I love Halloween. So much so that each year I force my employees to come to work on the Friday before Oct. 31 in full costume, under penalty of termination if they do not.
Each year, I take great pride in my costumes, too. Recently, they have included Borat, fat Britney Spears, Doug Melvin, John Oates and a Mexican wrestler in Packers colors I named "El Empackadero."
Over the years, I've seen many great costumes, but the ones I like best are either timely or locally themed, or ideally, both.
Stumped on the perfect Milwaukee Halloween costume for next weekend? Here's a list of potential ideas in no particular order (some of I've actually seen, some theoretical). As always, please add your own ideas using the Talkback feature below).
- Dick Bacon
- Racing sausages
- Hoan Bridge
- Allen Bradley clock tower
- Deep Tunnel
- Rollie Fingers
- Inappropriate Brett Favre
- A sink hole
- The ghost of Pizza Man
- A displaced smoker from a bar
- Bag of Milorganite
- Snake button
- The Domes
- Charlotte Rae during her years on "Facts of Life"
- Upper middle class weekend Harley rider
- North Shore Nancy
- Pepperoni Cannoli Frank
- Two-fisted slobber
- DiSuvero's The Calling sculpture near the Milwaukee Art Museum
- Bronze Fonz
- Bernie Brewer
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.