With Halloween less than a week away, it’s safe to say, the chances of getting a good costume are slim, at this point. With that being said, most of you (without a costume) have probably settled for simple. However, a simple costume doesn’t always have to be a basic costume. By basic I mean, every woman’s go-to, all black with recycled kitten ears from five years prior. There’s nothing worse than going to a Halloween party dressed in the same costume as 15 other people. It’s time to step out of the box, stand out, and get creative.
So, I’ve decided to bring you a few do-it-yourself costumes, that will keep you isolated from the basics.
First, is Wilma Flintstone. A lot of times, people overlook cartoon characters. It isn’t always easy to find the perfect outfit to re-create and execute a character costume, flawlessly. However, Wilma is an easy one. All you need is, two packs of ping-pong balls, scissors, bobby pins, a few white wire pipe cleaners, a white dress, a glue gun and orange hair spray.
Wilma’s White Rock Necklace – First, carefully poke holes in both sides of your ping pong balls (amount will vary). Then, tie two pipe cleaners together (in a tight knot) and string the ping-pong balls onto your pipe cleaners. Make sure one of the ping-pong balls covers the connecting knot, so it isn’t visible.
Wilma’s Hair – First, section off the front part of your hair, to create bangs. Then, put the rest into a high-medium bun. Next, brush out the front section forward, and roll it up (flipped up) and pin it. Once, you’ve got your hair to resemble Wilma’s, grab your Halloween hair spray and go to town. Make it as orange as you like.
Then, beat your face, throw on your white dress and boom. Wilmaaaaa!
Next, Tiffany from The Bride of Chucky.
This one is mainly about the face make up. If you can grab a blonde wig, a black jacket (preferably leather), combat boots and a white dress, you can do the rest at your make-up table. Tiffany’s make up is very dark and smoked out. However, a key factor for this make-up look are her thin eyebrows. Tiffany’s eyebrows were paper thin and arched. Seal off the look with your favorite black lipstick and black choker, and you are good to go. If you want to add something extra to your look, pop in a pair of green contacts, grab chucky and head out.
Become Penny Proud from the Proud Family.
Most of the characters from this show are easy to re-create. For Penny, all you need is a pink/magenta cardigan, a white button up and a burgundy mini skater skirt. Of course, the colors may vary. But, when you put in your pig tails, tuck in your white shirt and lace up your shoes, everyone will know who you are. If you want to make it sexy, throw on some heels but, keep the socks. Unbutton your shirt a bit, hike up your skirt and there you have it. Sexy Penny Proud.
If you and your two friends want to show a little skin, dress up as the sexy 90’s girl group Jade. All you need is a pair of mom jeans, for you and your friends and a black bralette. A black leotard will do too. However, if you’re riding solo for Halloween, this look can also be transformed into Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Justice from Poetic Justice with a few alterations.
Additionally, you can never go wrong with transforming into your favorite celebrity. Whether it is Beyoncé from her flawless video or Rihanna from her Anti era, the possibilities are endless and the costumes are probably right in your closet. If you have to wear all black this Halloween, throw on an afro, some shades and become Angela Davis.
Make it your own, step out of the box. Keep it cute, or make it sexy, the choice is yours. Halloween is more than old kitten ears. Get creative, have fun.
What are you going to be for Halloween?