Oh yeah, and they had an inflatable bounce-house in the basement.
This is the same friend who hosted the comic & cartoon-themed party last Halloween, where I lost the award for most obscure costume to a member of the Justice League. This time, however, there was no theme.
With no theme to inspire me, doubt about how weighted the party was toward housewarming, and not wanting to repeat my failure from Halloween night, I decided to go simpler. As in: one accessory.
I entered wearing this:
This led to a fine array of Princess Bride quotes, and culminated in the following exchange with a fairy nymph:
Nymph: You can't be Inigo Montoya without a rapier.Half an hour later, I stepped away and changed into this getup:
Inigo: A what?
Nymph: A rapier.
Inigo: You keep using that whord. I do not think it means what you think it means.
People barely recognized me. I then proceeded to switch guises about every twenty minutes.
(Not what you're thinking; 2010 movie)
(Percy Bysshe Shelly sonnet)
(1st song on Weezer's 1st album)
(Saturday Night Live skit)
(Personalized birthday song in the '70s)
Okay, I'll admit I didn't stick with only one accessory the entire night.
At one point, I used three:
There you have it. In one night, I portrayed Mandy Patinkin, Jason Lee, Rivers Cuomo, Mike Myers, and Eminem.
But no, I never did use the bounce-house. Even Bruce Campbell has his pride.
So, tell me Dear Readers, what's the simplest costume you ever tried to pull off?
Did it work?
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