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How To Dress Like a Squidoo Writer

Updated on January 22, 2015
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Nightcat loves everything about Halloween! She’s pretty sure it is a national holiday and if it isn’t it should be.

THE Hottest Couture Look Ever!

Right from the Paris runways! Everyone wants to look like a Squidoo writer. So how can a fashonista pull it off? Or perhaps you came here to cosplay. Looking for the perfect, last-minute party costume? Want once so obscure people will say "Huh? Squid what?"

Or maybe, you just secretly want to write for Squidoo. Whatever the reason this will be your best costume ever, and the cheapest.

You'll buy absolutely nothing! However, for the two percent of the population with all the wealth, we are offering a limited-time only deluxe Squidoo writer costume for the low, low price of $250,000.00 USD.

Read on to find out about this fabulous offer, get tips for those essential writer's props, discover a squid treat to eat, and more.

Note: Ah, how times change. This is now a nostalgic costume as in October 0f 2014 Squidoo will swim off into the cyber sea forever. But it's still a fun costume, and you can always make a snazzy HubPages tee for yourself with magic markers.

The Tee Shirt

You need a Squidoo tee-shirt, and we include one in our costume package. Worn by a real Squidoo writer, it goes great with everything. Note the official logo you only get from Squidoo. Plus the squid is orange, just perfect for Halloween.

Want your own? Join Squidoo today and you'll be on your way to earning your very own tee.

I'm most likely going to have to remove that link, but you can always write for HubPages instead. But don't let that stop you from buying the costume which now has nostalgic value and all the hipsters will be wearing it this Halloween.

Want a Halloween Tee Instead?

You'll still look like a writer, and kick up the Halloween vibe.

The Jacket

You'll have so much energy from the coffee accessory you'll need a good jacket to go for a walk. This one is a limited edition, included in our costume set. To put together your own costume, use your own jacket. Because you will be the writer. Yes, you.

Before you ask, we don't have extras of this style. Try eBay. Or offering a writer oodles of cash. If our last name isn't on a bestseller's list we will most likely accept it. Beats volunteering for medical testing.

Coffee Mug Accessory

You need to keep this filled at all times. It is essential so your fingers can can keep hammering away at those keys. All the best Squidoo writers have a coffee mug nearby, and our deluxe costume includes this very mug!

For those folks doing it themselves, just use whatever it is you do drink at the computer. Please do not suggest beer in the comments section. This is a family-friendly lens.

Halloween mugs To go with the costume

Want a mug that says Halloween to go with your costume? Here are five fun ideas, remember mugs of coffee power many of your favorite Squidoo writers.

Replacement Fingers

You'll type yours off, and our deluxe costume comes with several replacements. You can also try duct taping your own back on, typing with a pencil, or taking a break, gosh darn it. Squidoo is supposed to be fun, even if we do get a bit obsessive over Halloween. OK, a lot obsessive.

Consider carrying these around when you trick or treat.

Stick

Our deluxe costume comes with a stick for beating off all your strange fans. Works better that blocking e-mail.. Heck, use it on a hike while you cool down from all that writing. Just adds to your Squidoo writer mystique.

OK you don't need a stick, but do get away from your screen every several hours. Besides, even Squidoo writers have a real life, sort of. We take out time for Halloween. OK we take out time for it by typing about it.

UPDATE: I must have a crazed fan. This stick was missing shortly after the photo shoot. But we now offer one that is even better. But honestly, who steals a stick?

Backpack!!!!

The geekiest costume accessory ever! Wear it to go hunt for books at your local library, because you need to do massive research, or to carry all the junk food you'll dump on your desk. Our deluxe costume includes this very backpack!

Or try a purse, iPad case, whatever. You need to look like a writer who does something. I think the serious type who write real books and have tons of money carry briefcases.

Your Very Own Backpack

Get your own, and in Halloween orange to boot. Saves the arms when lugging pounds of candy.

