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Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Dave!I've never been much into Halloween or getting dressed up for the occasion... but last year I had to change that.

Avitable was having his annual Halloween party in Florida and, since I was going to be somewhat nearby (Memphis), I decided to go. At first I was going to drop by a Halloween store and buy a SpongeBob Squarepants costume... until I looked at photos from his previous party. The costumes were pretty imaginative, and I realized right away that SpongeBob Squarepants wasn't going to cut it.

So I decided to go 100% geek for my costume and become "Holovirus-Infected Rimmer" from one of my favorite cult TV shows, Red Dwarf. The only thing I could buy was the Mr. Flibble puppet... everything else I had to make myself...

Dave and Mr. Flibble
The "real" Rimmer is on the left, I'm on the right.

Avitable and Dave
Here I am hanging out with Avitable and Mr. Flibble.

Making my costume was really hard and took a long time (the pigtails wig alone took an entire day to create). This year I thought that I'd get a head start, and began constructing my costume a full month early. Unfortunately, a major part of my costume was back-ordered for weeks, then ultimately cancelled. So this past weekend when I was in Seattle I had to start over from scratch.

Eventually I decided what my costume was going to be and went shopping for all the pieces. Once again everything would have to be hand-made, and this time my idea was going to be more complex than last year. To make matters worse, I was so swamped with work that I barely had time to play around with costume-making, and didn't get around to it until tonight.

It's now 1:00am and the costume is still not finished.

Hopefully I'll have a chance to finish it up in Florida or else I'll be going as Naked Cowboy.

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  1. Danalyn says:

    *crosses fingers that Dave2 doesn’t finish his costume on time so we can see nekkiddave2cowboy*

  2. Avitable says:

    I know some people who would love for you to go as the Naked Cowboy.

    If you need to use a sewing machine or anything, you’re always welcome to come over early.

  3. metalmom says:

    Don’t go as Naked Cowboy!! I’ve met some of the women who will be at the party and you’ll just get molestered all night….

    On the other hand,GO as Naked Cowboy! Live it up!

  4. I don’t think you’d get many complaints if you had to go as Naked Cowboy, but I hope you finish your costume anyway. I can’t wait to see pictures!

  5. Hilly Sue says:

    If worse comes to worse, I will loan you a boobie top and you can go as me. 😉

    See you sooooooooooooooon!

  6. Finn says:

    I vote for Naked Cowboy!

    Now what I’m wearing feels even more lame. *sigh*

  7. Don says:

    Naked Cowboy would be a good choice too.. Either way, please post photos from the party.

  8. personally? i vote for naked cowboy.
    that is all.

  9. Göran says:

    Looking forward to see your outfit!
    Happy Helloween 😉

  10. Sybil Law says:

    Naked cowboy! Naked cowboy!
    Is this a voting thing?!
    Anyway – naked cowboy!
    Happy Halloween!

  11. Justin Scott says:

    hahahaha hilarious!

  12. little_lj says:

    Dave you RULE! Being British, I too, feel that Red Dwarf is one of the best shows ever… that Rimmer costume is spot on!

    Can’t wait to see this years costume.. Good luck!!

  13. stef says:

    i LOVE your rimmer costume, and i am truly impressed that you made it yourself! the holovirus episode might be one of my favorites (although to be fair, i haven’t seen the last 2-3 seasons). also, i was discussing r.d. last night with some fellow fans…apparently there are rumors of a movie with the original cast???

    at any rate, happy halloween, and hope everything works out for you in the costume department. 🙂

  14. twinkie says:

    We had a nekked cowboy once at our party. We slapped his ass so much that by the end of the night he was Red Cheeks the Indian Cowboy.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    If it makes you feel any better, it’s 4:03 PM on Halloween and I’m supposed to host a party in 3 hours. And my costume is only have finished. I’m about to have some serious bonding time with the sewing machine.

    Can’t wait to see pictures of your creation!

  16. I don’t know what it’s gonna be, but knowing you and how creative you are, it will be spectacular.

  17. Have a blast dude!!!

    I must insist on photos!!!

  18. Patrick D. says:

    I’ve got to show my wife the Rimmer outift. She positively loves ‘Red Dwarf’ (as do I). Her favorite episode is the Mr. Fibble appearance. Kudos, my friend.

  19. Tug says:

    I loved your costume last year, so can’t wait to see this year’s! Even (especially?) if it’s the naked cowboy…

    Have a blast all of you there – can’t wait to see pictures & hear the stories!

  20. yellojkt says:

    How about Naked Rimmer? That just dowsn’t sound right.

  21. Winter says:

    I would pay for photos of you as the Naked Cowboy. Don’t you feel dirty now? 😉 Happy Halloween!

  22. ajooja says:

    If you need any help with this naked costume, give me a call. I have practice. 🙂

  23. ChillyWilly says:

    I remember the pics from your costume last year. It was the penguin on your hand that I found the best.

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