Why Are You Dressed So Scary?

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The Script For Today's Comic!


BOX: Halloween’s here and you have no costume yet? No problem! Watch as Home on the Strange presents….


Tom or Tanner stylishly holding open the lapel of their jacket to reveal the label within.

BOX: Got a jacket and an Avery label? Go as Oz dressed as “God” from the Season 4 Buffy episode “Fear Itself”!

One of the boys as the Corinthian, clutching a Sandman comic in his hand for reference in one hand as he poses dramatically in the other. (A bad image pose for reference, if you want it, can be found at http://i14.ebayimg.com/04/i/07/65/66/d3_2.JPG.)

BOX: A wifebeater T-shirt and a pair of sunglasses can turn any man into the evil Corinthian from “The Sandman”!

TOMORTANNER: “A nightmare created to be the darkness….”

BOX: (Extra-special bonus: Put a pair of chattering teeth in your pocket!)

A generic, pudgy nerd in a goatee, black trenchcoat, and baseball cap. He should look uncomfortable, as if we ambushed him on the street with a camera.

BOX (at the top): And who wouldn’t want to dress as “Silent Bob” from Kevin Smith’s films?

NERD (embarrassed): But this is the way I normally dress….

BOX: NEXT UP: Anyone in a black trenchcoat looks totally like Spike! Really!

Ferrett Says

This one stemmed from a conversation I had with Roni regarding past Halloween costumes. (As it turns out, I’m not the only man to go dressed as Costume #1.) Now me, I’m picky about costumes; generally speaking, I don’t like the “pun” style of costumes where you pick up a couple of dumb props upon yourself and claim that you’re some vague idea (“Why do I have a shaker and an Energizer? I’m a salt and battery! Ah ha ha!”).

No, I’m old-fashioned; I want you to be something concrete, for God’s sake. I don’t care if you’re a Lego or Commander Adama, but be something that exists, dammit.

The interesting thing, though, is that women have it kinda-easy to dress, while guys can get away with less. See, pretty much any costume a woman chooses with boobs is something that men will accept, even if it’s lame.

“What are you?”

“I’m a naughty nurse!”

“But you’re just wearing a white miniskirt. You don’t have a nurse’s cap, or a red cross, or a stethoscope…”

“Have you noticed my breasts?”

“Oh yes. Absolutely. Great outfit.”

Whereas men can get away with a lot less, if it’s a clever idea. The three costumes here are just the tip of the iceberg, and I’m kinda thinking about doing this next year (I might have included Giles, if I didn’t want the all-Buffy costume strip), so I wanna know what sort of low-rent costumes you guys can think of. If you have any low-maintenance costumes for nerdy guys that require little more than normal costumes and things you have around the house, tell me now!

Sound off in our forums, folks. That’s what they’re here for.

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