My Halloween Costume

I talked about this in the podcast I posted earlier today (Episode 13, Terror For Blood Town), but here’s a photo. That’s it. A bandaged, bloody hand.

I’ve used this at two Halloween parties so far and I honestly thought that when people saw it, they’d recognize it for a fake wound and say something along the lines of, “So what’s your costume supposed to be?”

Instead, five times now (and counting) I’ve had people come over to me very concerned and ask “My god, what happened to your hand?”

To which I reply, “I don’t know. There was this guy outside my house. I think he was drunk so I went outside to help him and he wasn’t making any sense. And then HE BIT ME!”

And every time, the response has been a shocked, “Are you serious?!”*

And then I’m like, “No. It’s my Halloween costume. I’m the guy who doesn’t know he’s about to turn into a zombie.”

Best. Costume. Ever.

* My wife’s line at this point is supposed to be, “What do you think? Should we shoot him?”

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5'10'' tall and he was born in a place. He's not there now. He's sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It's "Girl From Ipanema", thanks for asking. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.

10 thoughts on “My Halloween Costume”

  1. Ha! I was sitting on the wrong side of you Saturday to see the wound particularly well, but I had noticed a bandage. I didn’t get a chance to ask you what you were either.

    Well played, Paul.

  2. Cool! I did the same thing a few years back, but a vampire. I would sneak away throughout the night to add makeup and fangs to progress into a vampire.

  3. Best Costume on the cheap ever ??

    I think not.

    OK. Ya got a few days between midnight tonight and 11:59 Oct ,31,2012. ( It’s gonna be the last halloween ,for a while )…let’s enjoy it.

    Yer on Paul and anyone else! 40 bucks or less, w/reciepts. Like golf, less wins.

  4. To quote House: “Yeah, because all the best Halloween costumes are the ones you have to explain. “

  5. Wore this to the Halloween Party at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre last night. Again, I terrified a few people with my tale of the bitey drunk guy. I think others noticed the bandage but were too polite to say anything about my injury.

    Also should note, the CACA’s second annual Halloween Party was a big success. Jessica and crew put on a wonderful event for the kids. And it was nice to get off the street and hang around and chat with people. Thanks Jess!

    Ron: Is this some kind of crazy mixed up challenge?!?!!!! I would take you up on it except I was thinking to make up for this year (the bandage gag just further convinced my daughter that I’m weird), I’ll have to have a really expensive and elaborate costume next Halloween.

    Speaking of, commenter Brent was a brilliant Swedish chef. It was a little unnerving, frankly, to hear his voice coming out of a life-size muppet.

    And! Collette’s sparkle unicorn was very glamorous.

    TFJr: Thanks. Got it for 14 bucks at Extra Foods! I was seduced by the typeface of the numbers.

  6. Paul if you wear that brown suit again that you wore at the citizen circle challenge last week, I’m already done.

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