I went as Rosie the Riveter, which ended up being a very easy and very cheap costume…I got a denim onesie (yes) from Goodwill for $6 and a disgustingly ugly dress made out of red bandana fabric for $1 from the Outlet. (Washed both), put on red lipstick and that’s pretty much it!
Ok, Halloween has got to be one of the weirdest/most awesome holidays we celebrate. And by ‘we’ I mean the whole world. Also possibly my most favorite.
So, many of you may remember my
ranting post from last year about putting a little effort into your costumes and not going as say, a sexy Finding Nemo
I mean, really?????????????????????????????????
That aside, here are some ideas that are easy to put together and still clever. I am positive that you could get all of them from thrift stores. Some are easy and some are difficult, some are for groups, some are for couples, some are silly, some are serious. All are awesome and leave you with no excuses. Each have their necessary aspects listed.
1. Rosie the Riveter
Denim shirt (or denim onsie!)
Red and white polka dot bandana
2. Morton Salt Girl
Yellow Dress (just above knee, preferably long sleeves)
Yellow flats (mary jane style is perfect)
Big tub of salt (it would be so easy to take an oatmeal tub or something and print out a Morton salt label!)
3. William and Kate (couples costume!) (could even include Pippa!)
Kate: white wedding dress with long sleeves, tiara, veil
William: black pants, red blazer, blue sash, leather belt, yellow trimming
4. Gorton’s Fish Sticks guy
Yellow rain gear-hat, coat
Ships wheel (would be so cool!)
5. Pack of crayons (group costume! these girls look awesome)
Matching tops and bottoms, like leggings and long sleeve shirts, or onsies
(write ‘crayon’ or ‘crayola’ down your torso)
6. Ninja Turtles (another great group costume, takes a little more time)
Green outfits/paint body green
‘Shell’ stomach and back (TURTLE BACKPACKS!)
Yellow, red, blue, purple eye bandanas, wrist bands, knee bands
Brown belts with D, R, L, or M
7. Toddlers and Tiaras
BIG pouffy prom type dress (pin the layers up to make it ‘cupcake’-esque)
White socks and white shoes
Sash (saying ‘grand supreme’ or the like)
LOTS of make up and huge hair
8. Obnoxious (see: American) Tourist
Cargo/chino type shorts
Safari shirt/hawaiian print shirt/I <3 NY shirt
High white socks
9. Where’s Waldo?
Red and white striped long sleeve shirt
Red and white beanie
Cane (wtf though)
10. Banksy’s Flower Thrower (would take some time but be fucking awesome)
Black top (with white parts painted on)
White pants (with black parts painted on)
Black hat backwards
Black bandana around mouth
Bouquet of flowers with white paper
(paint showing part of face white, hands white and black)
sounds impossible but I saw a picture of someone who did it and it looked amazing
The title of this post is one of the most frequent search terms that lands people on my blog. Here’s a page dedicated to you searchers. These are the costumes in the guest post I did for the Goodwill of Northern New England’s blog (with everything in the pictures coming from GW). But, here they are in one place on this blog. Oh, I found all of these in about 2 hours and all 6 costumes cost me less than $60.
Doctor/Nurse – All it needs is fake blood!
Hugh Hefner– needs a pipe and a sailor’s hat.
Crazy Cat Lady
Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Sandy– from Grease
I wrote a guest post about last minute Halloween costumes for the Goodwill of Northern New England’s blog! Check it out here. You have no excuse to not wear a costume this year! I put together 6 that are everything from super easy to more complicated, super silly to sexy. Enjoy
I found it. Actually I didn’t, my friend Lisa did. We were shopping together at the Silver Lake Goodwill, which happens to have a huge Halloween section. FYI it’s slightly pricey but really a lot cheaper than what you would pay at a costume store. Anyway, we were flipping through some of the stuff, pulling out ridiculous skirts or the weirdo creepy baby doll covered in blood, when Lisa found The Most Bizarre Halloween Costume Ever Ever Ever everevereverer erere rf erg;ieqro;giah
What’s that, you ask? Are you leaning closer to confirm your suspicion? Let me make it easier for you…
A SPERM BANK COSTUME
HOW CAN THIS BE???? I do not know. But it is and it exists.
Lisa enthusiastically models her find
So for ten measly dollars, this work of art became Lisa’s. I love her for buying it. And of course, thank you, Goodwill, for never letting us down or failing to be great.
I can’t believe I just added ‘sperm bank’ as a tag. Never thought…
Since I wrote the non-slutty Halloween costume post, I’ve had a lot of readers offer their own suggestions for creative and not slutty costumes. Here are some of them. As always, if you want to add your own please do in the comment box! Also, I’ll be doing a guest post soon for the Goodwill of Northern New England about Halloween costumes. If you have any costumes you’d love to see come out of GW (Eva-make a Monopoly man costume, a Santa on Vacation costume, a Michelle Bachmann costume) let me know! I’ll be shopping for many, many costumes soon and would love to put some together to show you guys.
Flo from the Progressive Ads
Magic 8 Ball
Kikkoman soy sauce packet
Morton salt girl
Gorton the frozen fish sticks guy
Crazy cat lady
Do I have the most amazingly creative readers or what?? Are you guys getting excited for Halloween and do you have any ideas for thrifted costumes that you’re planning?
Don’t be slutty this Halloween. Please. I’m begging you. I am so sick and tired of us women degrading ourselves on this day by dressing up as slutty anything-slutty municipal workers, slutty insects, slutty Disney princesses.
BE CLEVER FOR ONCE!!!!
It’s so much more awesome when I see a girl with a really great Halloween costume she clearly put effort into. Did I fall into the sexy Halloween trap ever? Yeah, I was a sexy something one time for Halloween. But come on, it’s so much funnier and awesome-er and respectful-er when you don’t go the boobs-hanging-out route.
The other day I went to a party that was Beach Themed. Yeah, you can imagine what might happen at a beach themed party. I was happy to see that most of the girls weren’t there in their bikinis. I went in a wet suit. Get it? Beach…wetsuit…I got this one at Goodwill. It was $14.99 on sale for $7.99. I was so stoked to find it. (and yes, I’m over 21)
I mean, do you have to go as this?
Anyway, this is sort of a rant. But I just want you to put a little effort in this year. And guess what? Goodwill is a great place to find your costume this year. At a Halloween store the costumes cost around $60. At GW? Probably your entire costume will cost less than $10. Many have sections of their stores that they dedicated to Halloween, and they’re open now!
Having trouble figuring out what to be that’s not super sexy?
Think about the slutty costumes you see. And then. Don’t make it slutty. It’s as simple as that. Here are some more ideas-
Oscar the Grouch
Dumb and Dumb-er in their brightly colored suits
Green Man! (my idea for this year. You can copy me.)
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Buddy the Elf
Austen Powers/Dr. Evil
Eggs and Bacon
Green army (wo)-man
The Geico gecko
6 Flags dancing man
A notorious professor from your school-for my school it would be Dr. O who wears his lab coat and a football helmet when he rides his bike
I know the spooky holiday is still a few weeks away, but you should start thinking about it now…I hope some of these ideas inspire you!