By staff on Oct 12th, 2012 | Livin’ the Dream
Some Reddit bro recently posted this image of his 2010 Halloween costume “French Kiss.” Being liberal arts majors ourselves, blessed with pun powers and not a lot of cash, we decided to come up with some ramen-noodle-budget music costumes for ourselves. These are our seven best/WORST.
The Band/Musician: Radiohead
The Costume: Draw a radio on a piece of cardboard. Tape it to your head.
Likely Reaction: “Hmm. We all know who’s broke this year, amirite?” /high fives other bros.
Cost: Nothing if you steal the marker.
The Band/Musician: Nickleback
The Costume: Tape a bunch of nickels to the back of your shirt. Alternative: go topless and tape nickels directly to your back. Depending on your gender/friend’s orientation this may distract from your costume.
Likely Reaction: “Your costume sucks almost as much as their music.”
Cost: Five cents per nickel, ya hoser.
The Band/ Musician: Lady Gaga
The Costume: Dress like a lady, any lady. Walk around with a baby rattle saying “goo goo, gaga” all night.
Likely Reaction: ”silence.” /shakes head, walks away.
Cost: A few bucks for a secondhand rattle. Free if you borrow the rattle from a baby.
The Band/ Musician: The Black Eyed Peas
The Costume: Paint a black eye on yourself. Wear a pea-colored shirt.
Likely Reaction: “You got that boom-boom pow. Them chickens jackin’ my style.”
Cost: Virtually nothing.
The Band/ Musician: Aerosmith
The Costume: Cut an arrow shape out of cardboard, bind it to a broomstick, and tape the stick to your back/front. Carry a blacksmith hammer.
Likely Reaction: “What are you, Thor?”
Cost: Borrow that hammer, or it’s gonna get expensive.
The Band/ Musician: Meat Loaf
The Costume: Bake/buy multiple loaves of meat. Saran-wrap them to your body. Shout “MEAT LOAF” for clarification.
Likely Reaction: “Shut up! We saw you already… wait, I’m getting hungry.”
Cost: About three bucks per pound of meat. Hit up that discount meat rack.
The Band/ Musician: dc Talk
The Costume: Dress up only in DC clothing borrowed from your skate/surf/snowboard friend. Talk constantly.
Likely Reaction: “Ya, dc Talk!” /breaks into song lyrics: “Man with the tat on his big fat belly, it wiggled around like marmalade jelly. It took me a while to catch what he said, ’cause I had to match the rhythm of his belly with my head.”
You’ll reply, “Cool, you went to youth group, too.”
Cost: Your tithe.
[Update: For a pumpkin full of more pun costumes, click this like you own it.]