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Trying to decide on an 'idiom' costume
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We've been trying to come up with Halloween costumes that depict idioms. 'Raining cats and dogs' is already being used. It was suggested wearing something to show 'We've come to a fork in the road' where I could wear a dark t-shirt with masking tape lines to show a road and then stitch a plastic fork in the middle of the road. Problem is, I don't think that's really an idiom, because a road can literally divide up into two sections.

A couple of years ago, I was a 'smarty pants' by taping lots of packages of 'Smarties' candy rolls to my sweat pants. I had to wear a sign so people would know what I was supposed to be. I guess I'll have to do that again with whatever idiom I decide to use.

I'd like something that isn't too plain, so that it actually looks like a costume. (I considered 'Wearing my heart on my sleeve,' but I consider that one to be too plain.)

On the other hand, I don't want it to be too gross. (We thought of 'The cat's got your tongue' or 'tongue-tied' or even 'I'm all ears' but the thought of waving around a body part or wearing body parts doesn't appeal to me.)

So I want it to be 'not too gaudy', not too gross, not too difficult to put together, not too plain, and not too this or not too that. Uh oh... I guess I'm asking for a bit too much, huh?

Well, maybe there's someone out there in P.T. Land that understands what I'm trying to say ... Any idiom suggestions that might fit the bill?


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Getting one of those umbrella hats & creating something that looks like rain under it and adding a sun over it for "Under The Weather".

Dress all in pink, add a pig tail & a pig nose & wings for "When Pigs Fly".

Wear a T-shirt with a big X on it for "X marks the spot".

Get a "Bayside High" shirt of some kind for "Saved by the Bell".
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Here's the only on I could think of
Old 10-25-2011, 01:11 AM
 
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A chip on your shoulder. A sweatshirt with a bag of potato chips or chocolate chips on your shoulder. HTH
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I like the "when pigs fly" suggestion.

This is not really an idiom but a few years ago, my teaching partner and I went as "peace and quiet" - I was a mime and she was a hippie.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:01 AM
 
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Go to the halloween store and get one of those prop syringes. Tie it to yarn and put it around your neck. Wear all black. "A shot in the dark" (can also be done with a shot glass, but not school appropriate)


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I had friends do chick magnet. They wore red and taped chicks all over. Another dressed bloody , carried a knife and glued mini cereals and was a cereal killer. Another walked around carrying a large tree branch - hugging it... Tree hugger. Good luck
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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Dress in all blue sweats, glue cotton to your shirt and the upper part of your pants. Carry around a spray bottle full of water and squirt people...

...you will be cloudy with a chance of showers...
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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A few of my crazy half-baked ideas:

Two heads are better than one: get a mask/dummy head and make yourself two-headed

A picture is worth a thousand words: choose a great picture and then surround it with....you guessed it....a thousand words, this could be on a shirt or all over your outfit

Birds of a feather flock together: you might want to get a friend to do this with you. Dress up as a bird and then "flock together"

Full of hot air: stuff your outfit with balloons or stuffing and go with a read sweatsuit maybe

The cat's out of the bag: dress as a cat and carry a ripped open bag with you

You look like a million bucks!: Cover yourself in fake money, I think I've even seen novelty glasses that are shaped like dollar signs
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Be "facebook"
Old 10-25-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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http://familyfun.go.com/halloween/ha...-book-1024870/

Loved it!

I think there are more on Family Fun, like one "I'm all ears"...

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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I saw one that was a "quarterback". Sweatsuit with a quarter taped on their back.
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Copycat--
You could dress as a cat and then tape copies of worksheets all over you.
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Lots of useful ideas!
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Wow! These ideas are great! What a creative group you are! I'm copying these for future reference!

Thanks a lot!!
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Caught you red handed
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Get a cheap fishing net and cut a hole in the center. Place it over your head so that the rest of the net hangs around your body. Wear red gloves and wear an old shirt and glue fake money all over the shirt. Kind of like you were caught stealing money. "Caught you red handed!"
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ants in your pants? a bee in your bonnet? a big wig? a thorn in my side? ace up your sleeve? lost your marbles? all your eggs in one basket? bag of tricks? behind the eight ball?

Many more at:

http://www.idiomsbykids.com/taylor/m...3/idiomsbc.htm
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I look like a million bucks!
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So it's Halloween evening. We're passing out candy to the trick or treaters... and I'm dressed in the following:
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You look like a million bucks!: Cover yourself in fake money, I think I've even seen novelty glasses that are shaped like dollar signs
I even found the glasses last night!

One of my students guessed, "I feel like a million bucks!" so I went with it. I printed up some google images of $100,000 and $10,000 and used double stick tape. I have $500,000 in front and $500,000 on back.

Thanks for making me "look like a million!"
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