I used to make my own costumes too when I got probably too old for trick or treating (last year.) I would take a giant Nerf ball. Then rip the collar and sleeves of an old t-shirt. Put the nerf ball under the t-shirt on one of my shoulders. BAM! Instant Quasimodo (hunchback.) Which reminds me of my favorite Quasimodo joke:

Quasimodo decides to go on vacation. He asks the priest if he can have a week off. The priest says, “Sure, as long as you get someone to ring the bell on Sunday morning.” So Quasimodo put an ad in the paper for a replacement for the week. The next day he hears a knock on the cathedral door. He opens the door and there’s a man with no arms standing there.

The man says, “I’m here for the bell ringing job” Quasimodo says, “I’m sorry but you have no arms. How can you possibly ring a bell?” The man says, “I’ve been out of work for a year. I really need this job. Just give me a chance. I’ll show you I can do it.” So Quasimodo says, “Alright, if you can show me that you can ring the bell, I’ll let you have the job.”

So Quasimodo and the man climb the stairs all the way up to the very top of the bell tower where the bell is. The man walks back as far as he can, then runs headfirst into the bell. The bell swings up one side then swings back and hits the man in the face, knocking him out of the tower. He falls all the way to the ground and dies.

Quasimodo runs down the stairs. By time he gets outside the police are there. They ask Quasimodo, “ Do you know who this man is?” Quasimodo replies, “I don’t know his name, but his face sure does ring a bell.”

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