Originally Posted by lookingglass
DH was Ash from Army of Darkness complete with the chainsaw arm!
My boyfriend did this one year, too. The chainsaw was only cardboard and tinfoil (splattered with a heavy helping of fake blood, of course), but it looked really good. He was quite proud of himself. Actually, he typically has very good costumes: One year he and a friend dressed up as Jehovah Witness zombies (nice-looking but blood-splattered clothing, zombie makeup, carrying bibles and going door-to-door asking "Have you found ... brains?"); another year he was "midway-through-transformation Superman" (Superman T-shirt under a half-opened dress shirt, glasses askew, Superman curl in the middle of his forehead). This year I think he's going as "Jayne" from Firefly/Serenity,
and I'll either be Inara or Kaylee.
My best costume was years and years ago: I was the Headless Horseman. I wore my father's trenchcoat, pulled up over my head, with what looked like a bloody cloth in the neck (on top of my head) so that it looked like my head had been chopped off (I peered out of the front of the coat, between some buttons); one arm of the coat was stuffed with the hand tucked in a pocket and my severed head (a plastic pumpkin) tucked in the crook of the arm. The coat was big enough that I could wear my winter jacket underneath (a necessity on October 31 in northern Ontario), and had one hand inside the coat to keep the buttons open so I could see -- the other hand was free for candy and doorbell-ringing. I wish I had pictures to post -- I won contests that year!