Old Smokey

September 11th, 2009

Old Smokey - Halloween

This young man dressed up as an elderly Smokey the Bear for Halloween.

(submitted by Carrie)

174 Responses to “Old Smokey”

  1. helena says:

    I think its a SWEET costume. I can remember my mom made me a coustume out of a pillow case (a native American Indian dress) and it turned out SO cute. I didn’t appreciate it then, but I do now. NOT everybody in this world has money to go out and blow on a costume to be worn for 1 night! Do you people really think its alright to make fun of kids?!?

  2. Jason says:

    “Only *you* can prevent me from TP’ing your house tonight…”

  3. Em says:

    Set phasers to therapy in twenty years.

  4. Viv says:

    LM*O!!!! @ “elderly Smokey the Bear” caption. I think I just peed a little.

  5. Grafikman says:

    Well she is a redshirt so her fate is pretty much sealed. What death will be befall her, Klingon dagger? Romulan disruptor? Borg assimilation? BEAR ATTACK??

    • skippydog says:

      You’re thinking of TOS. That’s a TNG (Picard) uniform and red was command not “die right away on every away mission”

  6. Emily says:

    “Only you can previt forest fires.”

  7. Alekx says:

    This is so cool.
    I’m not going to act like I don’t like it!

  8. Saligia says:

    As if the hi-jacked pants weren’t enough, the velcro shoes completes the look. Please remember to have Grandpa back at “Sunnyside Nursing Home” by 8:30. The doors lock after that.

  9. doodah says:


  10. Sammy says:

    Love the ST:TNG costume!!! With a phaser to boot. All she needs is a tricorder and she is ready for a Halloween away mission (so my friends say…)

  11. Nancy says:

    Star Trek trick or treat == I came for candy. Give me candy. Lots of candy. Resistance is futile.

  12. CIM says:

    The little girl in the Star Trek costume is EPIC!

  13. glasstabletop says:

    Smokey looks like my 83 yr. old uncle. He wears his pants like that.

  14. laura says:

    He even has velcro shoes for assist with his arthritic hands!!

  15. Marianna says:

    ummm..hello..I think think the coolest is the girl in the Star Trek Next Generation Uniform!!!! Hollah!

  16. Phil Jansen says:

    Set your phasers on STUNNING!!! lol

  17. mer says:

    He even has old man shoes on. Bone colored pleather with easy on/off velcro closures. perfect for a stroll around his florida retirement community.

  18. Bastet11 says:

    Remember : only you can prevent awful halloween costumes.

  19. feelinz says:

    This reminds me so much of my little bro and me, that’s it’s not even funny. He = the little cute one that mom managed to over-dress rather disastrously. Me = the nerdy one who picked out my own damn Star Trek outfits.

  20. Greg says:

    I totally had that Star Trek Costume when I was in 5th Grade… Captain Picard all the way for me!

    PS I also had the phaser toy she has on her belt (and the tricorder too).

  21. Jon says:

    Did anyone else pick up on the fact that the Smokey costume is zipped in the FRONT? That’s really odd. Then there’s a bunch of fabric behind the neck. It’s almost like they put a different furry costume on backwards and left the other old head dangling behind, then put a TR mask on instead!

  22. lagrange says:

    at least smokey doesn’t have “pee pants”

  23. dsto says:

    At least my mask covers my shame….

  24. madhatter19 says:


  25. katy says:

    I’m I the only one that thinks this costume is adorable?! this is the cutest thing ever!

  26. jean says:

    My first thought was that the phaser gun could easily create a forest fire, and this whole situation was just wrong, wrong, wrong because of that.

  27. JB says:

    Who wants to be in a red Star Trek uniform? Isn’t that like signing your own death certificate? I’d be afraid if I were that little girl.

  28. Anne says:

    He just needs a Wal-Mart vest and Smokey’s retirement outfit will be complete.

  29. Frizzle says:

    What kind WANTS to be Smokey the bear for Halloween???

  30. Kimberly says:

    Looks like Smokey is rocking a farmer’s tan.

  31. charlotte says:

    Even Benjamin Button got to have Halloween.

  32. nite owl says:

    LUV. IT.

  33. Pinky says:

    Only YOU can prevent forest fires and GET OFF MY LAWN!

  34. Lisa says:

    Well, now we know Mom’s favorite.

  35. GreenLantern says:

    The sad result of violating the Prime Directive and assimilating the Ewoks into the Federation.

  36. Joanne says:

    I didn’t realize that was a child-I thought it was a large stuffed bear that someone decided to dress up for Halloween to make their house look festive!

  37. Jessica says:

    I hope that poor kid doesn’t have to pee a couple blocks from home! That Smokey costume cannot be easy to get in and out of.

  38. Richard Davies says:

    That’s one bad Holodeck malfunction!

  39. Alexis says:

    I’d take the McDonald’s trick or treat bucket over the cheap plastic Jack O’ Lantern that *will* come apart anyday.

  40. Ninjacat says:

    Her phazer seems to be a dust buster

  41. Julie says:

    Forget the Smokey costume, that is one kick-** Star Trek outfit!!!!!!!!!

  42. liz says:

    Every time I look at this photo I seriously can’t stop laughing.

    The “expression” on the face of the kid in the bear costume + the pants is just too much.

  43. meri says:

    Guess which kid is the stepchild

  44. leeny says:

    I want that Star Trek costume

  45. Angie says:

    They always send out the red shirts for the dangerous missions. If she doesn’t make it, it’s Smokey’s job to finish out the survey and return with the samples of earth candy for further study and consumption.

  46. Sammi says:

    I don’t know which costume is more awkward. Apparently their parents were very fire-safety conscious trekkies. That’s one heluva trek costume for a kid who’s gonna grow out of it.

    Do you think these kids even got to pick what they were going as?

  47. Maya B says:

    I hope Smokey’s enlarged prostate doesn’t give him problems on his trick-or-treat outing…

  48. hcw80 says:

    Oh Wait! Grandpa Smokes has to carry the old McDonald’s free Trick-or-Treat bucket while the Diva Sister with the Whole Face Showing and a Competent Costume gets a store bought pumkin basket. How much you want to bet she leave Gramps to trip over his own rolled up pants or tells people “Please don’t feed the bear!”

  49. Spez says:

    Aw, the poor smokey kid not only didn’t get a real/whole costume, he/she also got stuck with the free McDonald’s trick or treat bucket!

    • motaboy says:

      I used to have a whole pile of those buckets. takes me back

    • S says:

      Yes, stuck with the dud bucket…………but, he also got the tall, leggy girl. I’m guessing it’s an early Gates McFadden before she grew up, and had to move on to the adult role on Star Treck.

  50. Lori says:

    Children Beware. Out there, this night, there is a decapitated Teddy Ruxpin seeking vengeance. And the steed he rides isn’t your “Pretty Pony” anymore, either.

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