29.8.05

Yet another shameless appeal for information

The theme for the staff dinner on Tuesday night is "Under the Sea".

I do not naturally resemble any species of sea creature.

I do not wish to spend $50-60 on renting a costume.

Any suggestions as to what getup I should go in? Failing which the current suggestion on the table is that I go as The Little Mermaid During Her Human Phase.

PS: Suggestions that I drink two glasses of wine before dinner and say that I'm going as the red crab who sings "Under the Sea" in The Little Mermaid will not be entertained.

14 Comments:

At 8/29/2005 10:21 am , Blogger bee said...

1. wear something lycra (that could be passed off as a swimsuit of sorts)
2. wear something BLUE (for the not so adventurous)

 
At 8/29/2005 10:59 am , Blogger tscd said...

Wear light blue, carry a white scarf, tell everyone you're sea foam (only smart alecks will comment that sea foam isn't 'under' the sea).

 
At 8/29/2005 11:33 am , Blogger Postmaster-General said...

All green: sea weed or algae...

Don't show up: Plankton, microscopic

Wellingtons, Raincoat, Stick with string and paper clip bent to a J-shape (Net also good): Fisherman

Apron, chopper, smell like fish: Fisherman's wife

Singlet, shorts, slipper: Fishmonger

Bodysuit: Serious surfer

T-shirt, baggy pants, dazed look: Beach bum

Tatterred clothes: Shipwrecked person (look starved and slightly mad) or real bum (must smell like alcohol)

 
At 8/29/2005 3:00 pm , Blogger Agagooga said...

I wanted to go as a coconut tree last year.

How about we pad you with canvas and attach spikes and make you a sea urchin?

 
At 8/29/2005 5:27 pm , Blogger wahj said...

Wear a cape. Tell everyone you're a stingray. When they lauugh, poke them with the sharp stick you've been carrying around. Say "See? I told you so" smugly.

Repeat for each new encounter.

 
At 8/29/2005 6:01 pm , Blogger angry doc said...

Spongebob Squarepants! Spongebob Squarepants!

 
At 8/29/2005 7:00 pm , Blogger ampulets said...

Sunken Treasure: glitter, fake pearls, your diamond ring...broken ceramic pieces (Tang dynasty treasure leh!)

 
At 8/29/2005 8:21 pm , Blogger NARDAC said...

dress in brown and attach a large cardboard hoop. Presto Dasto: you're a steering wheel.

 
At 8/30/2005 10:20 am , Blogger mis_nomer said...

Haha! This thread is hilarious.

How's about wearing a hat with tassels and going as a jellyfish? Or carrying a large backpack and going as a hermit crab?

 
At 8/30/2005 3:30 pm , Blogger ampulets said...

I say get yourself drunk, then go as drunken prawn lor. For maximum effect, put on more blusher and dress in red - TOHA

 
At 8/30/2005 6:00 pm , Anonymous La Idler said...

I'm thinking the easiest way would be going in a bikini and with an assortment of large shells in strategic locations. The minimal one would be roll a puffy quilt around your body and secured with raffia to resemble a sea cucumber. But of course it could be a bit stuffy and not much fun...

 
At 8/30/2005 11:25 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Thanks for all the brilliant suggestions. Truly, I am not worthy of such a creative audience.

Due to general fatigue, lack of interest in assembling a D-I-Y getup for the party, not to mention having to dress with the prospect of going out in public after, I regret to inform you that I wound up wearing a batik-esque Bali-esque tube dress that I wore to the wedding in Bali with a black pearl on a necklace. Curious colleagues were invited to guess the origins of my outfit, which ranged from Sea Hag to Hawaiian Whore to Bali Hai-ness.

Fyi, for all the suggestions that were floated (ha ha) here, the ones not in evidence at tonight's dinner were:
a) plankton
b) shipwrecked urchin
c) sea urchin (although there were plenty of jellyfish improvised from shower caps)
d) sunken treasure
e) drunken prawns
f) bikini babe

In front of fellow colleagues, including some very conservative types, hard to pull off a bikini lah.

We did, however, have a Navy Seal --- balaclava, fake machine gun, backpack and all --- who must've made hotel security more than a little nervous with his all-too-serious shoot-to-kill poses by the ballroom entrance.

Thank you, one and all. Next up: What outfit do I concoct for Halloween?? (Maybe I should solicit ideas again with the promise of dressing up, photo and all, for the most original yet doable idea...)

 
At 9/02/2005 12:37 pm , Blogger Agagooga said...

I can dress you up as Wo-hen Nankan.

 
At 9/03/2005 2:35 am , Blogger Tym said...

*puke*gag*

 

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