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September 15, 2018 7:05 PM   Subscribe

I have a monocle and a tophat. What should I 'go as' for Halloween?
posted by this-apoptosis to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Penguin

Lord Peter Wimsey

Eustace Tilley
posted by thomas j wise at 7:09 PM on September 15

The Monopoly guy?
posted by padraigin at 7:13 PM on September 15 [8 favorites]

Alternately, the woman who protested as Mr. Moneybags at the Equifax hearings this year.
posted by theweasel at 7:14 PM on September 15 [3 favorites]

The 1%. Very au courant. Be creative with other attributes of the character...
posted by amtho at 7:46 PM on September 15 [1 favorite]

Young Frankenstein or Frankenstein's Monster from Young Frankenstein. They don't use the monocle, but their version of Puttin on the Ritz is definitive. By the way, It's pronounced Fronkensteen.
posted by theora55 at 8:19 PM on September 15 [2 favorites]

Diary-writing Veronica from Heathers? (No top hat required)
posted by Autumnheart at 8:40 PM on September 15 [1 favorite]

Mr. Peanut.
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:22 PM on September 15 [1 favorite]

Colonel Klink
posted by Rob Rockets at 10:31 PM on September 15

Charlie McCarthy! Add a tux or black suit, and draw lines down from the corners of your mouth. Bonus points if you get someone to follow you around with their hand inside a slit in the back of your jacket.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:52 PM on September 15 [3 favorites]

from The Simpsons I know that Mr. Burns has worn a tophat not sure about a monocle, I do know the Homer has used both.
posted by alchemist at 6:52 AM on September 16

Maggie, if you have a willing friend, and Jiggs?
posted by peagood at 5:23 PM on September 16

Old, but still classy: Marlene Dietrich
posted by alonsoquijano at 6:13 PM on September 16 [1 favorite]

Note: Rich Uncle Pennybags, "the Monopoly guy", does not have a monocle.
posted by quinndexter at 9:22 PM on September 16 [1 favorite]

Definitely Lord Peter Wimsey (that photo does not feature a top hat, but he definitely wears one in the books). If you are female-bodied/gendered, I think it still works as there are certainly photos of Edwardian women wearing top hats and monocles.
posted by Athanassiel at 11:18 PM on September 16

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