Three girls who are going to the same Halloween party might try something like this...The Three Bored Beatnik Girls. It's important to look bored and aloof if you're going to be a beatnik.
Geez, I wish I hadn't shaken the camera when I took this. Thanks to Mike for revealing his p....to Theory Corner readers. Oh, "P" is for porcelain. I had to look up the spelling.
Here are the same girls, only in color this time. How do you like "Darn-Old Duck" in the background at the top?
Michael's site: http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/
This (above) looks like an amusement park ride that takes its passengers straight to Hell then returns for more victims.
Can't think of a costume? Maybe a hat is all you need.
Sometimes (above) it's only necessary to cover the back of the skull.
For outdoor work on hot, sunny days I could actually see having a hat like this.
Thanks to TCM we have lots of Halloween movies to choose from. Here's a still from "The Innocents."
This (above) is from my favorite horror film, "Burn Witch, Burn." It's based on a terrific book by Fritz Leiber, "Conjure Wife," and a wonderful screenplay by Richard Matheson.
Then there's the wordless underground classic (above), "Dementia."
Can you find the face in this Baroque wall detail?
Here's a couple of my favorite sequences from James Whale's "Old Dark House." Start at 49:00 and end with 106:00. I'm a big fan of the The eccentric/elocution-acting style that preceded modern acting styles and that method is vividly on display here.
Watch for it in the character of Sir Robert (The old man in bed, played by a woman) and the in character called Saul. Melvyn Douglas was one of the finest practitioners of the smooth elocution style that replaced the old style so we have a clash of acting styles that produces lots of fireworks.