Every year at Halloween time, many women must decide to put together a costume for a dress-up party and/or trick-or-treat-on-the-street venture. Their first choices may be to go out dressed as a famous woman of a moment in history.
For example, if they had Halloween celebrations back in Ancient Egypt during the First Century B.C., you just know every women there wanted to look like the historic glamor girl, Queen Cleopatra. Conversely, they could have instead chosen to dress as Julius Caesar’s wife, but who’d want to go to a fun party looking like an elderly Roman dowager in a droopy toga?
Similarly, when 16th Century English ladies were invited to an All Saint’s Day social in those Medieval days, they wanted to look like their elegant Queen Elizabeth I. They wore bejeweled and brocaded gowns and big wigs. Conversely, in our current moments in history, you can be sure that not many English ladies today would want to go to a Halloween party dressed as their beloved, but unglamorous and elderly Queen Elizabeth II. Not many would opt to wear one of those big-brimmed hats and need to lug a heavy pocketbook around with them.
Many of the choices for this year’s celebration will be the usual traditional non-celebrity costumes. They include fairy godmother, ballet dancer, cheerleader, cowgirl, shepherdess, lady pirate and sailor.
They could also choose to look like familiar traditional icons of the past, including Lady Liberty, Betsy Ross, Wonder Woman and Minnie Mouse. Other choices could include currently popular women, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Dolly Parton, one of the tennis champ Williams sisters or TV’s Whoopie Goldberg or Ugly Betty.
The most popular one of all this year, because of her currently huge notoriety and crazy costumes, will be Lady GaGa and you’ll see women and girls of all ages wearing her costumes. She’s the perfect current celebrity to imitate, because she seems to be dressed for Halloween every night and day. It shouldn’t cost too much money to make a Lady GaGa costume. All you need to do first is to show up at a rummage sale, flea market or charity drive. Just dig in until you find the eclectic combination of what could make you the superstar of Halloween night.
On second thought, there may be an even better choice, and your costume needs will be simple and inexpensive. Dress in a striped prison outfit and go out to the Halloween celebrations as Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan.