Even at 40 years old, I am one of those people who spend months and months designing my Halloween costumes. And my motto is: the more ridiculous, the better! I will also sometimes pull costume ideas right from the media and I am always on a budget. So, here are a few fun, easy and economical adult Halloween costume ideas:
Dancing with the Stars
This is a terrific Halloween costume idea for couples. Ladies can don their fanciest dresses while men can wear a three piece suit or just pants and shoes, for that matter. Next, these dancers will have to get their hands on a trinket resembling the Dancing with the Stars disco ball trophy and maybe take a few lessons too!
Deal or No Deal
This easy idea makes for another fun and fantastic couples Halloween costume. Once again, women can peruse their own closets for a short, sassy dress, while men can sport a colorful shirt paired with a dark suit. The men will also need to purchase a bald skull cap available for just a few bucks at a Halloween shop. Ladies will, of course, need to carry a silver briefcase complete with a lucky number. A crazier version: stick the man in the dress and the woman in the suit!
The Real Housewives of (insert your city name here)
This is a hysterical Halloween costume idea for a group of female party goers. Begin by purchasing tight white tee shirts. Then, using an iron-on transfer, apply the phrase, “the Real Housewives of Chicago,” for example. Of course, you will customize your shirt to your city of residence. And you can purchase iron-on transfer paper for just a few dollars at your local office supply store. Now, combine the tees with skinny jeans, high heels or boots, big hair and lots of bling.
This winy, yet lovable, bald headed cartoon character makes for a hilarious adult men’s Halloween costume. Primary colors are the key to a Caillou costume. Dress in a bright yellow shirt, blue shorts and yellow socks. If these items are not already in your wardrobe, consider a trip to a resale shop or the Salvation Army. Then, apply a bald skull cap and top it off with a red cockeyed baseball hat. Of course, if a grown woman wore this silly Caillou Halloween costume, she would also receive a lot of laughs!