Have you ever found yourself getting invited to a last minute Halloween party and having nothing to wear? Here is a simple guide to some homemade Halloween costumes that will be sure to turn heads wherever you go.
Easy: The Animal
Being an animal is one of the most simple and least expensive costumes out there. All it requires is a little makeup and color-coordinated clothing. Be a black cat by wearing all black and using eyeliner to draw whiskers on your face. Be a leopard by throwing on a leopard-print shirt and cat ears. This basic idea also works for mice, bunnies, dogs, zebras, among others. To stand out, make your own Beanie Baby tag necklace. If you are seeking a sexier costume, these are perfect because there is no specific look. Get creative, and don’t forget the ears.
Medium: The Celebrity
Celebrity costumes require a bit more work. A good place to start is by picking a celebrity you look like or one that is popular at the time. For instance, Kim Kardashian just got engaged and is always all over the tabloids. Take a tight dress you own, stuff it with pillows or balloons to emulate her famous curves, curl your hair and get a HUGE fake diamond to wear on your left hand. For those petite, pale and blonde, Miley Cyrus may be for you. Give yourself a crazy hairstyle, dress in all white, put on some red lipstick and carry around a teddy bear all night for kicks. The best part of these costumes is that you can be the celebrity all night. Remember, have fun with it!
Hard: The Fully-Developed Character
This type of costume is not for those who aren’t willing to commit. This will take time, research and a lot of creativity. Some ideas for these are superheroes, sugar skulls, comic characters and many more. An idea for this would be a pop-art character. Take red lipstick or eye shadow and put small dots all over your face to get that comic print look. Make sure to outline features of your face with black to make yourself look more two-dimensional. Add a bright colored wig and pop art clothing to complete the costume. The key is to have be cohesive with the costume, makeup and accessories. It makes a costume even better if you assume the character and act that way all night. So go out and dazzle friends with your creativity.
Story by freshman Taylor Barber