I'm usually not one to dress up for Halloween.
That's not to say I wouldn't enjoy putting a costume together, but just by the time I remember Halloween is on the horizon, it's too late. So if you're like me and need a long time to plan, why not get started for next year right now while all those costume ideas are still fresh?
Besides, you're probably going to need a lot of time if you're looking to pull of your own rubber Halloween mask.
Rubber, latex or silicone-based Halloween masks have long been a staple of the holiday thanks to one Michael Myers, the most infamous of them all. His plain, white, creepy face has long been the symbol of the countless sequels spanning the last 40 years and inspired many more copycat slasher series.
Apparently, there are ways to make your own. It requires a lot of time, patience, money and the right materials. If you happen to be equipped with those, you're in luck. Instructables.com has a step-by-step guide on how you can conceptualize and create your very own creepy face. If that looks too expensive, or complex, Smooth-On has a guide to making a simple silicone Halloween mask using silicone, among other tools and materials.
With a full year of planning, you'd be ready just in time for Halloween. Or you can just show up to the office in your "dedicated worker" costume. It works for me.
Chris Sweeney's costume might not be original, but it gets the job done. Follow him on Twitter @CSweeneyRPN.