I still seem to be having difficulties deciding what costume I should wear this Halloween. I want to be something cool that I’m really passionate about, like an awesome video game character or an elf from Lord of the Rings, but I also need a costume that can be made with everyday clothing and will be relatively inexpensive.
And so naturally, as one always does when one is faced with a conundrum such as this, I Googled it.
One of the results I found was quite interesting. It’s Huffington Post’s collection of what they thought were the best Halloween costumes of 2013. Looking at their selections, I could definitely picture myself wearing one of those amazing, creative costumes! I thought I’d share some of my favourites for your enjoyment.
Now I just can’t decide which one of these outstanding creations I should pick…
Violet Beauregarde (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
This whimsical look brings back fond childhood memories. I may not be able to fit through any doors, but I could certainly roll or bounce through the party, providing endless entertainment for my friends.
Adam and Barbara (Beetlejuice)
Flo (Progressive Insurance commercials)
Have you seen the commercials featuring this lovely gal? It seems that vampire Flo is hip with the kids! Who can blame them? Nothing’s cooler than getting a great deal for your car and home and boat and kid and cat and hamster insurance–all bundled into one package, of course!
Gru and Minion (Despicable Me)
This heartwarming tale of an evil scientist and his yellow minions is a crowd pleaser and after all, nothing says Halloween quite like mad science! Best part is, the costume is simple and cheap–yellow hoodie and a handful of pipe cleaners and you’re good to go.
Cousin Itt (The Addams Family)
Jack and Sally (Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas)
Han Solo and Princess Leia (Star Wars)
These two are really lookin’ fly. What’s cooler than outer space and one of the most renowned sci-fi series of all time? Best of all, there’s such a great message here to never be afraid to live out your dreams.
Mermaid Man (SpongeBob)
Green Army Men
This one looks like it might be a little difficult to replicate but those green army men toys were (and still are) pretty dang awesome. (Just don’t expect to do much trick-or-treating…or walking at all, really…)
The Simpson Family (The Simpsons)
Jet Pack Guy
The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)
I’m not sure I managed to solve my costume conundrum, but with all these amazing costumes out there, I’m sure to find inspiration for the perfect disguise.
What are you dressing up as, or what would you dress up as if you could be anything at all?
May you solve your costume conundrums quickly, before Halloween is truly upon us.