You thought you’d just let Halloween pass quietly this year, interrupted by occasional kids coming to your door trick or treating. Then, just a few days before the holiday, you’re invited to a party.
You can’t refuse to go. It may be a party at an important person’s house, and if you show up in a clever costume, it could mean a plus for your career. Another scenario would be that a special someone will be there at the party, and if you show up dressed to impress, it could result in some future dates and a much warmer relationship.
So, thinking up your most creative ideas, you decide to make a last-minute Halloween costume. Considering you don’t have much time to do the job, what will be your choice?
1. One of the easiest ways to get a costume together is to start with something already existing. For example, a vintage, oversized man’s suit you can rip and patch will become a tramp clown outfit. Just add face make-up, false nose, outsize shoes, a ragged old fedora, a fright wig and a big fake cigar. This costume is appropriate for men, women or kids as Halloween outfits.
2. A similar search for a Halloween costume you can put together at the last minute can imitate the most popular rock stars of this year. On your computer, print out several photos of current costumes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
For Gaga, get an oversized dress or flowing gown and rip it so that it shows lots of leg. Hang some junk jewelry, a towering blond wig with feathers and impossibly high-heeled shoes. Some Gaga costumes this year will imitate the sliced meat dress she wore to an awards program. You can imitate it by making full-page color prints of steaks and pasting them on your costume.
Your Bieber costume can be simply a plastic jacket with hood, neck chains, enormous sunglasses and his unique hair style. The hair can be your own combed down to your eyebrows, or a wig that exaggerates the boyish look.
Of course, there are many other choices for putting together a last-minute costume for Halloween. Most you can find already available in your home or can borrow from sympathetic neighbors or relatives. For example, you can be a ghost, soldier, sports player, witch or any other fun figure.
You may consider the most simple costume of all. Dress yourself in skin-colored winter underwear, make paper replicas of some large, green fig leaves and paste them in strategic spots on your nude-hued body. As Adam and/or Eve, you’ll be the hit of any Halloween event.