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Frightening Fred! (Do you guys dress for holidays?)

Old 10-16-12, 04:53 PM
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Frightening Fred! (Do you guys dress for holidays?)

So, I'm curious. I've heard of a few of you guys do sill things like wear a Santa hat over your helmet for Christmas. It got me thinking, does anyone dress up on their commute for Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas?

It's silly, but also a fun idea for us commuters to bring a little cheer to those strangers around us in their cages. So has anyone done so in the past?

Please post pics of any costumes!

I'm trying to think of a good dead/ghost rider Halloween costume as I write this.

Cheers!
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Yes.

I've been:

Star Child from KISS

Zoro

Sirius Black

Dracula

Old Bret Farve (Grey Hair and Beard, complete uniform and cane while wearing a sign that says: "I'll be back")

Mad Scientist

Fred from Scooby Doo

A Pirate



Zoro was the best. I even had theme music and miniature speakers.
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Yes, I did a commute with a Santa hat over my helmet and a string of battery-operated lights and tinsel wrapped on my bike. A bicyle is a perfect way to tour around fancy neighborhoods at night to look at Christmas decorations.
I also wear a Santa hat with my street clothes most of the month of December.

This spring I zip-tied an Easter basket full of colorful fake eggs in fake green grass (covered by GladWrap) to my handlebars and dressed in a nice pink jersey (I am a girl). I removed the basket pre-ride, it was in the way and not securely affixed.

Small USA flags are perfect for 4th of July ride along with red/white/blue attire.

Once I put a black trunk bag on the cargo rack with fake white roses on top for a Ride of Silence. It looked like a hamster casket. I decided that was in poor taste and haven't done that again.
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Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
Yes.

I've been:

Star Child from KISS

Zoro

Sirius Black

Dracula

Old Bret Farve (Grey Hair and Beard, complete uniform and cane while wearing a sign that says: "I'll be back")

Mad Scientist

Fred from Scooby Doo

A Pirate



Zoro was the best. I even had theme music and miniature speakers.
I'm gonna take the afternoon off and go ride downtown Minneapolis at 5pm just to see this......
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Old 10-17-12, 10:53 AM
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I was recently given an awesome T-shirt with the Grim Reaper riding a cruiser and giving a friendly wave. I'm not really sure what the message is, but it looks great, and I now want to do my Halloween day commute in full Grim Reaper costume. Cape/Scythe+rear-wheel issues aside, any advice on how to procure said costume would be most welcome.

"NO CAPES DARLING!!" - Edna Mode
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Old 10-17-12, 11:05 AM
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Last year we dressing up like santa and elves. There was like 14 santas and 9 elves in the group. The leader played christmas music out loud while riding.
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Old 10-17-12, 11:31 AM
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This Saturday I'm going to a "Heads-up" Costume Party (costumes from the neck up only). After Saturday, I'll be wearing my 'costume' (An oversized Pac-man head) over my helmet for a local Habitat For Humanity Halloween Bike Ride. I'd wear it while commuting, but it really cuts down on my peripheral vision.
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