Every year, I try to think of a clever Halloween costume. For some reason, this is usually extremely difficult. I cobble something together at the last minute. (see last year). When I see what my friends have invented, I’m always impressed.
Though Oct 31 is this Monday, I went to a Halloween potluck last night. Some of the awesome costumes I saw:
- Two crayons — complete with conical party hats for the tips
- The Incredibles
- Rosie the Riveter
- A steampunk villain — which I completely called as I tried to explain how a top hat and spray-painted Nerf gun comprised a steampunk aesthetic
- Lady Godiva and a chocolate box
- The girl with a dragon tattoo
- Where is Waldo?
- two Cat in the Hats
This year, I had no ideas. When my boyfriend found a pirate hat and decided pirate it was, I decided to go as a parrot. I bought a huge bag of feathers, waited until the last minute to construct my costume… then sewed feathers for two hours before the potluck. It worked better than I thought it would.
The difference between high school and college? I usually didn’t do too much to mark the occasion in high school, so dressing up wasn’t that big a deal. Now I still don’t like to go overboard, but I love events like this costume potluck since college students tend to go all out with Halloween costumes. I felt like I had to put a little effort into my costume to hold my own.
What are some other creative Halloween costumes you’ve seen?