Ahhh, a true terror! You looked at your calendar and Halloween’s upon you like a menacing mummy. But finding a last-minute Halloween costume needn’t be a scary undertaking.
With a little imagination and a sense of humor, you can craft some clever, simple and inexpensive Halloween costumes.
LOOK TO TV AS YOUR GUIDE
• Grab a Tiara, some “go-go juice”, wag your finger and practice your Southern accent to be Honey Boo-Boo!
• Hit up a vintage store (or your granny’s closet) for some awesome 60’s attire to be Mad Men-esque.
• Pay homage to the gang of Jersey Shore by donning a fake tan, teased hair and a doll baby to be new mom Snooki.
PLAY ON WORDS
• Don diamonds with your cowboy hat and be a Rhinestone Cowgirl.
• Grab a pitchfork and some horns and be a Devil in a Blue Dress.
• Wear combat boots with a gown and be a Punk Princess.
• Wrap your baby in her favorite binkie with a piggy tail and ears for a Pig in a Blanket!
• Attach rabbit ears and a tail to your winter gear to be Ski Bunny.
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GROUP COSTUMES ARE FUN FOR ALL
• Blue paint can easily make your brood the Blue Man Group or a gaggle of Smurfs.
• Poufy Hair and tiger costumes turn the familia instantly into Siegfried & Roy and the White Tigers.
MAKEUP & MASKS GO A LONG WAY
• If you’re still at a loss for a costume, play with makeup or a different hair style to see what inspires you: a crown of braids can quickly make you a damsel, a black bob and needle sticking out of your chest makes you the iconic character Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.
• For dudes, a thin mustache could make a good villain—or an annoying hipster.
When else are you going to wear that boa? Halloween is the one time of year you can really look like a fool and get away with it. So put a lampshade on your head and be the life of the party, or wear spandex and be Richard Simmons.