Halloween dress code...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by drummer5359, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Last year the rock and soul cover band that I play drums in decided to wear musician costumes for our annual Halloween gig. I was dressed as a blues brother, our singer dressed as Sean Michael, our lead guitarist as Hendrix, our rhythm guitarist dress as Kenny Rogers (Because he looks like Kenny Rogers.) and our bassist showed up as... The Lone Ranger. Although we had talked about all dressing as famous musicians several times, he somehow didn't get the memo. We jokingly introduced him as a member of the village people.

    This year the annual Halloween show is coming up and I was actually leaning toward us not doing the costume thing this year. I was outvoted. So, this year we've decided to wear Star Trek uniforms from the original series. The lead singer and lead guitarist will wear gold officer uniforms, the rhythm guitarist, bass player and I will wear red "support" uniforms. The good news is that we can switch into our normal gig wear after the first set.

    Although I still would rather not dress in costume, I guess this will be okay. So, who else is doing something similar for Halloween this year?
     
  2. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    No blue shirts? That would make Spock sad...

    Just make sure you look like Star Trek & not the Wiggles
     
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    this is always a safe bet...

    john_entwistle_the_who_skeleton_suit_isle_of_wright_flea.jpg
     
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  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    I'll need to find and post the pic of my band dressed as the guys from Rage Against the Machine. We covered their first album front to back for a gig one Halloween several years ago. It turned out to be one of the rowdiest gigs ever!
     
  5. Ox Boris

    Ox Boris Inactive

    Nov 23, 2015
    Australia
    Ha! Brilliant!

    The Pope and Monks is always a good one.
    Zombies is easy (scissors and lipstick).
     
  6. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    Had to google famous musician, Sean Michael. Results included an author and porno star. Still don't know who he is.
     
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  7. saltydude

    saltydude

    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Got a Halloween gig. Just got in an argument with the singer about it. Sorry I'm such a stick in the mud but I hate dressing up and feel ridiculous doing so. Completely reject any makeup whatsoever. Don't know what I'm going to do. This sux. :***:
     
  8. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Costume changes are a usual part of our performances, so we're not doing anything special for halloween, except throwing in thriller and the ghostbusters theme to the set
     
  9. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    @drummer5359

    Not ever playing a gig but being in situations where you had to wear a costume I learned the hard-way while some outfits are fun and cool looking, they are not conducive to the situation. For instance I was wearing this mask and gloves, and etc all skeleton related. But in the house it was extremely hot to the point I was wearing the mask as a hat (which makes me wonder how Slipknot does it on a daily basis), and the gloves I had enough.

    So in short, whether you are going to a party or playing in a band IMHO keep it simple. You can wear normal clothes and put scars on your face and call it a costume. I rather be comfortable than flashy; take a page out of Pantera. That can be explained when if you watch their VH1 documentary.
     
  10. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    I think you should be more worried about your bassist showing up as a "Babylon 5" character.......:roflmao:
     
  11. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    @drummer5359, time to get the bass player back. Get everyone else to dress as the Lone Ranger, don't tell the bassist.
     
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  12. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    the college library party halloween dress code:
    no bellies
    no butts
    no boobs
     
  13. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    If you have enough hair, grease it up and make you a stand up cowlick and go as a 40 year old Alfalfa or however old you are. For several years that was my go to costume whenever one was required. I also kinda sorta liked painting my entire face and front of my neck with spirit gum, pouring on a box of rice krispies and going as maggot face. Only did it a couple of times but it was well worth the trouble.

    Cowlick.jpg
     
  14. saltydude

    saltydude

    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Ha! I "will" be 44 :meh: by the time the gig happens (I'll hang onto 43 until the final moment) :Dand I still "kinda" have enough hair to pull it off :thumbsup:but it's too short right now. I don't know. Guess I'll just find some weird but comfortable attire. Still not psyched about it but it'll probably behoove to join in their reindeer games.
     
  15. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    A pair of hog washers over a pair of clodhoppers like Clem Kididlehopper. Just make sure the overalls are too short or roll them up.

    clem kadiddlehopper pics - Google Search
     
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  16. Who?
     
  17. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    I don't know. OP said they dressed up in musician costumes one Halloween and the singer dressed as Sean Michael. Who is that? I was at work searching and had to stop when the porno guy kept popping up.
     
  18. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    Well, you should probably remove the word "party" from any/ all promotional materials.
     
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  19. FB_IMG_1476486204863.jpg This was me playing a Halloween gig as a banana about 12 years ago.
     
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  20. no fun
     
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