Left to my own devices for costume parties, like those happening for this Halloween weekend, I'd probably come up with something like that. And by "like that" I mean "lame."
I'll be at one such party tonight in what I hope works as a costume. But here's what I considered doing:
At a Geek Trivia several months ago, my team won prizes, among them two sculptures made by Dark Horse Comics called "Wolverton's Weirdos." One of them, on a whim, I gave as a gift to Brian Wood at Big-Ass Sandwiches, and he immediately liked it. What to do with the one I still had?
I considered finding a way to strap it to my midsection, have it poke its misshapen head out of a button-down short, and claim I was going as Total Recall's Kuato.
I also could've said "Kuato's plastic surgery went horribly wrong." (Which is also a six-word short story.)