Help me find my superpower
April 13, 2012 11:12 AM   Subscribe

People of Metafilter who run long distances in funny outfits! People of Metafilter who like inventing alcohol themed superheroes! Help me come up with a costume and superhero identity for the SoCal Ragnar Relay.

My team (made mostly of hashers) is coming out to run the relay as Super Booze Heroes. Capes are a must. My longest leg is 8.3 miles, so the the costume can't be too bulky or warm. I can wear masks, face paint, or headbands. I would like the costume to be funny. I am a woman, so I can't go shirtless. Beyond that the requirements are pretty freeform. Too freeform. Help!
posted by rhythm and booze to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would definitely see if you can pin the cape to you, if you really must wear one, for the comfort and safety of basically everyone running around you.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:15 AM on April 13, 2012

How about the rum runner, with a prohibition-inspired costume?
posted by alphanerd at 11:24 AM on April 13, 2012 [3 favorites]

I take it Captain Morgan is already spoken for?

How about The Pink Lady? Dress all in pink.

The Singapore Sling? Vaguely asian with a slingshot as a weapon.

The Silkstocking? something something nylons something.
posted by LN at 11:26 AM on April 13, 2012

Doctor Manhattan: red/brown outfit, papier-mache cherry hat.
posted by zamboni at 11:29 AM on April 13, 2012 [3 favorites]

Also, someone on your team should totally run as Thurston Howell III, with a tiki drink in hand!
posted by LN at 11:30 AM on April 13, 2012

Or, run as Lucille Ball crushing grapes.
posted by LN at 11:32 AM on April 13, 2012

Sorry, never mind, I appear to have gone in the wrong direction. never mind me.
posted by LN at 11:33 AM on April 13, 2012

Some sock options: vino, beer, vodka, whiskey, tequila.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:47 AM on April 13, 2012

Sailor Moonshine
posted by argonauta at 12:28 PM on April 13, 2012 [3 favorites]

Sloe Gin Fizz: leaves and berries and bubble wrap (for the fizzy part). You may also want to bring a seltzer bottle to use as your superweapon. Bonus points if you come in last (for the "sloe" part). There's also this, which realization I'll leave up to you (probably using a lot of orange would do the trick). I'm assuming that there won't be kids at this. Don't do anything based on a Black and Tan unless you want a lecture on Irish history.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:03 PM on April 13, 2012

Oh... My sister-in-law showed up in an awesome DuffGirl costume for a Halloween party. Memail me if you'd like me to ask her about passing along a pic and/or other info on how she made it.

Just don't sneak into people's rooms and draw moustaches on them with Sharpies while they're asleep if you go this route... Please?
posted by alphanerd at 1:47 PM on April 13, 2012

The Zombie?

I suppose you want to win, so you can't shuffle and moan your whole leg - but you can run with your arms forward the whole way in your apricot/papaya coloured ragged clothes, with your tattered pineapple-coloured cape trailing behind you, wearing an umbrella hat painted to look like a cocktail umbrella, and a chopstick speared with some fake fruit slices affixed underneath.Make sure you have some grenadine "blood" stains too.
posted by peagood at 1:49 PM on April 13, 2012

Last week I found out there is a drink called the "Dirty Shirley." It's about what you figure it is. So you could go as a skanky Shirley Temple, or one that rolled in dirt or something.
posted by jenfullmoon at 2:00 PM on April 13, 2012

Bloody Mary of course!
posted by platinum at 2:27 PM on April 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

I have always wanted to run a race in costume but have never been in a situation where I could do so. living vicariously through brainstorming:

[super] bum wine: dress as a hobo/wine bottle (tie on a cylindrical cork hat?), and wear a foam bum. Powers include: Super cheap!

[super] red stripe: red sash with your superhero name on it. bottlecap-esque hat optional. Powers include: yelling "hooray beer!"

jungle juice jogger: tiger mask (facepaint will melt all over you!), green leafy headband, wear red (or some kind of bulbous red top with the kool-aid guy face on it), possibly make a juice-box style straw with straps that you can sling on your back? Powers include: super sweet, super mysterious flavor!

[super] six pack: obtain something like this. and possibly foam muscles. or one of those puffy upper-body-plus-arms costumes that make you look jacked. somehow relate this to beer. Powers: beer!

Pina colada: pinapple-looking headpiece, all yellow, lei, coconut bra over sports bra/t shirt. powers include: I really want one right now!

Cosmo girl: all pink, feather boa, girly things, vodka? Probably wouldn't be a good idea to try running with a plastic dog cone on but that might look sorta like a martini glass!

Other thoughts: four loko, jack daniel's, southern comfort, natty ice, a margarita.

costume ideas that are probably prohibitively bulky: super box wine (run while wearing large box; decorate accordingly), keg party (obtain and wear one of these; decorate accordingly)
posted by ghostbikes at 2:29 PM on April 13, 2012

Absinthe: The Green Fairy?
posted by -harlequin- at 7:07 PM on April 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

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