Talk:Halloween Costumes

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Ding! Halloween Costumes is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.

If we are to keep this then the "Halloween Costumes" section on the seperate character pages needs to link to this page. → FireBird

Ah, there it is. I was wondering where in the Wiki the costumes info would be. Still, the pictures and info are nice, so I think just a link to this page would be appropriate. Any objections? Plus, here's my newest idea. What about a seperate column of pictures right beside the other one, (We'll make them all smaller soon, maybe 150px or something) With ACTUAL pictures of the characters they're dressing up as? I think it's a good idea, and would really add to this page, plus fill it up a bit. If there are no objections within about a day or so I'll go ahead and add the space and Picture names for the new column. Thanks for all your guy's help, especially FireBird and The Paper, and the tables should all be roughed out within a day or so. -- Thunderbird 15:27, 24 Nov 2004 (MST)
I really don't think we need the pictures of the people they're dressed up as if they have seperate links (i.e. Wikipedia links). But yeah, a link to this page on every characters "Halloween Costumes" section would be nice. → FireBird
I've already uploaded the remaining pictures from Homestarloween Party. I should have checked this talk page first, but now I know at least someone would rather I not upload the remaining ones. I'll hold out until I get a response on whether or not I should continue to upload new images. --The Paper 16:38, 24 Nov 2004 (MST)
Awsome, 150px looks good. Feel free to keep uploading, as long as they're at least that wide, in order to line up all the columns. So nobody likes my comparison pictures idea? Oh well... -- Thunderbird 16:49, 24 Nov 2004 (MST)

Okay, I took the liberty of uploading all images for the Fairstival. But since The Master Of Screenshots is already pretty much in charge of screens, if any aren't up to code feel free to change them. I'm just trying to be a pic help. er. Helper. You can go ahead and do the 3 Times Funjob, I'm gonna probably start going to the info section now. Unless the screens aren't up soon. Or I finish Paper Mario 2. But go ahead and upload and change, and thanks for your help. -- Thunderbird 22:26, 24 Nov 2004 (MST)

Correction. I uploaded them, but they're not on the page? Master, why is this? Is there some kind of time delay or something? Either way, they're there. So... Do whatcha can. Please. Thanks. -- Thunderbird 22:36, 24 Nov 2004 (MST) Oh, it was a time delay. All is well. -- Thunderbird 22:39, 24 Nov 2004 (MST) Oh wow, lots are off size. No matter, I will re-upload. I suck at this. Master, I'm going to bed. Can you fix my column? It's just going from bad to worse. I'm gonna stick to the info section for now... -- Thunderbird 22:52, 24 Nov 2004 (MST)


Forget all my previous posts. I suppose I'm just too impaitant for time delays. Never mind, all is well. -- Thunderbird 09:49, 25 Nov 2004 (MST)

Alright, all the pics are now uploaded, all thats left is the rest of the info on the characters, and the accompanying sources. Then maybe I'll start going through and trying to get a pic on at least one of all the sources. Anyone who wants to can help with that. -- Thunderbird 23:31, 25 Nov 2004 (MST)
Added a few sources here and there, along with some text mainly from Wikipedia articles - I'm trying my best to have equal amounts of textual information for the various people, but I'm finding that rather difficult due to lack of content for some people - take Mars Blackman or Flavor Flav, for example. I could trim some text from the current 'explanations' we've gathered thus far, but I feel that would take away from the content somewhat - What does someone else think? --The Paper 10:38, 1 Dec 2004 (MST)
I think the main thing is just getting it all there. Once that's done I'll do some extra research on the little known guys, and crop some of the better known guys. But you have some room as far as the picture sizes go. For instance, 'The Goblin As Strong Bad As The Bee' doesn't have much info, and it also can't fit much before it starts pushing the picture. The text size doesn't have to match up to each one exactly, as long as they match up approx. to their picture counterparts. Sound good? [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 19:12, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

Is the spoiler warning really needed? Anyone on this site, looking at this page, have likely already seen the toon anyways. I dunno, if everyone feels that it's really needed then leave it, but is there a spoiler warning anywhere else on the whole site, or just here? [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 00:51, 5 Dec 2004 (MST)

Why don't you ask... me? --Trogga 17:23, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)

Contents

Kurt Cobain image

I added a link to the Rolling Stone cover Cobain was on. I'm not sure if that link will work in an hour; so if it doesn't, here's the article and the cover. -- Tom 09:10, 6 Dec 2004 (MST)

Size Problems?

