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Top 10 Halloween Costumes 2011 (Midnight Poutine Edition)

Posted by Luc / October 26, 2011

20111026_mmpix_halloween_peacock.jpg Oh no. It's Halloween Wednesday, and you have no idea what you're going to be. You've had all these ideas over the course of the past 12 months, but it seems like the end of August was just yesterday and now Halloween has sprung up on you like some kind of Hunchback Cat.

Fear not, for you are not alone. There is still time. Loads of time, in fact. All you have to do is follow my Top 10 Halloween Costumes of 2011 list, and you are bound to find a one-of-a-kind costume that will keep you on budget. Don't believe me? Check out last year's Top 10, or 2009's Easy Halloween solution or the Top 10 last minute group ideas.

Alright, strap down your spider-themed fishnets, cuz here we go!

10. Candidate Phantome
It seems like the Federal Election was just yesterday, but alas it's already been six months since the NDP some candidates that were er...less than suited for Parliament life. This makes for a fantastic Halloween costume because go to a Francophone Halloween party before anyone else gets there, plaster the walls with your name and face, and then go home.

9. Baby Shark Albino Fetus Cyclops
If you've been occupied with little things like the Global Economic Crisis, you likely missed smaller but much more meaningful news items, such as the Baby Cyclops Shark Fetus thing that was cut out of it's mother's belly and is coming to a museum near you very soon. This makes for a great costume...just paint yourself white like Powder, and get a cyclops mask. No, not THAT cyclops, silly!

8. Juggalos

7. Celine Dion Ghost Mirror Scene from It's All Coming Back To Me Now
Did you know this song was a Meatloaf cover? Yeah, the original is infinitely better, but infinitely less known that Celine's cover. However, the scene in the video where her dead boyfriend haunts her in front of the mirror in the giant mansion in the woods is an excellent idea for a couple's costume. Just dress up like the ghost dude and Celine, and then find a mirror at the party and do all the creepy things from the video.

6. Big News
Last year, a couple friends of mine went as the Chilean Miners. Basically, take any major news story from the past 12 months, and turn it into costume form. The Arab Spring? Easy, just buy a spring at the Dollarama and write Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain on it. The Financial Crisis? Get your friends to dress up like European countries, and then invite that friend you're ignoring and make them dress up as Greece.

5. Losing Official Party Status (like the Bloc)
This requires you and everyone else at the party you are attending. Basically, go to a party that is at its climax, and get everyone to leave. Then tell the party throwers that they have lost official party status.

Wow...what a lame idea.

4. Topical Dead Celebrities
Too easy, but I find that dressing up like dead celebrities/public figures could actually be seen as quite tasteful this year. All the important ones were semi-worshipped and hence, your costume will come off as an homage. Jack Layton and Steve Jobs are the obvious choices, but my favorite is by far Macho Man Randy Savage. #RIPslimjim

3. The crumbling infrastructure of Montreal
Build yourself an overpass costume (papier macher works well), and then at some point during the night pour a bunch of water on it and watch it completely disintegrate. Then remind everyone around you that they are stuck with you for the next couple of decades because you don't have any more money to spend on your overpass/costume.

2. #OccupySesameStreet
Hey Occupy Wall Street, I'm real happy you and I'ma let you finish in a minute, but #OccupySesameStreet is one of the best Internet memes of all time!

1. Luc's GF
If you've been religiously following my infrequent Midnight Poutine articles over the past few years (as I'm sure you have), then you have likely noticed that the #1 spot on my Top 10 list is usually reserved for ex-girlfriends. No really, go check 2010 and 2009. This year however, I am happy to announce that I have a steady girlfriend, and if you show up at the party we are attending dressed like her, I will require that the two of you duke it out for my affection. And by duke it out, I mean a knife fight. And by knife fight, I mean painting yourselves green and kissing.

I hope you're ready for this. 20111026_mmpix_halloween_mygf.jpg

Header photo courtesy of My Modern Metropolis and their post about the best Dog Halloween Costumes.



Jer / October 27, 2011 at 04:23 pm
I like that the Halloween Costume Ideas series has basically become a chance to get an annual update on your love life. Also, I am definitely going to force every party I go to (for Halloween and other occasions) to lose official party status. I will tell everyone there is a better party just over there, and they should go check it out. And then, when everyone shows up to the new party, they'll be all "wait, what am I doing here? who's party am I at? why is everything all orange?"
Luc Doucet / November 4, 2011 at 03:54 pm
I'm gonna show up behind you while you brush your hair in the mirror and sing about your lonely nights when the wind was so cold
Sabrina Fenster / November 4, 2011 at 05:08 pm
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