There’s no limit for transit-obsessed San Franciscans dressing up for Halloween (or just dressing up period). Here at Muni Diaries headquarters, we are in possession of both a Clipper Card and Fast Pass costume, but we’ve seen some pretty fantastic Muni-themed outfits through the years. If you’re still looking for inspiration for Wednesday’s trick-or-treat festivities, here are some ideas:
@kwokysan on Twitter sent over this adorable Muni stroller: He says that Muni is his son’s favorite thing on their walks (Photo by @Chelseavmk.)
Wonder if this guy tried to scan his Clipper card costume on Muni?
Photo by Octoferret
Shoutout to the paper Fast Pass too:
As much as I might detest couples costumes, we have to make an exception for this Dirty Thirty couple.
Photo by Wayne Grout
Whatever you do, may we suggest making a grand entrance on Muni this way? Oh by the way, it looks like the SFMTA is actually having a Halloween costume contest this year, featuring a pumpkin carved like a Muni bus. Winners get an “#SFMuni treat bag.”
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A friend grew up in the Castro, in the ’80s. Adorably, she thought trick-or-treating was something kids only did on TV.
Celebrating Halloween in the Castro was more than just fucking around in the city. The party raged for decades, and many touted it the best Halloween celebration in the country. When I worked at The Examiner in 2006, the party turned deadly, and its status as a city-sanctioned event was canceled from then on. In 2007, additional evening reporters were planned to cover a night of adjacent festivities that, fingers crossed, didn’t turn into calls to the local police stations.
But celebrating Halloween in the city was exactly that: celebrating. And by god, we love celebrating in costume. What’s the most extra-SF Halloween costume you can think of this year? Wrap yourself in gray chiffon as Karl the Fog? Or go all out as the Golden Gate Bridge?
Photo by @Best San Francisco
Or, pull a really punny costume about Muni that only you can enjoy. Via @mcsheffrey
Let’s keep San Francisco’s Halloween a damn good party where everyone also makes it out in one piece. Don’t forget to send us your San Francisco Halloween pics, whether you’re walking your costumed kids around their elementary school or crushing a box of Franzia on Muni Metro. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our email inbox email@example.com is always open!
Pic by Ken Banks on Flickr
The dedication, the devotion, the ingenuity …
h/t Muni rider Marta
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[Insert “You Can Say That About Most Guys on Muni” joke here]
Okay, fine. But seriously! I applaud Muni rider Joe‘s Halloween costume efforts (above).
Too hung over to recall what happened Saturday night? Let us recap it for you. Here are the best Halloween costumes we saw on Muni this weekend. I threw one in there that’s not actually Halloween, but just another day on Muni. See if you can guess which one.
In the photo above by @emma_rkg, the zombie apocalypse has hit Muni. As expected, other passengers look pretty indifferent.
Monday’s post about the MOST ADORABLE kid in the world dressed up as a Muni LRV (and his mom as a Clipper Card) inspired me to dig through our archives for other examples of people dressing up as Muni on purpose. Halloween, y’all!
So, here you go. First up, these dudes are stone-cold brothers in driving Muni. One vest, one jacket. Gotta love.
Photo by reedtarded