Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Even though I know Halloween comes every year, I always find myself scrambling around at the last minute with my husband in search of costume ideas. Of course, we can never find exactly what we want, but somehow it always works out. Our best costume to date was made from poster board and Sharpie markers, 30 minutes before our party. 

If you're in a pinch for a Halloween costume this weekend, ModCloth has some great ideas using everyday clothing from their shop. A few of my favorites...

I love how simple and creative these are, especially Elizabeth Bennet's Regency-style dress (or perhaps that's the Austen lover in me coming out.) You may have similar pieces in your wardrobe, and the accessories can easily be made at home. Hello, cotton ball beard and construction paper arrow. Easy peasy.

Just please, please don't wear a tube dress with any form of wings. Go read Joy the Baker's hilarious post, Don't be a Sexy Panda, and remember that fishnets are not acceptable pants. It's October and it's cold out.

Now to work on my costume with Christopher, which involves a mustache, a 70s style velveteen blazer, and the sound of silence. Oh yes.


Tang said...

Haha I must go read that post! I would totally do the gnome outfit. It's adorable. Especially since I just recently watched Gnomeo & Juliet. :) P.S. I cry easily at emotional movies, and you're the second one to tell me that, so I will be sure to bring tissues!

Kate said...

Man I totally wanna be that gnome now.

Sharon Telschow said...

Oh, Kitty! That post was the best...and so very true. Every bit of of it. I hope you had a Fun-ky time!