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Rockstar Pirate? 
3rd-Oct-2010 03:59 pm


Nathan found a new Halloween costume for sale at Target called the "Rockstar Pirate", which he swears its a rip off of my "look":





Hey, maybe I should dress up as my self for Halloween?



Comments 
3rd-Oct-2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Wow! You should get that and wear it for a performance sometime. Or, hell, *everyone* in the band should wear it!! Like, for one last encore song... oh man... the audience would be crying with laughter.
3rd-Oct-2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
In Goth We Trust....hahahahhaha! Love it. ;)
3rd-Oct-2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
We're the only rockstar pirates? ^___^
3rd-Oct-2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Imitation... the biggest form of flattery :)
3rd-Oct-2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Your costume is better and a billion times better made though, and isn't made in a factory!
You should dress like a normal person for halloween! XD AHHHH scary.
4th-Oct-2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad you said that, Robert. We were about to end up wearing the same thing!!!
4th-Oct-2008 12:24 am (UTC)
LOL that is hilarious.

PS: Mad love for the b&w stripes! <333
4th-Oct-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I once dressed in slacks and polo shirt, wife in skirt and blouse with pearls... We went to Halloween party, and people asked, "Whats your costumes?"

"Oh.. We're a nice Republican couple from Bellevue"

We won the costume contest for scariest costume... we even beat a fairly good Death.
4th-Oct-2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Nah; too easy. This is why I never dressed up as a Goth on Halloween, back in my goth days.


You could go out as some hyper-tricked-out J-Rock band on Halloween, though; That would be cool for the sheer head-explodey factor!
4th-Oct-2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Adam Ant.
4th-Oct-2008 06:42 am (UTC)
I was TOTALLY going to say that that costume looks like this:

4th-Oct-2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Your outfit is cooler than that costume.
4th-Oct-2008 01:22 am (UTC)
lol to the adam ant comment.
I've seen this look at the local halloween franchise that comes to town every year. It was always good for a laugh. And countless My Chemical Romance jokes ( though I do enjoy that band. shhh.) It was only a matter of time before it hit target I suppose.
And of course you look better! :P
4th-Oct-2008 01:54 am (UTC)
When I found that last night, I was hyperventilating I thought it was so funny. I made Nathan take photos.

Dude, you know you've hit it big when you're a HALLOWEEN COSTUME. OMG.

I'm very tempted to go as you, now, but I have no idea what to do with my hair. ;)
4th-Oct-2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, this is awesome.

we could go as each other!

Actually, I was thinking about going as Donald Draper, since the thought of me showing up with slicked down parted hair and a suit and tie is as scary as anything I can I
Imagine.
4th-Oct-2008 07:05 am (UTC)
I can totally loan you my clothes if you want to trade personas--hell, my hair's been a Halloween party wig for ages, anyway. ;)
4th-Oct-2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Hee! I dig the stripes.

Frankly, I'm not sure what's so rockstar about the store-bought costume... but "In Goth We Trust" makes me laugh.
4th-Oct-2008 03:14 am (UTC)
I think it's the teddy bear skull that really makes it.
4th-Oct-2008 03:25 am (UTC)
this post totally made me smile, now we can dress our kids and friends up as millions of Captain Roberts, LOL
4th-Oct-2008 10:08 am (UTC)
Wow. You know, I might actually have to get that costume. I decided to dress up as an Airship Pirate this year (don't know WHERE I got that idea... ^_~ ). I've already got the goggles and dogtags...
4th-Oct-2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
What?? You mean airship pirate as a costume?? I was wearing that whole deal just this morning. No, really.
4th-Oct-2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
It seems way too similar, with a sort of My Chemical Romance look from the video Black Parade. Many of the stores seem to have use a lot of the "rock star" and "goth" words in an attempt to sell more stuff. It's pretty odd.
4th-Oct-2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
You look WAY better. That 'rockstar' costume looks like a failed 80's band outfit... just sad.

4th-Oct-2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Far too often perhaps, people have come to me to ransack my everyday wardrobe for Halloween costume ideas. Crikey...And one time that I went out of my way to be extra-special medieval in my costume, I was told in the costume contest judging that I dressed like that every day, so I couldn't enter. Feck.

Here's an idea: you could dress as someone trying (and partially or marginally failing) to dress as you...So, put on some badly-painted swim goggles instead of your usual ones, a forearm communicator made of cardboard (from an inside-out Twinkies box or some such atrocity) with scotch-taped-on cutouts of typewriter keys, and instead of your usual vest, do the cut-out brown paper bag thing, etc. Take SteamPunk to the kindergarten ghetto, as it were...?!?

While that would be absolutely hilarious and would bring "self-ironizing" to its apotheosis, it also would probably upset some of your fans, who will be expecting to see you in your best on that blessed day as you take to the air in the zeppelin, correct? Hmm...
4th-Oct-2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
yes, the reality is I'm pretty obligated to be me on Halloween. I don't mind, since I dress awesome! \O/
4th-Oct-2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I wholeheartedly agree!

(Actually, I'm having a difficult time imagining what "casual" or "street clothes" Captain Robert would be...)
5th-Oct-2008 07:25 am (UTC)
That costume is TOO funny.

Were there any Girl Genius knockoffs yet?

My kinetic airship pilot and I were brainstorming outfits from my closet and she concluded we would both end up looking more like airship pirates than Girl Genius characters or Edwardian ladies. I'm going to add some medical props and be the airship pirates' medic... sort of like Dr. Maturin in Master & Commander, or probably more like Simon Tam on Firefly.

My kinetic engineer is working on a Victorian hipster bike messenger outfit.
9th-Oct-2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
WTF?
Is this a subliminal WANTED poster from the Temporal Task Force? Too much messing around with the timeline and they put a "target" on your head!
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