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If someone dressed as you for a costume party, would you be embarrassed or amused?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (22653 points ) October 20th, 2012

At a costume party last night, my husband’s friend showed up dressed as me. It was funny, yet really embarrassing.

How would feel if this happened to you?

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gailcalled's avatar

I’d be initially curious. Then pleased.

Salt and pepper wild hair, granny glasses and scratch marks on both arms..a cheap costume.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I’d probably want someone to call the cops, so they can check his house for walls covered in news paper cut-outs, and things made out of human skin.

I’m not famous or anything, so if he/she was not a flesh peeling maniac, I would have to assume it is mockery, as it suggests I have some kind of easy to recognize comedic attribute or something.

Coloma's avatar

I’d be amused. I love zany, creative and out there personalities.
I once dressed my ex husband up as a woman, replete with size 10 pumps, short shorts with fishnet stockings, long curly wig, giant bazookas in his bra. It was a “come as the opposite sex costume party” and he won ” best legs and I won ” best dressed man.”
I dressed up with a neighbors telephone lineman gear, with a big stuffed belly, blonde moustache, hardhat, tool belt, boots and a big sock roll in my jeans. lol

I was the short little guy with the tall sexy “woman”. haha

Unbroken's avatar

Did you know the person. Did they know you would be there. Did you ask why.

I think if I couldn’t think of a valid reason for them to do it. I.e. as a joke work party etc I would be annoyed.
Did they play you well?

filmfann's avatar

I once dressed as a friend of mine for Halloween. The costume was so good I fooled two friends I had that I was the other guy.
When my friend John found out, he was a bit put off by it, but I didn’t do it out of meanness, or in a mean way. He could see that, and after a few harsh remarks, let it go.

Judi's avatar

I would be amused and honored. It would probably be a guy with huge balloon’s under his shirt going around saying Okey dokey all the time.

jordym84's avatar

I would be very amused lol

linguaphile's avatar

Depends on whether my good or bad attributes had been highlighted… :D

ucme's avatar

I’d compliment them on their great taste & stunning, rugged good looks.

woodcutter's avatar

Was your husband’s friend a guy or a gal? It matters.

Sunny2's avatar

I don’t think I’d think it was a costume and certainly not of me. I’d just think the person had decided not to wear a costume.

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

I’d tell them that they are quite mad but I would be amused – maybe entirely freaked out more than anything else. It would be just too weird.

wundayatta's avatar

I would be shocked and very concerned for the person who was dressed that way.

Oh wait. Um. How could you actually tell if someone was dressed as me? I wear that man uniform. Jeans and Ts. There’s no way of dressing like me without dressing like 80% of all American men.

Once a friend of mine used to go to Cons dressed as Generic Man. But even Generic Man had a costume. I am a generic man—absolutely styleless.

CWOTUS's avatar

No one dresses that badly. I’d be embarrassed for them.

Brian1946's avatar

It happened to me but I wasn’t embarrassed.

The masquerader was Marilyn Monroe.

She was wearing a temporary transplant of a head that looked like mine, but she got all the attention because for some reason, everyone except me was too distracted to notice the resemblance. ;-)

Symbeline's avatar

It would probably make me horny.

Judi's avatar

@Symbeline, you narcissist. ~

Symbeline's avatar

You know it.

jonsblond's avatar

I would be flattered. Their other choices are this, this or this.

Sexy blonde ftw. :D

Symbeline's avatar

Love the condiments couple. :D

augustlan's avatar

I’d probably think it was funny, although if they exaggerated one of my worst features, I might be hurt. I have a pretty prominent over-bite, and I can just picture something like this.

A couple of years ago, one of my step-son’s friends came to their Halloween party dressed as my step-son. It was pretty comical, and step-son got a kick out of it.

Ayesha's avatar

I’d be very amused!

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here: Copy that

wundayatta's avatar

I bet that @Symbeline wouldn’t be the only horny one in that room of two @Symbeline.‘s

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@woodcutter It was a guy. I’ve recently dyed my hair purple, so he wore a purple wig, wore a Team Edward shirt (from Twilight), and carried a Harry Potter book. It was simultaneously humiliating and funny, especially since he has a goatee.

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