Life Costume Mania
posted by October 26 at 14:58 PMon
My husband and no doubt countless of you are still in need of a great Halloween costume. I’ll trade you four of my easiest ideas for one of yours…
Bird Nut: Take an old jacket or sweatshirt and spill white and gray paint down the shoulders and arms to resemble bird crap. Get various fake birds from the craft store and staple them to the shoulders of the jacket. Save one to wire to a headband or hat. Wear mismatched layers and put binoculars around your neck. Fill your pockets with birdseed and sprinkle some in your hair. Talk to your birds and to yourself.
Man/Woman in the Wind: Wear a tie and attach wire to the back so you can bend it over your shoulder. Staple leaves and scraps of paper to one side of your body and gel your hair to the other side. Carry an umbrella turned inside out and walk with effort as if you’re in a windstorm.
A Sailor: Get a jaunty white cap and dress whites, or a striped pullover and blue pants, at an army/navy surplus store. Wear black boots and a smile.
Dan Savage: Print a mask and add well-worn light-blue jeans with holey knees, a solid black T-shirt, and tennis shoes. Carry a bike helmet and a Stranger.