I always like to go all out for my costumes and get creative as possible. I was having trouble thinking of one. I was in Austin, TX visiting my brother when he took me to a Halloween store that he worked at, “Lucy is Disguise with Diamonds”. Nothing was coming to mind. Then, I saw it. A BIG reptile arm. Immediately I thought of Wikus Van Der Merwe from District 9 when he starts turning into a Prawn.
The reptile arm set off all the creative ideas. I went online and ordered a reptile contact. Printed off a MNU badge with Wikus on it from the movie. Got lots of gauze and fake blood and went at it. I tried to get it down to a t and I did. Even to the mustache. I had so much fun walking around in this costume, people who have seen the movie immediately knew who I was and LOVED it.
People who haven’t seen the film didn’t know who I was but LOVED the costume. Women freaked out by the arm and the eye. It was a hit. It was such a big hit, I wore it two years in a row. The costume is now retired, but I kept the arm!