Foodie Tuesday Postponed - Let's talk Halloween.

In my attempt to come up with a good Halloween costume, I did some brainstorming tonight.  I scoured my brain for all the coolest characters I could think of--from film, books, and history.  Some I've seen done before... none, I think, is truly original (meaning, someone, somewhere, has done it before), but I don't think that really takes away from the coolness factor.

1. Lola, from Run Lola Run (yes, that is Natalie Portman)
2. Jem
3. Penny Lane from Almost Famous
4. Princess Leia (nighttime)
5. Rogue from the X-Men - more common but harder to execute
6. Aeon Flux
7. Anastasia Krupnik
8. Anne of Green Gables
9. Arwen
10. Chun Li
11. Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
12. Cleopatra (a classic)
13. Dagger from Cloak & Dagger - a good couples' costume
14. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz (another classic)
15. Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady - I got to hand it to this chick, what an inventive outfit!
16. Frida Kahlo
17. Juno
18. The Bride from Kill Bill (a bit overdone)
19. Zelda - such high quality execution!
20. A headless Marie Antoinette - very original and creepy!
21. Penelope
22. Princess Leia (daytime)
23. Princess Mononoke
24. Psylocke from the X-Men - I dressed up as her my senior year of college.  Got great reactions.
25. Rainbow Brite
26. Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas (I really wanted to do this last year!)
27. Maria from The Sound of Music
28. Yvaine from Stardust
29. Tootsie!
30. Vicki from Small Wonder
31. Wonder Woman

10 responses
Cher in her fishnet on the Battleship using the 16" guns!
Hers the link TO THE VIDEO OF CHER
I love the idea of dressing up as jem! or as the misfits...could be more fun.

ooo! or april from teenage mutant ninja turtles! gotta love a girl who can rock the yellow jumpsuit.

I've done #22 and let me say that wearing those hair buns was heavy and annoying. But, it was my favorite costume thus far. I've also gone the Cleopatra route, but that's not as fun.
@kate ooh april with the yellow jumpsuit! i love it!
@Eileen haha maybe this year you can do #4... but it's a lot less modest.
The weather always holds me back when I think about costume #4. Plus, I gotta spend more time at the gym for that ;)
Oh my! Princess Mononoke totally rocks! Great ideas. Frida Kahlo is pretty hilarious. Have you decided which one you want to be?
to be honest, my two best costumes ever were charlie chaplin and peter pan's shadow (my best friend/college roommate was peter pan)... maybe i should think about being a girl for once, this year :P
I am so unbelievably psyched that you're going to be Frida Kahlo and I'm going to be Diego Rivera.

It's going to be hard to pull of Diego Rivera -- he was a tall, fat Mexican man, and I am a short, skinny Chinese man.

@give Yah I decided on Frida--your'e right, it has that perfect mix of hilarity and meaning for me.

@annie I love the idea of being peter pan's shadow! How creative!

@garry I'm excited too. And don't worry, you aren't THAT skinny =D