Monday, October 02, 2006

Halloween with Ro

Does anyone have suggestions for what costume Roberta should wear for Halloween? She's invited to a party and attending requires her to wear a costume. I suggested "plumber" and "real estate agent," and she wants something cuter than than, but not too cute, as I discovered yesterday when I called her from Target to report that they sell adult cheerleader costumes.

All suggestions welcomed. She is tall and thin and a fine arts painter. So "starving artist" is out. She has to look different than normal.

9 comments:

Sara Kocher said...

Presuming she also wants something easy to move around in (i.e. nothing too bulky like octopuses, centaurs or bags of candy), here's what I think of off the top of my head:

- Accountant (suit, severe hairdo, glasses perched on nose, long strips of adding machine tape dangling from pockets)

- Bumble bee

- Witch (boring but easy)

- Catholic School Ghoul (Classic plaid skirt, mary-jane shoes, white blouse, and headband, but with funky wig and skin painted green. I like this one, but no one else gets it, so maybe not)

- Ninja (another fairly easy one)

- Carmen Miranda (a lot of work or money, though, unless you already have a fruit-covered turban)

- not a pirate

Marie said...

I like Catholic School Ghoul! Don't know if she'd make her skin green, but she could do other ghoulish things.

And Yancey suggested a cute plumber. (sigh)

Steve Buccellato said...

Wild dik-dik?

Marie said...

GREAT idea! Little ears, a small tail... and a faux fur skin. Plus she gets to say "I am a dik-dik" all night. Wonder what Ro will make of that.

Amanda Castleman said...

Fur-kini all the way – a la Raquel Welch. No half measures!

Marie said...

Bad news... Ro claims it's "too cold" for a fur-kini. Next?

Ed Ward said...

Can I ask what an "adult cheerleader" outfit is? My imagination is running wild with that one.

Marie said...

Meaning a cheerleader outfit that says "Adult" under "size."

Ed Ward said...

Ah, so not "adult" as in "adult content" or "adult beverage."

Still, not so bad. Fur-kini is a great idea, but pneumonia can be a bitch to treat, and I remember those Northeastern Halloweens.