I’m off to a Halloween party this weekend, as I’m sure most of you are, too. It seems strange to me, being that Halloween is essentially a harvest festival, to celebrate it at the beginning of summer, but mostly it’s an excuse to dress up in costume and have a BBQ.
If you’re in need of a last-minute costume idea for the weekend, I have a few ideas for a “metal” Halloween costume:
An oldie but a goodie. Find yourself a suitably Alice outfit, paint dark circles around your eyes (if you’re a hipster, you might already have practice at this) dig out a top hat and proceed to throw fake spiders at everyone all night before hanging yourself ceremoniously from the ceiling fan.
I thought it would be a laugh to go as “Dead” from Mayhem to a Zombie Walk a few years ago, so I ripped up an old white t-shirt, painted “I Y Transylvania” on the front (this was written on the t-shirt Dead was found dead in, and “Excuse all the Blood” on the back, which was his suicide note. I added gore all down one side of my face and on the shirt, and a bullet hole in my forehead. Morbid, but metal.
Get really drunk, take a whole bunch of drugs, wear lots of silver rings and a crucifix, and sit in the corner babbling incoherently all night.
Dress up in your best medieval garb and find yourself a folk instrument (it doesn’t matter if you can’t play it). Then, proceed to get completely trashed and start a sing-a-long.
A white shirt stained with blood, a pair of shaving knives and wild glint in your eyes is all you need for a convincing Sweeney costume. This works even better if you can rope a friend into being Mrs. Lovett, and bring along a tray of meat pies.
My favorite character from Repo! The Genetic Opera. All you need is an old duster coat, some ribbons in your hong hair, some pale face paint, and a talent at speaking in well-articulated but terrible verse.
Last year, my mate Tim made himself a Dimebag costume, consisting of a Pantera shirt, a pair of shorts and a guitar he cut from a cardboard box (nearly stabbing himself in the testicles in the process).
Buy a tarzan costum from the shop and wear it with your favorite black leather vest. Spend the entire night loudly denouncing false metal.
Odin / Thor
A good basic costume, some viking garb, and a giant-ass hammer to smite your enemies. And probably a drinking horn or two.
A bushy moustache, a German accent, and a tendancy to spout blashphemous and offensive critiques of Christianity, morality and the state of the Halloween party’s candy bowl.
What are YOU dressing as this Halloween? I have my costume all figured out (it’s a surprise – you will find out on Monday).