in some extremely silly world, here are practical ways to get dressed for Halloween as a vacuum cleaner with attachments.
From "coolest homemade costumes dot com" in their home appliances section:
My husband started with an empty box, free from the grocery store and cut it down to fit her. He then wrapped it in some black vinyl, attached some parts from old vacuums we had in the garage (handle, hose and attachment, caddy with brushes). The red Hoover emblem was a piece of red sticky-backed felt.
The feet (power head) were two pieces of 4" foam hollowed out, one on each foot for movement. We decorated them with more red felt displaying 12 amps and aluminum foil for a headlight. While trick or treating so many people asked her to clean their houses for fun!
Made with a black sweatsuit and red felt, the vacuum bag portion of this costume gets its full shape from newspaper stuffing, while foam core is used to make the sweeper. Toilet paper rolls painted black and attached to a knit cap create the handle, and a black cord is the final touch to the wearable appliance.
Finally, here's a twist I hadn't expected: rather than you dressing as a vacuum, dress your vacuum (in this case the Roomba robot vacuum) in a Frogger costume from myRoomBud.
The video commentary:
Ever since Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried played Roomba Frogger down in Texas, we wanted to play it too except we could not afford to use one of our Roombas ... so we hacked a Frogger game to use one our RoomBud costume characters, Roobit the Frog. Well that wasn't good enough so using a RooTooth from RoombaDevTools for the wireless bluetooth connection to our computer and a bit more coding, we put together a game that we can play on the computer and have Roobit the Frog RoomBud actually run along the floor doing the same maneuvers as the Frogger character. When you get your little Roobit across the river, your Roomba will start to vacuum!