An 8 panel comic. The title says "The Most Amazing Halloween Costume Ever based on a story by np312 art by Doctor Popular" The first panel shows a kid dressed up as Spock and sitting on a couch in his home when the doorbell rings. The text says "One Halloween our doorbell rang". The next panel shows him opening the door, expecting to see trick or treaters. The next panel reveals a door on the other side of the kid's door. A sign says "Please knock". The kid knocks twice on this pop-up door and then it opens, revealing a bunch of college dudes dressed as really old grandmothers. "Oh my, look at your costumes" one of the grandmas says as they pinc the face of the the young kid. The grandmother adds, "Such cute trick or treaters" before handing the kid some candy. The college kids then close their door, pick it up, and move it to the next house leaving the young Spock in shock at what just happened.

Reverse Trick Or Treating: The Greatest Halloween Costume Ever!

After reading this Metafilter comment by np312 about reverse trick or treating, I knew I had to turn it into a comic. The idea of dressing up as old folks and delivering candy door-to-door is just too funny.

An 8 panel comic. The title says "The Most Amazing Halloween Costume Ever based on a story by np312 art by Doctor Popular"
The first panel shows a kid dressed up as Spock and sitting on a couch in his home when the doorbell rings. 
The text says "One Halloween our doorbell rang". 
The next panel shows him opening the door, expecting to see trick or treaters. 
The next panel reveals a door on the other side of the kid's door. A sign says "Please knock". 
The kid knocks twice on this pop-up door and then it opens, revealing a bunch of college dudes dressed as really old grandmothers. 
"Oh my, look at your costumes" one of the grandmas says as they pinc the face of the the young kid. The grandmother adds, "Such cute trick or treaters" before handing the kid some candy. 
The college kids then close their door, pick it up, and move it to the next house leaving the young Spock in shock at what just happened.
comic by Doc Pop, November 1st, 2009. Licensed CC-BY. You can download a higher res version from Flickr.

Update: This comic has been wildly popular since I’ve shared it, so I followed up by offering to illustrate costumes by other Redditors here. I’ve also shared videos of people Reverse-Trick-Or-Treating.

Comments

24 responses to “Reverse Trick Or Treating: The Greatest Halloween Costume Ever!

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  2. Joel Avatar

    Wow. Just wow. Wow to the very idea and Wow to your execution of the comic.

  3. Joel Avatar

    Wow. Just wow. Wow to the very idea and Wow to your execution of the comic.

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    anetski

    brilliant!

  7. Lousonheim Avatar
    Lousonheim

    MLIA!!!!!

  8. danielle thompson Avatar
    danielle thompson

    hahahaha, did this really happen to you ?!?!?!?! wow this is great thanks ((; 

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