Some people like to go as characters for Hallowe’en. I always seem to go as inanimate objects (a tree, a My Little Pony). But by far the most classic Hallowe’en costume is a fabricated but nonetheless menacing creature that induces feelings of horror and panic. Think zombie, vampire, ghost — they don’t exist, but they’re calculated to prey on our fears.
Thus, I will personally give a prize to any member of the commentariat who goes as the Obesity Epidemic for Hallowe’en. Especially if you let us post the photo on the blog. The more overblown and fantastical the better — think reductio ad absurdum.