October 26 2008

Just Put Down The Clown Makeup!

I was looking through the recent traffic to my website, and it concerns me…

People are looking up way too many pictures of Heath Ledger as the Joker.

While I certainly have sung the praises of his performance in The Dark Knight,it doesn’t mean I’d dress up as him.  The number of searches I’m seeing this close to Halloween tells me everything that I need to know that there are going to be legions of Jokers out there at parties and bars this year.

As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in the costume industry, and every Halloween there was some costume that everyone thought they were being smart doing, but it was the same idea 2 dozen other people had that same day.  The problem with the Joker is just some green hair coloring, some white and black makeup, add a little ruby red lipstick and you’re complte with some ratty clothing.

Please don’t.

Sure, sure, you loved the movie, but could we please not do this?  There are going to be a lot of people dressed up as the Joker that just shouldn’t do it.  It’s like The Crow and The Matrix all over again, “Oh sure other people are doing it, but no one will do it as good as me!”… believe me, they will not only be as good as you are, but more than likely better.

You have a few days, start thinking of something else… please?

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