Creative Halloween Ideas ~
Halloween provides the opportunity to be exceptionally creative. However, most people you see at parties or clubs will be wearing typical Halloween costumes, such as vampires, ghosts, zombies or pirates. While there is nothing wrong with those costumes, and they can certainly be fun, you may want to choose something different this year, something a little more original. Choose a more creative costume and you will stick out from the crowd. Who knows, you may even win a prize for best costume….
Renaissance costumes can be beautiful, debonair or whimsical and if you cannot find one you like at a Halloween store, you can look at other costume shops. It is easy to find a nice renaissance costume to fit any age group. People wear them for theatrical performances and to Renaissance fairs.
Become a beautiful lady, princess or queen in a gorgeous flowing gown or a saucy tavern wench in a more revealing costume. Men may be knights, monks, kings, noble lords, minstrels, jesters or Robin Hood.
Pick any historical figure that you admire or think it would be fun to emulate. Thomas Edison, George Washington, Marie Antoinette, Henry the 8th, and Cleopatra are just a few examples of historical figures you could become for the evening.
For props, you could use light bulbs for Edison, a powdered wig for Washington, a decapitated head for Antoinette, a few women willing to pretend to be your wives, for Henry, and a black wig for Cleopatra. Look at photos of the figure you choose and then add clothing and props as you go until you feel the look is complete.
If you have not visited a costume shop yet, you may be surprised to learn of the food costumes available. Dressing up as food is perfect for anyone wanting to be lighthearted this Halloween. You can choose from a banana, French fries, sushi, soda pop and many more costumes.
Gladiator or Warrior Woman
If you feel like turning on the sex appeal, you could consider going as a gladiator or a warrior, male or female. You can easily find costumes for either at costume shops, as well as prop swords and shields.
With some cardboard, black and silver paint, and inventiveness you can turn yourself into a laptop, a smart phone, or even a common appliance, like a microwave oven. All you will need to purchase is some black clothing to wear underneath the cardboard.
Costumes with a Twist
Another fun thing to do is purchase a regular costume but modify it in humorous or creepy ways. For example, you could purchase a Wonder Woman costume, along with false breasts and false buttocks and go as silicone-enhanced Wonder Woman. Alternatively, for the men, pick any super hero and add extra padding around the stomach and buttocks to go as a retired super hero. You could also go half-and-half – one side of your body could be Wonder Woman and the other side could be Super Man.
You can also combine retro looks and come up with something unnervingly original…
Gender bending is also extra fun this time of year. Nothing says a woman cannot go as a mobster or a man as a fairy princess.