Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Minute Costume Ideas

The clock is ticking to choose a Halloween costume for this weekend and for those of you who have a party to go to tonight, time has nearly run out! We know some of you may have planned costumes way far in advance, but for those of who you who live on the edge, here are some costume ideas that you can put together last minute.

Okay, we know being a cat for Halloween is a bit played out, but like Saira's mom always says, "beggars can't be choosers!" Throwing on a pair of cat ears and clipping on a cat tail is sometimes all you need. It's quick, easy, cheap, and suitable for family friendly parties as well as sexy midnight soirees. Just throw on all black, paint on some whiskers, and you're set.

Unless you've been living under a rock these past 2 years, zombies are all the rage and are sure to be the biggest costume trends this year. The best thing about dressing as a zombie is that you can be a zombie anything. So take out your inappropriate Princess Jasmine costume from a few years back, throw some blood on it, and voilĂ , you're zombie Princess Jasmine. Or you know, a zombie nurse, zombie Spiderman, zombie tennis player, etc.

Okay so we're a little reluctant to share this one because Saira's been waiting to whip this costume out at some point, but we love you, so here you have it. James Bond movies always feature super villains and super sexy women, so why not combine both and be a super sexy villain! All you need is a hot evening gown / cocktail dress and an eye patch and you'll be the hottest bad girl around.

We love-love-love this cereal killer costume idea. Just wear a box of cereal somewhere on your body (the head is too cute) and carry a fake knife, and you're set! It's incredibly simple, requires almost no new purchases, and is very punny.

We love Lady Gaga's music, but sometimes she rubs us the wrong way. While we weren't big fans of her whole Jo Caledrone character, it does make a pretty sweet and easy to make costume. All you need is an old tee shirt, black blazer, jeans, a lot of hair gel, and some black eye shadow for stubble.

All you'll need for this costume is some white gloves, face paint, and black eyeliner. Pull your black (or black and white!) t-shirt and black pants out of your closet and you'll be all set. Of course you'd likely need to remain silent most of the night, but hey, you can't have everything.

 For more ambitious projects, make yourself into a DIY hot air balloon or the house from the movie UP! Find a cardboard box, rig it around your body, add some fake paper bag weights, and top it off with bright, helium filled balloons. Just make sure your party will have a lot of wide open spaces!

Happy Halloween!

Jen & Saira

1 comment:

  1. Tim was the house from the movie up a few years ago!