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Brigid just stood, rigid, blinking. Greg had on an almost cartoon-yellow safari outfit, including pith helmet, a huge false handlebar moustache, and had a monocle in one eye. He was also inexplicably carrying a length of lead pipe.

"What the...?" she managed to get out.

"I say, what!" Greg chirped brazenly. "I suggest that it was YOU, Miss Scarlet, in the Conservatory, with the Avacado Dip, what, what!"

"I think my brain just exploded," was all she could say.

"Hey," he asked in his slightly-less-chirpy normal voice. "Where's your costume?"

"I don't do costumes," said Brigid, frowning.

"What? What do you mean? It's Halloween, everybody does costumes!"

"Fine, I'm dressed as a stressed-out yuppie."

"Gah," said Greg. "That is so lame. Don't cop out! You need a proper costume! Who goes to a Halloween Party with no costume?"

"I don't like costumes!" she said, her voice rising in irritation. "I hate drawing attention to myself like that. Forget it, no way!"

"But if everybody has a costume but you, won't that draw attention to you, as being the only one with no costume?"

She closed her eyes and shook her head, as if trying to ward off a bad dream. "Stop it, you're going to fry what few synapses I have left."

"Fine," he said, disappointment weighing down his voice. "Tell you what, we'll get you some brown bags to wear, and you can go dressed as a poop."

-The Gneech

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laurie_robey
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
Alas, I suffer from lack of costume this year because of lack of planning.
the_gneech
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, but you would have one if you could -- that's an important difference! ;)

-TG
usagiweaver
Oct. 29th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
My daughter's costume nearly didn't get done. But Super-Mom decided that fusing the red triangles on her White Mage cloak was the most expedient technique if she wanted it finished to wear to school today! Of course, that required a trip over to the fabric store for Wonder Under. And then we had to get a fancy quilting ruler to cut the 60 degree triangles she wanted them to be. (sigh)

But it got done! And she really likes it. And later on I'll stitch down the triangles when there isn't a time crunch.
laurie_robey
Oct. 29th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
Back before DragonCon, I tried to finish the Quidditch guards for the_gneech's costume in a rush. Didn't work too well.
paradisacorbasi
Oct. 29th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
In my case it's lack of planning and lack of money. But I'd have one if I could, too, yeah.

mammallamadevil
Oct. 29th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
didn't I send you a HP scarf????
then you'll always have some sort of costume....(grin)....

MLD
kylet
Oct. 29th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
Continually fluctuating between whether I like Brigid or Greg better; she wins points here, natch.

Although a poop costume WOULD be kinda funny...

V.
nekomimikun
Oct. 29th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
Well, one has to admit that "disenfranchised youth" is an easy costume.
paradisacorbasi
Oct. 29th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
"I'm a serial killer. They look just like everyone else."
--Wednesday Addams
susandeer
Oct. 29th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
If I had a white, wedding-gown type dress, I'd be set. Hmm.

I'm just lacking in mood this year. Excellent bit of writing, Gneech. It made me chuckle! And I needed that.

the_gneech
Oct. 29th, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =)

-TG
iamertai
Oct. 30th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
Well, at the uni party, I went as one of my professors.

Not Plum.
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