Not Chiquita Banana Man.
October 10, 2006 4:27 PM   Subscribe

I'm going to be the Chiquita Banana Lady for Halloween. Can you think of a spicy Latin costume for my boyfriend?

We thought of a tequila worm, tequila bottle, and one of those men in Tijuana who wear hawaiian shirts, blow whistles, and pour tequila down peoples' throats before violently shaking their heads. We've also thought of a banana. But he's not excited about anything so far. The easier, (and cheaper) the better.

OR: If you can think of a related brand mascot costume, that's great too! Preferably something human. And not the Jolly Green Giant. Thanks, all!
posted by changeling to Grab Bag (38 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
If you're going to be the Banana Lady, shouldn't your boyfriend be a banana? :-)
posted by browse at 4:28 PM on October 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Ricky Ricardo. With the Bobaloo shirt.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 4:37 PM on October 10, 2006


Juan Valdez? Looks like an easy costume to pull together.
posted by GaelFC at 4:41 PM on October 10, 2006


Zorro?
posted by kindall at 4:42 PM on October 10, 2006


Spicy, eh?

How about a giant jalapeƱo?
posted by oxford blue at 4:43 PM on October 10, 2006




Mariachi, no question. Those outfits rock.
posted by vacapinta at 4:48 PM on October 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


El Chavo del Ocho.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:49 PM on October 10, 2006


Ricky Ricardo. With the Bobaloo shirt.

Damn, beat me to it. Though without a Lucy it may be a bit out of context.
posted by dw at 4:55 PM on October 10, 2006


How about retro-un-PC Frito Bandito
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 4:56 PM on October 10, 2006


El Mariachi (the awesome costume + the bonus of a large gun).

Ramone Azteca (Gong Show)
posted by jamaro at 5:17 PM on October 10, 2006


+ El Mariachi
posted by hatsix at 5:26 PM on October 10, 2006


Che?
Cheech?
posted by chococat at 5:29 PM on October 10, 2006



--A monkey
--A Latin American dictator with penis envy
--A festive dildo
--A ballpark hotdog
--A Plantain
--A Chiquita Banana Man (and about time)
--Charlie Chaplin ... and he slips anytime he's near you
posted by w_boodle at 5:33 PM on October 10, 2006


I'll second the Zorro idea
posted by chrisamiller at 5:40 PM on October 10, 2006


He should just go as the Latin equivalent of himself, ala Esteban Colberto or Senor Spielbergo.
posted by Hildago at 5:59 PM on October 10, 2006


Ricardo Montablan (aka Mr. Rourke)
My dear guests....Welcome......to FAN-tasy Island.
posted by NoraCharles at 6:12 PM on October 10, 2006


dw: Damn, beat me to it. Though without a Lucy it may be a bit out of context.

Then he'd just look like a romantic Latino in fancy dress, which goes just fine with Ms. Banana.

Or he could go as the Chiquita Banana seal.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 6:28 PM on October 10, 2006


The Tapatio Man.

I knew a guy who did this, and had several small bottles inside of his jacket to offer with a spicy wink.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:38 PM on October 10, 2006


El Chapulin Colorado(the real life inspiration for the Simpsons character)

Anyone from the Lucha Libre

But, since Carmen Miranda and her fruity hat were supposed to be Carribean, you might want to stick with that (rather than Mexican or Latin American looks) like the above mentioned, Ricky Ricardo or Fidel Castro.

How about he just goes as a big banana?
posted by Pollomacho at 7:18 PM on October 10, 2006


chupacabrao
posted by Alt F4 at 7:22 PM on October 10, 2006


Fred Armisen as Fericito
posted by kookoobirdz at 8:00 PM on October 10, 2006


Have him go as a fruit fly -- he'll never flit far from your side peel.
posted by rob511 at 8:02 PM on October 10, 2006


Response by poster: You guys are amazing.
posted by changeling at 8:23 PM on October 10, 2006


Strong Bad?
posted by kindall at 8:30 PM on October 10, 2006


Mr. Peanut
posted by O9scar at 10:13 PM on October 10, 2006


I spent ten minutes searching for the picture of goya lady, from the bumblebee man's show off The Simpsons.
posted by oxford blue at 10:36 PM on October 10, 2006


Walter Mercado. He's one of the weirdest hijueputas I've ever seen.
posted by jesourie at 5:50 AM on October 11, 2006


He has to go as Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) with a bongo drum.
posted by JJ86 at 6:47 AM on October 11, 2006


--A festive dildo

my boyfriend wants to know what's latin about that? Does he have a mustache?
posted by bilabial at 7:27 AM on October 11, 2006


Batmanuel
posted by simbiotic at 7:31 AM on October 11, 2006


Geraldo! With broken nose or without. Although I guess the broken nosed Geraldo would go better with a neo-Nazi wielding a chair than the Chiquita Banana lady.
posted by witchstone at 7:51 AM on October 11, 2006


Another vote for Ricky Ricardo. Or Che Guevara. The Bobaloo shirt is to die for.
posted by theora55 at 11:27 AM on October 11, 2006


THE BUMBLEBEE MAN.

Although I do like the monkey idea. He's hairy enough.

Or he could be the Chiquita Banana Lady too. Fruity!
posted by granted at 11:56 AM on October 12, 2006


--A festive dildo
my boyfriend wants to know what's latin about that? Does he have a mustache?


Well...
Perhaps he has a strip of rubber nubs above his lip. Or a feather-tipped sombrero. A latex pancho?

Add a bandoleer and a couple of squirt guns and he could go as Pancho Dildo -- a great general of some banana republic. What you put in the bandoleer and squirt guns is up to you.
posted by w_boodle at 1:40 PM on October 12, 2006


As long as he doesn't go as Dirty Sanchez
posted by hatsix at 11:13 PM on October 13, 2006


Response by poster: For anyone that stumbles upon this post:

He's going as a banana.
posted by changeling at 11:36 PM on October 15, 2006


I can't believe he's spending $44.99 plus shipping on a giant banana costume for one night. He'd better find an excuse to wear it again. I still like the monkey idea - you could lead him around on a chain and feed him bananas from your hat when he does tricks. I ran into Mike Lajom again and I think we're driving down to San Diego together, although I'm not sure you should trust him around your banana. Especially when the bottom half of your banana is protruding very grabbably from its wearer's pubic area. I'm just saying.
posted by granted at 3:44 PM on October 18, 2006


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