Meet the Mayor: Boston Costume

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

Boston Costume
John Von Bittrich

What are you being for Halloween?
A 40 of Colt 45.

We [Boston Costume] have a big foam costume shaped like a 40. It's a mascot-type costume. I'm probably going to get some tights to wear underneath. There was also a bottle of Schlitz costume available, but I thought the 40 was way cooler than the 12 ounce.

Are there any costumes here as strange or as awesome?
Oh, if you want a really strange one, look up the Little Man in a Canoe. It's basically a vagina costume. The face sits sort of where the clitoris would. So, yes, there are a lot of weird ones this year.

What's your most interesting Halloween memory?
That's a tough one...I once saw Jack Terricloth from the World/Inferno Friendship Society burn an effigy of himself in the middle of Brooklyn during what amounted to an impromptu parade. It was basically a scarecrow wearing his suit with a jack-o'-lantern for a head. He took a big swig of 151 and set it on fire in front of the entire audience.

Have you ever considered burning yourself in effigy?
I consider it daily.

READ: Gore tours, haunted houses, and burlesque babes -- the complete Boston Phoenix guide to winning at Halloween

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