Halloween costume for 2013: Silk Road Dread Pirate Roberts

For Halloween 2013 I decided to be the Dread Pirate Roberts from the movie The Princess Bride:

Dread Pirate Roberts

I even grew a slight moustache to help make the character believable:

Dread Pirate Roberts

But to be clear, I wasn’t just any old Dread Pirate Roberts. I decided to be the Silk Road Dread Pirate Roberts. So if you want to buy some Iocaine powder, it’ll cost you five bitcoins:

Dread Pirate Roberts

By the way, I did have a couple Penguin masks and a tuxedo. I thought about doing a Penguin costume, but decided not to. Maybe next year?

38 Responses to Halloween costume for 2013: Silk Road Dread Pirate Roberts (Leave a comment)

  1. What’s your BTC hash?

  2. Inconceivable!

  3. Why the hell did you choose a costume with a Black Hat ?

  4. You look almost like a Black Hat SEO πŸ™‚ Actually, you could be one!

    So if I was you would go for a Zorro costume… Guys from BHF will love you for that πŸ˜‰

  5. I liked the sword and the boots for sure, the sword seems to be different than that i usually see in movies

  6. Matt don’t say that you are changing your profession and turning to a full time pirate. Kidding πŸ™‚ Happy Halloween.

  7. Looking G8.

    But why not a Wild Giant Panda? πŸ™‚

  8. So, you were a silk road fan?…. thats an interesting discovery πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Matt…wow amazing the best of costume really I like it..happy day HALLOWEEN for all.

  10. Very nice Matt. I decided on Crazy Britney Spears – pink wig and all. Happy Halloween!

  11. You look amazing. And, you’ve chosen something completely unrelated to you job! Good for you πŸ™‚

  12. Hmmm!


    Is this a hint at an upcoming algorithm change?

  13. I bet you picked the sword first, then thought of a costume that goes with it.

  14. humm… It would be fun to see, who will be leading the behavior tonight? Pirate Roberts or Matt Cutts ?

  15. Be a red Panda next year, Matt, Already you are πŸ˜› http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q0BevTouPo

  16. β€œInconceivable!!”

    You keep on using this word…I do not think this word means what you think it means.

    Dude, what a great costume.

  17. Hey Matt, this doesn’t look anything like you.

    maybe it’s missing your smile, or your face is only recognizable by the upper half (the eyes), but i wouldn’t believe this is you on the photos..

    (i watch you regularly on twig and your youtube webmaster videos.. πŸ˜‰

  18. Nice costume. I love that movie. You should have the sword in your left hand to make things even. πŸ™‚

  19. Move over Johnny Depp

  20. But actually this is robin hood πŸ˜›

  21. Honestly speaking, i can’t really recognised you in this costume πŸ˜›

  22. the black color belongs to SEO community, you should chose Mr America or Mr Fantastic as it is chosen by albert for you in this hallowen post http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seos-halloween-assemble-league-extraordinary-seo/

    Anyhow a big moustache will make your getup looks real, more scary and more dirty. Hope this black color might not be an alarming sign for SEO community.

    Enjoy Hallowen

  23. “a slight moustache” Finally some truth in advertising, well played Sir!

  24. Excellent – I love the film! And the silk road addition really made me chuckle!

  25. I dig the pirate costume but the penguin costume would of been great too. How about a hummingbird costume? lol Either way happy Halloween Matt!

  26. nice choice!! have fun

  27. I am just confused…. you hate black-hat and you wear Black-hat…. πŸ˜€

  28. +1 for bitcoins

  29. Is that a Nexus 5 in your pocket or are you just happy?

  30. That is a nice looking sword. Great costume Matt!

  31. Matt, black hat? No way! Was there some little crazy war with white hat’s? ; )

  32. Happy Halloween “Roberts” πŸ™‚
    Great movie, love the idea.

  33. A Penguin costume? Halloween is supposed to be fun, not downright terrifying! PS. Where was Princess Buttercup?

  34. Awesome costume, hope you had a great Halloween. Thank you for all of your awesome blog posts! Do you think you could do a post about Google Places pages and the merge with Google+ Local?

  35. Hey Matt, Why you choose a costume with a Black Hat ?