So you would think hanging around this site my choice of costume this year would be narrowed down to three things:,, or . Unfortunatly it is not that simple.
My costuming "career" began in 2003 when at college I decided I was going to go all out for Halloween by going as my favorite character at the time, Jango Fett. So for a month in October after getting alot on info from this site, I made a pretty decent, yet mediocre suit. After Halloween I continued to visit this site, and was inspired to build an actual good suit, and the following summer built what got me hooked into the passtime:
When I wore this suit, people were taking pictures and even stopping me in the streets to have their picture taken. It was awesome. At that point I decided I was going to go big every year.
In 2005 I went as Anakin Skywalker from EP 3, but that wasnt really something I made, it was just something I put together because I was excited from the movie. In 2006 after seeing another film, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for Halloween, and the result ended up becoming one of the most popular pictures submited to collegehumor.com from my school:
The following june I learned I would be in college for 2 more years (grad school) so I now had 2 bounus halloweens. Last year I decided to visit the costume I had in kindergarden, which I've seen people do but not well. The result won me $500 in a costume contest, sold for $1050 on ebay thus paying my rent and saving me from borrowing from my parents, and has gotten me compared to Ferris Buler on wtfcostumes.com:
As a result of all these creations I have become sort of a legend among my fraternity and the campus. Many people have been asking me how I plan to top my perivious work this year.
The problem is I don't know.
Earlier this year I was trying to figure out what to do. I made polls with options, looked online for movies coming out, looked at web sites and I seriously do not know. At first I was going to do Iron Man, but found that to make a decent suit would be beyond my skill level. Then I tried master chief, but the amount of material and skill is out of my reach. I could to Boba Fett to the skill level of my proton pack (I started a ROTJ last year but ended up selling the parts when my job ended) but I dont know how popular that would be since Boba is not in Clone wars or Unleashed (as far as I know)
So at this point I dont know what to do. I love halloween, it is my favorite holiday. I just dont have any good ideas this year and I'll need to finalize a idea soon to finish in time. This is just me thinking outlloud, and I'd like to see if anybody else thinks about this way too hard.