Be Careful What You Wish For

This year without telling anyone, the town had the parade several hours early. My one Trick or Treater showed up while I was at my desk, writing. Three guesses how I was dressed.

Make A Squid treat for Halloween

Writers need to eat something. Or we get more cantankerous than usual. I'm considering a few of these wee beasties just to remember what once was. And once a squid writer, always a squid writer, right?

Join Squidoo Today

When you join Squidoo be sure and tell them Nightcat sent you. Hmm, Join HubPages and still tell them I sent you.

I said dress like a Squidoo writer, not a squid - Cute kid, though

Are you cool enough to dress up like a Squidoo writer? Want our deluxe set for only $250,000.00 USD? Have your own everyday costume? Let me know!

Have you dressed up as a writer from Squidoo?

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      LluviaDeArte 3 years ago

      I think I already had a lot of this look goin on. So fun to read, thank you for writing this

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Two Crafty Paws: LOL, glad you like it, malina123. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Two Crafty Paws 4 years ago

      Love it (was a bit late on finding it though)! =) Replacement fingers would come in handy. Will get back to you when I have enough to get the deluxe set haha =)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @dellgirl: You're most welcome, dellgirl. :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Noveliaa: Thank you so much, Noveliaa. :)

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these Dress Like a Squidoo Writer This Halloween ideas.

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      Noveliaa 4 years ago

      Great lens- I enjoyed reading it very much

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much, Happy Halloween! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @limited279: You'd be surprised, limited279. Add a doughnut and say you're Homer Simpson, anything goes at Halloween. :)

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      limited279 4 years ago

      How does a squidoo writer dress per say? Could be like me (ie boxer shorts laying on the couch) and lets be honest NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THAT THIS HALLOWEEN!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @SquidooMBA: SquidooMBA, with your skills we can mass market these puppies. :)

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      jessicahoward 4 years ago

      It is really amazing to flow with the air as the idea given by you seems to be interesting and need to think on it.

      thanks for sharing with us

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @jessicahoward: You're most welcome. :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Mine too, I hate it when my hand starts to lock around my mouse from too much use, ouch! Thanks for visiting! :)

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      SquidooMBA 4 years ago

      I'll start saving now for the deluxe set!

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I could use some of those spare fingers as mine are indeed almost worn off from typing.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      That's a kind offer, bechand. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      bechand 4 years ago

      Hey you really want a squidoo t-shirt ? they sent me one in size M and I need one a bit bigger... If it flts, and you would like it, let me know !

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks, Pitaya. :)

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      Thanks for the laugh!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks for all the wonderful comments and blessings! You've all made my day. Thanks for visiting and have a Happy Halloween!

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      success4ever lm 4 years ago

      I would prefer a squid mask better!

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      JJNW 4 years ago from USA

      ROFL - omgosh - someone can buy ALL my clothes for $50 for a Giant Squid costume - This is hysterical and you are AWESOME, Nightcat. Made my day.

      SquidAngel BLESSED for spreading SquidHumor. LOL

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      Mami Design 4 years ago

      Haha - that is a great idea! Blessed!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Wow, thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments and blessings. Hugs and have a most Happy Halloween! :)

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      grantwinter 4 years ago

      Halloween has become one of my favorite annual events (right after my birthday and Christmas - of course) i will be using some of your tips to 'entertain' the neighbors !

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      Tom Maybrier 4 years ago

      What a truly excellent lens. Loved when I got to "replacement fingers" - too funny!

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      ChrisMag14 4 years ago

      What a hilarious lens! Happy Halloween and thank you for making my day! Going now to raid my cupboards and create my very own Squidoo outfit - woo hoo!

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Came back to bless this lens. I think it's a hoot! Practical, too.

