October 28, 2011 | 8:30am
Potential costume contest participants be warned: local creatives Steve Weiss and Abbey Messmer are back in the studio and working on their get-ups for Halloween.
While neither is done with their Halloween creation, they agreed to indulge us with what they're working on.
What are you wearing for Halloween?
Weiss: An enlightened being with a third eye.
Messmer: I hope to be a nerdy penguin and Zach will be a Mean 'Ol Candy Corn ... except my costume is one-fourth constructed with less than 48 hours until Halloween parties! aaahhhhh!
Is it handmade or from the store?
Weiss: Handmade with a couple pieces of hardware from Walgreens and Michaels.
Messmer: Always handmade. Candy Corn out of felt is a BREEZE! Once I was Rainbow Bright, totally handmade masterpiece!
Where will you wear your costumes?
Weiss:A private party, though I think with all the effort my gang should hit one costume party with prize money in the proximity.
Messmer:House party on Saturday.
Messmer (second from the left) in a Chilean miner costume.
What's the best costume you've ever seen?
Weiss:Last year my friends went as the rescued Chilean miners, even Abbey went butch. It was rad.(there are photos of this around)
Messmer: HipHoppopotamus and/or DoubleRainbow
What three things no one should ever be for Halloween?
Weiss: Hitler, Bin Laden or men dressed as women who don't know how to carry it off.
Messmer: The sky's the limit and the funny or gross ones top the chart for me! The only thing people should not do is stay at home, be totally un-creative, and not dress-up!
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