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What do you do when you can't do it right? You kludge it. Generations of engineers, adventurers, programmers, and backyard MacGyvers have been kludging the world together for years. Now we're bringing that honorable tradition to Halloween.

Presenting the Kludge-O-Ween Woot-Off: two days of ludicrously resourceful suggestions for last-minute Halloween costumes for you to throw together. Some of these items will only reach you in time if you overnight them, and some won't get there in time at all. But a true kludger doesn't whine about shipping times! He or she looks around for what's at hand, cranks up the imagination, and cobbles together something semi-acceptable. When those trick-or-treaters show up, don't freak; you've probably got some oyster crackers or something in the pantry, right?

We hope Kludge-O-Ween inspires you to kludge together a costume, or to show us your improvised costumes of the past. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our own getups kludged completely from offrice supplies. And most of all, have a very happy Kludge-O-Ween, whether you've prepared for it or not.



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ecue


quality posts: 9 Private Messages ecue

Burn a [woot]wine cork. Rub it under your eye. Spray paint a "P" on a t-shirt. Go as a "Black Eyed Pea". Done.

bmrbill


quality posts: 138 Private Messages bmrbill
ecue wrote:Burn a wine cork. Rub it under your eye. Spray paint a "P" on a t-shirt. Go as a "Black Eyed Pea". Done.



My Daughter-in-law did that one year at our party, great costume!

betagirl


quality posts: 6 Private Messages betagirl
ecue wrote:Burn a wine cork. Rub it under your eye. Spray paint a "P" on a t-shirt. Go as a "Black Eyed Pea". Done.



*applause*

Beta

RobinBobcat


quality posts: 41 Private Messages RobinBobcat

*cracks knuckles*

Geeks and shoppers of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our site of Kludgeoween

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween
Stare at your screen in the dead of night

This is Kludgeoween, everybody make a scene
Click F-5 to refresh the page
It's our site, everybody scream
In this site of Kludgeoween

I am the one missing out on bed
Coffee in my hands and eyes swollen red

I am the one ranting on the forum
Frothing and screaming, with no sense of decorum

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween

Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!
In this site we call home
Everyone hail to the monkey song

In this site, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, something from the trash can
Someone's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...

Scream! This is Kludgeoween
Flashing lights upon your screen

Aren't you tired?

Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and pay the price
Find some deals in the dead of night

Refresh your screen, refresh your screen!

In our town of Kludgeoween!

I am the clown with the blackened square
Buying these goods, without any cares

I want a frog that croaks at leaks
I want a Dyson, bags are for the weak

I am the one who is 'In For Three!'
Expensive as ****, but the shipping is free!

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween
Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!
Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!

Tender wooters everywhere
Life's no fun without a good sale

Getting packages, in the mail
From our site of Kludgeoween

In this site
Don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Flying caped monkeys launch from your fingertips
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Kludgeoween, refresh your screen
Won't you please make way for a very special sale

Bag of Crap is King of the Woot-Off sale
Everyone hail to the Random King now!

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween
Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!

In this site we call home
Everyone hail to the monkey song

(chorus of launched monkey screams)

Meow

Go Squarryls!

lumpsrgood


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lumpsrgood
...getups kludged completely from offrice supplies. And most of all...


I'm just wondering where I can get some of these off rice supplies.

CatCK


quality posts: 50 Private Messages CatCK

Here's one that a friend of mine once did:

Dress all in black. Tape envelopes all over you.

You're "blackmail".

allgaul


quality posts: 0 Private Messages allgaul

Teabag costume:
Get 2 clear kitchen garbage bags. Fill each half way with dried out leaves from the yard. Roll the tops a bit and staple them together leaving room in the middle for your head to go through. Make a cardboard tag from the cereal box or whatever you have. Write the name of a tea on it or make a political statement. Attach a string to the tag and attach the string to the bags. Put your head through the space you left, one bag in front, one bag in back. Boom, you're a teabag! Or a teabagger.

