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gkelly1
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I'm getting nervous...really nervous.... Halloween is less than a month away and I still have no idea what I'm going to be. As you might know, Halloween is a serious thing around here and the competition is fierce. Each year, I roam the halls of headquarters - which are crammed with costumed people heading to the next department skit, haunted house, or carnival - completely incognito. KISS full face.jpgIn 2004 I was dressed as Gene Simmons from the rock band KISS. Last year I came as Wild Bill Hickok, gary4.JPG but I have absolutely no idea what to be this year and time is running out so I thought I'd throw it out to you, our blog audience, to see what you could come up with. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...and remember, when it comes to Halloween at Southwest, the crazier the better.
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FriendofBlogBoy
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Gary, It depends on whether you want zany, or scary or just plain weird. I know that for us UT business school grads, anything other than burnt orange is traumatic anyway, but, if you'd like to "be" a ghoulish character for Halloween, how about either... Jim Wright or Gerald Arpey LOL Kim 🙂
Jim13
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If you really want to scare everybody in attendance, go as Gerard Arpey.
Zack_D_
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Al Capone makes a great costume!
Bob_Hurst__4302
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I hate to disagree, but Gerard is just not a very scary guy. If you really want terrifying, go for Bob Crandle :-) Or maybe a Dickens character ... the Ghost of Wright Amendment past. Or for just plain fun ... Elwood Blues (The Blues Brothers). I am sure you will make a great choice! B
Mary23
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Dog the Bounty Hunter. He rounds up the bad guys and gives them some friendly advice to help them correct the errors of their ways.
Drew1
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In celebration of Southwest's 35th anniversary, I suggest dressing as one of the airline's original hotpants hostesses.
Thomas_Ray
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A bag o nuts?
Scott5
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Go as the most famous of the people who fought for the Wright Amendment that is still recognized by face.
joe-mdw-plane-d
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How about dressing as Herb Kelleher?
Jules11
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the absolute best, no questions asked would be CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW. C'mon...who DOESN'T love a man in eyeliner?!
chuchoteur
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The Mask, a la Jim Carrey which also allows for some pretty crazy behaviour and if you want to be icognito...
Linda1
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There are several ideas on this page: familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/specialfeature/halloween_ms_yourcost/ My favorites for you would be: Bubble Bather, Tarzan, Surfer, or Ostrich Jockey. Check them out! They are creative!
Eric15
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Go as someone from Star Trek. After all, you are about to go where No SWA man has gone before. Good riddence to the wright amendment, and the Texas two step.
benjy1
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SO COOOOOOOLL!!!! ROCK
Van_Pham
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How about Edward Scissor's Hand ?
FriendofBlogBoy
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Gary -- You could shave the top of your head, grow a moustache, put on about 85 pounds and be Dr. Phil... You could take down one of those costume displays that I've seen in your building and be a giant bag of SW peanuts... You could dye your hair dark, grow it out, add a moustache and goatee, stick a humongous cigar in your mouth and be a gubernatorial candidate... You could dye your hair, uhhh, silver, gain, errr, some weight and be a gubernatorial candidate... Or, you could scare the willies out of everyone and wear a Brian Lusk mask! YIKES!!! LOL Kim 🙂
blusk
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That would be scary!
carroll4
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How about TARZAN? We would love to see you in a jungle loin cloth.
Matt
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Gary- you could always go in the original F/A uniform. Of course, you'd probably need the hotpants modified a bit but hey I know those go-go boots would look amazing. If that's not feasible then perhaps you should go as Dallas-Baltimore through-ticketed passenger. Carry around a ticket that says DAL-BWI on it!!!
Matt_S
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How about "The Hoff?" David Hasselhoff. Knight Rider or Baywatch years, your choice. You could get "hooked on a feelin" all day on Oct 31st!
FriendofBlogBoy
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Gary -- Hmmm... "We would love to see you in a jungle loin cloth." Methinks you may have a secret admirer at work! Carroll -- You may be outta luck. I think Mr. Kelly probably saves the jungle loin cloth outfit for MRS. Kelly. Good try, though. Kim 🙂
Evan_B
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Chuck Norris!
joe-mdw-plane-d
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How about a Kim Seale mask for Brians costume? 😜
Colin_G1
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Chuck Norris single-handedly repealed the Wright Amendment! http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/
Jeff_Rush
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You should go as a guy in a gray suit, wearing a black tie, carrying a black atache case. You could call yourself 'Our Competitor's Corporate Culture' :P Signed, a (hopeful) future Southwest employee.
blusk
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Hey Joe, I would still have to face my Coworkers after Halloween! I couldn't do that to them or me. Brian
Don_Kessinger
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Get some platform shoes, sequin pants and shirt, and a purple cape. Get a couple of people to dress in the 70's style and go as GK and the Sunshine Band. You could do a little dance, make a little LUV and get down. Afterall, you are spredding sunshine all over the USA. Thanks.
FriendofBlogBoy
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Joe, Trust me, adding MY face to any costume would constitute cruel and unusual punishment. In fact, I have to shave in the mornings with my eyes closed to prevent terrifying myself. Brian is correct, we want to Gary to "scare" his co-workers, not permanently alienate them. Using Brian's face should be sufficient. My face would be overkill. Kim 🙂
joe-mdw-plane-d
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I'm sure your face isn't that bad Kim. Maybe Gary and Brian could go as blended winglets?!
