I am C-3PO, Human-Cyborg Relations…and Awesome Halloween Costume!

C-3PO’s primary function as a protocol droid was to assist with etiquette, customs, and translation so that meetings of different cultures ran smoothly. What a perfect companion on Halloween night with so many potentially bungling communications between incongruous monsters, superheros, animals, pirates, ghosts, witches, zombies, and human adults! Continuing our Star Wars themed costume week, let’s check out these droids.

Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating the perfect Halloween costume is approximately 3,720 to 1. This one beats the odds. I just love this tinfoil looking outfit and moon boot style covers for the sneakers, which peek out at the bottom.
Photo by My Entropy

Artoo says that the chances of creating an awesome homemade costume are 725 to 1. Actually Artoo has been known to make mistakes…from time to time…this one’s nearly perfect. Click the WarPig link to read all about the making of this costume…including the gold painted skivvies.
From WarPig

There’s been some terrible mistake. I’m programmed for etiquette, not trick-or-treating!
Photo by corelliancaptain

What do you mean, “At least my creator wasn’t Darth Vader”? Darth, say it isn’t so! By the way, Darth, don’t kids usually wear shirts under these vinyl smocks?
Photo by numskullery

Well, now, something’s not right, because now I can’t see! It must be this plastic mask.
Photo by sidesmirk

I Always got My Halloween Costumes at Woolworth


Woolworth always had such great candy and costumes during Halloween. You see the awesome Darth Vader and Boba Fett costumes. Well I had the one they didn’t show. The very lame C3P0. If you thought the a prissy golden robot was sad, you should see a kid wearing a vinyl C3PO costume, begging for candy. Nothing sadder.

So if you lived in NJ between 1978-1981 I was that sorry looking kid in the ratty C3P0 costume that visited your house 4 times Trick or Treating. Oh and yes, I was the C3P0 who later that night stole your pumpkin and threw it into the Hackensack River. Whoppers are not a good treat! Seriously.

I know you want more commercial joy. Here is a second Woolworth commercial. Check out the Halloween record at the end, “Sounds to Make You Shiver”.

Here is a sample from “Sounds to Make You Shiver”. Shall we go then?

Happy Haunting