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One week until Halloween—one of my favorite holidays for the sole purpose of dressing up! So this week I will be sharing some of my “ghosts of costumes past.” Even though I can not repeat these costumes I hope they give you some ideas if you haven’t decided what to wear yet!
This was one of my most favorite Halloween costumes and it cost tops $5. I bought an oversized orange sweatshirt from WalMart cut out the face of a Jack-o-lantern and voila! For a night out I wore it with high over the knee boots and for daytime I put on leggings and green converse. Top this costume off with a curly green giftwrap bow in the hair and you are a perfect Halloween pumpkin!
I purchased the largest size child size boys skeleton jumpsuit and squeezed into it. It will work much better if you are shorter than me (5’7″) but still a super fun and easy costume!
I found a fringy dress at H&M a great feather headband and fishnets for this Halloween costume. This one definitely took a little more time and effort as I had to curl my very long hair and then pin it all up to look like a bob. Hairspray was my best friend this Halloween.
You could also try out the classic Nerd costume like my friend did. Suspenders and large framed glasses with tape wrapped around the middle made this the perfect nerd costume.
Always classic. Assign each one of your friends to a Spice and throw up your peace signs all night. Make sure everyone gets the memo though— we ended up with two babies. Girl Power!
Find a colorful mini dress, throw your hair up in a high pony with a wide headband and you are the perfect Go Go 60’s girl. Light pink lipstick makes this costume super authentic.
Dressing up like best friend Poca and Nakoma was so much fun for me and my best friend. Dressing up like a Native American is always fun and easy. It allows you to do fun makeup and most of the items you can find in your closet. Just make sure you have some fringe and feathers somewhere.
A cloak, a tie or a scarf in your “house colors,” and a wand and you are pretty much set as a Harry Potter character. Or you could put a little more effort in like my one friend and dress as Fleur Delacour. She found a great “blue bell” hat at a thrift store that she spray painted blue and had the other blue items in her closet, minus the cape, which she created out of an old blue shirt.
If you are down to dress in a drag, this is one of the funniest Halloween costumes I have ever participated in. All my girl friends dressed as our best guy friends playing into their best stereotypes. We left this as a surprise and showed up at our Halloween party dressed as them and everyone thought it was hysterical.
Hope some of these inspire your own costumes this year!
Trick or treat!