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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby sje46 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:16 pm UTC

Genius!
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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby SlyReaper » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:24 pm UTC

I still can't do the voice. I've tried, but it just sounds cringe-worthy. And I do not possess a full-length mirror so I can't provide a full body shot.

Now if only I were making a wookie costume, I can do the Chewbakka voice perfectly. Maybe next time.
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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:56 pm UTC

I can do a Zoidberg accent. Send it to me!

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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby Coin » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:03 pm UTC

Wow, that is an amazing costume. I love the your solution to the claw-problem. Not only does it look brilliant but it also confers a bit more dexterity than a pair of massive polystyrene claws can offer.

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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:22 am UTC

Yeah, the operation of complex machinery such as doorknobs would have been an issue. :P
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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby mrbaggins » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:24 pm UTC

As long as you can get the "Whoop-woop-woop-woop" down it doesn't matter what your voice is.

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Re: Doctor Zoidberg costume

Postby TheGuyWithTheHat » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:37 pm UTC

Wow well done with that!
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Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby MysteryBall » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm UTC

This is what, the second time I've braved asking you guys for ideas?

So basically, I need a costume for a party on the 28th, it can't be too complicated, I'm on holiday till next tuesday, so I don't have much time. I had the idea of the Google logo, which would involve dying my hair blue, red and yellow t-shirt, blue trousers, green socks and red trainers, or maybe I'd have to go green and red socks since I don't have any red trainers...

So yeah, any ideas guys? I'm a human rake, so Hulk wouldn't really work. =P

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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby Vincent91 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:13 pm UTC

Why not a blue hat instead of dying your hair?

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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby MysteryBall » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:15 pm UTC

Hair dye looks cooler.

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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby crickets » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:18 pm UTC

I dressed as Firefox for halloween one year. I had a fox toque.... and the costume just went from there. Buy some orange pants and a shirt, and go buy a globe. Done!
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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby Jessica » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:22 pm UTC

crickets wrote:I dressed as Firefox for halloween one year. I had a fox toque.... and the costume just went from there. Buy some orange pants and a shirt, and go buy a globe. Done!
I totally want to see photos of that!

I need a costume idea for halloween this year.
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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby Mr. N » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:34 pm UTC

Cue wrote:So yeah, any ideas guys? I'm a human rake, so Hulk wouldn't really work. =P


Because you're so skinny that would make the Hulk costume even better. You can be Hulk with a thyroid problem.
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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby MysteryBall » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:39 pm UTC

Mr. N wrote:
Cue wrote:So yeah, any ideas guys? I'm a human rake, so Hulk wouldn't really work. =P


Because you're so skinny that would make the Hulk costume even better. You can be Hulk with a thyroid problem.


I think they're also kinda sick of seeing me with no top on after that Easter performance I gave hanging from a cross and crying out to the back of the hall and calling it daddy.

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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby Flagpole Sitta » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:01 pm UTC

You could go as a cereal killer. You would dress in a generic sinister outfit and then take an empty cereal box and glue the top shut, and then take a plastic knife and stab it through the box, then dab fake blood everywhere and glue a couple of pieces of cereal to the box.

I really want to get together a Xena costume, but it would be hard and expensive. I would make a rocking Xena, though.
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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby OBrien » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:38 pm UTC

Last minuite (day) costumes me and mates have put together that went down well and their requirements:
Mime: White gloves, black & white facepaint, black trousers, black & white stripy tee shirt
Dennis the Menace: Catapult, brown/black scuffed up shoes, black shorts that stop above the knees, hair gel/messy black hair wig, red and black stripy jumper (well, jumper preferably, a long-sleeve will do)
Drag: Borrow a female friends clothing
Knight: Well, basically this was for a "London Underground" themed party: I bought a set of knight-armour (for ages 8-10) from Toys R Us, tied it on with string and made a model bridge, people thought the armour was hilarious though (unexpected bonus!)
Zombie: Rip up an old shirt and jeans, cover yourself with corpsepaint and fake blood
Shaun (from Shaun of the dead): White shirt with red ink stain at the bottom of the breast pocket, red pen in breast pocket, red tie, black trousers and shoes, short blonde hair.
James Bond: Fake gun, tux
Cowboy: Lumberjack shirt, boots (if you have them, not a requirement), skinny but not tight jeans, big buckled belt (easily borrowed), neckerchief (again, easily borrowed), hat and cap-gun (if you can't borrow these, you'll be able to find some cheap ones about)
Caveman: By some leopard-print fabric, make a tunic, bring a rounders bat or something as a club)

I've also done Cat-In-Boots, but that's a bit hard if you don't have a tailcoat, frilly shirt, black calf-high boots, fake ears and a fake tail lying about (although if it's on the 28th you could make them?). And if these don't help, float about your local clothes market until you find something you can work with; trust me, many a costume may be found this way.
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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby MysteryBall » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:21 pm UTC

I was thinking something more... 'nerd' based, OB. =P

Such as the Google thing, or Firefox.

