A Very Revolutionary Halloween Costume Contest

As you are well aware, we are in the middle of October. And that means just one thing: Only 170 days left until Easter!!

But maybe you’re one of those people who likes to “live in the present” and “not worry about the future” and “use air quotes even when it’s unnecessary.” In other words, you’re a procrastinator. Which means you still haven’t planned your Halloween costume. What are you going to do?



The book Revolutions for Fun and Profit! may be satirical, but this contest is very real. Here’s how it works:

  • You dress up as one of your favorite revolutionaries from history
  • You take 2 pictures: 1 of you in your costume, and 1 of you in normal clothes (this is to verify that you haven’t stolen the picture off the internet)
  • Email the 2 pictures to revolutionsforfunandprofit@gmail.com
  • Mark the subject heading: “Revolutionary Halloween Costume Contest”
  • Pictures of the revolutionaries will be posted to this website.
  • The contest will begin today, Thursday, October 15th.
  • The contest will end Sunday, November 15th.

One winner will be chosen and announced on November 20th, and will receive the following prizes:

  • $25 gift card for iTunes or Best Buy, your choice
  • $25 donation to charity of your choice
  • 1 signed copy of Revolutions for Fun and Profit!

It’s that simple! Finally, your two favorite pastimes – dressing up as a communist, and winning – all rolled into one contest! Is this the best Halloween costume contest or what? (Don’t answer that).

Looking for some ideas? Check out the following pictures I found on the internet:

Some guy dressed up as Che Guevara:
Che Guevara

Some guy dressed up as Karl Marx:
Karl Marx

Some guy dressed up as Napoleon Bonaparte:

Some guy dressed up as William Wallace:
William Wallace

That’s it. Now get those revolutionary sewing machines warmed up!

Please note the following:
*I reserve the right to cancel the contest if I determine that too few people are participating.
*If you already own a copy of Revolutions for Fun and Profit!, and you win a second copy, then sell the second copy on eBay. I don’t care.
*Pictures must be of you in costume. If it is discovered that you’ve stolen a picture from the internet, you will be disqualified. And disemboweled.


2 Responses to “A Very Revolutionary Halloween Costume Contest”

  1. […] Revolutionary Check Wow, I can’t believe the overwhelming response I’ve received to A VERY REVOLUTIONARY HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST!! In fact, I’ve received so many submissions so far, that I’ve had to hire a person to count […]

  2. sabyasachi Says:

    what the fuck r they doing there?????????????

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