When it comes to Halloween costumes, going with the yesterday’s flow, such as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry or the Flintstones isn’t always the best idea. Therefore since you are reading this post a month before the big night, this means you are the kind of person who likes to take care of things in advance. Nevertheless this post isn’t dedicated to all the control freaks out there who are already sewing their Halloween outfit, but to the last minute guys as well. So couples, women, pregnant women, men and children, this is for all of you out there who are in search of inspiration. Here are 10 awesome Halloween costume ideas.
1. Carol and KW from Where The Wild Things Are
These look absolutely amazing. They are homemade, if you can believe that. The good news is that you still have plenty of time to make them. I found the confession of their creator. Here’s how they’re made: “I went to work on it with cardboard, old fur coats, fur remnants, an old leopard costume from years ago, animal house slippers and my imagination. The noses were made out of pantyhoses and socks! I have no experience or education in design or sewing but it came out great. It took about 1 week to do Carol’s head and then KW took about 3 days. My daughters were so pleased and so was I.”
If you’re planning to find your soul mate on Halloween, this is among the clearest messages you can send. We’ve seen Google maps, Facebook or Twitter in the past, but online dating sites are the new trend, it appears.
3. Mario Kart
This one is a great group costume idea. Instead of the karts, get on your bikes or roller skates. Be sure to bring some bananas, some green and red shells and, of course, the illusive blue shell. And make sure to always stay close to Mario, otherwise people might mistake you for a cheap mushroom or something.
4. Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy
This is a rather unconventional idea, but it might suit some future mothers to perfection. Or you might as well get yourself one of those frontside baby carriers, a baby doll, and then dress it up like a mini Bill or Hillary Clinton.
5. Minion from Despicable Me
You’ll be adored and laughed at, and probably asked to sing in a strange language. In other words, a minion is always the cute soul of the party. And this is for everybody indeed, as gender, or age, or stature or even IQ don’t really matter. But keep in mind the fact that you’ll be needing your IQ as you make it from cardboard. Find its building instructions here.
6. Disney Princesses
These are especially for your girls, daughters, tweens or whatever member of your family with a well developed feminine side, as Disney princesses are never old-fashioned. These are pretty hard to make. So prepare to waste a lot of nights until Halloween, starting now. This is how they’re made.
7. Elsa’s snow queen dress from Frozen
If you have a lot of free time and some handcrafting skills, I wish you good luck with this one. At first glance, it seems almost impossible to make. But it’s beautifully done. Here it says how.
8. Lego man/couple
The head is made from a tube sold as a form for concrete -strong but still lightweight. The wearer sees through the facial features, which are covered with mesh speaker fabric. You could be joined by your significant other, or by any friend or family also disguised as Lego figurine or maybe as a Lego brick.
9. Shia LaBeouf (No Longer Famous Version)
Remember when actor Shia LeBeouf attended the premiere of Nymphomaniac wearing a paper bag that read: “I am not famous anymore”? Hope you do. Remind your friends with a funny and simple costume that’ll only cost you a paper bag.
10. Pacman & Ms. Pacman
For this one just go to Home Depot and get some huge pieces of foam board. Then take the lid of a garbage can from the store and bring it outside to trace the circle shape onto the foam board. Use a box cutter to cut out the shape, and add a triangular mouth as well. Then just get scissors, yellow felt, black felt, red felt, yellow embroidery thread, needles, glue, and thick bands to use for the straps. Glue the yellow felt onto the foam circles first (it’s better to cover both sides of the foam). Seam yellow felt rectangles to each circle in order to connect them. This is probably the most difficult step, as you have to be sure your bodies would fit between. Connect the triangular mouth using black felt. Then add the straps at the top that would help the costume hang from our shoulders. It seems more difficult than it really is, trust me.