Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Costume Hall of Fame and Shame - The Creeper
By all accounts, the Creeper is awesome. In his secret identity, he's kind of a jerk and when he transforms, he's insane. His weapon of choice is to smack you silly, armed with nothing more than a cackle and a funky red rug he wears for a cape.
And most of the time, it looks great. Most of the time. When he's in those awkward positions, all hunched over and such, he looks appropriately bizarre and off-putting. But as you can see here:
When he stands erect and isn't having a psychotic episode, it looks downright awkward. Some folks simply look ridiculous when they want to be taken seriously.
Case in point:
Katie Couric on The Today Show. Loveable goofball. Wasn't afraid to dress up like Marilyn Monroe for Halloween or get a colonoscopy on camera. She was that cute silly friend we all have, and we loved her for it.
Then, we get Katie Couric from The CBS Evening News. No longer cute. No longer charming. Has odd expression on her face that looks like she's afraid we'll figure out what plastic surgery she's had done. As much fun to watch as a City Council meeting on cable channel 84.
Don't stand up straight, Creeper. Ever.
Ah, that's more like it!