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The pressure's on here at McVirgo Manor. Only 13 days left, and still, I got nuthin'.

I could do this again, maybe...
virgomusic reveals her true colors!
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McDoc and I just sent out the invites for our second annual shit, now we really have to clean the house! Halloween party. We let our guests know that costumes are encouraged, but not required. As the hosts, though, I think we have a certain increased obligation to get into the holiday spirit.

Trouble is, I'm at a loss for a clever costume idea! So I figured it couldn't hurt to open the floor to suggestions from the kossack braintrust. And though it goes against current trends, let's keep it relatively clean, shall we?

Here's what we did last year:

virgomusic channels Tina Fey as the Word Salad Chef:
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And McDoc plays my hockey-lovin' First Dude:
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In Octobers past, I've also been an angel, a pootie, and (in a brilliant stroke of spousal closet raiding) a doctor. Yawn!

So, lemme know if you have inspiration to spare! Oh, and I'm especially interested in ideas that can be done on the cheap. That means Lady Gaga is right out, most likely!

I wouldn't mind doing this ...but it just wouldn't have the same impact without the 6-foot-tall guy underneath, methinks!

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