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Old October 4 2009, 05:43 PM   #41
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Re: Halloween Costume Thread!

FrankenSmurf wrote: View Post
^ That's a good one!
I take that as the highest compliment, coming from the king of amazing costumes. And The Hubby likes UnderDog the best because he says it's more of an actual "costume", and he figures we'll see a lot of vampires aboard ship for the same reason I came up with it.

And I would like to throw in my opinion about the Titanic costume TrekkieMonster... I don't think it is in poor taste. Enough time has passed that you could get away with it. I also love the sick twist of wearing something like that on a cruise ship. There are rules for such things but I don't think they would apply here. It is kind of you to think about such things. I know some people who wouldn't.
And thank you again. I try to be thoughtful in most things. But, I have to admit, along with nearly a century having passed, another reason I don't think the Titanic thing would be an issue is that, on formal nights, one of the "faux backgrounds" the photographers use is that grand staircase from the Movie Titanic. I've always thought that a bit ... odd. But, is sort of where my idea came from.

(An example: About ten years ago the drag queens at this bar I used to frequent showed up as the dead stewardesses from a plane that had just recently crashed. They were practically booed off stage when they strolled out in their uniforms covered in blood, missing limbs and charred. The club ended up asking them all to leave. As they were being escorted out one of them wheeled around and screamed, "I don't know what your problem is, bitches. It was just a joke." Most of the bodies hadn't even been recovered yet and they thought people would find it funny? To have that lack of emotional empathy was shocking to say the least. That makes me wonder how many sick fraks are going to show up as Michael Jackson this year.)
Wow, yeah. the stewardess thing was a bit ... untimely, to say the least. And I agree with you that there will probably be a lot of Michael Jacksons this year. I remember, when I was in college, the original "Tylanol deaths" occurred right before Halloween that year, and I was at a party where a couple came dressed as a bottle of Tylanol and the Grim Reaper. Sort of funny, but untimely. Especially because we were in Oregon and the original deaths occurred in the Seattle area and we had people in school from that area who knew some of the victims.

So, now I'm leaning toward either UnderDog or the Titanic victim.
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