yeah i had some pretty unrecognizable costumes before. that's why i put a lot of effort into it this year.
my most unrecognizable one would probably have to be the rocker.
I've also been a clown (with a friend of mine and another friend didn't want to join so she was the gangster that hated clowns...) and a gypsy/fortune teller
and the more recognizable pirate and dalmation
yes. i enjoy making my own costumes.