Thursday, October 27, 2016

Costumes for the Coneheads.

Writing Prompt: A memorable Halloween costume.

In keeping with the focus of this blog, I considered costumes in film, and Coneheads (1993) rose to the top. Although donning a fake dome makes for a fun Halloween costume, I refer to the costumes the characters wear within the movie.

Aliens from the planet Remulak crash-land on Earth. Stranded, and awaiting rescue, they blend among the "blood skulls" (humans) by using the name DeCicco and claiming they are from France. Like that explains their cone-shaped heads.

An immigration official and his assistant suspect the DeCicco family are aliens--illegal aliens. They hope to catch the family off guard by entering their home under the pretense of being Jehovah's Witnesses.

The Coneheads don't typically disguise their odd head shape, but on this night they are dressed for a costume party, inadvertently hiding their cones:

Beldar, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, wears a tall top hat. Prymatt's painted-red cone poses as lipstick in a tube. And their daughter, Connie, appears dressed as a medieval princess wearing a hennin (cone shaped hat). Perfect--and memorable--costumes for the Coneheads.

What movie comes to mind when you think of characters wearing costumes?



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7 comments:

  1. Funny, I remember that movie. I created a Riddler Costume for myself based on Batman Forever, so that's what comes to mind for me.

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    1. Wow. I haven't seen Batman Forever in like... forever. I had forgotten about Jim Carrey playing the Riddler!!

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  2. The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is one of the movie's that come to my mind. I'm not particularly fond of the movie or story for the matter, but I like the Mad Hatter idea and have centered tea parties around it because it's so weird, unusual and can be turned into so much fun. I remember the cone heads... more for the term than the show itself.

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    1. Oh yes, the Mad Hatter tea party is delightfully crazy. I wrote about that scene (referring to the Disney version) earlier this year in a post title "Mustard! Don't let's be silly."

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  3. I'm partial to the 1920s styles. Midnight in Paris, Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey. I also like 1960s mod - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mad Men style, That Girl (early seasons). I also like the costumes in Titanic (1912). And Westerns (Django, Magnificent 7, Tombstone)

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    1. Oooo, Midnight in Paris, Great Gatsby, Dowtown Abbey. I'd love to wear some of those costumes! I recently watched the Great Gatsby with Robert Redford. I loved the beaded dresses and headwear.

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  4. interesting take on costumes, the film industry truly has a treasure trove of costumes. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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