Suggestions for the wordplay enthusiast in all of us
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be hard. But what if you want to look great and appear incredibly witty at the same time? Well, don’t fret. Everyone knows that puns are the pinnacle of social humor, so why not celebrate everyone’s favourite holiday dressed as one of your favourite plays on words? Here are some easy suggestions to become the perfect pun!
Want to present yourself as an eternal optimist? Well, you know what they say; when life gives you lemons—make lemonade! So dig through your attic, or maybe that hall closet no one ever opens, and find your family’s copy of the Game of Life. Glue or tape the box to your chest before making a quick trip to your local grocer and picking up a hefty bag of lemons. Start handing these out to trick-or-treaters, or maybe just your local pub crawlers, and see if anyone catches on. An alternative for those of you who lack the Game of Life is a box of Life cereal. Happy squeezing!
Next up is one for all those romantics out there, or maybe just one for all those procrastinators who left their Halloween shopping till October 30. Find a regular gray shirt, then go to your local hardware store and start collecting sample colour cards from all the options ranging from black to eggshell. Staple these to your shirt and you are now everyone’s favourite erotic novel turned film, 50 Shades of Grey. Maybe you’ll luck out and find the Anastasia to your Christian, or vice-versa—on second thought, those two really shouldn’t be your relationship goal.
Want to let everyone know how smart you really are? For those over achievers, get the recognition you deserve by cutting out two large brown circles and wearing them on your front and back like a sandwich board. Colour or paint in some smaller brown circles to resemble chocolate chips. You might have guessed it, but you are now a cookie. So where does the pun come in? Carry around a sign that states your GPA. You’re now a smart cookie! Get it? Hey, I never said they were clever puns.
For the incredibly lazy, who want to get out of this holiday with merely a participation ribbon—write “B” and “O” on one cheek, and “O” and “K” on the other. You now have your nose in a book. Congratulations on your mediocrity.
If all else fails, just go as someone having a really good time. That costume is always a winner!