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Somewhat Surreal Department

Given the popularity of HBO's GAME OF THRONES, it is only to be expected that various costume companies would be offering GOT-themed costumes for Halloween this year.  So, unsurprisingly, you can go trick-or-treating as Arya, Daenerys, Melisandre, Jon Snow, and sundry other characters from the show.

Rather more unusual, however, is the outfit selling grisly Red Wedding costimes, complete with buckets o' blood:

http://www.halloweencostumes.com/blog/p-420-diy-game-of-thrones-red-wedding-costumes-spoiler-alert-.aspx

Even those outfits are not the most surreal offering for All Hallow's, however.  Stranger still, you can also attend your favorite Halloween party as...

... me.

http://carboncostume.com/george-r-r-martin/

I am not entirely sure how I feel about being a Halloween costume.  It does suggest a plan, however.  Perhaps I should buy several of these outfits, and send forth my minions, appropriated costumed, to all my public appearances and booksignings for the next couple of years, while I stay home and write.

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cailleanlarkin
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Great idea! Just don't send them forth in a manner like Stannis might send his "clones". ;)
elena
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
I think there were a couple people who dressed up as you as DragonCon, but it wassubtle enough to be something one doesn't feel comfortable being sure of.

Edited at 2013-09-09 09:15 pm (UTC)
oortdust
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
There was definitely at least one guy 'costuming' as GRRM at DragonCon. However, the guy dressed as Varys, and another as Littlefinger, really did great jobs.
(no subject) - ashayatara - Sep. 10th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC) - Expand
madwriter
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
I'll apply for that job.
dragonborngurl
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
LMAO!!!! It would be really funny if Parris and all your JC theater staff and Minions wore the costumes! It would be hysterical if YOU wore the costume too!!

Edited at 2013-09-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
andrewh1990
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
Great Idea
That is a phenomenal idea George. Bring on the minions!
snapes_angel
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
If Sants Claus can do it, in order to store up the energy to deliver presents in one, twenty-four hour period, you can surely do it as well, for the time to write. ;)
endymionsouth
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Somewhat Surreal
You might want to sent them to the Giant to play Running Back !
Professor_D
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Costumed Minions
It's also a hell of an alibi for traffic citations and the like. "No, your honor, that was someone else, in costume as me. Yes, that's a thing now."
chris_warrior
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Costumed Minions
this.

actually, any infraction. "Sorry, my clones are totally out of control now."
latissha
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. That is fantastic.
ladytanha
Sep. 9th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
I've seen photos of people cosplaying as you with signs saying things like "I just killed your favorite character." XD
orangemike
Sep. 9th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Don't know quite what to say. I will mention that back around 1990, when you were not yet a pop culture icon, somebody mistook me for you (my hat was orange, but of the proper style; and we have a very vague physical similarity).
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elena_lareina
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Just curious
Do these costume companies go through a licensing deal with you, or HBO or are they allowed artistic license? I am curious, because if you have had a chance to look at the hoodie I sent you, it has custom buttons that I need to know about. I realize you have been gone a lot recently and may not have even gotten through all your mail yet, but please let me know :)
Jack Ashcraft
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
hats
Where do you buy your hats from?
wookiemonster
Sep. 10th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
I say you should get the costume and go to a costume party, and when they don't know who (else) dressed up as you, and unmask you, well, there could be some fun to be had.
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