This past weekend, the staff here at Best Week Ever got together to celebrate some fun Halloween times together. And because all of you are clearly dying to know what we were for Halloween, here are some pictures! Let us know what you’re dressing up as in the comments.
A few days before Halloween, I asked Alex Blagg
what he was planning on dressing up as. One suggestion I made, going as Robert Ghoul-et
, seems terribly inappropriate today, but at the time this was a serious option. Then, the night of the party, Mr. “I-Have-No-Costume-Ideas!” arrives dressed as a Youtube video: Foam TV on the head and white t-shirt with nasty comments scrawled on it. He swears he just created the costume that day, but as my expression reflects, clearly he’s had this costume locked up in a lucite case since June. I’ll explain my hands later…
Here are two of our video producers, Raphael Rodriguez
and Rohit Sang
, getting cozy. Raph and his girlfriend dressed as “November Rain
” (better pics after the cut), and Rohit earned the “Genius Costume of the Night” award, dressing up as Kanye EAST
. (He’s Indian.) The moustache was much less crooked 14 drinks ago.
Check out the rest of the pics after the jump!!
swears that his costume was not what everyone assumed it to be… “A Gay Yankee Fan
.” Instead, he insists he was “Sexy Lou Gehrig
.” His unnaturally flamboyant post is not helping his case at all.
Myself, Raph and Ro “Blue Steeling” it up for the cams. Originally, I had a great costume put together: I bought a classy blonde wig, literally called “The High Society” (almost like a fancy prostitute!), and was planning on wearing a black top and this beautiful long ball gown skirt my mother bought me “to wear on New Year’s.” Little does my mother know that the White House rang in 1955’s New Year many moons ago, meaning that I really had no occasion to wear this classy skirt… other than Halloween! In addition, I bought a glittered microphone, and the kicker, a paid of “Dementor Hands”, huge green rubber demon hands that caused quite a LOLocaust at work. I was to call this costume “Barbara Dryhands
“, and ask my friends “if they had any lotion.”
Then I actually tried the wig on, only to realize that not only didn’t I look like Barbara Streisand, I in fact looked like a maniac tranny hooker who murders and eats her prey for dinner. Not a bad costume, but not the intended look. So I ditched the wig and microphone, kept the skirt and the hands, hyper-straightened my hair, and went as the “Upper Beast Side.”
And that girl behind us in the helmet? Dressed up like a contestant from “Legends of the Hidden Temple.” Next year, I’m going as Olmec.
The great thing about my huge green hands was 1. I was still able to do all the things you normal handed folks do, like hold drinks and get drunk; and 2. They made me look positively tiny in comparison! Axl concurs.
Here’s another co-worker Norman and his boyfriend Keith. They didn’t in fact dress up as the Pirates of the Caribbean
, as I guessed, rather Milli Vanilli
! Norman, sadly, played the dead one. 🙁 They look quite dapper, no?
Here is Shea and Raph
dressed as “November Rain”. Shea actually bought a wedding dress and spent all day cutting and stitching the front, so as to resemble Stephanie Seymour’s version in the music video. It also help that Shea looks
like Stephanie Seymour.
The best part about Blagg’s costume? No peripheral vision! Making fake-out shoulder tappings especially satisfying.
By the end of the night, most of us were actually seeing
things in black and white. Alls I know is i woke up on Sunday sleeping on the West Side Highway with half a hot dog laying in my huge demon hand. A success for all!
OK, your turn: Try to impress us with your genius costumes in the comments!