The one time all year when people can run around in a costume and get candy–or green-chili popsicle for us cool people. It’s nearly here. The question is always, “What should I be?” The answer is simple. Be badass. Just like all the rest of the time.
Here some strategies to keep in mind when selecting your badass costume for 2012–or for any other year.
Strategy #1: No costume
If one is badass enough, no costume is needed. Costumes are play-acting, they reveal who people wish they were. If one is badass, what more is there? Why would you want to be anything else? People should dress up as you!
Strategy #2: A Legendary Badass
What do you want to be? A Legendary Badass, of course! Pick one of the legends of badassary and go with it.
Strategy #3: The Opposite
This is a debated strategy, and one that is not easily pulled off, but it can be done. Pick a costume that is the polar opposite of badass. Try something pink, or frilly, or even Urkel-esk. If you try this one, please share it with us.
Strategy #4: The Awesome Object
Try being something cool instead of someone. This might be a sword, a gun, a brick wall or other inanimate object that might be classified as badass or at least be a popular accessory of the badass.
Strategy #5: The Personified Wit
Are you a smartass too? Them maybe you should try to bring your rapier wit into existence as a costume. There are infinite possibilities here, but a possibility that I’ve seen done it the”Blue Screen Of Death.” No the most witty example, but it give the idea. A phrase or idea or action, clearly implied by a physical outfit.
Strategy #6: The Badass Beast
This is again, a large and vague category. It’s defined exactly as it sounds. Pick some sort of badass animal, be it real or fictional, and go with it.
Strategy #7: The Car
I would like to see this one done. There are a lot of cool and badass cars out there (mostly from the muscle car era). Throw on a bumper and some headlights and hit the streets. (And send a picture!)
Strategy #8: The Experiment
As a badass, you may be entitled to you own opinion. In this case, use your own understanding of badassary and come up with a purely original costume concept.