Magnum P.I.'s Daughter Makes for a Confusing Halloween Costume

So, I'm a huge Magnum P.I. fan. The blog here at Born For Geekdom with the most comments is THIS ONE. (I mean, it's a no-brainer, right? They keep trying to re-cast Magnum as a younger man. Boo! Tom Selleck or nobody.)

My husband and I have long joked that we were going to make a phony Magnum P.I. TV show trailer called "Magnum's Daughter" in which we see a stunning young woman from behind wearing the trademark shorts and Hawaiian shirt, she does several of Magnum's trademark movies from the original opening, but when she turns around, she's also has his amazing moustache. This idea crept closer to reality when I bought Jake an exact replica of Magnum's tropical shirt and his Detroit hat last Valentine's Day. (We purchased our replica through the Aloha Shirt Shop, in case you want one of your own.)

 I'm still trying to find the time to make this little short with a proper actress. But I did get tired of waiting to use the idea, so I decided to go for it myself when we were invited to a Halloween party here in Orlando.

Here is Magnum's daughter along with my husband as "the dude" and the hilarious and talented Heather Leonardi as a grown-up emo Ginny Weasley. (The moustache also makes an appearance on the next episode of "Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show" this Thursday. But that's all I can say for now...)

Unfortunately, I didn't really look as much like everyone's favorite TV detective as I thought I would. Though the doorman at the party did recognize me!

I did, however, look like the following people...

1. The late, great Bruno Kirby

2. Mario

3. Ron Swanson

4. Any one of Bill Swerski's Super Fans

5. My Dad.

Ever worn a Halloween costume and had people confused as to who you were? Please do share in the comments section...


  1. That's picture of you as Magnum is just priceless!

    I'm a stick in the mud and don't dress up very often but one year when I was a kid, we came up with a last second cross between a mummy and crash victum, well neither side was really well thought out so I got some strange confused looks.....

  2. My son went as Pikachu a few years back. Old ladies kept commenting on the cute "bunny". He was not impressed.