NYC, Halloween, easy ideas for costumes
October 18, 2007 8:29 PM   Subscribe

Costume ideas, Halloween, NYC... traveling light, help????

will be in NYC on business the weekend before halloween and have been invited to a "halloween" party/ scavenger hunt in Brooklyn... any suggestions for a costume that does not involve bringing a bunch of stuff in my luggage? doesn't have to be elaborate...bonus points for anything I could buy in Manhattan before I catch the subway to the party...
posted by priested to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
you do not want to try to buy a costume in manhattan last minute around halloween, the lines will be crazy long and crazy slow. if you're staying at a hotel, why not just buy a costume online and have it shipped to the hotel? that way you don't have to bring anything with you.
posted by lia at 9:17 PM on October 18, 2007

dude, take a crazy hat, sunglasses, and some tape.

When you get to New York, find an empty box.

Now put everything together and recreate the "Dick in The Box" dude.
posted by unexpected at 9:42 PM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

Buy an I (Heart) NY tee shirt for a few bucks, tuck it into sweatpants, wield a camera and a poorly folded subway map, and come as a tourist.
posted by hermitosis at 9:47 PM on October 18, 2007

Low-Rent Viking: crumple some aluminum foil into horns, affix to cheapo aluminum colander helmet. Cut shield out of cardboard, cover with more foil for a classy touch.

Hit a hardware/housewares store in NY (try Chinatown) for the colander. You might find a suitably lethal-looking spatula for your sword.
posted by Quietgal at 9:55 PM on October 18, 2007

Chauncey Gardener.
posted by rhizome at 10:44 PM on October 18, 2007

Bat costume.
posted by anaelith at 1:09 AM on October 19, 2007 [1 favorite]

Black socks, dress shoes, thong, overcoat, voila!
posted by Pollomacho at 5:01 AM on October 19, 2007

Borat - this shouldn't take up to much space in your suitcase.
posted by doorsfan at 7:44 AM on October 19, 2007

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