If you are searching for a costume that will really make an impression on Halloween, consider teaming up with a friend for a truly original outfit. Whether your goal is simply to be funny or you plan to compete in a costume contest, dressing up as a famous male duo will help you get the reaction you want.
Beavis and Butthead
Beavis and Butthead were MTV's most famous slackers. Their television show, "Beavis and Butthead," originally aired from 1993 to 1997. Beavis and Butthead loved rock music and television, but were rude and socially inept. To create an accurate portrayal of the two, you and your friend will need a Metallica T-shirt for Beavis and an AC/DC T-shirt for Butthead. Punctuate your speech with inappropriate laughter and stare off into space periodically. Since Beavis was blonde and Butthead had dark hair, you may need to purchase spray-on hair dye to make the costumes as accurate as possible.
Garfield and Odie
Garfield and Odie are lovable cartoon pets whose antics often result in unfortunate situations for their owner. Garfield is a fat orange tabby with an affinity for lasagne who likes to push around his pal Odie, a yellow beagle. To accurately portray Garfield and Odie, the individual portraying Garfield has only to disguise himself as an orange tabby, although carrying around a fake pan of lasagne for authenticity is a nice touch. The individual dressed as Odie should remember that Odie keeps his tongue out at all times and tends to run around Garfield in idiotic circles.
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
Throughout the 1950s, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were Hollywood's "it" boys. Both singers, actors and members of the self-titled "Rat Pack," they were two of the most famous men in the country for more than a decade. Portraying Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin will be easy for a dedicated pair that happen to own three piece suits and have no issues with breaking out into song unannounced. To add authenticity, one or both of you may carry around an empty martini glass, since both Martin and Sinatra made no secrets about their love of strong drink.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
This famous duo first made their appearance in novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but before long made the transition to the big screen. Sherlock Holmes is a detective, often portrayed as having a long, brown overcoat and monocle. The individual dressed as Holmes should also carry a magnifying glass. Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes' roommate and friend, is a medical doctor, but should be portrayed by an individual in a suit, cap and overcoat. Although he never stated so in the novels, the phrase, "Elementary my dear Watson," is famously attributed to Holmes and should be uttered by the individual portraying Holmes in response to any question posed by the individual dressed as Dr. Watson.
- "The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'"; Bill Zehme; 1997
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