We’ve all seen them - it started with the “tuxedo” shirt, but in recent years, our favorite superheroes and villains have earned their own shirts as well. When you really don’t know what to wear, or don’t have money, time, or energy to put together a costume of epic proportion, you can always fall back on the clever “Shirt costume”. These subtle "costumes" come in handy because: they’re easy to find, not too expensive, and reusable. Not to mention that at the end of the day, you have something that could be worn on days other than Halloween - something I struggle with each year.
The other nice thing about a “shirt costume”, is that you can dress up as little or as much as you want with them.
Feeling casual? Throw on your Princess Leia sweatshirt, pop the hood on, and you’re all set!
Want to add a little extra? Grab some brown boots to compliment your Link sweatshirt, and a pair of hoop earrings. If you’re really feeling it, swing by the costume store and pick up some elf ears for the final touch!
Have a spare weekend to pull an entire look together? Go thrift store hunting for a pair of colored shorts, headband, and arm guards to match your TMNT top - Bonus points if you can manage to find a correlating prop in your own home!
EXTRA bonus points if you have contacts/makeup that match too.
For the final touch, snag a slice of super cheesy pizza to munch on, and someone might mistake you for an actual Ninja Turtle!
Last but not least, don’t forget to have fun, no matter what you choose to do!
So, are you inspired to put together your own "shirt" costume now? Let me know in the comments!