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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby i_ll_winn » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:49 pm UTC

Wear a trench coat and be a fence.
Or a flasher. Its damn simple to be a flasher, just wear shorts and a trench coat so it looks like you aren't wearing pants, and refuse to reveal yourself because the cops would bust you.
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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby OBrien » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:10 am UTC

Raptor Jesus?

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Re: Obligatory help Cue with a costume thread

Postby Jessica » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:26 pm UTC

I had friends who went as a series of tubes and a dumptruck one year.
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Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby zug » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:50 pm UTC

I did a search for "Halloween" and couldn't find any dedicated threads. But it's almost October! I thought it would be nice to discuss costume ideas, since I'm notoriously unoriginal and I don't have a huge budget. I've been a pirate for the last 3 years in a row, just because the costume still fits. It's a cool costume, but I'm thoroughly sick of it!

Any favorite, original ideas for Halloween costumes? The further from the norm, the better!
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby Baldur » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:57 pm UTC

Going as a pumpkin is pretty awesome.
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:59 pm UTC

I remember in some dark recesses of my mind a thread about dressing up but I'm really not sure...

Anyway, this year I'm either planning to go as The Graverobber from Repo! or as a generic wizard.
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby alcibiades » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:00 pm UTC

I've gone as a telemarketer, IRS agent, and septic repairman. Anything that is actually scary as opposed to unreal (might go as a birther or an ACORN activist).
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:55 pm UTC

Baldur wrote:Going as a pumpkin is pretty awesome.

I did this once, but as I was five months old, I don't remember it. I've seen pictures, it worked.

For some reason, part of me wants to be a wizard this year. It's not quirky or fun or interesting, but I think the part of me that contains the repressed IRC cybersex fantasies is trying to bubble to the surface.
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:56 pm UTC

It's worth it just to own a robe, I assure you.
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby PictureSarah » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:49 pm UTC

I kind of want to go as Miss Trunchbull and have my husband go as Bruce Bogtrotter.
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:04 am UTC

I'd love to go as Sweeney Todd if I could get a friend of mine to go as Ms. Lovett.

My friend has the idea of going as an unholy union of the Joker and Pacman. I don't really think that it's a good idea, but I suppose that it all depends on the execution.
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Re: Halloween costumes: your favorites and/or new ideas!

Postby Hamorad » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:05 am UTC

I went as anxiety and the desire for social conformity. As you can imagine, it was a pretty hard costume to make.

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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby singlefin » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:50 am UTC

Last year I went as Brian Blessed. That was fun.

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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Moo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:55 am UTC

Friends are mine recently got married in a private ceremony and are having a reception party in December (in South Africa, so high summer). They're pretty unconventional and fun, so it's themed; but it's a wedding reception at the end of the day with aunties and grandparents there so it has to be mildly classy and understated. They're using their initials as a theme, B & T. Any outfit suggestions?

Hubby and I are going together so suggestions for me, for each of us or for us as a couple welcome.
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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby singlefin » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:14 am UTC

Moo wrote:Friends are mine recently got married in a private ceremony and are having a reception party in December (in South Africa, so high summer). They're pretty unconventional and fun, so it's themed; but it's a wedding reception at the end of the day with aunties and grandparents there so it has to be mildly classy and understated. They're using their initials as a theme, B & T. Any outfit suggestions?

Hubby and I are going together so suggestions for me, for each of us or for us as a couple welcome.


Well, B&T is a Swedish gun manufacturer, but that probably isn't wedding-appropriate, so how about TuBerculosis (just look a bit consumptive), or a TeaBag (not quite sure how you'd do that)

Edit: Swiss, not Swedish. Not relevant here, but hey, accuracy's good, right?

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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Amarantha » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:20 pm UTC

Bill & Ted?
Bottom & Top?
Bus & Train?
Black & Tan?

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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Coin » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:48 pm UTC

How about Bulgaria and Turkey? Two neighbouring countries which allows one of you to wear a fez. The Bulgaria could easily be switched for Belgium, Belarus or why not Brazil which alows one of you to dress ut all in green and yellow.

Otherwise I'd recon that something to do with British Telecom might work.
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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Plasma Man » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:06 pm UTC

Bovine and Taurus?
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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Moo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:13 pm UTC

*makes notes* great stuff here guys, I knew I can count on FaiD the fora!
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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:22 pm UTC

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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Jessica » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:35 pm UTC

heh.

So, I need some help with my costume(s).

So, as some of you have been told, I'm planning on going to a Discworld party, and I've chosen Magrat to go as. I have bought a brown cloak. Now I'm trying to figure out what else to wear. but, of course, I really don't know what to do, as I haven't read any of the witches discworlds. Or most of discworld for that matter... Any help would be appreciated.

also, I want to go as War (good omens). Do you think I should try and go sexy red dress, or try and get a sexy red biker outfit... also should I get coloured contacts?
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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:39 pm UTC

There's always going as Magrat going as Ynci.
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Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

Postby Moo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:40 pm UTC

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On Magrat, she believes in a lot of new age/paganesque witchcraft: crystals, nature cycles, tarot cards etc. I think this sketch summarizes what she'd wear quite well, although it looks a lot more self assured and with a lot more sense of self than I picture her.
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