If you were going to dress up as a comic strips character this Halloween, who would you be?

Cidu Bill on Oct 23rd 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, Halloween, comic strips | 34 responses so far

34 Responses to “If you were going to dress up as a comic strips character this Halloween, who would you be?”

  1. JeffCG Oct 23rd 2017 at 07:58 am 1

    I was going to go as Charlie Brown this year until I realized I had nowhere to go as Charlie Brown.

  2. Powers Oct 23rd 2017 at 09:23 am 2

    Hobbes

  3. billytheskink Oct 23rd 2017 at 10:22 am 3

    If I was going to dress up as a comic strip character for Halloween, I would better be ready to explain who I was dressed as to everyone I’d talk to.

    That said, I’d go with Rex Morgan. That way I can finally justify looking disgusted for an entire evening.

  4. Cidu Bill Oct 23rd 2017 at 12:50 pm 4

    JeffCG, you want my Charlie Brown shirt?

    Last year my toddler niece assigned everybody Peanuts characters for Halloween.

    (It was worth it to see my 6-foot-2 nephew in a Woodstock outfit)

  5. Keera Oct 23rd 2017 at 01:21 pm 5

    Linus. And I wouldn’t go trick-or-treating. I’d go sit somewhere by myself with a blanket and wait for the Great Pumpkin. Could one of you please go as Lucy and ask for extra candy for your stupid brother who’s sitting in a pumpkin patch? Thanks!

  6. James Pollock Oct 23rd 2017 at 01:23 pm 6

    If I were going to dress up as a comic character, (to which the real-life answer is “not”), I’d be torn between Steve Dallas and Calvin’s Dad.

  7. Bookworm Oct 23rd 2017 at 01:41 pm 7

    Aunty Acid.

  8. guero Oct 23rd 2017 at 02:56 pm 8

    JP - would that be “old” Steve Dalla or “new” Steve Dallas AKA Sith Lord Sexypants?

    Me, I’d probably go as Charlie Brown in his Halloween ghost sheet. (I know, not very original.)

  9. Mona Oct 23rd 2017 at 03:46 pm 9

    Realistically, I could pull off a good Mrs. Olsen from Frazz.

  10. chakolate Oct 23rd 2017 at 04:23 pm 10

    A couple of years ago my friend dressed her 4-month-old daughter in a charlie brown shirt, then painted the curlicue hair in her little bald pate. Just adorable.

  11. James Pollock Oct 23rd 2017 at 05:30 pm 11

    “I’d probably go as Charlie Brown in his Halloween ghost sheet.”

    All you’ll get are rocks.

  12. Arthur Oct 23rd 2017 at 07:49 pm 12

    It was worth it to see my 6-foot-2 nephew in a Woodstock outfit

    When I saw the musical “Snoopy”, Woodstock was played by someone
    at least that tall (and very thin). He did a fantastically good
    job; “enter Woodstock” was a joy.

  13. Mark in Boston Oct 23rd 2017 at 08:58 pm 13

    R. Crumb’s Mr. Natural.

  14. Stan Oct 23rd 2017 at 09:07 pm 14

    Ignatz mouse - I’d welcome those rocks guero would be getting…not quite bricks, but good enough.

    Actually, to ensure a good rock haul, I’d go as Ignatz dressed as Charlie Brown dressed in his ghost sheet. Result!

  15. Minor Annoyance Oct 24th 2017 at 12:26 am 15

    Major Hoople, because I basically need a bad mustache and a fez.

  16. fleabane Oct 24th 2017 at 12:59 am 16

    I have a really good Captain Haddock outfit. But I hate it when people assume I’m Bluto from Popeye. And, *sigh*, I don’t understand where all these people who don’t know Tintin are coming from….

  17. James Pollock Oct 24th 2017 at 01:15 am 17

    “I hate it when people assume I’m Bluto from Popeye.”

    Stop hitting on Olive, and see if that makes a difference.

  18. Meryl A Oct 24th 2017 at 01:57 am 18

    I don’t do Halloween. Personal reason - I hate my birthday, but it is not the years, it is the day.

  19. Terrence Feenstra Oct 24th 2017 at 07:07 am 19

    Oat Willy. Onward through the fog!

  20. Powers Oct 24th 2017 at 09:53 am 20

    “I don’t understand where all these people who don’t know Tintin are coming from…”

    Places other than Belgium, I assume.

  21. larK Oct 24th 2017 at 10:42 am 21

    “I don’t understand where all these people who don’t know Tintin are coming from…”

    Places other than Belgium, I assume.

