Halloween Random Acts: bees, Russian aliens and old sitcom characters

Halloween is of course a time for Americans, and in particular American women, to get dressed up in random costumes.

Ali Larter, being the ‘Queen Bee’ of random round here, went surprisingly literal this year and dressed… as a queen bee.

Ali Larter as a bee

The always reliable Scarlett Johansson, although not off to a Halloween party as such, given she’s in Scotland filming a movie, instead dressed as someone pretending to be a Russian in a 1980s pop video.

Scarlett Johansson in Second Skin

Technically, she’s supposed to be a sex-mad alien at this point. Not sure the outfit says sex-mad alien, though.

However, the fabulously random Alex Breckenridge – presumably delighted to hear American Horror Story has just been granted a second season – has picked the most apposite costume for a TV blog to laud: she’s going to her party as Peggy Bundy from Married With Children.

Alex Breckenridge as Peggy Bundy

Not convinced? Well, she’s going with a gal pal… dressed as Kelly Bundy.

Alex Breckenridge as Peggy Bundy

I think she wins this year – although Ali came close.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.