The Spookiest Costume At This Halloween Party Is The Guy Who Dressed Up Like Me And Has Been Giving Advice To My Son For A Full Hour.
I love Halloween costumes! It’s such a fun way to express yourself and have some fun at the same time. I’ve done it all — Edward Scissorhands, The Phantom of the Opera, Sarah Palin as The Joker (2008 was crazy!). But even more than dressing up myself, I absolutely adore seeing everyone else’s costumes. People get so creative, and spend so much time on their costumes. I love it. But I gotta say, I’m pretty spooked out by the guy at this party who dressed up as me.
I’m not sure who it is, which I suppose is a testament to how good the costume is. I mean, he looks just like me. The first time I saw him across the kitchen, I thought I had caught a glimpse of a mirror. But then I realized that if that had been the case, it would have been Zombie Jack Sparrow staring back at me (because that’s my costume), but instead it was an exact replica of what I look like on an average day.
I tried to approach him a couple times, but he always moved away as I got closer. Occasionally he would lock eyes with me but he would never say anything, which admittedly was pretty frustrating, but honestly it was also really impressive because he captured my eyes so perfectly. I think he has my exact glasses frames. It really is a wonderful costume!
Easily the spookiest part of the costume, though, is that for about an hour now he has been sitting with my son, Phillip, and giving him advice. Phil and I got separated pretty quickly after we arrived, which is totally cool — he’s fifteen and pretty independent. But I got bored by myself and went searching for him, and that’s when I stumbled on the guy dressed as me having a heart to heart conversation with my son. And man, it seriously looked just like I was the one imparting wisdom to my son. But it wasn’t me; it was a guy dressed as me.
I considered interrupting them, but they both seemed very engrossed in the conversation. Phillip was locked in, and they were hitting on everything: college, life, romance, family, the whole shebang. I couldn’t make out the whole conversation, but from what I heard, the guy dressed as me was pretty insightful, and seemed to be an active listener. Legitimately, I’ve never seen Phillip that engaged when talking to real me. It was kind of hard to process, to be honest.
Anyways, that’s the spookiest costume here for sure, but a close second is the lady dressed up as my wife who left me last year.