The most creative Halloween costumes are simple and usually handmade from things around your home. If you’re sick of buying run of the mill Halloween costumes year after year, or of seeing your costume on three other people at the party, consider taking a week’s worth of effort into creating a one of a kind costume simply and often cheaply. Halloween costumes can be a bit pricey, especially for something you’ll only wear once or twice. Why shell out $50 or $60 on paper-thin, weak fabrics when you can create an inspired costume for less, and draw more attention this Halloween? Here are some fabulous creative Halloween costume ideas.
Be an autograph book: Wear all white clothing and carry Sharpie markers around with you. Encourage your friends and fellow party-goers to sign you at every opportunity. This is also a great way to meet new people and show off your outgoing side. Plus, it makes for an interesting souvenir of the evening.
Facebook: To be a Facebook page, get a piece of white foam board and attach it like a sandwich board over your chest. Use blue and black marker to create a Facebook page about yourself or someone you know, pulling details from the website itself. If you’re good with a pen, sketch out the Facebook logo and draw some cartoons for the pictures on the news feed. Write a status in big letters on the top of the “Facebook page”; have it be something ironic or interesting about you or others.
For men who think they’re God’s gift to women: find a cardboard box and cut out holes for your arms, legs, and body. Write in big, bold letters on the front: To: Women, Love: God. Be prepared for withering stares from women all around, and a good deal of laughs from your mates. But remember to recycle afterward!
For the girls: imitate the lovable Juno from the movie. Tie your hair back and don a similar outfit, a striped shirt, jeans, a skirt on top, and a hoodie. Stuff a pillow under your clothes and carry a pregnancy test–purse. Imitate her speech and/or only speak in movie quotes the rest of the night to make a really convincing costume.
Most of the time, classic costumes can be pulled off more successfully in creative ways with just little extra effort, rather than pulling an outfit out of a box. For example, there’s no need to purchase a Tinker Bell packaged costume; simply buy a short green dress (for usually about half the cost of a package) and tie your hair into a bun. Silver heels suffice, and then all you need is a little star-topped wand that you can find at Party City or your local party supply store. To be an angel, purchase only the wings, and then raid your closet for anything lacy, white, and demure. Or, be a devil using the same principle: wear all red and finish the ensemble with a matching set of horns and forked tail. A little creativity and ingenuity can go a long way this Halloween.