Halloween Costumes???

Lounge By ccr03 Updated 1 Nov 2008 , 10:27pm by SweetResults

ccr03 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:11pm
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Okay, people, I'm starting early - I need ideas for Halloween costumes. Last year I went (to our adult party) as an 80's punk rock - w/an awesome blue mohawk (me hair is about halfway down my back so it was awesome!).

Anyway, I can never think of good costumes ideas. I so prefer homemade ones because they are so more original and better than buying a costume off the rack.

I'm 27 and am not totally opposed to something more on the 'risque' side - although not totally slutty. icon_lol.gif

Okay, so let's start sharing ideas!!

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sarahpierce Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:16pm
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A few years ago I went as Tippy Hedren from"The Birds". I bought an old suit at a thrift store and made stuffed crows and sewed them all over. I had blood dripping from the wounds. It was pretty cool. All night when some one would notice me I started swatting crows and screaming "Birds!Birds!" Fun times icon_smile.gif

msladybug Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:24pm
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This is not to dressed up but a teacher at my daughters school taped smarties, the candy, all over her pants.
All day long people were trying to figure it out. It took me most of the day and then it finally clicked
"Smarty pants"

Totally original.

michellenj Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:56pm
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A friend of mine wore a slip, and was a" Freudian slip". I can't remember what she did to make it Freudian, though.

ccr03 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 4:51pm
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"Birds" got me thinking of "Psycho"...... hmm, wrap myself in a shower curtain spattered with blood???

CakeDiva73 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 4:54pm
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I am going as the Joker from Dark Knight but specifically, when he was dressed up like a nurse!! I can't wait icon_smile.gif I'm going to tint the green on the ends of my hair and have a field day, lol. Told the kids I am walking them to class like that and they can't wait.

I usually go as a witch and do the fancy eyelashes and stuff but once I saw that scene, it was meant to be. My kids are going as cute angels with black and silver and my friend got my daughter wings that are actually made from black feathers. I am eager to start the Halloween cookies tho - wish it would cool off. icon_smile.gif

ccr03 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 5:14pm
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OMG! Cakediva that is a GREAT IDEA!!! Dude, I may have to steal that idea. Joker nurse...that's a great idea!

sadiepix Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 8:04pm
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I love the idea of the Joker nurse! Great way for us gals to get in on Batman without having to go as the girlfriend (ick). I bet it will look great!

I am such a dork, I love Halloween and go to a big party every year.
Last year I was a margarita, and I have been Dr. Jekyll to my hubby's Mr. Hyde, one of the saloon girls from "Deadwood", Can-Can dancer, a leprechaun (I am short) and Little Bo Peep (not the slutty one you see on the websites) and I even put a "sheepskin" on my friend's Shepherd to look like a "Wolf in sheep's clothing".

I always wanted to do a giant paper bag puppet, or team up again with hubby for Dr. Bunsen and Beaker, or Kermit and Miss Piggy.

A bubble bath is another fun one, and really easy.
I love "The Birds" costume, but I can't pull off Tippi! icon_wink.gif

redhare Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 8:47pm
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I can't really contribute to any b/c y'all have came up w/ COOL ideas BUT wanted to say I LOVE halloween too it's SO much fun to dress up. Too bad I'm to lame and never get invited to any parties so don't have a reason to dress up icon_sad.gif
I did however dress up to take the kids trick or treating last year that was fun LOL

avgsuperheroine Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 12:25am
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I'm a costume shop manager and usually I hate giving ideas for costumes (usually no matter what I suggest, they always end up being a hippie or a flapper). BUT I'll share what I was going to do this year if I weren't so conservative (I think instead we are all going as a group as the characters from corner gas).

I was thinking of being Hester Prinne, (excuse spelling) but instead of just an A on her chest, you make it an A+. I loved that idea.

sweetness_221 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 12:27am
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Last year at my mother's job, (they can dress up) she dressed up as a diner waitress. She named herself Marge. Even had the big hair and funky glasses. She got her outfit at the thrift store.

Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 2:04am
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My nine year old has announced that this year she is trick or treating in pajamas and a robe with big fuzzy slippers and a teddy bear. She has asked me if I would buy some hair rollers for her to wear in her hair!

DH and I attend an adult party every year, but he's never gotten into the whole dressing-up thing so I always have to come up with something that lets him wear relatively normal clothing. One year he was a chef in an apron that had an anotomical surprise when the apron was raised. That year I dressed as Pocahontas with a pig snout - I was Pork-a-hontas, which is one of the not so endearing nicknames my husband has given me.

Last year I dressed him as Guy Fieri, one of his favorite Food Network Stars. I recreated Guy's overprocessed hairdo by gluing white fake fur to a tennis visor cap. I bought him some cool sunglasses, which he wore all night. It's like wearing the dark glasses allowed him to be someone else. He entertained the crowd so much that we actually got invited to football parties by people who asked our friends to bring along that crazy guy from the Halloween party. I was dressed as Tammy Faye Baker, but I looked more like Lucille Ball! One of the best dressed couples went as Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife, Beth. You can see them in my Flickr photos, too.

This year I was thinking of dressing like Bumble Bees. He could carry a (fake) assault rifle and be a Killer Bee. I could wear a tiara and carry a sceptor and be Queen Bee. If you look online they have lots of sexy Queen Bee and Killer Bee costumes (I don't have the body for one, but maybe you do).

So this year, we're going as an old Cajun crawfisherman, Thibodeaux, and his wife, Clothile. I'm going to dress him in an old shirt and denim overalls with the legs tucked into white rubber boots (the trademark of a crawfisherman). I'm going to find an old school baseball cap like the truckdrivers wear and attach a mullet to the back of it. I'm going to find a pair of old man sunglasses (no doubt my mother would have some as she doesn't throw anything away). I'll finish off his ensemble with a pair of Bubba teeth and he's sure to be the life of the party telling Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes in his thickest Cajun accent. If you've never heard of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux, check out this site. Boudreaux and Thibodeaux are two somewhat ignorant characters who could be adapted to any culture, but are really special to our area.

