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Boston CostumeJohn Von Bittrich
What are you being
for Halloween?A 40 of Colt 45.
...How?We [Boston Costume] have a big foam costume shaped like a 40.
It's a mascot-type costume. I'm probably going to get some tights to wear
underneath. There was also a bottle of Schlitz costume available, but I thought
the 40 was way cooler than the 12 ounce.
Are there any
costumes here as strange or as awesome?Oh, if you want a really strange one, look up the Little Man
in a Canoe. It's basically a vagina costume. The face sits sort of where the
clitoris would. So, yes, there are a lot of weird ones this year.
What's your most
interesting Halloween memory?That's a tough one...I once saw Jack Terricloth from the World/Inferno
Friendship Society burn an effigy of himself in the middle of Brooklyn
during what amounted to an impromptu parade. It was basically a scarecrow
wearing his suit with a jack-o'-lantern for a head. He took a big swig of 151
and set it on fire in front of the entire audience.
Have you ever
considered burning yourself in effigy?I consider it daily.
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