Spiritual Halloween Costumes.

Via Blake Wilson
on Oct 25, 2010
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Top-10 Halloween costumes for the spiritually-inclined Elephant Journal Reader!

In honor of my favorite holiday, Halloween, I have decided to come up with some last-minute costume ideas which contain a bit of a “spiritual edge.” Enjoy!

10. Yodi. Let the force flow through you as you fall deeper into your favorite yoga pose!

9.  Vegetarian zombie. Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you have to give up mindfulness! Instead of all of that suffering that is caused by you craving brains, perhaps you should go the healthier route of screaming for graaaaaaaaaaaaains!

8. Innopropriate yoga guy. C’mon! You know him! And it couldn’t be easier to gear up! Just make a stop by American Apparel!

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7. Recycling. For the environmentally conscious of you, why not go as recycling? Add the recycling symbol to the front and you are good to go!

6.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Buddha. You love turtles. You dig Buddha. Who says you have to choose?

5. Chuck E. Jesus. Is it just me or does is sound like they are singing, Chuck E. Jesus! Where a kid can be a kid!

4. Hello Cthulhu. This one would take quite a bit of time but would be worth the effort!

3.  Ahura Mazda. See how many Zorastrians you can find this Halloween season by referencing the highest deity of worship, the God of Truth, Ahura Mazda! Don’t want to wear a beard and carry around a giant ring with wings? No worries! I have your solution right here!

2. Douchisattva, a.k.a, The Locust. You might already have these items in your closet and on your alter! Just remember that this costume is more about attitude than clothing!

And the number one spiritually-based costume is:

Waylon Lewis, founder and editor of Elephant Journal and pimp extraordinaire!


About Blake Wilson

Blake is a law librarian and a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, sitting with the Kansas Zen Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Blake is way into g33k culture which, as he sees it, easily includes Zen, and is willing to share with you his struggles and observations. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and kansaszencenter.org.


35 Responses to “Spiritual Halloween Costumes.”

  1. Mollie says:

    "Pimp extraordinaire." Now Elephant Journal is glorifying the abuse and sale of women's bodies? Excellent. I think I'm going to stop reading you people.

  2. Yogajunkie says:

    sigh…. have a sense of humor people…. seriously…..

  3. Lanny says:

    I really wanted to like this but why the disrespect to jesus. I can see why you would be afraid to do that with mohammed so why not the same repect to christians. Major fail.

  4. Superbuddha says:

    Nice one Mr Wilson.

    The Hello Cthulhu is hilarious.

  5. Lanny says:

    awesome reply

  6. Krystal Baugher says:

    Great post! Vegetarian zombie=hilarious. The #1 was pretty amazing too. Nice work.

  7. Blake says:

    Everyone knows that in the end, the Earth goes into a trust, the proceeds of which are to be divided amongst the geeks and the dorks. So technically we won't inherit the Earth, we just get to enjoy in the profits.

  8. Shannon says:

    Why is the woman in the sleazy witch costume that isn't even a part of the article the main pic for a piece titled "Spiritual Halloween Costumes"?

  9. Divine Goddess says:

    This was fun. I love the Douchisattva costume, and for the Boulder Douchisattvas I recommend adding a set of bagpipes.
    Most people would get the reference. There's only one bagpiper in Boulder who has taken the boddhisatva vow and is a TOTAL douche. He has the winning combo of cuteness, esoteric charm, immaturity, selfishness (treats women he dates like crap). He has even made claims to be the "King of Douchebags." Compared with all the guys I've dated in the past year, I say he definitely deserves the "honor."

  10. littlewing108 says:

    Go Kwan Um! Do you know Aly Young?

  11. Dan Tanzo says:

    Face paint -Black +
    Bunch of doll headsds torn from dolls you find in goodwill
    Extra arms from manikin behind goodwill
    various colored clothing again good will
    Swords from various halloween stores
    maybe some red contacts
    and you good to go

  12. Kenny Varga says:

    that inappropriate yoga guy video was hilarious

  13. yogi tobye says:

    Online hecklers, mmmmmmm.

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