As it stands, "Halloween Costumes" is the 5th largest page on the site. And as long as we keep adding more about the costumes, it's just going to increase. So what about doing what they did with the DVD when they separated into 3 disks, and separate the main page into a kind of each particular toon Sub-Page system. It would mean basically breaking this page up into I think 5 sub-pages, with a link to each one. This page probably does take a long time to load on many computers, and so this kind of thing might be prudent. The pages would still be size enough, but not "unmanagably large". Especially once the next toon comes out next Oct. Does anyone have any comments on this? If so, should we do this soon, or wait until we have more info on the characters? [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 14:49, 8 Dec 2004 (MST)

Actually, I think some of the descriptions are a bit too long. I would favor something more like two sentences for each costume, and more only if needed. I really don't feel that something like "Joey Ramone died in his sleep after a five-year battle with prostate cancer... He will be sorely missed." has any place on this page. Mister Mister 05:47, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
The opinion at the end, I'd have to agree with you. But the fact about dying of Cancer, that's not much of a stretch. Once it starts talking about kids and dogs, that's too much information. Thunderbird 02:20, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
I think splitting the page is the best idea, much like what happened in Stinkoman 20X6 Walkthrough. Although I don't see what's the matter with long descriptions, though. They don't stretch the page at all: Carmen Sandiego is the only costume to have a longer description than pic, and only by a small margin. -- Joshua 02:39, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Oh yea, i just meant a rough outline. They're not bios, just basic information. Thunderbird 04:56, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Correlations?

I think each character usually or sometimes dresses in category. Marzipan is usually a musician. The KOT is usually dressed as a food ad. Strong Mad is usually an athlete. The Cheat dresses as some small guy. Pom Pom usually dresses as something round, like him...etc.

Well some of them are wroughly right, such as Strong Mad being the Athlete, Coach Z often a rapper, ect. But The Cheat and Pom Pom are kinda obvious... Not really any way to work into the page, unless the characters ALWAYS were in a catagory, which they aren't. Thunderbird 04:55, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Split it?

This page is pretty long as it is and every Halloween will add more pictures to this more then heavy page. Why don't we have every Halloween cartoon a page for itself? Like Stinkoman 20X6 Walkthroughs. E.L. Cool 05:23, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

We've been thinking about that. Luckily we have until October to decide. The question is weather to split according to toon, or character. Characters would make it more... Comparable at a glance. Whatever happens though, once it splits I'm definently going to work in the rejected costumes from the Museum Sketchbook at the same time. Thunderbird 04:53, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
I don't think we need costumes page per a character. We already have them listed on each of the characters page. If we made a page for each toon, we could link them to the costume description from the character's page. E.L. Cool 11:52, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Running Gag?

I noticed the category was added and taken away a couple times, so I'll just come clean right now. I was the one that originally added it, but I see now that it isn't. My bad. Thunderbird 23:41, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Kool-aid man

I found this loop cartoon that looks like the kool-aid man crashing through the wall. [1]. Should that be shown?

Thanks, but a simple article for each works fine. This site is simply to answer questions, not to link to entertaining media clips. Thunderbird 00:55, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)

The Bumblebee Guy

That he is dressed as "The Bee" is likely a reference to The Simpson's "The Bumblebee Man", used as a generic Spanish-language TV character, because of Strong Bad's Mexican wrestling mask-like head and accent, despite The Goblin As Strong Bad’s claim that he is "the bee... from nature."

Umm... no? I highly doubt that's what Strong Bad/The Goblin's costume is referencing. Noticably, he says that he's "the bee... from nature." —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 16:44, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I'd change it to possibly a reference. TBC's are simpsons fans, so it could be. Or at least inspired. Thunderbird 19:15, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
When I see that costume, I'm reminded more of the "bee girl" from the Blind Melon video for "No Rain." --ISlayedTheKerrek 01:24, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Izzy

is likely the least popular of all Olympic mascots

I think the Athens 2004 mascots EASILY beat Izzy in this category. I mean, I didn't see a problem with Izzy. Anyone else agree? The Mascots -DMurphy 20:55, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

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