Mischief night and the Eve of All Hallows, or Halloween, are nights of fun and frolic for kids and adults alike. In the go-go 21st century, as adults, we do not make much time to play dress-up and live out our fantasy lives, but Halloween is the night when we are given permission to do so. Here are some fun ideas for adult Halloween costumes that will be the talk of the party!
The Doctor & Rose – These make for easy couples costumes! If playing the tenth doctor, the gentleman should get himself a sonic screwdriver from a costume or replica prop purveyor and the rest is a cinch. A rumpled pinstriped business suit and a well-cut topcoat worn with red sneakers, and he is set. Rose is a more generic costume, as the character tends to dress as a typical 21st century youth. A black leather jacket is de rigueur for later episodes, and a pad of psychic paper might be handy too!
Macbeth & Lady Macbeth – This is fun because they are the original codependent couple. He is ambitious, and she is a bad, bad person. Macbeth will need a rustic crown – you can make an archaic four pointed crown out of a cardboard box, and spray paint it in a dull, leaden silver to simulate the crown worn by Orson Welles in his movie portrayal. The costume is generally just a big, black toga, simulating the highland great-shirt that later evolved into the kilt and plaid. Actual tartans and kilts are a somewhat later evolution than this dark epic. Macbeth should be armed with a broadsword or claymore so he can lay on Macduff, when the time becomes necessary.
Lady Macbeth can wear a simple, medieval dress, high-waisted and low cut. A metal circlet may serve as a crude tiara – she is not a rhinestone kind of girl. She should carry a bare bodkin (read: dagger) to which she can soliloquize.
Michael Jackson – Or the ghost of Michael Jackson! Think Thriller. Good taste is not a prerequisite for Halloween costumes. The uber-cool black and red jacket may be problematic, but it may be simulated by starting with a thrift-store biker jacket, then do the trim with tape and spray-paint.
Sarah Palin – Love her or hate her, she remains the newsworthy hottie of the early 21st century. She has a penchant for fine quality clothing and good hair, so start with a pencil-skirted, nip-waisted business suit from the thrift store, and have it well fitted to you. High heels are a must. Go with the fashionable narrow horn-rimmed specs and treat yourself to a really good haircut.
Tiger Woods & Harem – Both the greatest golfer who ever lived, and one of the most active serial philanderers on the planet makes for a costume that will be talked about for years to come. Wear black slacks and a Nike branded red shirt for his Sunday best, and a Nike branded cap too. Carry a golf club a la Bob Hope, and be sure to have one or two scantily clad ladies in tow!
Death of the American Way of Life – Think Ozzie & Harriet zombies. A business suit for the gents and a fifties style dress and beehive hairdo for the ladies. For both you will want decaying green or gray make-up.
Avatar – You can be one of the big blue Na’vi or an Avatar of one of them. Lots of blue make-up in a couple of shades will be necessary for all exposed body parts. You will use the darker shade for striping effects. Ear-tip prosthetics are available at costume stores. Fur bikinis and spears will complete the look.
Sports Figures – A baseball uniform of your choice and gigantic fake muscles make you your favorite sports star wanked out on steroids!
Whatever you choose for your Halloween costume, make it creative and make a statement. And have loads of fun playing dress-up on Halloween!