Friday, October 07, 2011


We all love Shari Lewis, the gal with a lamb chop stuck on her hand, but these two Halloween costume ideas might be the lamest I’ve ever seen.

Shari had an ongoing series in the pages of Good House Keeping, Shari Lewis’ Smallfry Scrapbook, back in the 1960‘s.

Here’s one of her pages for the month of October with the two less than stellar costume ideas.

Really, a grocery bag for a costume?

How’s this kid going to get candy with his arms stuck inside a bag? Also, this kid is defenseless with no arm holes. I can picture a couple of mean kids (probably not wearing costumes) pushing grocery bag kid down to the ground. “Oops, looks like Piggly Wiggly just fell down.” Yep, I feel sorry for any poor kid who’s mom used this costume.

The next lame costume is simply a bag over a broom.

I guess when little Suzy is done trick or treating she can sweep up the house later. At least Suzy could smack those non-wearing costume punks and defend herself.

I didn’t feature the sick kid in bed since he's not Halloween related. Man...someone go back in time and give that kid a Nintendo DS!

Here’s some more lame costumes from some of my past countdowns.

Space Helmet Plastic Bag Mask
Pumpkin Costume Idea
Kid Wearing Pumpkin Costume
Easter Bunny


David W. said...

Coincidentally, I just posted a "lame costume" article too.

But you win. Mine is not as lame as yours.

Herr Punkinstein said...

Outsize grocery bag?
Sure, if you want to look like an economy psycho killer, but a rabbit no less.
Wait...I see potential.

wicKED said...

She forgot the draw on mustache!

Todd Franklin-stein said...

David - Isn't it fun to celebrate lameness?

Herr Punkinstein - Someone needs to recreate this costume!

wicKED - The mustache is always an instant costume!

WiseFather said...

Lewis' ideas were probably lame even by '60s standards.

Many people look for Halloween costume ideas, but I have put together a list of fun things to do with your Halloween costumes even after October 31st. If you have your own funny ideas I would love to hear them.