SacredSpud


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SacredSpud

Got a beard? Rub some deodorant in it and go as an armpit. Learned that one from Garbage Pail Kids when I was about seven.

yamahapilot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yamahapilot
RobinBobcat wrote:*cracks knuckles*



You sir, are a Genius. Thanks for that.

luvable84girl


quality posts: 0 Private Messages luvable84girl
RobinBobcat wrote:*cracks knuckles*



WONDERFUL!!

mnementhdragon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mnementhdragon

Best costume - Godot from "Waiting for Godot". Just send someone to the party with the message that you will be there the next day.

shushine999


quality posts: 15 Private Messages shushine999

Use a sharpie to write "GO CEILING!!!" all over a white tshirt. Write "CEILING #1!!" on a baseball cap.Put both on, and ....
Voila - you are now a "Ceiling fan".

Kooltkatt101


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Kooltkatt101

My husband is going as Frodo wearing his the one shirt from woot.

summerbaskets


quality posts: 0 Private Messages summerbaskets

Buy the largest potato you can find...sweet potatoes are usually very large, put a hole through the middle of the potato and string a piece of rope or twine through the hole. Tie it around your waist and go as a dictator.

jcolag


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jcolag

One year, I wore a hat. Clever, because I--get this--don't usually wear hats!

My general approach is to claim I'm dressed like whoever I'm traveling with, and he or she is dressed like me.

OK, no, I don't really get into the spirit. Even phoning it in is actually too much work.

spidergeoff


quality posts: 1 Private Messages spidergeoff

get an old pair of jeans and hot glue Smarties candy packs all over...You're a Smarty Pants.

studerc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages studerc

Dress in all black and attach to your shirt a cloud with a lightning bolt. Carry a hidden water bottle. When asked what you are, spray the water bottle on them....you are a thunderstorm.

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska
mnementhdragon wrote:Best costume - Godot from "Waiting for Godot". Just send someone to the party with the message that you will be there the next day.



This joke will only be caught by drama majors and theatre fans.

That being said, I lol'd.

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska
RobinBobcat wrote:*cracks knuckles*

[insert= BEST NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS LYRIC PARODY EVAR][/insert]



WIN!

Edit: Awww, someone truncated the quote.

sunniraindrop


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sunniraindrop

My favorite cop out costume is simply making a cardboard sign to carry around all day that says: "Nudist on Strike".

matkapnyc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages matkapnyc
lumpsrgood wrote:I'm just wondering where I can get some of these off rice supplies.



And to think, I read that as orifice supplies...now THAT would make for an interesting Halloween costume.

lacotomo


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lacotomo

Grab some white kitchen garbage bags. put a head and arm holes in one for your body. Wrap one in a circle and tape it for your head. wrap a couple more around your legs and tape them. Now tape a soup label, candy bar wrapper, cereal box, whatever you just finished and were going to throw away to various parts of the garbage bags.

You are now White Trash.

coencide


quality posts: 0 Private Messages coencide

For the ladies-dress in a brown leotard, tape purple balloons all over you...you're a bunch of grapes!

Parkertron


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Parkertron

Affix one corner of a square of canvas to yourself, now you're three sheets in the wind.

jls0127


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jls0127

put a laundry basket on your head and go as a basket case!

phxcityslick


quality posts: 0 Private Messages phxcityslick

Come on I need a birthday gife for myself today

Battousai2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Battousai2

Go online and find a celebrity you look like. It doesn't have to be too close, as you should always arrive late so everyone is already on their second to third drink. Then just do your hair like their's, possibly don't shave for a couple days.

Pretty easy to turn any white guy into fat/skinny Jonah Hill or Seth Rogen.

lstaff


quality posts: 200 Private Messages lstaff



Costume: Mean crouch and fingers:

MONSTER!!

