2013 Halloween Costume Ideas
For the philanthropist:
This costume is sure to be a favorite among Halloween revelers and partygoers, as it’s festive, interactive, and can be easily made from a large, folded (perhaps artfully decorated) piece of cardboard—and it’ll score you MUCHO originality points! This year, dress as a FRONT DOOR, one stenciled with the words “Knock on me.” When knocked upon, open up, wait for the knocker to say “Trick or Treat?” and then hand him some candy. Aw, you’re such a giver! Oh, and if someone leaves a flaming paper bag at your feet, knocks and runs away, DO NOT put out the fire with your feet. Trust me.
For the egotist:
Get yourself a rectangular cardboard box, one large enough to conceal your head and upper body. Remove the flaps, and then remove one of the large and short panels to render the box “open-faced.” Next, use a sturdy yet flexible piece of material to form a ring or “halo” on the underside of the remaining short panel, one that’ll accept and hug the crown of your head. Next, create a campy backdrop on the inside of the box and then frame the open-faced side with a design of your choosing. Put on your Sunday best, fit your head into the halo and hit that Halloween party as a gorgeous self-portrait! Who loves you more than you, baby?
Coat a square or round piece of cardboard (at least 2 feet high and a foot wide) with silver paint, or use a material and color that, after coloration, will best resemble glass. Cut a hole in the center of the cardboard/material, one that’ll snugly fit around your head and face. Next, adorn the cardboard with a fancy frame and you’re done! *Optional: Get one of those Styrofoam heads used to display hats; customize it to look like your head (the back of your head, most importantly) and then use support wiring or brackets to prop it about a foot from your chest. You can now enjoy Halloween dressed as your favorite thing on planet Earth: A mirror that holds your reflection!
For the aspiring nihilist:
If you want your Halloween costume to be truly repulsive this year, simply hang a sign around your neck that says, “I hate everyone’s values and beliefs and think our existence is useless.” Without a doubt, you’ll repel everyone at the party… well, everyone but your fellow nihilists. And if you have time between 1) their grasp of your message and 2) their running away, see if they can guess what/who you’re supposed to be! If they say “Oh, that’s funny, you came as yourself!” Maybe it’s time to lighten up a bit, huh?
For the evolutionist:
Be warned: These are subtle costume ideas that have the potential to label their wearers as either “highly cerebral” or “highly freaky.” 1) Find a way—either via makeup or fleshy-material cover-up—to go as an eight-fingered human being, one with no pinky fingers. I mean, aside from jostling water from our ears, what purpose do pinkies serve? 2) Fabricate a flesh-colored shelf at the end of your nose, chin, or across your chest, one that ramps up enough to adequately hold and display your smart phone. Next, attach two false thumbs on or above the shelf and VIOLA— you’re the next evolution of the human texter/smart phone aficionado! And at the very least, you’ll drive to your Halloween party with both hands on the steering wheel! 3) *This costume is probably more freaky than cerebral; in fact, I shudder at the thought of it… Affix a flesh-matching cover over your smoocher and go as a human being with no mouth! Gross! But why not? We’ll all be emoting via emoticon and living in personal-space bubbles by 2113, right?
For the Halloween purist:
If the aforementioned costume ideas aren’t for you, no problem. Head on over to the nearest designated Namco/Halloween Express and choose from a wide selection of crowd-pleasing costumes and accessories!