Posts by HCShannon

Gavin from The Kids in the Hall

Gavin (Bruce McCulloch) is a recurring character on the sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall. He’s a precocious young boy who’ll talk your ear off, prattling about everything and nothing all at once. He’d annoy you if you didn’t feel pity for all his hardships, from the death of his mother to the death of his pet turtle named Mom.

The Chicken Lady from The Kids in the Hall

In The Kids in the Hall, the Chicken Lady (Mark McKinney) is half man, half chicken. Apparently the offspring of a farmer and a hen, she’s the size of a human adult, smart as a bird, and sexually obsessed. For this costume you’ll need the wardrobe of an older lady and feathers, lots of feathers.

Robert Palmer Girls

Robert Palmer Girls from “Addicted to Love”

One of the most iconic music videos on MTV in the 1980s was Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”. Behind Palmer stands a quintet of beautiful women in sheer black dresses and bright red lipstick. Even while grooving to the song, they keep stoic facial expressions.

George Harrison from Yellow Submarine

George Harrison from Yellow Submarine

In the animated musical film Yellow Submarine, George Harrison travels with his Beatles mates John, Paul, and Ringo travel by a yellow submarine with their friend Old Fred to Pepperland.

Paul McCartney from Yellow Submarine

Paul McCartney from Yellow Submarine

In the animated musical film Yellow Submarine, Paul McCartney travels with his Beatles mates John, George, and Ringo, travel by a yellow submarine with their friend Old Fred to Pepperland.

Lord Bravery from Freakazoid

Lord Bravery from Freakazoid

In Freakazoid, Lord Bravery (real name Nigel Skunkthorpe) is a British superhero loosely based on comedian John Cleese. Looks can be deceiving — he resembles a Roman gladiator, but constantly gets browbeaten by his wife and mother-in-law. Despite his red cape and blue tights, Lord Bravery hates any comparisons to Superman.

Freakazoid

Freakazoid

Freakazoid is the title character of the mid-90s Kids WB animated series of the same name and a co-production between the crews that created Kids WB’s two more successful series Batman (Bruce Timm and Paul Dini) and Animaniacs (Tom Reugger and Steven Spielberg). Though its run was short, it proved to be a cult classic that still endures to this day, thanks to its mix of absurd humor and references to pop culture and (then) current events.

The title character is a wacky superhero who is the alter-ego of teenage nerd Dexter Douglas. While surfing the internet, Dexter has an accident (partly thanks to the high-tech chip he gets for Christmas and his cat walking on the keyboard) and whenever he says “Freak Out!” he transforms into the blue-skinned hero.

Fat Freddy Freekowtski from The Freak Brothers

Fat Freddy Freekowtski from The Freak Brothers

Of The Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy Freekowtski (voiced by John Goodman) is the one most likely to get burned on a drug score, perhaps because he’s always preoccupied with food. He has curly yellow hair and mutton chops that connect to his mustache. Fat Freddy has a bulbous nose and a similarly bulbous belly.

Cha-U-Kao

Cha-U-Kao

Cha-U-Kao, the Moulin Rouge performer and clown of the 1890s, was made famous in a series of paintings by Henri Touslouse-LauTrec. Very little is known about her, except for the fact that she was a lesbian. Cha-U-Kao had a distinctive look with a yellow and black outfit and white hair piled up on her head.

Freewheelin' Frank Freek from The Freak Brothers

Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek from The Freak Brothers

In The Freak Brothers, Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek (voiced by Woody Harrelson) is the street-smart member of the titular trio. He’s tall, skinny, with a waterfall mustache and a ponytail. In “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” comics, his hair can be red, blonde, or light brown depending on the colorization. In the Tubi animated series, it’s more of a light orange.