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      Linda Pogue 4 years ago from Missouri

      Sounds like the perfect costume for everyday! Blessings!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Awww, thanks to you both. This may be my costume this Halloween. :)

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      hakunamatatatours 4 years ago

      cool

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      KateH2 4 years ago

      This lens is so funny! My other half is a freelance writer and mad for Squidoo so I just had to send them the link to this as it is so good, definitely my sense of humor.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks so much, Wednesday_Elf! A most Happy Halloween to you and all my visitors too! :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I hope the hot dogs weren't made from the bloody fingers..... eeuw! Happy Halloween to a Squidoo writer who knows how to celebrate this holiday in a big way! :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks, tabbygun! :)

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      tabster2 4 years ago

      haha, that was funny :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Hi, healthbear77. I got them at the local dollar store one year. They put bloody body parts at the eye level of little kids. Nice, huh?

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      TheGoGlobalBabe 4 years ago

      The bloody fingers ......omg ..... creepy!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for all the comments! Hugs! :)

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      Debra Lobel 4 years ago from Oakland, CA

      I have a Squidoo T-shirt and created Squidoo Man for a Halloween Party lens.

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      The fingers grossed me out!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Thanks for the chuckle. What a fun and unique lens. Blessed!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Thanks for the chuckle. What a fun and unique lens. Blessed!

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      ikepius 4 years ago

      I think it's a nice idea. I don't know if I want one, though. Again, very nice.

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      jaisonvincent 4 years ago

      Nice way of branding for squidoo.. The squidoo logo already looks like some scary.. so it's good to add as a costume on Halloween occasion.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      LOL! Not even the town librarian knew what Squidoo was, I love it! Thanks for visitng, thrivingmom! :)

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      Wendy Leanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Hahaha, so funny. I have 2 Giant Squid t-shirts. I may just wear one and tell people I'm a Squidoo writer for Halloween. I bet I get some strange looks, which would make it that much funnier.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Me too, Teapikie! Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Tea Pixie 4 years ago

      I am dressed up as one, right now! I'll sell the clothes off my back.... ;)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks to you both for visiting and comment! :)

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      victoriuh 4 years ago

      I can't afford such a cool costume :) Very clever, love it!

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      justmelucy2 4 years ago

      Just had to come see this lens. HaHa

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      :) Glad to see readers still enjoying it. Hmmm, maybe one tiny update...

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      XxSadieLadyxX 4 years ago

      Not for years!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      LOL! They cost me an arm and a leg, kburns421 ;)

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      kburns421 lm 4 years ago

      My favorite part is the replacement fingers :-P

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      LOL! Glad you all liked it. Now if I can just sell four of these costumes I'll be all set. :)

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      SolarEclipseWatcher 4 years ago

      Amazing idea & design, but WHAT a price!

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      KandH 4 years ago

      Oooooh, I can just see myself in the deluxe set!!!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I LOVE the spare parts! How funny! You gave me a great laugh! Sprinkled with Squid Angel dust...

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      :) Thanks for visiting, ImNobodyReally. :)

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      ImNobodyReally 4 years ago

      I have been dressing up as a squidoo writer for some time now.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Lol! Thanks everyone. Funny how my best work comes when I'm sleep-deprived and giggly. :)

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      Louidam1 LM 4 years ago

      I'll take 2 please if I get an 98% off! LOL!

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      traktorji 4 years ago

      Funny idea.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I'm going as a pole dancer/Giant Squid wearing only my Squidoo tshirt :) Well, maybe not out trick or treating in it.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      I'm so happy people are still enjoying this. Thanks and hugs to you all for commenting. :)

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Now, that's really SCARY...!!! OMG - a Squidoo WRITER!!! LOL ...Great Halloween costume idea! I must go wash my Squidoo t-shirt as I just wore it last weekend... so must get ready for the big day. Perhaps I could make some kind of Squid Hat to go with the shirt.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      What a funny idea - thanks so much for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      VeseliDan 4 years ago

      That is a great idea =) You really made me laugh! *blessed*

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      meloyelo 4 years ago

      Very clever, love it!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      Hahahahahahahahaha that is so funny!!!!! :) Blessed!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I love the stick--- lately I have been getting weird comments from unknown people. Is there a set of Squid safety weapons? A bottle of squid-ink to spray on stalkers.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      LOL! Steven King has nothing on us. We should write lenses on our scariest stalker e-mails, LOL! That stick is essential for folks who want to marry you sight unseen. Hehehehe/ Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Pazzaria_Productions 4 years ago

      Isn't herding writers like herding cats? Loud, screeching black cats in this case?

