Homoween, Day 3 : Gay Icons

Homoween: Day 3!

Hey there, party people. Today's presentation is an assortment of folks, some fictional, some nonfictional who would make great Homoween costumes.


Marlon Brando - A white T-shirt and a leather jacket, call yourself Johnny and do rebellious things - or wear a tank-top (or go shirtless) and scream "STELLA!" every now and again.

Anderson Cooper - A nice suit, and some chalk to gray-out your hair. Get a mani-pedi before you go trick-or-treating and rest assured that you were born into and will live in the lap of luxury for the rest of your life. Rrrwor.

Rosie O'Donnell - Honestly, you could take this one many different directions: buy a bunch of kooshes and fling them at party-goers, wear a baseball uniform and act crass (see Madonna as well), or even, do you guys remember that horrid haircut she shaved in to impress Boy George?

Ellen Degeneres - Wear a slim suit with a graphic tee, do a little dance, cry a little bit (for that poor dog) and go to town.

Madonna - She is just an endless source of material: which Madonna to choose? Fetishist from "Human Nature"? Gothic Quabbalistic Princess? Mommy Madge? You can even take hints from the best!

Mr. Clean - Shave your head, pierce your ear, wink at housewives, and grab other guys' butts.

Tim Gunn - Think Anderson Cooper, only classier.

Jerri Blank: She's an ex-con trying to start her life all over again, with lesbiatronic leanings. Really, this is perhaps the best idea on the list. Go to Goodwill and inhabit your character!

Kate Messer - Grab some Buddy Holly glasses and go to town as the hippest (and hottest) lesbian role model we know!

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