What are some funny 2012 Halloween costume ideas?
October 25, 2012 5:53 AM   Subscribe

I would like to request an update for this previous AskMe thread on this year's timely funny halloween costume, gender neutral version.

I am in the US, so there's probably something electoral, but don't feel constrained to that. Also I am a girl but both guy/girl suggestions would be great. Lastly, thank you so much for last year's "I am the 2%" milk costume, people LOVED it.
posted by tangaroo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Union suit and an Elvis wig - instant Mitt Romney.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:00 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Big Bird carrying a binder and a bayonet? (The only 3 things I know about the debates)
posted by jozxyqk at 6:01 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

UN election observer.

Paint up some butterfly ballots or misprinted ballots.

Badly photoshopped nuclear disaster site.

Carry around a sample ballot in one of those "scenes" books actors use to read at tryouts - voting with your "Lady Parts".

Carry or wear a binder (depending on your outward appearing gender).

Make a fake iPad mini and wear it on your belt buckle?
posted by tilde at 6:14 AM on October 25, 2012

How about Clint Eastwood? Carry around a little kid-size chair (or a dollhouse one pinned to your suit lapel) and yell at it.

Or if you want something a bit more pop culture-y, Amanda Bynes: long wig, Mouseketeer ears, open container, key chain, and then buy a bunch of Matchbox cars, smash them up a little and glue them all over your body. Maybe leave a trail of them behind you on a fishing line.

You could also wear gray sweats, attach dozens of paint chips on the white-to-black scale, et voila: 50 Shades of Grey. Maybe even better if you could somehow run mini-clotheslines/curtain rods across your outfit and hang 50 tiny fabric gray window shades.

Also, if you can figure out how to make yourself look like a station wagon (maybe reuse your 2011 milk carton?), slap a few Romney 2012 bumper stickers on and put an Irish Setter stuffed animal on your head.
posted by argonauta at 6:33 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Badly restored Jesus is just crying out to be made into a costume.
posted by Acheman at 6:43 AM on October 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

Badly restored Jesus is just crying out to be made into a costume.

posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:57 AM on October 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

Zombie / dead Big Bird.
posted by insectosaurus at 7:12 AM on October 25, 2012

Same costume as last year, except make it the 47% Milk.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:18 AM on October 25, 2012

Wear a tuxedo and carry a small video camera-- you're the heroic cater-waiter who filmed the 47% video.
posted by nonasuch at 7:21 AM on October 25, 2012

Misspelt ballot ...
posted by tilde at 7:39 AM on October 25, 2012

Psy! Or Romney Psy.
posted by barnone at 7:50 AM on October 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

As I couple, I think the hip/quirky little youngsters from Moonrise Kingdom would be good. (Scroll down just a bit to see the two). It is a pretty cute movie.
posted by foxhat10 at 8:14 AM on October 25, 2012

I think the "it" costume of 2012 will be Psy.

It was mightily lampooned on last night's South Park.

I suppose you could do Hunger Games.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:26 AM on October 25, 2012

Wear a giant binder. Even better if you can cram another woman in there.
posted by hot soup at 8:40 AM on October 25, 2012

Felix Baumgartner, in a badly damaged spacesuit, with multiple compound fractures.
posted by alphanerd at 9:50 AM on October 25, 2012

Wear one side of a velvet boy's suit with pants that end at the knee and a white rounded collar. Wear a regular semi-hip suit on the other half.

You are "Eddie Munster or Paul Ryan . . . you decide!"

For the full costume experience, carry Eddie Munster and Paul Ryan quotes on cards and quiz your fellow party goers.

The beauty of this costume is the hair style works for both!!
posted by jaimystery at 6:26 PM on October 25, 2012

My partner and I have been brainstorming ways to go as Apple's iOS 6 maps. One way (suggested to us on Twitter): swap name tags.

It needs some work but it's an idea.
posted by viewofdelft at 6:38 AM on October 26, 2012

Thanks all!
I think something Frankenstorm related is becoming more likely...
posted by tangaroo at 10:07 PM on October 27, 2012

No no no, it's Frankenstorm's Monster!
posted by tilde at 9:05 PM on October 28, 2012

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