(and, just happened to be wearing a woot! shirt today!)

pnkr0ckpr1nces


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pnkr0ckpr1nces

Mary Poppins is easy and fun. Dress similar to her, carry an umbrella, and have a bag full of ridiculous items.

Sing while you're at it.

thumperchick


quality posts: 240 Private Messages thumperchick

lstaff


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RobinBobcat wrote:*cracks knuckles*

Geeks and shoppers of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our site of Kludgeoween

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween
Stare at your screen in the dead of night

This is Kludgeoween, everybody make a scene
Click F-5 to refresh the page
It's our site, everybody scream
In this site of Kludgeoween

I am the one missing out on bed
Coffee in my hands and eyes swollen red

I am the one ranting on the forum
Frothing and screaming, with no sense of decorum

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween

Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!
In this site we call home
Everyone hail to the monkey song

In this site, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, something from the trash can
Someone's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...

Scream! This is Kludgeoween
Flashing lights upon your screen

Aren't you tired?

Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and pay the price
Find some deals in the dead of night

Refresh your screen, refresh your screen!

In our town of Kludgeoween!

I am the clown with the blackened square
Buying these goods, without any cares

I want a frog that croaks at leaks
I want a Dyson, bags are for the weak

I am the one who is 'In For Three!'
Expensive as ****, but the shipping is free!

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween
Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!
Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!

Tender wooters everywhere
Life's no fun without a good sale

Getting packages, in the mail
From our site of Kludgeoween

In this site
Don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Flying caped monkeys launch from your fingertips
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Kludgeoween, refresh your screen
Won't you please make way for a very special sale

Bag of Crap is King of the Woot-Off sale
Everyone hail to the Random King now!

This is Kludgeoween, this is Kludgeoween
Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween! Kludgeoween!

In this site we call home
Everyone hail to the monkey song

(chorus of launched monkey screams)



This really is brilliant.
I don't know what you do for a living, but if it's not song writing, i think you should quit and retread your career.

queball89


quality posts: 1 Private Messages queball89

Get a plastic sword, cut a slit in middle of 2 or 3 empty cereal boxes (through both sides) and then insert the sword through the slits in the boxes. voila. ....

You are now a cereal killer!

dringrn


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dringrn

Dress in green top and brown pants, and glue condoms or condom packs all over your top. You're a rubber tree. (Won a contest with this once a long time ago)

aycheung


quality posts: 2 Private Messages aycheung

2 day woot off... wooooot

speedo13


quality posts: 0 Private Messages speedo13

Cut a hole for your head in a flowered bedsheet. Put it on and go as a member of the Hawaiian Klan.

fwao


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fwao
queball89 wrote:Get a plastic sword, cut a slit in middle of 2 or 3 empty cereal boxes (through both sides) and then insert the sword through the slits in the boxes. voila. ....

You are now a cereal killer!



Plastic Sword *check*
soon to be empty cereal box *check*

amazing that I would have several swords to choose from:
plastic
wood
cheapo hollow and plastic
metal samurai

Best Kludge-O-Ween idea yet!!

Bione


quality posts: 28 Private Messages Bione

Friend of mine did this a few years ago:
1) Red top, black pants OR black top, red pants

2) Cut some orange construction paper into a series of small triangles

3) Glue the small orange triangles to some yellow ping-pong balls or similar small yellow balls

4) Tape the "chicks" to your magnet costume and voila: a Chick-magnet!

Yeah, I know, it requires just a bit too much effort.

rjdconst


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rjdconst

Grab your Roomba ( only thing it is good for anyway) strap it to your head, add a window screen veil and wrap your body it tin foil, poof! Your Atom from real steel.

escapehatch


quality posts: 0 Private Messages escapehatch

Two easy ideas;

Use am old pair of pants, (shirt, skirt or coat). Cut in half vertically. Put on one half. Wear sign, "SALE - PANTS(shirt,skirt,coat)HALF OFF".

Get a paper toilet seat cover. Wear it around your head and mark, "ELTON'S JOHN". Wear big frame sunglasses.