The leaves are falling and it’s that time of the year again, Halloween. Halloween is easily one of my favorite annual traditions I choose to embrace. Regardless of what you have typically done in the past, I strongly recommend thrifting! I went yesterday afternoon and found some pretty good stuff.
I’m going as Patrick Bateman from the classic book and movie, American Psycho. If you havn’t heard of it; Get it in the know! It’s a classic. Interestingly enough, Christian Bale was warned if he did the role his career would be over… guess they were wrong! My costume below. Tie $2 at Goodwill. All other accessories were not procured thrifting but actually found for under $1 at the local Dollar Tree (except the paint smock).
Note: I was going to post the scene from the movie I am taking my costume from, but it’s pretty explicit. So, if you are still curious just YouTube, “American Psycho Paul Allen Scene.” Screen Cap Below.
Anyways thrifting is a great way to get your costume materials on the cheap and maybe just maybe; build up your personal library? All the books you see posted below I got for only $14 at my local Goodwill.
I have been steadily building up my personal library through this strategy and encourage you to get your Philosophical Swag on in a similar fashion! Hope you have a great time thrifting and finding your Halloween essentials!
Extra: If you are interested… Interview with Charlie Rose, Christian Bale, Director Mary Harron, and Bret Easton Ellis.
Carl Sagan, famous American author, astronomer, and popularizer of what I like to call Philosophical Swag.
I can think of no one better to grace Philosophical Swag’s Weekly “Philosophical Swag Patriot” than Dr. Carl Sagan. Every week I will post a short quote, biographical snippet, and any other additional tid bit I find mildly enlightening.
A long list of contributions can be attributed to this great PS Patriot, generally known for his hugely popular 80’s television show titled “Cosmos” but it would be plain ignorant to ignore his other contributions to the scientific and literary world, including several New York Times Best Sellers as well as over 600 published science related articles.
Good news for everyone! Neil deGrasse Tyson will be hosting a re-imagined sequel.