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Halloween Costumes that I’m not Excited to See

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As Halloween gets closer, I begin to think of Halloween costumes. Mainly, I am focusing on what I want to be…and believe me this is a tall order because I try to go for interesting and odd costumes that have varying purposes but enough about me. I’ve been thinking about it the last few days and realized some of the costumes that we might see from people who are caught up in the fads of the here and now.

1) The Mad Hatter and other Alice in Wonderland characters. Good God, I hope that I don’t see a bevy of these characters this Halloween…even though, I know that I will. Due to the success of the movie and it being one of Johnny Depp’s eccentric characters, I feel that the Mad Hatter will be a staple for both children and adults. Why? I don’t really understand…quite frankly, I thought it was a mediocre performance in a movie that was only okay (I can hear the comments from Johnny Depp fans now…and it’s already grating). I don’t see why people would want to imitate this…and do so poorly. Let’s face it. No matter how good of a makeup artist you are, the local Halloween costumes and makeup from your local Walgreen’s or Wal-Mart cannot make you look like the professional quality Mad Hatter from the film (you also have to take digital effects into account too).

2) Avatar. You are not a blue alien from another planet…why pretend to be one and do it poorly. James Cameron’s movie was pretty amazing visually. The Na’vi are a computer generated race. I don’t know that a professional, movie make-up crew could effectively do it…so, I don’t know that we as normal people who have not experience in turning others into creatures could. Don’t get me wrong…I wish we could transform ourselves, but we can’t.  So, get over it and move on. Also, please don’t try to be a Na’vi who is skinny and be a 300 pound person in a loin cloth…it just doesn’t bode well…

3) Edward and Bella. It doesn’t take much to look like a douchey vampire “teen” and his emotionally dead piece of meat…that’s all I’m saying. They have an unhealthy relationship and just because you think it’s a beautiful love story doesn’t make it okay. If I see people dressed like this and they are sincere about wearing the costumes, I will heckle them…yeah…

So, there you have it. On Halloween when I go to my door or to Halloween Parties, I will be on the look out for such costumes. I will try my best to avoid you, but if you persist in trying to chat with me, I might have to tell you like it is…Sorry.

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  1. […] Halloween Costumes which I'm not Excited to See « Bleh with Barry […]

  2. As a person who loves Halloween so much, I am a little surprised at this post from you (except for the Twilight part. We all know how you feel about that.)

    Isn’t dressing up at Halloween supposed to be about pretending to be something you aren’t? And surely we shouldn’t set the costume bar so high that you have to be able to compete with CGI or professional make-up artists. If that were the case, then why bother trying to dress up as anything at all?

    Mark Hagewood

    October 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    • Maybe I came off as against the makeup portion of the costumes…I just don’t want to see these costumes because of the oversaturation of these things in the media. I honestly think that it’s the fact that I’m going to see 500+ Mad Hatters…and possibly some Na’vi (this is also because of the potential creepy people dressing in loin cloths). So, yeah…I think people should dress how they want; however, I am also of the mind set that I don’t wish to see somethings.

      barryr22

      October 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm

  3. […] 1) The Mad Hatter and other Alice in Wonderland characters. Good God, I hope that I don’t see a bevy of these characters this Halloween even though, I know that I will. Due to the success of the movie and it being one of Johnny Depp’s …Continued […]


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