Halloween Costume - Clue Theme

  • kuroshiro

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    Oct 25, 2014 6:02 AM GMT
    I was invited to a Clue themed Halloween party next week and I have no idea what character to portray for the evening. I'm leaning towards Professor Plum since I played him in a stage adaptation of the movie way back in high school, but I was trying to step out of the box.

    My best friend joked about going as Miss Scarlet and then said I should be Yvette the maid (followed by a bunch of inappropriate comments). I kind of cringed at that thought, but figured it'd be pretty freaking hilarious to go as either her or Mrs. Peacock... especially given my height and build. I'd love to go as Mrs. Peacock just to spout off her breathless dinner table rant at the start of the party. Then there's Wadsworth since I do a pretty mean British accent... throw a few drinks in me and I'd have a few zingers for sure.

    So, any thoughts? I'm also looking for ideas to cobble together a costume of sorts. I'm terrible at this sort of thing. Normally I don't go or just wear generic bagged costume A or B. :/
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    Oct 25, 2014 11:20 AM GMT
    Definitely the candlestick. But only because the conservatory would be a bit much. Especially this one to the event.
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    Oct 25, 2014 1:53 PM GMT
    maybe find a way to velcro or attach all the weapons to you?
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    Oct 25, 2014 3:04 PM GMT
    I say have fun with it and go literal... Like a (Colonel) mustard bottle costume.

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  • WorkItOut

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    Oct 25, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    There is a police officer that shows up at the door in the movie. You could be a sexy police officer. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 25, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    Be the dead guy!!!
    Wasn't his name Mr Body? I never saw the movie. Just played the game growing up.
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    Oct 25, 2014 7:54 PM GMT
    No ideas other than I always did like the name Plum.
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    Oct 25, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
    Off Topic-ish but it always pisses me off how the Yanks call it Clue when everyone knows it's actually Cluedo........like duh ! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 25, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    Dress up as a cloud and hand out nude celebrity photos (especially Jennifer Lawrence).
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    Oct 26, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidOff Topic-ish but it always pisses me off how the Yanks call it Clue when everyone knows it's actually Cluedo........like duh ! icon_biggrin.gif


    Go to sleep...., lmfaoo
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    Oct 26, 2014 1:06 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidOff Topic-ish but it always pisses me off how the Yanks call it Clue when everyone knows it's actually Cluedo........like duh ! icon_biggrin.gif

    Well, you know, we've got to do things our way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egY8rUpxqcE
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    Oct 26, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidOff Topic-ish but it always pisses me off how the Yanks call it Clue when everyone knows it's actually Cluedo........like duh ! icon_biggrin.gif


    Actually, we Yanks have as much right to call it "Clue" as the Brits have for "Cluedo," (even though "Clue" does sound so much more sophisticated!) The games with slight cosmetic changes were launched simultaneously with the American company Parker Bros. having acquired a license to publish the American version of the game originally devised in England. So, just do a little auto-ws and chill! grin!
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    Oct 27, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    AaronH20P saidDress up as a cloud and hand out nude celebrity photos (especially Jennifer Lawrence).


    why couldn't any male celebrity photos be leaked icon_mad.gif
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    Oct 27, 2014 1:11 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidOff Topic-ish but it always pisses me off how the Yanks call it Clue when everyone knows it's actually Cluedo........like duh ! icon_biggrin.gif



    Huh?
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    Oct 27, 2014 2:39 PM GMT
    How many people attending? A problem with that kind of theme party, based on a finite number of specific characters, is that you get duplications. Like maybe 3 Colonel Mustards.

    But if you can be unique with a good British accent then maybe Colonel Mustard is indeed your answer. He's often portrayed as a Brit. And you might find something tweedy to wear in a thrift store, and a bushy mustache at a theatre costume store, maybe even a monocle.

    My BF asked me to play "Prof. Williard" from Our Town in a regional production 13 years ago, when the original actor walked out 2 days before opening! They had no costume for me, so I made my own.

    Since it takes place circa 1900 I took a double-breasted suit I had, and invisibly pinned the jacket from the inside, to create a very high, old-fashioned lapel line. I wore my bow tie and tuxedo wing collar dress shirt. Then I whitened my hair on the sides, slicked it back with a middle part, and dug out an old pair of wire rim eyeglasses of mine, spreading the nosepieces to wear them as low on my nose as I could, to complete the 1900 academic nerd look.

    Finally I got my large black leather billfold, and put my script inside it, since I couldn't memorize so quickly. And all my character was doing was presenting a history and background facts about "Grovers Corners", directly to the audience like a classroom, something a professor might read from notes anyway.

    So I self-consciously shuffled onto stage, then did some business looking for my notebook (billfold) confusedly, finally "realizing" I had it inside my jacket. The audience was tittering. Then I began to read in a high-pitched, somewhat pedantic manner.

    And when I heard some laughter, paused, appeared to look for it in the audience, cleared my throat rather haughtily, and continued. All impromptu, because I never thought I'd be getting laughs. But the director had allowed me this latitude to have some fun with the role.

    When I finished and began to shuffle back away I got applause! My BF was just coming out of his dressing room and asked me backstage what was happening, no applause was expected yet. Was it for the "Stage Manager" character, the first to speak?

    No, I explained, it was for me. And he got a little annoyed, because he was just going on, and as a professional actor from movies, TV and stage he really was a spotlight hog. I played the role for a week, and he never spoke to me about it, though we lived together.

    Anyway, amazing what you can do to create a successful character with home objects, or just thrift store things, on short notice.
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    Oct 27, 2014 5:17 PM GMT
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    AaronH20P saidDress up as a cloud and hand out nude celebrity photos (especially Jennifer Lawrence).


    why couldn't any male celebrity photos be leaked icon_mad.gif


    Because men aren't as digitally inept as women and don't use obvious passwords and recovery questions such as place of birth or mother's name.
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    Oct 27, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    Dress up as the board and invite everyone to play on you!