Last year, the one night I costumed at all, I went as a "Purple Top". It was punny, as I was attending a play party, but only a very few people understood the double meaning from phlebotomy.
Previous to that, I haven't worn a proper costume for a decade or more, falling back on a basic Ren Faire outfit, which I have been able to pull together from my moonlighting wardrobe from KRF.
This year, I haven't worked Faire, and too many of my favorite pieces of that wardrobe were in the luggage stolen in January. And I've been feeling lame about the lack of costumery anyway.
So, I come to you, my friends...
All suggestions welcomed. Screened, to preserve the element of surpris, but if your suggestion comes to life, you'll get full credit. I will probably unscreen comments after the big reveal, but if you want to keep your thoughts hidden in perpetuity, just let me know.