13 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

it’s October 30 – and you have no costume to wear. don’t worry – YOU’RE IN LUCK!!! the video below gives you not one, not ten, but THIRTEEN brilliant ideas to help solve your dilemma. Act fast, before one of your friends shows up with the same Kony mask as you!

Video Updates – Sort of

I haven’t been too busy – I’m just perpetually lazy. I’ve been auditioning lately for a bunch of godawful commercials (not booking any – not any – not one – been close on some, been very close on a couple – but not booking a single goddam thing). I imagine it’s because i’m not what you would consider a ‘commercially acceptable look’ (i.e. super uggo with a giant tangled beard) – or ‘classically talented’ (i.e. you’re not an actor, dummy) – but gosh darnit do i have heart! (i.e. i’m dumb enough to keep going out on auditions just HOPING someone wants to hand me a stack of money).

I’ve been sleeping more irregularly – and tasked to do a lot more stuff at the day job that i don’t particularly care for – but am obligated to do as a result of that’s what they pay me for – so i find myself refreshing this site with absolutely no updates. my track record of posting is occasional at best – never, at worst. But i’ve been doing a bunch of pointless things to keep myself busy – and i can partially prove it by posting links to some videos here that i’ve been contributing my face and voice to.

Also – don’t forget – spaghettiman the movie will drop sometime early 2016. This is an important detail that i may have been leaving out – making a movie is hard work, takes a lot of time, and does not leave you for much time to think about or do anything else. Anyone who says they can is so much better at time management than i am. “one thing at a time” is what i say when it’s most convenient.

I’ll dig up some rejected sketches or poetry to post here if i can find some.

i swear.

Failed Resolutions. Top Tens. Madness. Arnold Benedict’s Internet Freakshow

It’s been a while – i know – i’ve been very very busy (read: not incredibly busy, but just busy enough), and i’ve been completely neglecting this thing. I’m going to change that. I’m going to begin posting things that may or may not even be considered content, but can help me commit to a regular posting schedule. You see, almost annually i make a resolution to “post more on downinthewell.com” and then really never do it. like – not even a moment of commitment (seriously, look at the archive – spotty at best). It’s not that i’m not creating content – it’s just that i’m not creating content specifically for downinthewell.com. In fact – i’ve almost abandoned the brand completely.

But, not so fast! what am i without my brand!??! what will i write on the bottom of those 0 t-shirt designs i’ve created!? what will i do with all those no sticker ideas i have!? where will i send people who want to know absolutely nothing about me, to find out more about absolutely nothing about me!? DOWNINTHEWELL.COM! THAT’S WHERE!!!

My side project (main project) HECKBENDER is working super hard on a huge project (aside from the youtube videos) that we hope will become something we will be proud of (if it isn’t – you’ll never hear from us again!). you can follow updates on that by locating @spaghettimanfilm on InstaGram (or find me @downinthewell on anything – and i’m sure it’ll link you back). So that’s been all consuming.

But i promised content – so here’s some. A few handy lists you can help yourself to:

If that’s not enough for you – i don’t know what will be. Please stick around – and hurl your proverbial tomatoes as you see fit.

A baby monkey’s neat trick – Arnold Benedict’s Internet Freak Show

This is my favorite video of a monkey doing what monkeys do, since that one time a chimp used a bullfrog as a fleshlight. After watching this, you can’t possibly tell me we’re the only intelligent beings on this delicious piece of space dust (it took me YEARS to find my pee pee – and i haven’t let it go since).

Top Ten Alternatives To Curtains

Top Ten Materials to replace curtains: a definitive guide, from an expert.

We’ve all been there – staring into the sun from a bare window – too far into the lease to justify making any major updates to your rental unit – but far enough from the end to justify non-action. Let our experts provide you with the best solutions for you.

10: Blankets.
The clear choice for the summer months – those who keep their heavy winter blankets at the foot of their bed are bound to have them kicked to the floor by morning – only to have to bundle, fold, and place them back in their appropriate position. Nail them to the window frame! keeps the sun out in the morning, and if you’re a deadbeat who’s really willing to compromise – keep them up all winter long to act as a barrier between you and the chilly winter drafts!

9: Old Posters.
Want to re-live how awesome you were back in your college days, but are self-aware enough to know that posters are for idiot teenagers? Dig them out of the closet, and tape them up on the windows! Belushi, Scarface, The Godfather – they’ll all be there! Everyone, both inside and out, will know for sure what movies you most identify with. Party on, Wayne.

8: Newspaper.
Nothing will show your support of this dying industry like lining your windows with them! All of your guests will know that A) you believe in the value of traditional media B) you’r eco-conscious C) you’re going to be a very valuable asset at bar trivia this Tuesday – you’ll be getting an invite in no time.

7: Notebook Paper.
Not as classy as the former option – but just as effective. Cheap, functional – and provides beautiful diffused lighting. You’re going to look extremely academic – especially if the pages are scrawled with your angst filled poetry. Go get ‘em Matt Damon!

6: Tin Foil.
Compete for the trashiest neighbor award with this creative embellishment. Seriously, nothing says ‘meth den’ louder than reflective sheets of aluminum emblazoning your window glass (outside of Walter White hanging out on your lawn in his undies). You’re going to lose a bunch of friends with this one – but you can fill those gaps in your social circle with the squatters that are inevitably going to show up.

5: Cardboard Boxes.
Hoarders have the right idea – stack piles of crap in front of every possible entrance – not only does it display all that cool stuff you’ve collected over the years, but it serves as an excellent blockade against nefarious intruders, or any chance of hope.

4: Paint.
Face it – your slumlord has painted your windows shut anyway – why not just take it to the next level. Many well known artists got their start painting on mirrors – and you can hop right in to fill that niche. This way – when you’re trapped in your apartment while your building is on fire, you’ll have a wonderful memory to reflect on as you slowly drift into unconsciousness while the property owner collects an insurance check. So grab your brushes Picasso, today you become an artist.

3: Wooden Boards.
Boarded up windows may seem a bit out-dated and Katrina-esque – but will totally have you prepared for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, or race riot. The easiest way to say ‘shoot first, don’t eat brains ever’ without even uttering the phrase. Remember to leave a gap large enough to accommodate variable caliber gun barrels – but small enough to keep the vermin out.

2: Confederate Flag.
People actually do this. Seriously. Not a joke. in 2014. Still.

1: Human Skin.
Tanned, stretched, and stained – nothing like a nice, taught, well prepared people leather window shade. Hannibal Lecter himself would stop over on a weekday just to play that sucker like a tambourine. And for anyone who may be confused – that’s a great thing.

Hope this helps save you a boring trip to the Jo-ann’s – and offers some insight into what type of personality lives inside of you. If any of these solutions actually sound good to you – maybe we can hang out on the weekends. My schedule is pretty full – but i can squeeze you in!