It never fails, there are those parties or situations that come up last minute and suddenly you find yourself scrambling for a costume. No, you don’t want to be Elsa, no you don’t want to be a clown, but what could you not spend a fortune on and still look great? When did Halloween become all about the “sexy” whatever? Even worse, everyone wants something totally creative not just witch or doctor or fireman. Believe it or not, there is plenty you can do with simple items in your closet; just look deeper.
80s Movie Characters
Now you know you or someone in your family has some great 80s clothes lying around. One of the best things about some of the older movies is there is some sort of iconic outfit that will clearly make the character pop. Even better, many of the clothes are more comfortable today than they were then due to fun, stretchy materials. Just be sure to have the main pieces, the right layers and it won’t be hard for anyone to tell who you are.
A New Take on a Ghost
Gone are the days of sheets and holes. Now you can put on some pale white paint and you are a ghost, a classy ghost at that! Best of all you simply need to pick a fancy dress or outfit from your closet, preferably fairly simple and in shades of black and gray. You become the haunting of the hotel or the house everyone sees today without all the blood and gore.
This is a fun one and fairly simple to do. Any white clothes make the background and then you have to make the circles. Felt is a great way to go but you can use paper if you don’t have time to run the fabric shop. A little hot glue and the next thing you know you are the classic board game. Of course you can easily do this with things like Candyland and Battleship too.
A little bit of pink goes a long way when it comes to making you the sexy lingerie company. Cardboard makes the back, just use paint or wrapping paper to make the stripes. For your fluffing you can use the stuffing from old bags that you have lying around. Underneath you can be as fancy or as simple as you want, just make sure you are all pink. Just be careful, some people might want to unwrap the package.
All of these costumes are meant to be something you can do at the last minute. While coming up with the “perfect” costume can be intimidating, just think of the costume that is the most fun for you. It isn’t about impressing anyone, just about having fun. All of these ideas and the ones floating around in your head will make for excellent pictures and you will even be able to fit in a photo booth.