Bushwickians like to keep it simple for Halloween (or Halloweed, if you’re one of those California types). That’s why they prefer to 1) shop at the most conveniently located 99 cent store on Knickerbocker (of which there are many) and 2) buy as last minute as possible. This combination has resulted in the most popular costume of 2014 being a bathrobe and a mustache–passed off as an angry dad and/or lounging hipster.
Tiffany Sardano, a 24-year-old who works in marketing for Brooklyn Industries, explained to The Burning Bush, “This costume is the best. So comfortable, so versatile. I know it’s not real terry cloth or anything since I bought it at a 99 cent store, but it’s warming enough, I guess. I’ve been telling everyone I’m my mom gone one week without waxing her upper lip.”
To be sure, the best part about this particular–and random–costume is how easy it is to make it whatever you want it to be. From deadbeat unemployed person to Frenchie from Grease in a depressed state after dropping out of beauty school, there’s really no limit to what this costume can mean. And what are Bushwickians about, if not esoteric interpretations that have no bearing on reality?
Written by Genna Rivieccio