We are all dealing everyday with home, work, children, bills, yard work, housework, and the list goes on. It is not surprising that we lose track of time and holidays creep up on us unnoticed and quite unexpectedly. One of those holidays that seems to catch a lot of people off guard is Halloween. The actual day gets put on the back burner of our minds until someone asks, “What are you going to dress up as for the Halloween party?”
Drats! Another year of rushing to the local retailer to salvage your celebration with what they have left on the shelf or rack. This usually results in a tired old witch or an assortment of over used masks, fake hair, and make-ups. But, before you grab your keys and head out the door, consider these six unique and easy Halloween costume ideas that you may be able to create from the items that you find around your home.
6 Unique and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas
The Operation Man
A red clown nose, some construction paper, and some spray glue are all that is needed to create this clever outfit. For those Halloween lovers with a little time, money, and extra ambition, the parts can be created from felt and Velcro, making them removable and adding to the fun element of your costume. Create a “tweezers” from salad tongs and let “Operation Halloween” begin!
When you are really pressed for time and money, this costume is the quintessential “bare minimum” for supplies and time. A piece of string, a square of cardboard, and a magic marker complete this Halloween ensemble. This is a great idea for those Halloweens when it is cold outside.
Become an instant brainiac when you pull out your old graduation cap and gown from storage. To spice up your costume, buy graduation cords, medallions, tassels, and stoles that will make it more convincing. Add in a fake diploma and you are on your way to being a genius for the evening.
Human Stick Figure
This costume can be created in a matter of hours for little to no cash. A monochromatic outfit, contrasting colorful tape, and a pizza circle is all that you need to become a human stick figure. Add a fashionable bow to become a female figure or join up with a group of other last minute planners to become a crowd of stick figures.
Nerds and techies of all ages will love the humor and simplicity of this last minute costume. A plain white T-shirt and a magic marker is all that it takes to create this clever play on words. Hopefully advertising that you are an “Error” will not cut your dating prospects down for the evening!
Fresh Out of The Dryer
There is nothing like that fresh clean scent of dryer sheets and warm laundry. A few safety pins, some dryer sheets, and an assortment of socks and colorful laundry will give you that fresh from the dryer smell and static cling look. Create this costume for yourself for only pennies and in only minutes.
Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays among children and adults alike. The fun and excitement of being able to dress up as another person, character, or object and become someone or something else for a night is an activity that many people do not grow out of. However, when the drudgery of adulthood and lack of time and money has you scrambling for your next Halloween costume, consider these six unique and easy costume ideas to get you dressed and out the door in minutes so you don’t miss any of the party!