April 2, 2009

Bad "Star Wars" costumes.



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33 comments:

AlgonquinS said...

Does this costume make my ass look big?

ElcubanitoKC said...

He needs less duct tape, more laundry time and new shoes...just saying.

Salamandyr said...

You know, this is about the last thing I would think to see in an Althouse blog post.

Bissage said...

Dude needs another eyeball on that thing.

Christy said...

OMG! You linked to the blog of Trooper's less clever younger brother. Who has taken over this blog and what have you done with Althouse?

SteveR said...

"Hey Baby, your place or mine?"

MadisonMan said...

How is that a bad costume? It makes it hard to get close to the bar, but that's about it.

Peter V. Bella said...

Dorks are taking over the world!!!

traditionalguy said...

But can he sing? He is American Idol material for sure. Or this may be The UN Enviro's dream for all future humans to live in personal shells instead of in evil carbon producing homes. His shell looks like the female version, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Lawgiver said...

I didn't know Meade was a Star Wars fan.

Pogo said...

In high school we would have these stupid dress-up days, like for movies, and the fifties and that nonsense.

Februaries can be pretty dull in southeastern Minnesota.

On Western Day, rather than dress up like a cowboy, I came as a covered wagon. Pretty detailed, too.

I had the same stupid look on my face as the guy in the photo here. I needed a good ass-kicking is all.

k*thy said...

I salute the creativity.

Pogo said...

This is how brothers breed distress.

MadisonMan said...

I retract my earlier statement. Even if you can get up to the bar, but how do you hold your drink?

He's probably looking across the room at the Leia-in-the-bikini costume when the picture was snapped. I wonder what he was doing with his hands.

Peter V. Bella said...

I wonder what he was doing with his hands.

Imitating Ernest Borgnine!

paul a'barge said...

The Obama "O" is missing from the dent.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Dorks are taking over the world!!!


Well I don't know about that but they did prove they can become President ;-)

Hoosier Daddy said...

Actually this guy should grow his hair out some. He looks a bit too much like Timothy McVeigh.

Methadras said...

It's the Death Star, not the paper mache Split Star you fucking douche,.

Methadras said...

Hoosier Daddy said...

Actually this guy should grow his hair out some. He looks a bit too much like Timothy McVeigh.


This guy is a sufferer of Goober Syndrome. He's a Goober.

The Senator said...

The guys in the cardboard Stormtrooper outfits (if you click through to the Metafilter page) are dressed that way deliberately--they call themselves the Box Troopers. They also have a companion called "Chewboxa."

Tibore said...

Good God... there's cheesy, and there's stupid. And here's to hoping those costumes will one day rise above themselves to achieve either of those.

Synova said...

One of the better costumes I've seen was a lady who came as the Eye of Mordor. She dressed up all in black and then set the "eye" on her head and held her arms up like the brackets on the tower in the movie.

Revenant said...

You see some ridiculously GOOD Star Wars costumes at the San Diego Comic Convention.

Although my favorite remains the Elvis Storm Trooper. That guy's some kind of genius.

fivewheels said...

The Death Star guy was featured years ago in The Parade of Unfortunate Star Wars Costumes.

Much better comment for Death Star guy too: "THIS Death star can't wait for a one-man fighter to maneuver straight down his trench and skim the surface. The target area is a small thermal exhaust port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction."

Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Here's one for your "totally awesome Star Wars costume-like items":

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/tauntaun.html

It's a child's sleeping bag shaped like a taun-taun, complete with intestines-like interior and light saber zipper. It makes we want to have a kid just so I can buy one.

(It started out as an April Fools joke, but the response was so overwhelming they're going to try to license it from LucasFilm.)

Peg C. said...

Paul is right, only thing missing is the O symbol. It's the Debt Star! I'd wear one to the Tea Party I'm attending on Tax Day. ;-)

blake said...

Nothing says, "I'm happy to be a virgin" like this costume.

Hucbald said...

Behold, a fully dysfunctional death star.

Chip Ahoy said...

Hate the shoes.

joated said...

We gave a costume party one Halloween back in the 70s. One rather large gal who drove a VW Beetle came dressed as a VW Beetle complete with headlights, bumpers ad license plate.

Mike said...

OMG that pics is too much! If your a star wars lover like me then you want to be able to display your movie outfits the best you can. I have a lot of friends that used to make mannequins for the outfits but now that I work at a mannequin company they just buy them from me. When you spend a few days of time only to have it not look right and get better results without spending a lot of money, why not. Of course I am talking real outfits and not so much like the pic on here. ;)

If anyone is looking for a mannequin to display their Star Wars gear or any other type of outfit let me know. They are not that expensive and we do have some used items as well. Here is the website: lvmannequins.com

fotokalender said...

lol the death star is hilarious! on a convention I saw two people as AT-AT, that was great too ;)