Not the Three Musketeers!
October 10, 2011 5:48 PM   Subscribe

Need Halloween costumes for three people...me, my sister, and her boyfriend.

My sister and her boyfriend are visiting me Halloween weekend, and we'll be attending a costume party. We want to dress up as something together, but not something that will force us to be linked all night (like a horse or something). I also don't love dressing up as something incredibly conspicuous, and would prefer dressing up as actual people, preferably those who will be immediately recognized. Something like dressing up as the characters in Mad Men would be good. I'm not really the type of person who can pull off some punny or obscure costume.
posted by LizzyBee to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total)
 
specific villains in batman, or some other identifiable group from pop culture (especially movies or music) are always good. best is if the original group is also 3 people. :)
posted by kitsuloukos at 5:52 PM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


the Three Musketeers
Kirk, Spock and Bones
any big Power Trio
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:54 PM on October 10, 2011


The Three Stooges, Three Little Pigs, Three Musketeers, Three Little Kittens (who've lost their mittens)...
posted by crunchland at 5:56 PM on October 10, 2011


Velma, Daphne, and Fred. You could spend the evening looking for a stoner and a Great Dane.
posted by TooFewShoes at 5:57 PM on October 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


Food Truck Race team?
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:58 PM on October 10, 2011


One buddhist, one catholic, one muslim.
posted by zagyzebra at 6:00 PM on October 10, 2011


Salt, pepper and cumin?
posted by caliban at 6:00 PM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Dress up like cowboys with big handlebar mustaches, and go as Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt Earp.
posted by crunchland at 6:04 PM on October 10, 2011


Knights Who Say Ni!
posted by Lyn Never at 6:13 PM on October 10, 2011


A priest, a rabbi, and a minister. Then you write your own jokes for the night.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:19 PM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Blue Man Group.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 6:20 PM on October 10, 2011


Jack, Janet and Chrissie? Henry, June and Anaïs? Mary and her two little lambs? One year, three of my friends went as The Cat in the Hat, Thing #1 and Thing #2.
posted by mochapickle at 7:08 PM on October 10, 2011


Human Centipede.

What? I can't be the only one thinking of it.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:09 PM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Cheap one: Each of the women have a t-shirt with an "X" on it. The boyfriend has a T-shirt with "Y" on it. Bam! You're Klinefelter's syndrome.
posted by notsnot at 7:25 PM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't get it, but why not all have X? then one is Xtreme, two is indie group The XX, and three is porn/a Vin Disel flick. add a fourth for an Aussie beer
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:49 PM on October 10, 2011


Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Meatwad, Frylock, Master Shake. Probably more conspicuous than you're looking for. Which is too bad, 'cause it'd be awesome.
posted by zen_spider at 8:30 PM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe characters from a movie you all like (I did Kill Bill with 2 other friends once...we had Uma, Lucy Liu, and a Crazy 88), or musicians? You could be Robert Palmer and 2 of the girls who were always in his videos (black minidress, slicked back bun, red lipstick), or just pick three that would be fun to dress as- David Bowie, Madonna, and Elvis or something.
posted by emd3737 at 8:36 PM on October 10, 2011


Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper

Charlie's Angels
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:38 PM on October 10, 2011


M&Ms are easy: stitch or paint a white "m" on a solid-colored sweatshirt, wear dark pants and white gloves. If one of you is up to something just a bit more involved, a large brown garbage bag can be easily turned into an M&Ms bag. Recognizable when you're split up, but especially fun when you're all together.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:44 PM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


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