Halloween Costume Time!

WillyG's picture

I'm not a huge Halloween guy, but working a job that requires I participate in a costume party has helped me to get over my aversion. I was determined to incorporate knitting into my costume, and thanks to a coworker's suggestion that I bear the spittin' image of Waldo of the fad I was a part of, I found the perfect fit. The hat was done in three days, and the shirt took two bits of evenings to tape up, and the yarn and duct tape cost under ten bucks. And I won $25 in the contest. Woot!

On my own blog I included a hot mess of cheap and stupid costume ideas, but most of them don't involve knitting. But I'm not sharing them with you here simply because it'd be a waste of space. There's my contribution to Halloween.

What are y'all doing for costumes this year? Any knitting/crocheting involved?

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is great, Willy! As an

That is great, Willy! As an ex-assistant children's librarian, I really appreciate the fun and humor behind this. Too bad you don't live here...I'd grab you for a volunteer for a program and get an ex-colleague to run it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

hsfg's picture

Great ! I tried that look

Great ! I tried that look once. Jumbo-pettite stripes made me look as if I about to
"bring forth" twins .. But it works for you . Good job.


WillyG's picture

Hahaha... yeah, it was nice

Hahaha... yeah, it was nice to have control over how big the stripes are. I didn't like the look of the store-bought costume available online.

WillyG's picture

Thanks, guys! Glad you

Thanks, guys! Glad you liked it. I milked the costume for a second go tonight, and did a little strip tease afterward. Well, I teased strips of tape off the shirt...

firstearl's picture

Waldo's at his local yarn

Waldo's at his local yarn shop, that's where's Waldo.

rc_in_sd's picture

I spotted you right away.

I spotted you right away. I'm good like that.

Nice job, Will!

QueerJoe's picture


That's hy-freakin'-sterical...now in case anyone asks, I'll know where Waldo is.

michaelpthompson's picture

That's pretty cool!

That's pretty cool!

2manyhobbies's picture

i love it!

i love it!

Tallguy's picture

That's just too scary for

That's just too scary for words!! Uncanny resemblance!

jessemkahn's picture

totally adorable!

totally adorable!

Aaronknits's picture

You look fantastic Will!

You look fantastic Will! Happy Halloween!