Fan Costumes 2015

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"This guy wins the contest for most obscure costume and swankiest living room!"

Strong Bad once again criticizes his fans' costumes, with some of them sent to @StrongBadActual this year.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Humidibot, Homestar Runner

Costumes depicted (in order of first appearance): Strong Bad, Blubb-O's, Strong Sad, Homestar Runner, The Cheat (as The Popular Vote), Dangeresque, Sir Hotbod Handsomeface, Homsar, Humidibot, Peasant, The Cheat, Cheerleader

Places: Basement of the Brothers Strong, Strong Sad's Room, The Field

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Running Time: 3:40 (official), 3:10 (actual)



[edit] Transcript

{The screen comes down and the first image appears. It shows a person dressed as Strong Bad holding a Blubb-O's takeout bag and a man dressed as a Star Wars X-Wing pilot standing next to each other in a parking lot.}

STRONG BAD: This is Red Five, I'm going in... to the mall... where my child will do all of their trick-or-treating, because even though I live in the suburbs, I'm terrified of my neighbors. Hey, does that mall really have a Blubb-O's in the food court?

{An advertisement showing the Blubb-O's Thick-or-Treat Burger appears on screen}

ANNOUNCER: Yes, it's the Blubb-O's Thick-or-Treat Burger! Get it now while it's still legal!

{The next image appears. It's a man with a sleeveless shirt, with drawn on abs, boxing gloves, and a Strong Bad mask. One of his fists is being held in the air.}

STRONG BAD: Hey, this one's not bad! This guy's wearing a limited-edition Ab-Ab-Beater undershirt! Keep on triumphantly upper-cutting the air in front of you, brother!

{The next image appears. It's a girl wearing a sloshy shirt, a white winter cap, headphones, and slippers resembling Soolnds, with a record player to her left and reading a record album gatefold.}

STRONG BAD: Hey! How did you manage to dress up as exactly-right-now-this-very-moment Strong Sad?

{Image changes to a recreation of the scene featuring Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: {singing} I'm not the kind that needs to tell you!

{The next image appears. It's a man with a red shirt with a white star on it, white pants, and a blue and red propeller cap}

STRONG BAD: Oh, come on, you guys.

{The next image appears. It's a man with a white shirt, black pants, boxing gloves, red Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers sunglasses on his head, and white socks}

STRONG BAD: Oh, come on, you guys!

{The next image appears. It's a man with a blue undershirt, a plaid flannel sweater with a badly-done white star on it, blue sunglasses, and a green baseball cap}

STRONG BAD: Oh, come on, you guys! You young kids need to start putting forth at least a little effort. Take a cue from some of the older fans!

{The next image appears. It's a man with blue and white sneakers, tight white pants, a Homestar Runner star shirt from the store, and a black propeller cap}

STRONG BAD: Like this guy he—BLOOORGH! Less effort! Less effort!

{The next image appears. It's the same man from before, but in a different pose.}

SOMEBODY'S DAD: Wah-hey-hey!

STRONG BAD: Yeah... ha ha... I don't know either, man. I don't know why... you would do this to yourself. You just keep on laughing there, tights in the hallway.

{Image on the projector shifts to the right, showing Strong Sad again}

STRONG SAD: {singing} Tights in the hallway! {bobbing head side to side} Doom-chaka-doom-chaka-doom-chaka-doom.

{The next image appears. It's a man with a green jacket, a lime-green undershirt, and jeans, wearing a sign saying "The Popular Vote"}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, the popular vote! This guy wins the contest {The Cheat as The Popular Vote comes into view} for most obscure costume and swankiest living room! Look at that fancy mirror and baby grand piano. I'm surprised your parents let you slum it as one of our characters.

{The drawing of a person with blonde hair and a pink shirt comes into view on the left.}

STRONG BAD: {as the parent, whose mouth moves with his speech} Darling! I thought you'd agreed to dress up as a... a... {holds up a candy bar resembling Toblerone and with the packaging "TOBES"} Toblerone... this year. {The parent disappears.} Those are still considered fancy, right?

