It’s time… We’re rapidly approaching the weekend prior to Halloween proper; this is THE weekend that mostly everyone is likely hosting their ghoulishly themed parties and events. If you’re a lazy slacker like me who’s had other things on her mind, this can incite panic greater than watching a horror movie. For my fellow procrastinators, I’ve quickly thrown together a few last-minute Halloween costume ideas using pieces that you either already have in your closet, or will be able to wear long after Halloween is over.
Mary Poppins!: Let’s face it, you probably already own some form of a white button-down blouse, as well as a black skirt. Not to mention, you should have black tights and a pair of black heels nestled somewhere in the realm of your closet or drawers (if you don’t – well, you should!) To complete the look, simply throw your hair into a quick up-do, slap on some red lipstick, with a red bow-tie, black hat & umbrella. Bonus points for: Gluing or pinning flowers on your hat, and somehow managing to attach a parrot head to the handle of your umbrella.
Stepford Wife: This idea was suggested by one of my greatest, most creative friends, Bekka, in my own moment of fright as I realized a Halloween party was one day away & I was without costume. Really, if you wanted to get down to the nitty-gritty of this, all you need is a floral or pastel dress and a liberally hair-sprayed into place 50′s-inspired ‘do, with an unsettling constant smile and perfect manners. Bonus points, though, if you include: pearls, gloves, a floppy hat, or if you bring a platter of freshly baked goods to the party.
Morton Salt Girl: Pull a yellow dress from your closet, and add: white socks or tights, your comfiest black flats or Mary-Jane’s, an umbrella, and carry around a giant Morton Salt contained with you all night. (I always have the aforementioned giant salt container around the house, but I’m not ready to admit if that’s normal or not.) You can basically gauge how cool the new people you meet are based on whether they “get it” or not. Bonus points for: braids on each side of your head, with red bows tied neatly at the ends.