halloween star trek mystery


Friday I was assembling a few odds and ends for my last minute costume when I encountered the above abomination at the Halloween store. Generally speaking, they choose a model for the packaging that at least bears some vague physical similarity to the person or character they’re trying to market – but in this case, WTF?!  Obviously they weren’t even trying to go for a Chris Pine lookalike, and he’s fatter than Shatner ever was, so, all I can come up with is they wanted a model that made men say “hell, I’d be a better looking Captain Kirk than this guy!”  Unless the costume is supposed to be bloated Kirk after McCoy injected him with the comedy virus. What was my costume, you ask?


What, you never saw The Vulcan Chainsaw Masacre?


UPDATE: Our good friend ‘XXL Kirk has made quite a splash – click here to see what happened next…



15 Responses to “halloween star trek mystery”

  1. 1 Tim
    November 2, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Looks a little more like they were going for the more typical uniform-wearing Trekker lookalike. ;)

  2. November 2, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I saw this at a dealer table during Shore Point. The one thing I’ll say is that I too did a double-take, so it’s rather effective at getting attention.

  3. 3 doubleofive
    November 2, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Vulcan Chainsaw Massacre? Well done!

  4. 4 Simon
    November 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I think that costume is supposed to represent how Kirk may have looked at the end if TREK TOS had ran for all 5 seasons.

  5. 5 mrchezem
    November 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

    That’s funny. My only thought is that maybe they used different models for different size. You know: small, medium, large, whale…

  6. 6 SebiMeyer
    November 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    That Vulcan Chainsaw Massachre costume is hilarious.

  7. 7 Juanski
    November 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I guess that they were going more for that “Truth in Advertising” look.

  8. 8 pacimage
    November 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Mojo, by far… the best costume I have seen this year! Brilliant idea! Ha!… by the way, that is the “over-sized” model for the ST costume… the “regular” sized models look like Pine.

  9. November 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    And hey, are those Commodore stripes on the sleeves?

  10. November 3, 2009 at 1:51 am

    That picture is so wrong.

    Kirk never had a goatee!

  11. 11 Derek
    November 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    It’s Mirror Kirk… in more ways than one…

  12. November 4, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I applaud them. Finally placing a model on the product that represents 85% of their target audience.

  13. November 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Live long and in parts, and pieces.

  14. 14 DeanneM
    November 9, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I love that costume! Especially the LLP hand on the chest, bit of a mixed message, eh?

  15. 15 Boris
    November 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Dea: I’d replace the salute with a failed neck pinch. :)

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