{The next image appears. It's a man with no shirt on, jeans, Converse shoes, a gun holster, yellow sunglasses, boxing gloves, and a fake nunchuck-gun}

STRONG BAD: Looks like I'm gonna have to stand on the door handle of this weird storage room! No, but, seriously, man, I just want to thank you... mainly for not being—

{The next image appears. It's an overweight man with no shirt, black tights, red boots, a Strong Bad mask, yellow sunglasses, boxing gloves, and a fake nunchuck-gun.}

STRONG BAD: —this guy. And I want to thank you, for not being—

{The next image appears. It's a man with no shirt, jeans, brown shoes, red MMA gloves, a red-and-white boxing mask, and a white hard hat}

STRONG BAD: —this guy. Come on, man, have you ever actually looked at me? Or did you just sorta, like, hear about me from someone? {imitating a Southern accent} "I don't know; you got a hard hat and a stripey face maybe. Any excuse to put on my MMA gloves and my tore-up jeans."

{The next image appears. It's a man dressed up as Homsar, with a yellow bowler hat, a blue shirt reading "homsar", and gray pants.}

STRONG BAD: This is an extremely accurate Homsar costume. Maybe not so much in appearance, but more in... life... choices...

{The image zooms in on the wall to the left of the man, which shows, among other things, a wooden "Q" near some dream catchers.}

STRONG BAD: {imitating Homsar} AaAAaAh-I stick a Q on the wall by the dream catchers. {Image zooms out, and then back in on a machine in the background.} Wait, whoa! That's a dead-on Humidibot costume!

{Cut to The Field, where Strong Bad is seen with a white-and-red striped mask with silver and gray emblems, blue pants, a hard hat, and a white streak across his boxing gloves, resembling the costume he had complained about not looking like himself. Hudmidibot rolls into the scene, with his top half opening, spilling water every time, as he speaks and making a loud lid noise.}

HUMIDIBOT: Hey, Strong Bad! I'm Humidibot!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, I'm aware of that, Humidibot!

HUMIDIBOT: Okay, because I'm gonna leave now! Wheeeee! {Humidibot rolls off-screen}

STRONG BAD: Bye, Humidibot!

{Homestar Runner walks on screen, wearing a plaid flannel shirt with a badly-drawn white star in the middle of it, black sunglasses, and an olive-green baseball cap, again resembling one of the bad costumes seen earlier in the toon.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, Regular Strong Bad.

STRONG BAD: Hey, All-The-Time Homestar.

{Cut back to the projector, with six other pictures showing costumes of Homsar, Homestar Runner, Cheerleader, a Burninated Peasant, Strong Bad, The Cheat, and another Homsar. There is text along the bottom reading "Thanks for dressing up!"}

STRONG BAD: I couldn— I couldn't think of anything... for these ones. That one Homsar guy looks like my dentist, so that's creeping me out.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • MMA gloves are open-fingered grappling gloves used in martial arts.

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the first Fan Costumes toon since Fan Costumes '09, a six-year gap mostly taken up by the 2010-14 hiatus.
  • It is also the first to take place in multiple locations. The first two showed a night sky backdrop, whereas the pictures were projected in Strong Bad's basement from Fan Costumes '06 onward.
  • This is also the first Fan Costumes installment since Fan Costume Commentary that does not include "previous" or "next" buttons, a trend continued in subsequent years.
  • The person dressed as the first Strong Bad is Wiki user Power Pie.
  • The costume that Strong Bad complains does not look like him is actually meant to portray Sir Hotbod Handsomeface, Strong Bad's alternate persona in Teen Girl Squad Issue 10.
  • "Ab-Ab-Beater" is another example of a portmanteau, combining the Ab-Abber 2000 with the term "wifebeater", which is a slang term for the type of sleeveless shirt worn in the picture.
  • The YouTube description for this video is "Strong Bad does his usual make-funnery to people who dressed up in H*R themed Halloween 'stumes."

[edit] Remarks

[edit] Goofs

  • The border that gives the toon a rounded appearance disappears in the last scene.
  • Humidibot lacks a hinge on his lid/head, with it appearing to float when his "mouth" is open.

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Bad quotes a variation of Dangeresque's catchphrase "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump!"
  • The voice used for the man that used "more effort" for his Homestar costume is "somebody's dad", the replacement for the Jibblies Painting used in The House That Gave Sucky Tricks.
  • The Blubb-O's "Thick or Treat Burger" resembles a Thick-N-Nasty with Halloween candy in it.

[edit] Real World References

  • Strong Sad sings a part of "Age of Consent" by alternative rock band New Order.
  • Toblerone is a Swiss chocolate bar brand, well known for its distinctive prism shape.
  • Strong Bad's first line in this short mirrors Luke Skywalker's attack declaration from the Death Star battle scene in Star Wars.

[edit] YouTube Version

  • The YouTube version is entitled "Fan 'Stumes 2015".

[edit] External Links

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