Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tragic Halloween Costumes (Kotter edition)

"Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out.
Welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about.
Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.
Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (Who’d have thought they’d lead ya)
Back here where we need ya (Here where we need ya)
Yeah we tease him a lot cause we’ve got him on the spot,
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
And to show you how much we love ya- here's a costume with some badly drawn caricatures of you and your favorite students...

As a bonus we have everybody's favorite sweathog, Vinnie Barbarino as played by everybody's favorite Scientologist–John Travolta!
The mask is not that bad, but once again the costume leaves much to be desired. "BARBARINO" it screams with electrifying Dianetically-inspired red and yellow mortices behind a black & white illustration of Travolta's head. Actually, it's growing on me–it kinda has a pop art appeal, in fact it would make a pretty awesome tee-shirt.

1 comment:

Rosemary Woodhouse said...

Much like Dr. Martin Luther King, I, too, have a dream:

To score, and wear, the Gabe Kotter costume shown in this post.

And then in a horrible bit of borderline racism that I will attempt to justify in the name of Halloween and Seventies accuracy, I will paint Ken up and insist that he refer to me as "Mr. Kah-TEAR," ala Freddie Boom Boom Washington.