Friday night at work and Saturday evening at karate were Halloween parties for me, probably the only ones I will go to. Both of these events required a costume and since they were one day after the other there was no way I was putting together different costumes for them.
The costume I chose got me asked quite a few questions and even a couple remarks about how lazy it was, but it’s totally not, and I’m going to explain that here.
So my costume was this:
It’s not the most elaborate costume, but it doesn’t have to be, because here is the cover of action comics #1 from the reboot of DC comics.
Even Superman just wears a t-shirt with the cape tucked in and jeans.
My costume is pretty much a perfect match as far as clothes goes, and it wasn’t lazy because it took me a couple years to be as muscley as I am now. Evidence? Here is me as Superman when I was just thin as opposed to fit.
These were in 2010, and it could be argued that it is a more traditional Superman costume, but I don’t fill it out very well. It could be worse for sure, but I like the ‘Superman’ from this year’s Halloween better.
Now on to the questions. Really the only question besides “How come you just have a t-shirt on?” was “How come you are not Batman?” The answer to that actually is very simple, I don’t have a good cowl. And most store bought cowls look like crap or they are just masks.
If I had a good cowl I would definitely put in the effort to completing the costume. I also had the plan on making a face mask for robin with liquid latex. For months I have had a video on youtube bookmarked on how to do it but I jut never actually got around to it, mainly because I need a cast of my face first. (If anyone wants to give/make me an awesome Batman cowl get in touch we’ll work something out!)
The reason I gave Friday and yesterday though was that if I had been in a Batman costume, then I wouldn’t really have been in costume at all. Because I am Batman, or at least a few of the kids at day care think so at least.
I did think about going as myself from a few years ago, but at daycare only Carley would have got the joke, and there would have only been a few folks at the karate party as well, and then I really would have heard it about effort as that would have just been a old sweater and a pillow.
What are you being for Halloween? Or even better yet, if you actually had the means to make any costume possible what would you be?