Halloween 2010: Cartoonists in Costume

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squidSix months ago I had an epiphany and I knew what I would be for Halloween.

It’s unusual for me to plan out my costumes so far in advance but it was clear to me on April 2nd that I would be a giant squid on October 30th.  For six months I planned this and as the clock turned to 7pm last Saturday, the time when I was expected to appear at my party, I sat at my sewing machine and began to make myself a squid outfit.

As I wasted time earlier that day I discovered through Facebook that another cartoonist also dressed as a giant squid!  Good costume to have.  See if you can recognize her and other notable cartoonists in totally creative costumes beneath the cut.  (Click the photos for a larger image.)

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Our own podcasting pal Alex Cox as Hawkeye Pierce with Joe Rice as Trapper John from Robert Altman's M*A*S*H

Steve Robbins as Jack Skellington

Steve Robbins as Jack Skellington

Madeline Queripel as Linus and Toby Jones as Lucy.

Madeline Queripel as Linus and Toby Jones as Lucy

Jeremy Tinder and his fiance Rachel Niffenegger both as Garfield

Jeremy Tinder and his fiance Rachel Niffenegger both as Garfield

Zander Cannon as a witch.  Burn him!

Zander Cannon as a witch. Burn him!

Eleanor Davis as a hagfish

Eleanor Davis as a hagfish

Tim Sievert as King Diamond from Mercyful Fate

Tim Sievert as King Diamond from Mercyful Fate

Reynold Kissling as China

Reynold Kissling as China

Ed Piskor as zombie Butthead with his pal zombie Beavis

Ed Piskor as zombie Butthead with his pal zombie Beavis

Karen Sneider as a crow

Karen Sneider as a crow

Sean Ford as Melville

Sean Ford as Melville

Ed Moorman as his alter ego Ed Gentleman and Lucy Knsiley as a giant squid

Ed Moorman as his alter ego Ed Gentleman and Lucy Knsiley as a giant squid

Jon Lewis as a sea monster

Jon Lewis as a sea monster

Brett Von Schlosser as an eyeball

Brett Von Schlosser as an eyeball

Lilli Carre as a #2 pencil

Lilli Carre as a #2 pencil

Kevin Cannon as Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Kevin Cannon as Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Lisa Hanawalt as a "zombee" and her boyfriend Adam Conover as a grown up Anne Geddes baby

Lisa Hanawalt as a "zombee" and her boyfriend Adam Conover as a grown up Anne Geddes baby

JP and Jacie Anderson-Coovert as pro ping pong players

JP and Jacie Anderson-Coovert as pro ping pong players

Gabrielle Bell as a fly caught in a web that escaped

Gabrielle Bell as a fly caught in a web that escaped

Jordan Shiveley as a zombie and his friend as Alice from Resident Evil

Jordan Shiveley as a zombie and his friend as Alice from Resident Evil

Sarah Becan as Mario, Corinne Mucha as Cleo-bat-tra and Lucy Knisley as a giant squid

Sarah Becan as Mario, Corinne Mucha as Cleo-bat-tra and Lucy Knisley as a giant squid

Bonus geek moment! My pal Bela as “Toiletron.” He won first place in a contest for this (not #2):

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