I haven’t gotten excited about a Halloween costume since… I don’t know… probably when I was old enough to have my mom assemble a costume for me. Never in my personal history have I worked at creating a costume; in the past, it had either been assembling random thrift store purchases, or simply buying a costume. Most years, I never even dress up.
NOT THIS YEAR, FRIENDS! I got so excited about a viking. But not any ordinary viking or even barbarian posing as a viking. I got excited about beer viking. What is beer viking, you ask?
A viking who raises awareness about fermented beverages?
A purveyor of beverages who alternatively rapes, pillages, and quaffs ales?
An incorruptible ideal, like Batman or BOGO deals?
Perhaps all of the above. But one thing is certain: now that the beer viking costume has been made and worn publicly, it’s time to start hitting up local breweries and seeing if I can get paid in beer to wear this costume again and again, as I harass their weary patrons who are simply after a quiet drink.
Happy Halloween to all, and to all a good night!