Top 10 most expensive Halloween costumes of 2011
Halloween is a competitive holiday. It's a race to see who can be the funniest, the sexiest, or the most outrageous with their costume. But there's another group out there who aren't interested in putting in the time or creativity, and just want to show off their bankroll (Editor's note: Please don't do it literally like this guy).
Just imagine the conversation at the candy bowl:
Friend: "DUDE!? Your costume is the shiiiiiiiet!"
You: "Isn't it? No big deal, just spent a cool 15 hondo on it." (It's at this point where you twirl).
Mouth off about the price tag and you will either sound like a total douchebag or the life of the party, depending on, well, whether or not you're a total douchebag. But that's what the costume's for -- if you do or say something ridiculous, you can just play the "must have been the OTHER Transformer" card.
Here, we show you 10 of the most expensive costumes on eBay, complete with accessories and bragging rights.
Tron Legacy Costume
Listing price: $1,500
While this is the most inexpensive on the list, we've got to admit right off that bat that it's probably the coolest. Any chick that can rock a Tron costume this well is a-OK with us. Plus, you could use your disc as a coaster like it ain't no thang. "Yes, I would totally love to hear your tired thoughts on Tron:The Movie but first let me set my Svedka on my life-chip."
Listing price: $2,950
Just think of all the stupid things you could get away with in this costume. Tell anyone you like that their costume is not up to your system requirements, and if they protest? CRUSH THEM.
Carmen Miranda Costume
Listing price: $2,999
Brazilian samba singer Carmen Miranda was noted by some to be the highest earning woman in the United States during her heyday in the '40s. There is a downside to this costume, though: Everyone will think you're the Chiquita chick.
Beast Illusion Costume
Listing price: $3,122
Okay, if this monstrosity came gliding into the room at our Halloween party, we would all stop and gawk. Your real legs go into the beast's, if you haven't figured that out, and fake legs dangle from the side. Get to the party early to claim your territory, and let others come to you with their adoration, because we can't imagine maneuvering a packed kegger in this thing would be very fun. This costume also has huge recycling potential for future Halloweens or Zombie Pub Crawls.
Listing price: $4,500
Bonus: You'd get to tell people you're a MINOTAUR. Even the word is fun to say. Will Ferrell dropped supreme knowledge when asked who would win in a fight: a Minotaur with a trident or a centaur with a crossbow. "A minotaur is a very stubborn creature, and there is nothing more heroic than a trident. When thrown properly, forget about it." Arm yourself, good sir, but make sure you at least butt some poor fool with those (real!) horns.
Tony The Tiger Official Mascot Costume
Listing price: $5,000
Probability you'll run around the party screaming "THEY'RE GRRRRRRREAT!?!" all night: 170%.
Showgirl Poker Costumes
Listing price: $5,900 (for 4)
Ladies, think of the debauchery you and your three friends could get into with these show stoppers. Pick up a few guys with gambling addictions (or one lost and lonely Kenny Rogers), and you'll be treated like the goddesses you are. Protip: You really need your three friends on this one. Going solo wearing this getup? No. The answer is no.
'Shake & Bake' Electric Chair Costume
Listing price: $8,644
This costume is freaky and no one should wear it. Someone call the Soap Factory, they could probably use it in their long-storied Haunted Basement.
Full Suit of Armor
Listing price: $24,050
For $24K, you can also probably afford to roll up on any party you wish, because there is no such thing as crashing the party when you're unassailable. In fact, do just that and let us know how it goes. Also, mutter inappropriate things through your vents.
Human Slinky Costume
Listing price: $1,000,000
TOTAL WIN. Eat your heart out, Cirque du Soliel, there's a new human slinky in town (we'll just pretend a cool million is totally worth it and affordable for such a costume). Major bonus points for dispensing alcoholic beverages through the tubes.
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