I think I nailed it this year with my Walter White costume


Halloween is tomorrow and I’m PUMPED. Usually I can’t stand it; I never know what to dress up as. But this year I picked a costume bright and early. It may be a little obscure, but I’ve decided to go as Walter White.

If you’re not familiar with who I’m talking about, Walter White is the protagonist of AMC’s television show, Breaking Bad. You may have caught the end of it before Low Winter Sun. I recently found it on Netflix, and let me tell you, it rocked my world. Here’s the premise: a chemistry teacher discovers he has cancer, and in order to provide for his family, he decides to cook and sell methamphetamine. Okay, I know what you’re thinking: what the heck is this all about? But trust me, it makes sense once you start watching.

I’ve only seen up to season three but I think I get the jist of the series. Without giving too much away, things don’t exactly go as planned and there are a few… hmm, how do I say this… “unforeseen” consequences. I’m really trying to get the voice down, so I can deliver a few of White’s classic lines. I think my personal favourite is “I am the one who rings the doorbell.” Haha, I know it sounds weird — but trust me, it’s totally epic at the time.

My fiancée is pretty mad that I shaved my head. But hey, the wedding’s in two weeks. I’m sure some will grow back. I could even wear the fedora I bought for the costume with my tux. I think she’s mostly just pissed because I didn’t want to do her couple’s costume idea. Yeah, uh, honey, I don’t want to go as Miley and Robin Thicke. I want to do something original.

I’m just annoyed that I’m going to get a bunch of people asking who I am. That always sucks. I hate trying to explain the costume — makes me feel like such a chump. It’s like, how much clearer can I be? It’s. From. A. TV show. Gee, people really need to get out more.

I’m just glad I finally decided. It was between this and Bane. ♦

Photo via AMC