Need some original costume ideas this Halloween? Tired of ghosts, vampires and other cliche get-ups? Have no fear, why not try these ideas for totally original outfits that no one else will understand!
Based on a survey these are the top 10 Peter Gabriel era Genesis costumes:
Number 10. The Reverend
A character from the lyrically amazing song “The Battle of Epping Forest”. The Reverend ends up finding a beautiful chest.
Number 9. Old Man
Henry, who is killed by his friend Cynthia, returns as ghost of an old man. He wants you to touch him quite urgently.
Number 8. Lawnmower
Jacob from the song “I Know What I Like”. He has a particular walk.
Number 7. Rael
New York street punk, Rael.
Number 6. Slipperman
This will make for interesting conversations. Basically a man meets three Lamia creatures, has a bit of sexy time, then eats them. The result is this walking STD!
Number 5. Britannia
Her name: Britannia, her task: to guard the waves between England and France.
Number 4. Magog
The Magog will bring forth the apocalypse. Which is nice!
Number 3. Fox’s Head
A character from the front cover of the Genesis album ‘Foxtrot’. Wear a red dress and a fox’s head.
Number 2. Flower Mask
Narcissus as a flower. Poor Narcissus is punished by the gods for having spurned all his female pursuers.
Number 1. Bat-Wings
Finally, number 1 is the overlord alien from ‘Watcher of the Skies’
I actually dressed up as Magog for two years in a row. No one knew who the heck I was, but people loved my cardboard helmet. Unfortunately, it got crushed while moving.
I dressed up as Rael once for Halloween in college! 😀 No one knew who the heck I was supposed to be, so I tried explaining it to my friends. Since they knew I was (and still am) a huge Genesis nerd, they said, “Okay, that explains everything.” I had to pin my long hair up over my head to make it look like Peter’s did, though, but it was still really fun! ^_^