We’ve been doing these American Tripps parties for a few years now, and the Halloween ones are always among the very best. The costumes and all, y’know? So, I’m gonna do a bunch of posts this week ramping up to the next one (this Friday).
Here are a bunch of my favorite costumes from over the years…
#1 has to be Kreayshawn and the Yip Yips at the Secret Alley, 2011:
Oh man, how about everybody from Bob’s Burgers doing karaoke with DJ Purple on a boat in the middle of the bay, 2013:
This next one’s from Australia Day, not Halloween, but I thought hairy-armed Lorde might be a newly relevant last-minute idea for this year:
Another all-time fave, all the parents from Rugrats onstage for the costume contest at Rickshaw Stop, 2013:
I loved this gender-bending Miley and Robyn (with Iron Man) also on a boat in the middle of the bay, 2013:
And of course… Mission Mission boyz Andrew Sarkarati and Vic Wong as Nic Cage and Uma Thurman at the Secret Alley, 2013:
The next American Tripps Halloween party is this Friday (aka Halloween) at Verdi Club (aka an awesome place for a party) with DJ Purple doing his patented Dance Karaoke thing. Here’s the poster:
Modeled by the distinguished Alex DeWall, captain of the Community Thrift fleet, and created by the illustrious Lil Tuffy, designer of the unforgettable Mission Mission Bingo chart! Available along with another rad “HUNTER FUCKING PENCE” shirt here.
(Btw, how crazy is it that the Giants have been to three recent World Series riding three completely different aces each time? First Lincecum, then Matt Cain, and now Madison Bumgarner? Unreal!)
Overalls, man! Visit the award-winning local fashion blog Fashionist for lots more.
It was true when cowboys and dockworkers wore denim, and it’s true now that software salesmen and startup CEOs wear denim.
Btw, this is a vintage limited edition poster by a now-defunct clothing store in Boston. (I saw it on the wall at Darn-It! here in the Mission.) Here is a video about the making of the poster: