October 17, 2010 § 1 Comment
While a good part of the world goes out and purchases costumes for the joyous Halloween celebration, a small margin of commonfolk create their own.
As the date quickly approaches, challenge yourself to think of a way to save money and also impress people by having a completely original costume.
As I think back upon some of my favorite costumes from yester-year, I can’t deny the fact that my favorites were the ones my mom and I threw late-night hours into, perfecting and hi-5ing each other along the way. Among the best included: my grandma, a volcano (awesome!), and an Eggo Waffle.
Though it may be hard for you to stray from a classic store-bought M&M costume or the overrated Native American getup (btw, in case you were wondering, native Americans dress normally now and own casinos), consider creating one the following costumes to one-up your friends’ slutty French maid outfit consisting of minimal amounts of clothing:
- Crazy Shut-in Cat Lady: You will need: hideous lipstick, a visor with cats on it, large glasses on krokies, a cat vest, and a pet cat
- You in 5th grade: You will need: whatever you wore in 5th grade. Most likely including parachute pants and a Limited Too shirt. Also include Buddah Beads!
- Oreo Cookie: You will need: a white outfit from head to toe. Then glue two large circular pieces of black foam-board to your back and to your front. Vegans will love you. Oreos are vegan.
- Bindi Irwin: Everyone loves this girl. You will need: short brown hiking shorts, pigtails, mid-calf socks and hiking shoes. Don’t forget the Australian accent.
- A watermelon head: Blow up a balloon two to three times larger than your head. Paper Mache it and cut a hole in the bottom to fit over your head. Paint it the colors of a watermelon and figure out how you will see out of it. Place it on your head and commence to party.
- Abe Lincoln on a penny: cut a large piece of foamboard to scale: you want your face to be Lincoln on the penny. Draw/paint the foamboard to look like a penny, cut out the place where your face will fit in the middle of the coin. Paint your face with copper metallic paint and grow a beard to fit. Attach by putting a strap from one side of the penny to the other and put it on your head.
Happy creating. Send me any suggestions you might have and I will post them here!