This is Bean Sprout in his chili pepper costume.
Bean Sprout is ashamed of this photo, which he morbidly still remembers, even though it was taken a long, long time ago.
Much to Bean Sprout's delight and mental well-being, he has outgrown the costume (but I still have it, which is... scary!).
In unrelated news, the SF Chronicle's wine section today had a small article about a French Camembert, imported by affineur Hervé Mons and available only at Whole Foods. The writer raved so much about its heady mushroominess that I sent Cranky to the store at opening time. He's not back yet, so I don't know if I got a trick or a treat.