Mike Gruss, writing in the local rag, conjures up the scariest costume of all: Dress as a Occupy Wall Street protestor:
A warning: If you do this act too well, people might become so scared that they’ll start yelling irrational things. They’ll shout “Get a job,” even if you have a job or even if you have two jobs, like many of the Occupy Norfolk organizers. They’ll point and mock. “Looks like somebody lost their Xbox,” even though no one’s really played Xbox in years.
This is what makes this, the protester, such a hideously frightening Halloween costume. People don’t like to be told by scary ordinary folks that things aren’t going well. They want politicians to tell them things aren’t going well. Otherwise, it’s eerie.
Follow the link for costume hints (and an exceptionally good Gruss column).