Halloween City

Marijuana-inspired costumes for stoners

click to enlarge The Dude makes for a fine Halloween costume for your resident pot smokers.
The Dude makes for a fine Halloween costume for your resident pot smokers.

You've got about a week until Halloween. By now, your friends are tired of the same dirty sheet you've used as both a ghost and toga god.

This year, impress with a costume that's easy and inspired by your favorite pastime — smoking weed. Here are the Inlander's picks for solo or duo weed-related costumes:

1. Towelie: The super-baked character from South Park is just that: a towel. Wander around with a blunt, offering made-up facts about towel safety. You'll need: A blue towel and a white sweatband on your forehead (or wrists). Bloodshot eyes wouldn't hurt.

2. Brian: Jim Breuer's character in Half Baked is part stoner, part philosopher. Be that person who corners everyone at the party to discuss the meaning of life. You'll need: A tie-dye shirt, fanny pack, jean shorts and sandals (bonus points for a yin/yang necklace).

3. Jay and Silent Bob: The duo made their first appearance selling weed outside a convenience store in Clerks. If you've got a tall(ish), hostile blond with a filthy mouth and a short, round(ish) brunette who only chain-smokes, you're golden. You'll need: One person needs a long blond wig, backward baseball hat, track pants and a hoodie. The other person needs a long brown wig, backward baseball hat, a dark trench coat and jeans.

4. The Dude: The iconic character from The Big Lebowski just wants his rug back. If you nail the costume and drink white Russians, you're solid. You'll need: A white T-shirt, a dingy bathrobe, flannel pajama pants, black sunglasses and sandals.

5. Miss High Times: High Times magazine actually crowns a Miss High Times during Cannabis Cup events across the country. You'll need: A crown and a sash proclaiming your title.

6. Buddie the Marijuana Mascot: Ohio's marijuana-legalization mascot is perhaps the most ambitious on the list. The character has risen to fame as voters prepare to vote in November. You'll need: A nugget for a head, a white muscle suit, green booties, gloves, and a Speedo. Top it off with a blue cape and the letter "B" on your chest.

7. Super Trooper: The cult classic is making a comeback, with a second movie due out next year. Ride the popularity wave. You'll need: A cop uniform (more specifically a state trooper uniform), a sweet mustache and a bag of weed.

8. Ted: Seth MacFarlane's pot-smoking teddy bear is lovable but foul-mouthed. You'll need: A teddy bear costume and dirty jokes.

9. Cheech and Chong: The world's most famous weed duo (current generations may argue on behalf of Harold and Kumar) are baked beyond comprehension. Impersonate your best stoner — but from the '70s, man. You'll need: A short guy with a big mustache, and a red tank top, beanie and suspenders. A tall guy with a red bandanna, jean shirt and pants.

10. Miley Cyrus: The pop star has adorned herself in marijuana clothes during her latest tour, perhaps in anticipation of her new song "Dooo It!" where she croons, "Yeah, I smoke pot." You'll need: A short blonde wig and a marijuana leaf, thong leotard (with sleeves). Good luck. ♦

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About The Author

Jordy Byrd is The Inlander's listings editor. Since 2009, she has covered the local music and arts scenes, cruising with taxis and canoodling with hippies. She is also a lazy cyclist, a die-hard rugby player and the Inlander's managing cat editor....