Anyone who remembers last year will remember my great desire to dress as a ghost and the efforts I put forth to make that happen. I felt it was a reasonably successful.
I also mentioned being a scarecrow last year and it was close there for a while in my head. I've long desired to do a scarecrow costume but I honestly don't have enough time to really craft it up right. A scarecrow costume would seem to be a simple one to do, but if you are not careful you end up looking like either a farmer or a hobo.
I want something I can like and be instantly recognized as being. We aren't going to repeat that Beowulf fiasco of 1996...
I mean, I had a monster arm torn off at the shoulder and I was dressed as a Viking. How could I NOT be Beowulf?
I've been cruising the costume sites and I've seen some nice masks and some not so nice masks. I've seen some decent costumes and some shite costumes.
I've had to ask myself what a scarecrow really has to do with Halloween anyway, as I once mentioned here.
As I determined they are associated through harvests and ancient fertility rites and just being bloody creepy. Which is good.
|I like it; I can't help it. It is "vaguely creepy".|
|Straw and dripping eyeball really sell this image, but I'm not buying it.|
I also like button eyes.
|Not button eyes, but creepy stitching and a bleeding eye. Very nice.|
And won't it just be me in my own clothes?
Well, yes, but I'd add "features" like corn stalks and some blood or something. I suppose I could make my own mask...with BUTTON EYES!
|Hard to be scared of Senor Scrotum-Face|
I also want to avoid the "friendly" scarecrow:
|If I only wasn't lame...|
Kinda douchy really.
|Straw, creepy face, scythe, a crow...this is a good scarecrow, although failing at its primary job|
|Cool and hip?|
Darn it all, but I love that guy.
I'm sure I'll make another last minute decision .
Keep your pumpkins lit, kiddies.