    The same (and only!) place where people understand “Football” to be some oblong object you throw with your hands…

  22. larK Oct 24th 2017 at 10:45 am 22

    Actually, the overlap may not be perfect — quick quiz: if you’re from non-French speaking Canada, do you know Tintin?

  23. Brian in STL Oct 24th 2017 at 06:10 pm 23

    I haven’t worn a costume in decades, but I occasionally think on it because I like to plan ahead for things. As I wear glasses, I prefer to incorporate that. My go to in the past was “mad scientist?”. One online suggestion was Milton from Office Space. I could pull that off pretty easily.

    Mainly I will try to avoid it being necessary.

  24. Mark in Boston Oct 24th 2017 at 07:54 pm 24

    I look a bit like O. G. Wattaschnozzle. All I’d need is a lab coat.

  25. Stan Oct 24th 2017 at 08:03 pm 25

    “if you’re from non-French speaking Canada, do you know Tintin?”

    Absolutely. They are a favourite book to give kids in jr. high for reading practice during French lessons.

  26. James Pollock Oct 24th 2017 at 08:20 pm 26

    The good part about mad scientist is that you pretty much just need a lab coat. The bad part is that you need a LOT of props. You need a Jacobs ladder and a fog machine for sure, and then after that it all depends on exactly what kind of scientist you’re supposed to be. A mad botanist probably needs a lot of mushrooms, and a mad zoologist needs to spend a LOT of time creating their vivisection diorama. A mad geologist needs some cool rocks, ideally, ones that flouresce under UV lighting.

    I did an “absent-minded professor” one year that worked out pretty well. I just needed an academic-looking jacket, a dress shirt with long tails, and a pair of shorts that were short enough to not show under the shirttails.

  27. Ian D Osmond Oct 24th 2017 at 08:59 pm 27

    Hmm. Most of my costumes are comic book, not comic strip. I’ve got a fantastic The Tick costume, but that’s comic book, animated, and twice live action, not strip.

    Webcomics count? I think I’d probably go as Cueball or Black Hat from xkcd. Find some way of being a stick figure.

  28. Christine Oct 25th 2017 at 02:49 pm 28

    larK - in addition to Stan’s reason for knowing TinTin, it’s really hard to explain why the Rhinoceros Party got given beer & chocolate if you don’t know TinTin.

  29. larK Oct 25th 2017 at 04:47 pm 29

    Christine - so, I learned lots of fascinating things about the Rhinoceros Party of Canada, but I still am at a loss about them getting beer and chocolate, and why you need to know Tintin to understand. I thought I did know Tintin…

    Beer, chocolate, and Tintin are said to be Belgium’s three biggest exports, but I still don’t get it…

  30. Christine Oct 25th 2017 at 06:28 pm 30

    He killed a rhino, and they declared war. The Belgians decided to play along. (Wikipedia says that I was wrong, and it was mussels, not chocolate.)

  31. Christine Oct 25th 2017 at 06:32 pm 31

    (I’m sure that the arbitrary rules of the moderation queue will put this straight through, removing the need for me to split it into a second post) https://www.lesoleil.com/actualite/politique/ne-tirez-pas-sur-le-rhinoceros-9e2e3f432da210a1bc5164e7278a58b4

  32. larK Oct 25th 2017 at 10:33 pm 32

    Christine — apparently the Rhinoceros party in Canada weren’t privy to (or smoking too much of that weed to have noticed) the fact that in 1975 Hergé had already unkilled the Rhino for the Scandinavian version. And boy, the original was callously cruel! (I remember being quite bothered by the casualness with which Tintin kills the ape just to steal his skin for a disguise, but I can’t say I remember the rhino incident one way or the other — maybe I’d just become inured to the pointless violence against animals at that point…)

    http://www.sneakydragon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Tintin-in-the-Congo_Rhino_Spread.png

  33. Christine Oct 27th 2017 at 01:42 pm 33

    larK - It’s the Rhinoceros party. I doubt that they would have cared. (And that link just reinforces how bad I am at graphic novel format - I can’t read a comic strip in another language. I need the words.)

  34. Susan T-O Oct 28th 2017 at 03:26 pm 34

    I went as Calvin & Hobbes one year (I was Calvin, my stuffed Tigger was Hobbes). That was they year I discovered I am allergic to the cheap spray-on hair colors they sell at this time of year (at least the yellow one, anyway).

    Also, does it count that my husband & I did the old “eye holes in a sheet”-style ghosts, while holding a sign that said “Welcome Great Pumpkin”?

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