Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Costume Suggestions, Please!

I still haven't decided what I want to be for Halloween this year. Yes, I know. It's horrible. I should know these things months ahead of time. I just don't know what to be. Please help me, my creative friends.

First off, I don't have a lot of money to spend on anything. I might be able to spend a few bucks at Good Will or for one key accessory. I can sew... to a point. I like creepy costumes, but since the party I'm attending will have children present, it must be child friendly. It must be a warm costume for taking my son out for trick-or-treating. I don't like showing a lot of skin to begin with. I'm built like a Viking Warrior Maiden with the reddish hair. I have a sense of humor. I can go the funny direction.

Keeping all that in mind, throw at me your suggestions!

11 comments:

  1. my boys are going as super heroes (spider-man and iron man) so we decided the whole family should dress up as a super heroe. I'm going to gave a big M on my shirt for super mom. Maybe you could try and coordinate with your litte guy, it would be so cute!

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  2. First, hello, *waves*, nice to meet you. I'm a fellow Campaigner and your newest follower. :)

    Okay, well, maybe this is too on the nose, buuutt... why not go as a Viking Warrior Maiden?

    Witches, scare crows, vampires, gypsies and black cats are all easy and cheap. One can usually throw together any of them with stuff from around the house. Granted, not original or creative, but, very, very easy and free and non-skin-showing and kid-friendly.

    Have a wonderful week,
    Lola

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  3. Get some colored felt from a craft store and a box and make a spongebob squarepants costume. The box has gotta be big...maybe modify one of the dryer boxes or you know...find a bunch of boxes, cut them up, and then use tape to put them together right with holes for your arms, head, and legs. Or optionally just skip the box and go for squishy spongebob with just felt and foam.

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  4. Hehe! I was thinking a cat. It's pretty cheap to find some ears at the store. Witches are pretty easy too. Sometimes they have hats for $1.

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  5. Um . . . I can't really think of much. I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years. :P

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  6. You want super easy? Go as a hobo. Layers and layers of cheap clothing. Dirty face. Cheap and easy!

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  7. Red hair? Can you throw together a Raggedy Ann type costume?

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  8. Prerna, I like your theme! That's so much fun. My son is going to be a bat. I'm not sure what should go with that!

    Lola, hello and welcome! I think about going as a Viking, but too many accessories are needed. Maybe I'll end up as a witch.

    Michael, frightening as it sounds, I've never watched Spongebob. I know he's big and yellow. I know Big Bird much better on that account!

    Cherie, a cat might work. It would amuse the little kids!

    Alex, I think the kids will just think I'm dirty if I do that!

    L. Diane Wolfe, I thought about doing a sort of Tragedy Ann!

    Alleged Author, HA! I like that idea. I've been playing Angry Birds a lot lately.

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  9. A cape is always easy and black clothes beneath... I'm holding a halloween tea party at my place this year and i bought myself a long cape from Big W for 4 bucks... Maybe fuzz out your hair and stick plastic snakes in it - poof - medusa:)

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  10. I did an easy and cheap one a few years ago that won first prize-lightning victim ( you could also say you'd stuck your finger in a light socket but that gets a bit wordy). My husband and I did it because our house got hit by lightning that year. It's better if you have long hair but works either way. Take some of your old clothes out to the grill and burn a few holes in them. Put some gray eye make-up in spots on your face to be soot. Then, turn your head upside down and spray it with freeze spray so that it stands up. My hair is very fine so I had to gel, mousse and freeze spray but it worked.

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