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How should I pull off the proverb "Curiosity killed the cat" as a costume?

Asked by xTheDreamer (845 points ) September 6th, 2012

A friend of mine is throwing a houseparty and the theme is proverbs and sayings. So you have to make your costume out of a proverb or sayings. I was thinking about doing the proverb “Curiosity killed the cat” but the way to make my costume not sure.

I thought of two ways:
First idea – I can dress up as a cat and have like X marks drawn over my eyes and hold a question mark thing in my hand and the question mark is holding a gun.

Second idea – Somehow I’ll make myself into a ?-mark and I’m holding a cat toy/plushie and it’s dead looking.

Which idea is best?

If you have any other suggestions on how I can make this proverb into a costume let me know!

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13 Answers

andreaxjean's avatar

What if you dressed as a zombie cat in a detective costume?

zenvelo's avatar

Wear a cat outfit, and get a model of the Curiosity Space Rover that just landed on Mars, and tape it to your head.

Or, get (make) a giant mouse trap and make it look like it just snapped on you as a curious cat.

Seek's avatar

Dead/ghost cat in rainbow clothing? Bi-curiosity killed the cat?

ragingloli's avatar

A cat fursuit combined with a splinter cell costume (stealth suit and night vision goggles), riddled with bullet holes.
Make sure you leave the crotch and bottom parts to be openable, so you can have sex in it.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Are any friends going to the party with you? You could dress as the cat and they could dress as the Grim Reeper. Maybe with a leash and collar for one of you.

filmfann's avatar

This is in General?
I was going to go with the Mars Rover landing on a cat as well.

digitalimpression's avatar

As far as your ideas, the first one sounds easier to do, but the second is more easily comprehended (at least for me).

Just to throw a pipe into the spokes here are a couple of other ideas (for some reason both about birds):

1. “A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush. ”

Dress up as a bush. Glue two birds to yourself somewhere. Hold a bird in your hand. Put an equals sign on the arm holding the bird.

2. “The early bird catches the worm.

Dress up as a bird. Put a fake worm in your beak.

gorillapaws's avatar

This may not be quite what you’re looking for, but it’d be funny to the right crowd: dress up as Erwin Schrödingerödinger with the nametag and carry around a box with a big ’?’ on it. Maybe too cerebral…

creative1's avatar

make a cat costume with tire tracks across the middle and say the cat wanted to see what was on the other side and got rand over by a car. To make the tire marks take a cat costume and put it on the ground paint black paint on you tire and run it over it a couple times so it has a few tracks at varying amount of paint and it will look like you were run over by a car when you put it on. May hang some guts out of places if you want to get a little gory

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@creative1 Nice. That’s so rude it’s funny. Hope the mods agree. This need to be in social.

Sunny2's avatar

I was going to suggest the very idea of your first suggestion, except have a big question mark on your chest instead of carrying it. Paint your face white so the x marks on your eyes will stand out. And don’t forget the whiskers. You can draw those on too. You want to leave your hands free to carry a plate or a drink. I can see you now and you look GREAT!

zicron's avatar

Take a cat costume and rip holes in it, sew them back together, throw red paint on the cut holes after you’ve sewn them, then put question marks all over the costume.

blindspotlighting's avatar

You should dress as curious george and carry around a fake dead cat.

Pure gold…

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