Mridula
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I would second Captain Jack Sparrow or even the flying Dutchman!
joe-mdw-plane-d
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Afetr making the Brian mask comment, Kim is shown here in his new job with Southwest. :-P http://gallery.swamedia.com/imageSingle/ImageID=SWA2005080933380/tpl2=images/type=jpg
FriendofBlogBoy
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Joe, You've got me cracking up here! Considering that most people think salesmen are full of ... anyway, that seems like an appropriate place for me! Thanks for the hearty chuckle! Kim 🙂
joe-mdw-plane-d
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Kim, you're welcome. That picture has been my screensaver for the last few days.
Randy_Symanski
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I think you should go as the Burger King dude. What could be funnier than passengers stepping on the plane and seeing the Burger King dude as the FA for the flight!
flytrixie1
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MY DH and I have made these simple costumes that people absolutely HOWL over--become.... a Hershey Bar with Nuts! All you need is some dark brown oilcloth-kind of fabric, enough for you to make a 'sandwich board' kind of front and back sleeveless covering--no sewing required. Take silver duct tape, and use it to copy the Hershey Bar packaging--eat the candy when you're done. This is very simple, as you can just use the duct tape to tape the name on in block letters, and then make a border around the name. The Hershey name will be vertical, not horizontal. Take a whole walnut, drill small holes in it, and string it around the guy's neck with brown yarn--at the, ah, appropriate length. Wear jeans and a brown turtleneck. Stand back and wait for the laughs. Enjoy! Love your airline--flew it four times last month!
FriendofBlogBoy
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... sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't... :-)
Phyllis_Rawley
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You definitely could pull of Jack Sparrow, or Dog. They would be fun and easily recognized and you wouldn't scare children. Have fun and what city are you in? I'm flying New York to El Paso that day, I would detour for a great costume.
FriendofBlogBoy
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Phyllis, If you really want to see a great costume, I hope you run into Brian Lusk on Halloween. Rumor has it that he's going to dress up as Britney Spears. You don't want to miss it. On second thought, yeah, you probably do... Kim 🙂
blusk
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you definitely do!
Jeramy_Brian1
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You should be a Trojan because trojans are better than longhorns... Go USC!!!
IT4LUV
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Gary-- You could use the same costume from last year, change to black hat-- go as Kinky Friedman!
FriendofBlogBoy
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Hey, Jeramy... I know that SWA is a wonderful place to work, with great benefits, terrific co-workers and outstanding support from management. Of course, there is the possibility that you've already lined up an excellent new job and are just biding your time, but I just have to ask, HELLLLLLLLLOOOO??? DO YOU KNOW WHAT SCHOOL YOUR CEO GRADUATED FROM???? In case you missed it on TV or didn't hear the news afterwards, your USC Trojans just happen to be the team that Gary's and my alma mater DEFEATED to become the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. Once Gary reads your comments, you'll be lucky if he lets you work the day shift at your new assignment in the soon-to-open Reservation Center in Reykjavik, Iceland. Longhorns are better than Trojans and that's no Bevo, err, bull. Hook 'em Horns, Kim 🙂
Jeramy_Brian1
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Kim, that was LAST season that the longhorns were better than the trojans. Vince Young was the only reason they even went to the championship game. Last time I checked the BCS rankings for the CURRENT season, USC was number 2 in the nation and TEXAS was number 7... FIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FriendofBlogBoy
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Jeramy, Rankings mean nothing. Final scores mean everything. We're willing to spot you a few points in the rankings just to let you get overconfident. Enjoy the rest of the season while you can... Hook 'em Horns from a proud alumnus of the CURRENT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Kim :-) P. S. Started buying your cold weather gear yet? A nice burnt orange parka will come in handy when Gary Kelly announces the newest res center and who will be the 11 pm - 7 am night manager!!
Paul_J__Thompso
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I second (or third or fourth) the Captain Jack Sparrow suggestion. That would rock.... 🙂
mohavewolfpup
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I propose a fursuit (http://mojavewolfpup.dyndns.org/pupsuit it's my fursuit!) or if that is too cute, then go as geraldo to scare everyone 😉
richard_c_olive
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you could go as jimi hendrix only you would have to re-string your guitar
David17
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Hey Gary, How about dressing up as Captain Kirk? Or even Spock?? "TO BOLDLY LEAD WHERE NO ONE HAS BEFORE"
Ed_Burke
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Why not the "Jolly Green Giant". Paint yourself green from head to toe. Attach english ivy to shorts & shash. Green slip-ons to cover your feet. Worked for me 1 year. I took 1st place.
Sheila
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I love making costumes Ok u can be that funny model/comedic actor thats fromukraine or something like that he was on th conan obrien show aug 16 17 he has a new movie in theaters hes so funny his name is ivan or something like that u could google him hes very out there he was on a talk show on the scit in his movie and itr was an all black audience and and he adopted this black baby and hhis shirt said gayby and that he traded him for an Ipod the crowd was mad then he said it was a top of the line ipod, also you can be an amish whatever , mike jackson, richard simmons, the mad hatter jaw's the movie the salty sailor barry manilow A drug cartel a hair dresser a int, decorator wedding planner mike douglas a ghetto hair dresser with beads & braids and a sassy attitude a but inplant a traveling carnival groupee or employee, A don juan lady killer that is a goof nut and my favorite would be taliban American spy) specially trained. he goes in he's wearing a real towel for a turbon and face makeup that is splotchy a mustache and beard the beard is spotted and the mustache is coming off he has blue eyes and his speaking is so lame but its funny Teamn america the movie from that! Good luck with that Sheila or a trojan