wez, there were plenty of them that had mohawks, and it should be pretty easy to dig up some ratty, dirty black leather.
posted by dead cousin ted at 6:24 PM on October 2, 2010


Get a Sharpie (or henna if you got) and let some one go crazy.
posted by pyro979 at 6:26 PM on October 2, 2010


Travis Bickle.
posted by vrakatar at 6:32 PM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


California doesn't have Blue Jays. We have Scrub Jays, Pinyon Jays, and Steller's Jays.

I think Travis Bickle would be cool.
posted by elsietheeel at 6:49 PM on October 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


/pities fools not suggesting Mr. T.
posted by Artw at 7:04 PM on October 2, 2010


FYI, Mr. T doesn't have a mohawk. He has an oldhawk: That's a mohawk plus a male-pattern-baldness laurel toulet seat thing around the side.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:07 PM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Toulet" is how I spell toilet.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:11 PM on October 2, 2010


Seconding bad guy from Road Warrior.
posted by dephlogisticated at 7:32 PM on October 2, 2010


Or, Animal from the Road Warriors.
posted by cribcage at 7:38 PM on October 2, 2010


Tank Girl? Poodle With a Mohawk?
posted by bevedog at 8:00 PM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Rogue Trooper?
posted by Artw at 8:04 PM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't believe no one has suggested Sonic the Hedgehog!
posted by Night_owl at 10:37 PM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


biker dude from weird science
posted by rhizome at 1:37 AM on October 3, 2010


Taxi Driver. You talkin' to me?
posted by shortyJBot at 6:11 AM on October 3, 2010


Go as a rooster.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:36 AM on October 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd go in the opposite direction and fill out the Mowhawk a bit- give your friends a new look at you with more hair.
What about Pee Wee Herman?
Let your Mowhawk sides grow out a bit beforehand, then on the day darken the sides with scalp makeup (get it at a beauty supply place that sells makeup to film makeup artists- that kind won't come off on your clothes, or ask at MAC or somewhere similar for something that won't smudge and run if your head sweats a little), and comb the Mowhawk neatly over to one side.
Powder your face pale, darken your brows, a little red lipstick smudged in well, and a slim grey suit with a red bowtie.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 10:12 AM on October 3, 2010


Throw on a diaper and a guitar, and you're the late, great Garry Shider of Parliament-Funkadelic. You can wear a jacket if you're cold.
posted by knile at 11:01 AM on October 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd get a very boring wig and wear a suit and tie and carry a briefcase ;)
posted by lemniskate at 3:39 PM on October 3, 2010


Paint your face in white & black stripes: zebra!
posted by IAmBroom at 9:42 PM on October 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


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