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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:


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.


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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Sep. 10th, 2013 09:49 am (UTC)
Well, I once had someone dress up as me and go to a Halloween party... and I thought it was great! Of course, Im not famous like you... Im just kind of infamous in my circle of friends. But really, I think you should consider it a great honor that people want to dress up as you to scare little children. :)

You might wanna check into getting royalties on those costumes of you tho. But really, how many people have said "I wish I could clone myself!" So, now you kind of can. And yeah, I think sending minions out to book signings and such is a great idea. You may however, eventually have a problem with "you" being seen on survaliance cameras at murder scenes, bookstore break ins, sleazy nightclubs and the like.
Sep. 10th, 2013 10:11 am (UTC)
this idea
has been pondered by Rafik Schami in his book "Sieben Doppelgänger" which is fun to read. Though I fear it has not been translated into English.
Dante Venturini
Sep. 10th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
Don´t stay home, just do whatever you want! if more books come out we will be glad, but if you want to live your life no one has the right to reproach you nothing.
Sep. 10th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
That is hilariously awesome. :)
Sep. 10th, 2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
"No! I'm GRRM!"
Sep. 10th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I like the way they include one of your books! Because you always carry one with you, right?!
Sep. 10th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed how one of the "requirements" for a Robb costume was a Michael Jackson wig.
Jeremy Scholem
Sep. 10th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Comment at the site
I love that the only comment on the costume suggestion is from someone who wouldn't want to dress up like GRRM because he doesn't want to spend Halloween getting asked about Winds of Winter.
Ana Paula Savioli
Sep. 10th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oh God... those RW costumes are awful. And the costume of yourself must definitely feel weird. They were creative, though!
Sep. 11th, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
Perhaps there will be Wild Card costumes available in the future, such as Carnifex, Bloat, or Black Eagle. I would pay a fourtune to cosplay my favourite characters!
Sep. 11th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Guess I'll have to make my own House of Black and White costume this year...
Sep. 11th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Over the last several years my wife and I have often greeted tricker treaters dressed as Ned and Catelyn Stark but we did literary version costumes not based on the mini-series (I won't wear a version of that wig they put on poor Sean Bean) so we were only recognized by readers (in the early word of mouth days we passed out copies of The Game of Thrones to interested neighbors).

My son's Jon Snow costume managed to get him placed as one of the banner bearers for GOT in the Dragon Con parade (otherwise filled with mini-series clones).

He just got a copy of TGOT for his 16th birthday and long with held permission to read it from his parents....

Sep. 11th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Please do!!!!!!
Sep. 13th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
this post made me guffaw
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