For those of you that don't know - I have a long history of going all out for Halloween. Starting in October 1994 as Groo the Wanderer:
I really enjoy costumes like this one because it's all about schtick -- interaction with others in the school. When it first started, I wasn't sure how the whole costume thing would go over. Now, 20 years later, it's expected. Every year I've got to do something good and something different. That's OK though, because it has a great affect on the classes. True, most students know me before they enter my class due to reputation, good or bad, but after Halloween there's a noticable change in the class. All of a sudden I'm just a little less scary. Looking forward to next year.