Halloween is more than just a day to wear a costume. It's a day we suspend reality and pretend. It's a chance for us to be kids again and let our imagination run wild. We can paint our faces, get dressed up, and gorge on our favorite candy. We can have super powers, be a blond for a day, or impersonate our favorite celebrity.
Halloween is more than just October 31st; it's an experience. We decorate our homes, de-tangle the spiderwebs, put up the gravestones and lay out the body parts. We visit haunted houses, bob for apples and, of course, Trick-or-Treat. We attend Halloween Parties to show off our costumes and check out the creativity of others.
As much fun as Halloween can be, sometimes the thought of actually coming up with our costume can be a bit challenging. This season we'd like to help you tap into the SheSpeaks collective wisdom to help conjure up great Halloween costume ideas for this year and next. Do you have a preference for gory, scary, or witty or are you into the more abstract objects, animals or expressions? Do you like to be something from the past or a trend that's popular today?
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Good Luck and Happy Halloween!
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I loved the cheapest costume out there really, glue a bag of smarties onto your pants, it's a "smartie pants" costume.
our was a hand made tutu that looked like tinker well.... with wings and a head band. My dd looked like an angel in it. We walked into wal-mart to pick up something for one of my boys. The lady at the photo center ask if she could take her picture. It's to this day one of the best pictures we own and it was free. She also took a picture of my bat man son but the other 2 wouldn't play. lol Love Halloween. Plus it's my birthday. so there you have it.
Not sure yet. Hubby and I are going as Raggedy Ann and Andy this year.
My all the time favorite costiue is red riding hood
I love my costume this year....I'm a lobster in a pot! I tried it on and it's my profile pic on FB...everyone loves it!
My favorite adult costume that I wore was I dressed up as a chicken. White turtle neck, white shorts, with white feather boas pinned all over myself. Orange tights, and rubber gloves stretched over my shoes to look like chicken feet. A white skull cap with feathers glued to the top, and a cardboard beak ties to elastic to wear over my nose! This year will be my favorite year for my boys costumes. My 15 month old is going to go as Oscar the Grouch-green zip up fleece with matching green fleece pants (all which can be re-worn!) and sitting in a silver spray painted gardening bucket on wheels to wheel him through the neighborhood. My three year old will be going as his favorite Super Grover! Blue sweats, an iron on letter "G" on the front, red cape, and a duct tape covered firemans hat to mimic Super Grovers! We will have a big bowl of chili before we head out, quick and easy, but something to stick to your ribs and keep you warm from the inside out-a Halloween tradition!
I won first place for this costume....I took a cardboard box and made a nite table out of it - glued down a battery operated lamp, book, reading glasses and a glass of water. I went as a one nite stand!
About ten years ago, I made a disco ball costume and zoomed around on roller skates. TOOO much fun! I LOVE to make my own (now our own) costumes.
One year I dressed up as the Bride of Frankenstein and the high school drama teacher did my makeup. It looked awesome!
My favorite costumes are the older dresses from the Victorian days.
My favorite costume is one that is home made. When I was little we had one witch costume to be shared between my sister and I. Of course we both always wanted to be the witch. My Mom wouldn't let either of us wear the nice fabric costume my Grandma had made for us because whoever got to wear that one the other would be upset. So my Mom made us our own witch costumes out of black garbage bags. We had so much fun putting them together and using her make up on our faces. Its the memories that make that costume my favorite.
My oldest daughter and her friends decided this year they were going to be princesses going to a masquarade. We parents cringed. But it wasn't bad. Consignment shops here we came. Oh yeah, $35 dollars later and mask from Target we were done. She beautiful. I told her she suppose to be scary but hey she's dressed up.
One year in October I was injured by a patient at work and ended up with a black eye for a month. Rather than feel sorry for myself I coped with the situation with a little dark humor. That year I dressed as a pinata. I made the costume using red, green, and white crepe paper pieces hot glued to a pair of leggings and an old turtleneck. I stuffed my shirt and pant legs with candy and every so often I would jiggle my arms or legs and candy would go flying. I was a big hit with the adolsecents that work on my unit and my co-workers couldn't help but laugh at how comical I looked instead of pitying how pathetic I looked with my shiner. Sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
My favorite Halloween costume was when my boys and husband dressed up as the Ghost Busters! They all had on their proton packs and were wrangling ghosts.... so cute!