Sadly, this IS your Daddy's Halo

People under the age of 30 think of this when they hear the name "Halo":

Those of us over the age of 30, however, are not so fortunate. This is our Halo:

I know who I'd rather have in a firefight, and it's not the one with the look that says "My kid spilled crap all over my tablecloth and all I got was this stupid costume." When your outfit's best feature is that it looks like you stole Ronald McDonald's socks, you're in trouble.

But hey, sometimes a super-hero that doesn't work on the page will really pop in real life, and ...

Oh dear. Surely there's something better in her closet that she could put on instead of ...

Clearly our best hope is that Master Chief will come along and force-dress her into combat armor. She ought to be used to it, since that outfit definitely qualifies as a walking assault on our fashion sense.

(Many thanks to ReaderKate for sending this one along!)

26 Responses to Sadly, this IS your Daddy's Halo

  1. Avatar Worf says:

    Maybe Master Chief will come along and shoot her out of her misery. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Avatar X-stacy says:

    I…I need that action figure.

  3. Avatar Frankie says:

    Atleast the toy has muscles, longer hair and a better looking face.

  4. Avatar punkjay says:

    Wow! This is what happens when you base your costume after Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album cover!

  5. Avatar TheNate says:

    Ah, the early 80’s. To be fair, back then men wore shirts with worse color schemes to night clubs.

  6. Avatar Myro says:

    I’m curious as to where ReaderKate found her. This isn’t the worst thing I’ve seen, but it’s pretty funny.

  7. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    To Make Matters worse, Halo was on the same super hero team as the Lookers ( Batman and the Outsiders ): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/41/Outsiders31.JPG

    So these two ladies faught side by side!

  8. Avatar Vaadren says:

    Not much of a challenge for Heromachiners to redesign and improve her costume, but perhaps interesting anyway?

  9. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    I never heard of her, but so… I like the desing, the colors are shit but the desing i think so unique.

  10. Avatar GtaMythMaster43 says:

    Hey Jeff, if you saw, I asked why it wouldn’t load my old saves in HM3. Why is that? The files are still there, it just won’t let them load/appear in the load bin. I had alot of templates and it’s been bothering me, anything I could do to fix it?
    [And my God that outfit is horrid.]

  11. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No clue, Gta. You can send me the .sol file if you want and I can take a look at it.

  12. I’m on a huge New Wave kick right now. This costume is very “fitting” for the time. Love me Dazzler and Halo is right up there. The costume could use a tweak. But for the time, it rocks!

    If you want to feel the love, I suggest listening to Roxy Music, Spandau Ballet, ABC, Josie Cotten, Missing Persons, The Go-Gos, Ultravox, Tones on Tails, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Devo, Adam Ant, even Olivia-Newton John.

    http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/18885-3083-21106-1-dazzler_large.jpg

  13. Avatar Skarchomp says:

    Not just the socks, she also stole the Medal of the Golden Arches!

  14. Avatar GtaMythMaster43 says:

    I’ve had a brainfart, how do I locate the document files on my computer?

  15. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Instructions here:

    http://www.heromachine.com/2011/06/22/meta-save-issues

    I really hate doing tech support in a post thread that’s totally unrelated. Please email me directly at afdstudios@gmail.com or via the Contact Us link at the top of the right column.

  16. Avatar Reader Kate says:

    @Myro, I remember her from my misspent youth. I actually bought a few of those Outsiders comics back in the day, in part because of a perverse fascination with the butt-ugly costumes.

  17. Avatar knight1192a says:

    Ah so ReaderKate discovered the truth. Master Chief isn’t really a cybernetically enhanced male soldier, their actually a super powered blonde female hiding out in the armor. Must have had their powers greatly reduced, that’s the reason for the gun.

  18. Avatar Reader Kate says:

    The reason the Outsiders were as successful as they were was the villains were too busy covering their eyes to put up much of a fight.

  19. Avatar Kytana says:

    Hm…i am over 30 and i played often Master Chief, but the truth is…i dont know that this older Halo Version exists. For the 80ยดs is not enough colour.

  20. Avatar EXILE says:

    Ok, let’s get one thing straight, BOTH OF THEM SUCK! and halo is probably also a camper, that suit is perfect for being hidden in dark places. friggin’ campers.

  21. Avatar Watson Bradshaw says:

    I actually dug the characters powers back when I read the Outsiders, each colored aura she had had its own power. Red aura/halo: Heat beams
    Orange aura/halo: Concussive force beams
    Yellow aura/halo: Brilliant light
    Green aura/halo: Stasis beam
    Blue aura/halo: Holographic distortion effect
    Indigo aura/halo: Tractor beam
    Violet aura/halo: Gave the sociopathic personality of Violet Harper control of the body, enabling her to use any/all of Halo’s powers
    but yeah, that costume never really made any sense.

  22. Avatar Nick Hentschel says:

    I’m going to make myself unpopular, and say that I kinda like this outfit. Although her hairstyle is bad (she looks better as the doll), I quite like the colors and the layout. (She’s actually quite cute, I think…..)

  23. Avatar Vampyrist says:

    I agree with Nick, overall I actually sort of like this costume. I like the idea of the lightbeams, though what I dislike is the other white spots. If they got rid of those, it wouldn’t be that bad.

  24. Avatar P.F. Bruns says:

    Her code-name should be “SpinArt.”