This Halloween I eschewed my usual political/news costume ideas in favor of internet meme costume ideas. And lo, the Rickroll costume concept was born. What if the front of me could look normal, and then when someone started talking to me, I could flip around and be Rick Astley? So, we decided to make 2 Rickrolls representing 2 of his really really nice outfits from the video. We wore our clothes backwards. We wore hats and velcroed life-size laminated Rick Astley heads (printed out at home, laminated at Kinko's, cut to size, sticky velcro) to the back. Then when someone started talking to our fronts, we would flip around, switch on the song, and start backwards dancing. This is what we look like from the back (remember our fronts look pretty normal):
Pretty freaky, eh? Too bad at the first party we went to only about 15% of the people knew what a Rickroll was and at the 2nd party only about 10% knew. I guess we are actually an average of
87.5% dorkier than the majority of people at those parties. Shoot. Well, we tried.
(If you are reading this and you still don't know what a Rickroll is then chances are you are probably actually not reading it anymore but in case you are, here you go