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Paul B. '11

Oct 28, 2009

Pick My Halloween Costume!

Posted in: Life & Culture

I feel like dressing up for Halloween this year, but I don't really feel like finding a new costume.

Fortunately, I already have a bunch of things on my closet that I could use as costumes (blame the Assassins' Guild).

Unfortunately, I'm hosed and indecisive.

Conveniently, I have a blog (and a penchant for adverbs).

This calls for crowdsourcing!

Prospective MIT students and blog readers of the world, your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to pick my Halloween costume. Voting will last until Saturday, October 31, at noon. I will actually wear whatever costume you pick, so choose wisely. :)

Your options are...

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Posted by: anonymous on October 28, 2009

And I voted for Chinese Lord!

Posted by: anonymous on October 28, 2009

w00t! Be a soldier! Motorists are so last year.

Posted by: Colclasure '14 on October 28, 2009

You'll know which one is mine wink

Posted by: Piper '12 on October 28, 2009

Have fun!

Posted by: Bianca ('14?) on October 28, 2009

Chinese Lord! Preserve some of my culture, you know. =) Nah, do it if you want it.

Posted by: Justin L. on October 28, 2009

let's wear nothing. Every one gets naked LOL =))

Posted by: QA (14'?) on October 29, 2009

i said miley cyrus..

Posted by: nmk on October 29, 2009

Chinese Lord!!! (I'm slightly biased since I dressed up as a Chinese emperor last year for a WHAP Mongol trial debate) :D and had a lot of fun with it smile

Posted by: makesense on October 29, 2009

Oh realize that if you dress up as the Chinese Lord you will undoubtedly look like that one dude from Kill Bill...

Posted by: Pledge Salazar on October 29, 2009

I'm in China so I picked Chinese lord! BTW you could also try the assassin's costume from Assassin's creed.

Posted by: FuLanKe on October 29, 2009

Hey Paul - logistics question. Not that I did this, but what's to stop an enterprising individual from refreshing this page, or automating a bot that will vote say, 6.02 x 10 ^ 23 times for a given choice?


Posted by: Elias('14?) on October 29, 2009




Posted by: CustomesLocal on October 29, 2009

Elias: There is a longstanding MIT tradition of hacking web polls. And an equally longstanding one of either accepting the hacked results because it's funnier that way, or ignoring them because they're obviously falsified, depending on whether or not we like the results.

See "Why Alex from Doonesbury went to MIT". wink (Old FAQ, search for MIT. They sadly seem to have removed the direct link page.)

Posted by: Ariel (Class of older-than-I-want-to-admit) on October 29, 2009

Definitely Ron Weasley!

Posted by: 0 on October 29, 2009

Chinese Lord, yes! My culture! As an inhabitant of Earth of course, because I actually have no connection to China other than that. Well, I love chinese food if that counts...

Posted by: André ('14?) on October 29, 2009

Techno Viking. No contest.

Posted by: Hurshal on October 29, 2009

I really strongly reccomend you (Paul) dress up as a Samurai Tooth Fairy. It's never been done in the history of halloween before. I swear. You'll stand out... just like MIT wants =)

Posted by: Banerjee on October 30, 2009

Sorry --> Correction: **recommends**

Posted by: Banerjee on October 30, 2009

Sorry --> Correction again: **recommend**

I have DSPD (sleep phase disorder) okay, it's normal for my brain to malfunction at times [jk] =)

Posted by: Banerjee on October 30, 2009

i voted for snively.

Posted by: L on October 30, 2009

What ever you choose, please post a photo of you in it.
BTW I vote for leather jacket (motorcyclist)

Posted by: MIT parent on October 30, 2009

You should, without a doubt, dress as Shawn Westerdale.

Posted by: NathanArce on October 31, 2009

What was the winning costume?

Posted by: John on November 1, 2009

The winning costume was the changshan (Chinese noble costume). I'll post photos, vote counts, and so on soon!

Posted by: Paul on November 1, 2009

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