      As for the fingers.... I have a ton of them in my freezer, in case there are any fingerless writers out there.

      And to think....

      I can part with them for less than $250 Gs. :-D

      Oh heck. A cool $200,000 a piece, anyone?

      You won't believe who I had to stalk to get these.

      He he he he he he.....

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      Pazzaria_Productions 4 years ago

      @BunnyFabulous: Lol! :-D

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Writers are so reclusive you rarely see us in groups, so a miracle of writers? :) But see, ZodiacImmortal? Now you are all ready for Halloween. Thanks for visiting. :)

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      For 250,000 I have my own costume! (even if I had a million dollars...)

      Got plenty of backpacks & messenger bags & purses for a gang of writers. (or what is a group of writers actually called? is their a word..Murderof writers?)

      Going to add to 13 frights of Halloween as well as my Making a lens lens

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks to everyone, glad you are getting as many laughs as I had writing it. People see my tee and ask what Squidoo is, LOL!

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very clever! Clearly written by a real Squidoo writer. You gave me a great idea for a costume with stuff I already have. I'll just get out my Squidoo shirt and grab my coffee cup, and voila! I don't have any extra fingers laying around, though. Maybe that's something you get as a higher up Giant Squid. ;)

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      Pazzaria_Productions 4 years ago

      ROTFL! My favorite's the stick. Surely, any good writer could use that!

      BACK, EVIL WEIRD FAN!!! BACK!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      MarcStorm LM 4 years ago

      I want one of those Squidoo shirts and a hoodie! But I guess I have awhile to wait because your price is just plain highway robbery! lol :o) You've picked a fine selection of shirts for the rest!

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      Great lens I need a Squidoo T-shirt

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      kgdunst 4 years ago

      Ha too funny! Seriously, that eyeball can be very scary.. LOL

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      TeacherSerenia 4 years ago

      Oh yeah - I forgot - I have the mug but I don't drink coffee. Will hot chocolate be an adequate substitute?

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      TeacherSerenia 4 years ago

      @Nightcat: Just stay there on the home page and press that reload or refresh button over and over again. That's what I do. Sooner or later your lens will show up. And then I take a screen capture and save the image. Your lens will be here for a whole week.

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      TeacherSerenia 4 years ago

      Well - I do have the T-shirt, and the backpack, and I guess I can find the stick... not sure about the fingers though....LOL Very interesting lens!!

      Maybe I WILL wear my Squidoo T-short out in public on Halloween day!!!

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      MelissaRodgz 4 years ago

      Omg. This is too funny. I dare anyone on Squidoo to do this and go out in public. I always wear my Squidoo shirt when I don't want to be bothered. This lets everyone know I am working.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Halloween is incomplete without Squidoo thanks for great idea

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      I got my Squidoo T-Shirt in the mail a few weeks ago. Perfect costume idea!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      What a cool use for my two Squidoo T-shirts! Thanks for the idea. All I need now is a party to attend.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Ha I love it. A squid writer is what I am definitely going to be for Halloween this year. I'll need two of those sticks, but not for fans, I'll use them to chase people out of my office. My invisible walls just can't seem to keep them out.

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      Robert Zimmerman 4 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      Do I get a discount if I order 4???

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      LOL! Glad you liked it, wordstock! Thanks for visiting. :)

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      Ann Hinds 4 years ago from So Cal

      Very cute. I already have a tee shirt so I am on my way to a great costume. Thanks for the tips!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Aww, thanks for all the fun comments! I missed seeing me on the home page, but I loved making this lens and being silly. :)