It’s time to start thinking about Halloween costume ideas for that inevitable Halloween party you will be invited to. When you are invited to a Halloween party, at work or at a private home, it is likely organized by the type of person who waits all year for their favorite holiday to come around.
There are two types of people when it comes to Halloween: those who live for dressing up and have their own costume chest, and those who loathe the holiday. There is rarely someone who feels tepid about Halloween. If you fall into the first category, the holiday can still create some anxiety — how will you impress the crowd this year? Will you be able to come up with unique costume ideas that no one else has already tried?
To stand out at a party of fellow costumed party-goers it will take some pre-planning on your part. The stakes are even higher if there is a costume contest. Don’t worry, we have some costume ideas to help you stand out and be noticed at your next Halloween party:
Starting at a basic level will help you not to stress about what your Halloween costume will be. Simply look around wherever you happen to be sitting right now and chose any object to dress up as. Just like that, you have costume ideas. The fun part is finding the materials and designing the costume to emulate an everyday object.
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Coming prepared with a costume that will keep people guessing is a great way to meet people if you find yourself as the odd (
Puns, also known lovingly as dad jokes, are typically very simple costume ideas that pack a lot of punch. Most people will ask what you are and then walk away shaking their heads with a smile on their face. Those that guess what you are will feel like the smartest person in the room for getting it right. The following are some of my past favorites that I have pulled off with success.
- Smart Cookie: a cap and gown with cookies attached
- Holy Guacamole: Halo and angel wings and a shirt with avocados on it
- Hawaiian Punch: Hawaiian shirt paired with boxing gloves
- 50 Shades of Grey: A collection of gray paint samples attached to a shirt
- French Kiss: A mime outfit with the band KISS-style makeup
- Grateful Dead: Zombie-style makeup with a shirt that reads “Thanks”
Creating a Halloween costume that can not only win you the best costume
Push the Envelope
If you are going to a Halloween party with a crowd that knows you very well, choosing something outside of your comfort zone is sure to cause a stir. If you are always giving one of your friends a hard time for their comic book or anime obsession, dress up as one of their favorite characters to get a laugh. If you are known among your friendship circle for being modest, take the opportunity this Halloween to finally bring out your inner Catwoman. You can still maintain your modesty and stay covered up while squeezing into a skin-tight leather suit! The more that you step outside your day-to-day norm with wacky costume ideas, the more shocking and attention-getting the costume will be.
So, which type of person are you going to be this Halloween? Are you going to be the
Halloween is supposed to be about having fun and being silly. Seize the opportunity to do it, just for one night, and try one of these fun