Man, I’m still laughing…
You have to check out thestranger.com‘s special feature on “2004’s Scariest Halloween Costumes,” pretty damn funny.
Here’s a description and a “how to make your own” explanation for the costume pictured here:
Your child will be the hit of the neighborhood costume parade in this recreation of the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal’s most indelible image. As an added bonus this easy-to-make costume will remind everyone on your child’s trick-or-treat route of our national shame! Simply roll a cone from a sheet of 24″x38″ black cardstock, making sure to cut out a hole for the face. Drape with two yards of black felt, and add leftover wires from your last lamp-rewiring project. Voila! So easy, so quick, and so terrifying!
Total cost: Under $20.
Total time: Under two hours.
If this eye-catching outfit doesn’t do it for you there are other projects the kids can enjoy making such as:
- Florida’s Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines
- Arrested Protester
- Nancy Reagan (The casket might be difficult to carry around, but think of how much candy it can hold!)
- Western Hostage in Iraq
Amazing, “Bush” or “Kerry” costumes didn’t make the “scariest” list…