Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Costume Ideas For Pun-Lovers

Wait! Before you head to Wal-Mart and buy a Spider-Man mask or half of a nurse's outfit, consider one of these simple step formulas to creating an original and thrifty costume.
Special thanks to Adrienne Pastula for a majority of these gems

Science and Humanities
  • Wear silver clothes + Bounce up and down while saying, “Woahhh now. Whoaa! WHOOOAAAoooahhhh!”= Mercury Rising
  • Get two cats + Kill one + Keep the other alive + Walk around muttering, “My name is Schrödinger”
  • Dress as a high school principal + Write a question mark on your chest = The Uncertainty Principle
  • Go as play-dough + Philosophize = Plato
  • Wear a blue sphere + Drop kick individuals= Plutonium

Environment and the Elements
  • Dress up like a bear + Smoke a cigarette= Smokey the Bear
  • Dress as a heart + Launch yourself at people= Heart Attack
  • Wear all blue + Draw a squiggle across your chest + Greet people= Ocean Wave
  • Dress up like a raindrop + Ride a skateboard= Waterboarding
  • Green shoes + Green tights + Paint one arm green= I’m Going Green
  • Orange clothing + Flames made out of construction paper + Lots of yelling= Roaring fire
  • Dress up as a stick+ Roll in mud + Whine constantly= Stick in the Mud
  • Cover yourself in rocks + Paint your face white with black details + Don’t speak= Pebble Mime [Erebody hates mimes]
  • Green top + Orange bottoms= Carrot
  • Green top + Orange bottoms + Saying, “I’m from around here”= Local Carrot
 Space and Time
  • Dress as a star + Carry a nerf gun= Shooting Star
  • Wear a large red sphere + Cover it in Life cereal= Life on Mars
  • So that's why Life cereal is so expensive
  • Couples costume: One person wears meat. The other person wears more meat and thus becomes the meteor
  • Paint yourself green + Wear black + Carry a broom + Attach a clock to your face= Greenwich Standard Time*
*You may also substitute the witch attire with flannel for Mountain Time or attach hammers to your body for Hammer Time

Bonus Costumes
  • Dads: Wear red, white and blue or flag paraphernalia + Refuse to get off the couch during trick or treating= American Idle
  • Group costume: Get a group of friends + Carry five $100 bills + Yell about having a fortune= Fortune 500 Company

But remember, the more kids you scare away, the more candy you get to eat yourself! As Shakespeare once said, "To be scary is to be fat."

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