The working world seems to celebrate Halloween just as much as the chocolate-keen child and the booze-ridden varsity student, although there is an added pressure to dress up as something simultaneously funny, topical and creative.
Having left most of my novelty gear in various bars, res rooms and my childhood home over the years, I Googled “lazy Halloween costumes” where I discovered a saving grace for people like me. If you’re skint, couldn’t care less and driven by the knowledge that the shit that makes up your costume will probably be out of your possession by the next morning, these costume ideas can help. These are mostly made up of things you can easily buy or find lying around the house. A bonus is that they require no paint or glitter (my friend Cam calls the “herpes of crafts”). Paint looks great for about an hour until you want to start living your life again by drinking a beer or dancing which turns you into a messy preschooler. The only solution to this is to “Go Gaga” and look like a mess from the start.
This kid has life figured out and will go far, developing the social media we are going to use in 2030. Image: http://www.funcage.com
Max Fischer (Rushmore optional) No surprise I found this in an album called “Brooklyn Halloween 08” Image: http://www.flickr.com
Honourable Mention goes to GQ. They tick topical, humorous and easy by suggesting dudes go as Meltdown Shia Le Beouf.
Tried and tested costumes to save anyone are:
- Buying a witch/wizard hat and wearing a cape
- Dressing like Tom Cruise in Risky Business if you know you aren’t going to be actually dancing on tables
- Drawing “S” on a white shirt, wearing white pants and going as “salt.” ( A friend could be Pepper).
- Wes Anderson movies have tons of individual specific characters to crib off.
I am a self-confessed Game of Thrones nerd, or as the succinct John Bender would put it: “neomaxizoomdweebie.”
In addition to reading the books and watching the show, I have grown to love fans’ internet reactions to it. I have combed the net to find the best Game of Thrones fan stuff. These people internet good.
Back again with a whole host of new impressions, the extremely great Steve Love.
This season I have been happy to note that Littlefinger is more of a big player thanks to his seemingly endless bag of tricks. This has garnered him much popularity with Tumblrs popping up like whores in Flea Bottom.
Why we love Petyr Baelish
The cast being awesome
Bad lip reading
Reactions to episodes
Uproxx has done a stellar recap after each episode and compiled all the best reactions on the internet with “Game of Lulz”.
Lena Headey and Pedro Pascal
Guys, it’s very possible to want to be in a 3-way relationship.
Lannister and Martell peace treaty passed.
Lena Headey’s Instagram
Today was an especially excellent day for Youtube trolling.
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cinemash Sid and Nancy
Movie was a tad annoying (Like watching a couple you know imploding despite all your good advice and also having to see the pirvate bits that are just as annoying) but I am forever grateful the movie introduced me to Sweet Disposition –a wonderful track to dance alone to. I cannot believe I haven’t seen this before. Remember where they have their altercation about who is Sid and who is Nancy? Here is the beautiful baby of that exchange.
Inside a dishwasher with a Go Pro.
We’ve always wondered. The answer is given. Bless Go Pros. What’s next? A tour of a cow’s stomachs?
Taking references from Moonrise Kingdom and the Royal Tenebaums, this is a truly hilarious parody. It’s kind of like Margot and Richie if they were Suzy and Sam; I know you’re probably thinking, “but weren’t they?” The best bit is the Owen Wilson impersonator at the end. Anachronistic deadpan fetishist hipsters need porn too.
As you may have accurately assessed, I am a bit of an internet trawler (sounds better than troller. I am also less aggressive). Here what has astounded and amazed me to the point where I say, “that’s too good not to share.”
I find a lot of stuff on Tumblr and this pick is no exception. Leaving his ridiculously good looks and legit style aside with great difficulty, Dylan Rieder is a an insanely talented skateboarder. I will let the footage speak for itself.
Porn 4 Jews
“You weren’t chosen for a reason,” Seth Rogen says to his gentile friend in Knocked Up. My one friend readily admits to her love for those who study the Torah’s teachings. Luckily, the internet has satisfied the desire for some authentic Jewish lusting. Follow Porn 4 Jews and the eye candy at Hannukah Hotties.
These two Austin natives caught the attention of my ears after hearing them in a movie on the weekend. The movie was That Awkward Moment. It would have been great if the production company changed “awkward” to “painful” and “moment” to “90 mins.” Anyway, Night Drive are cool customers with a modern take on 80’s music with their excellent use of throaty bass guitar and synth. Their single, After Dark, has been repeat; a song with a catchy hook that mesmerises you as the vocalist beseeches you to “hold me closer.” A dangerously sexy track, it is the perfect song for you to meet a mysterious stranger or head down PCH to GTA Vice City. Own the electro-pop goodness for yourself and simply like their Facebook page to get your free download of After Dark and its remixes.
If you are privy to the creative side of the internet, you will have noticed all content, from images to videos, is either going backwards or forwards, depending on the creator’s fancy. You could be like Grimes and go for the DIY, futuristic cyborg feel or retreat back into our techno memories, which is where 8-bit comes in.
8-bit games conjure up fond memories for those who grew up in the 80s and 90s, so much so that modern media is getting the 8-bit treatment. Cinefix’s Youtube channel supplies viewers with 8-bit versions of their favourite movies.
A Clockwork Orange
Everyone’s has their own favirote film from the eccentric and imaginative mind of Hayao Miyazaki, but which Studio Ghibli 8-bit representation do you like best? These are done by digital artist, Richard J Evans.
Check out more on his Behance page.