As for me, I will be Miss Clothile, his faithful and unappreciated wife. I will wear denim overalls and a sequined scarf on my head. I have a pair of bright pink rubber boots that I am going to make glamorous by trimming the tops with a feather boa. Miss Clothile will be wearing her best because it is a formal occasion after all!

I'll probably find a way to attach plastic crawfish to various parts of our clothing and we'll have our fishing nets in tow.

Man, this is going to be fun!

I hope you find just the right costume and by all means, if you've got a nice body, use it to your advantage. I sure wish I still had my 24-year old body. It was much easier because no matter the costume, it wasn't difficult to look good!

mkolmar Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 2:20am
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I dressed up as Peg Bundy a few years ago. I wore black leggins with a leopard print shirt and black shoes. I have long hair so I did her hairstyle also and sprayed it red.

CambriasCakes Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 6:24am
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I'll never forget one little girl who came to my door one year dressed in a bathrobe and curlers. She was carrying a "lost dog" sign with a picture. She and asked if I'd seen her dog, apparently it had gotten loose and she had been searching for it for several days. I felt so bad for her, I told her I hadn't seen it but I'd sure keep an eye out for it. She got a sad look on her face, said "thanks" and then turned to walk away.......when I saw a little stuffed toy dog stuck up her butt!

That was the best costume I'd ever seen - I gave her extra candy! She really had me going!

ccr03 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 2:17pm
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Came across this and LOVE it!
I'm tempted to do it, but still not 100% sold on it.

http://www.nicolemagne.com/blog/?cat=5

redhare Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 2:47pm
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omg that would be an AWESOME costume!

ccr03 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 2:52pm
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I know!!!!

Then I just thought of this last night - you could go around handing out cake.....since she said "Let them eat cake" - although maybe not everyone would get that part!

ha,ha,ha....my bro said if I have to explain my costume, I probably shouldn't do it icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

redhare Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 3:21pm
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ya if you have to explain that's not cool although that would be awesome (and heck I'm always looking for an excuse to make cake LOL)

DUDE I'm STOKED for you! You will SOOOO have to post pics (or at least email me) of your costume this year!

ccr03 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 3:30pm
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Here's my other idea - Princess Leia

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3265383

I just have to find my size.

And yes, connie I will definitely email you!!

redhare Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 3:55pm
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Leia is neat but that would be more popular and I'm all about doing ones that are more creative.... and thanks in advance for the email LOL

ccr03 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 4:02pm
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true, true....

the things with Leia is that the party I'm going to are with people who are not familiar with Star Wars.

But, I'm with you - I like the more creative ones.

redhare Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 4:46pm
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hmmm how could they not be familiar w/ star wars - I don't watch the movies but know about it LOL...

Good luck in your choice I LOVE the first idea ( alot of work though so understand if you choose another option).
You still have LOTS of time to keep researching cool ideas too...

ccr03 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 4:51pm
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I know. I just need to now think of so many ideas!

Amia Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 2:20am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ccr03

true, true....

the things with Leia is that the party I'm going to are with people who are not familiar with Star Wars.

But, I'm with you - I like the more creative ones.




icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif How do you go through life and not know about Star Wars?!

I thought about being Leia this year too (in her slave costume...I can't do the bun hair haha).

My birthday is the week before Halloween and my friend is having a costume party for me so I have to buy a costume this year. I've been looking at the Leg Avenue sexy costumes. Not sure what your body type is, but they have some cute stuff. DH likes the skankiest ones of course (roller girl, go-go girl..you know the ones that are basically a themed bra/panty set icon_rolleyes.gif ). I'm curious to see what you decide on.

MystiqueFire Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 4:25am
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I'm not much of a Halloween person but this year I have to dress up for work so I, too, am looking for some good ideas.

The one I came up with was Chun-Li, my favorite video game character. Lame, yes, I know... but if you played Street Fighter as a kid in the arcades then maybe you'll appreciate it ;0) You say you have long hair, you wont have any problems with the side buns, then!

Jasmine

TheDomesticDiva Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 8:42pm
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My husband and I went as Adam and Eve one year. We dressed in nude-colored full bodysuits, with fig leaves placed in the right places! Everyone got a kick out of it. icon_smile.gif

Deb_ Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 9:14pm
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I love the marie antoinette that is awesome.

My hubby and I will be on a Caribbean cruise for Halloween and they sent us an e-mail telling us to bring costumes, they are having a huge party.

Any ideas for some easy to pack costumes that will be comfortable? I do love the Adam and Eve idea, but I cannot picture my husband in a nude bodysuit, OMG he's wondering why I'm LMAO over here icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

adonisthegreek1 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 1:57am
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I try to come up with something creative every year. I haven't made a decision this year, but last year I dressed as "yesterday's music." I dressed in black and attached vinyl records and 8 track tapes to my clothes. Everyone liked the idea. The 8 tracks were really hard to find.

ccr03 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:41am
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okay, I think I've decided on Jessica Rabbit. I can get this dress, and then just buy a wig.

I just have to double check though because I don't know if I can/want to spend that much $$$

edited to add:
Here's the link to the dress.
http://www.spirithalloween.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.detail/_p/a/productID/4d61cf66-2af5-4a07-b11c-613d1660a7c6/product/

I figure, sexy, but not skanky. I can save the skanky for when I lose a little more weight icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

redhare Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:03am
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VERY NICE and that dress is like perfect for Jessica Rabbit!

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