This project has been so much fun, I didn't feel like I could end it with yesterday's post-especially with one day left to play dress up before Halloween!
So, for all you wait-till-the-last-minute-procrastinating-but-still-want-to-look-good- people, here are a few more ideas for Halloween Costumes!
The great thing about being a Super Hero is you have so many to choose from, or you can make one up! It's also simple to put together- either draw a mask on with makeup, or print and cut one out (You can attach it with string, or rubber bands if you're desperate -be warned, your ears may hurt have a while if you are using rubber bands!). Use a towel, blanket, sheet, or scarf as your cape, and draw your "Super Symbol" to tape/ pin to your costume. For example, I was a "Super Model" for Super Hero day at work this week (No one else thought it was funny as I did...).
Be a glorified/stereotypical version of yourself/what you do for work! While it may not be a chance to dress as something totally different, you know you have the outfit already. My ironic costume is "Annoyed Secretary" (I like to think I'm actually a pretty pleasant secretary...after 10am). For my look I already had the outfit, but pushing it with stereotypical touches really makes it funnier. I had pens in my hair for jotting down notes at any second, a nail file for when things get slow (because a Secretary has all the time in the world to do her nails AT work...), a couple pieces of gum so I can pop bubbles in the general direction of anyone I see, and as I mentioned earlier, the annoyed attitude to top off my people skills. This would have been MADE if I still had my old school cell phone ear piece/a headset. But it still looked pretty good.
Go with the flow of Halloween and get creepy! If you don't have a lot of time, money, or supplies, try a classic spooky style like ghost (bed sheet with eyes anyone?), or zombie. You don't even have to go that far...you could just go with infected. Any tattered or worn clothing? Wear those, mess up your hair, and smear some red/purple/or gray makeup around your eyes/cheeks (bonus points if you have abnormal colored contacts to throw in). Now just stare at people blankly and drool...PERFECT! Easy on the attacking people though...you don't want to do too good of a job.
Need even more ideas?! Poke around in your closet...you never know what you can pull together to make something awesome...
Go Vintage! Try a 40's Dame, 50's Housewife, or Pinup Girl.
What about a Geisha Costume?
Head back to the past with a 60's Go-Go Dancer, or to different land with a Dystopian apocalypse survivor.
Or if you still want the creepy factor without getting an entire costume together, try creating just a Creepy Cat face with makeup, but wear your everyday clothes.
That'll startle a few people!
I hope you enjoyed this Month of Masquerade posts and Halloween fun-good thing I have another year to work on more for you guys!
Oh! Make sure to check out the blog post on Playing Martha (written by the lovely Lauren) about our collaboration last Saturday making snacks and playing dress up! Her post just went up today!
What has your favorite costume idea been so far? Make sure to let me know in the comments!