Clever Halloween Costume Ideas

Earlier this week I had a contest asking for people to share their favorite Halloween costumes. The entries were great, so I thought I’d post them. Maybe you can get some good ideas!

Nicole Maki said…
My favorite costume was the Bride of Frankenstein on her wedding night – negligee, huge shock hair, black eyes. Loved it. The best part is that I entered a best man dressed as a woman contest (I am in fact female) just for fun and only came in second. LOL.

Janet Happy Girl said…
My favorite costume ever was 54 yrs ago when I was a tiny, naked newborn baby….Halloween is my birthday…happy birthday to me

Raquel said…
My favorite halloween costume was when my mom and I both dressed as Raggedy Ann…

Gbklyn said…
one year i dressed my husband up as a picnic table complete with red check tablecloth, disposable plates cups and table wear etc… he wore it as we gave out candy at my nanas house…

LunaGraphica said…
It was just me and my Mom living together. I was about 10 and she had recently got divorced. She was working, but we lived on a TIGHT budget. She was really creative and I am sure that’s where I got my own craftiness from. On a tight budget she took a bright blue trash bag and cut holes for my arms and legs and stuffed it with newspaper so I was REALLY ROUND (and I was pretty round to begin with. lol). She painted my face entirely BLUE (it was blue for days after) and made antennae for my head. She found some brightly colored striped socks and dubbed me – ‘The Blue Beetle’. It wasn’t as cool as going as a poular character of the time like, ‘Josie and the Pussycats’, but I WON a costume contest at school because of it. I can’t forget that costume. I thought everyone was going to LAUGH at it. lol.

Michelle said…
My favorite was in 7th grade when my friend Erika and raided my mom’s sewing basket for remnants and her mom’s linen closet. We scraped enough change for a bottle of green Rit dye and died one of her mother’s old white sheets green, the cut holes for out heads and arms. We used the remnants to cut out fish and other water creatures. We found dried moss in the craft basket and put that on for algae. We used felt to cut out and attach human forms with yarn for hair (black for me, red for her) as swimmers, as Voila! we were pond scum. The idea came because Erika often said the phrase, “it is growing on me like pond scum”. We won second place at the sock hop. I think the prize was candy and McDonald’s gift certificates.

Liz said…
I was a “lady of the evening” while in College and my date was Superman!!

Softflexgirl said…
My friend Matthew dressed up as “God’s gift to women”. He basically wore a package with a big red bow and a gift tag that read “To: Women, From: God”. It was pretty cute! 🙂

Patti said…
Favorite Halloween costume of all time had to be in about 1976, when I wore a gorgeous vintage silk kimono that my dad bought in Japan when he was in the Navy (late 1940’s). My hair was in a classic bob w/ bangs already, & I did exaggerated geisha-style make-up and tottered around all night on vintage Japanese wooden geta (those sandals that look like wooden flip-flops on stilts), with a glass of champagne in one hand. Ooh, those were the days! 🙂

Juli’s Jewels said…
One year, my parents forgot about Halloween. My big brother (who is 7 years older than me) took control of the situation and dressed my little brother and me as hobo/clowns. He used a combination of his and my dads clothes and our pajamas and then my moms make-up and a little burned cork to grubby us up. He then proceeded to walk us around our neighborhood trick-or-treating. All of our neighbors complemented our costumes and our “very nice” big brother for doig such a great job.

Bonney said…
Not very scary but my favorite costume was a store bought Little Lulu costume. I wore it for 3 years before I moved on to Minnie Mouse – also worn for 3 years. I love to see what people come up with!

Juli’s Jewels said…
My favorite Halloween costume/memory was the year my parents forgot about Halloween. My big brother (he’s 7 years older than me) took the situation in hand and with a combination of his and my dads clothes and my moms make-up plus a little burned cork, he turned my little brother and me into hobo/clowns. He took us out trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, and we received lots of compliments on our costumes and what a nice “big brother” we had. I was 6, my little brother was 5 and my big brother, Mark was 13.

Melissa said…
My best friends dad made her the most authentic looking darth vader helmet (before you could buy them). That had to be the best costume. It wasn’t the best to go trick or treating with, however. It took FOREVER to get our candy because EVERYONE had to see the costume. So, lesson learned. Never wear a great costume when you are begging for candy.

Calamity Anne said…
A few years back I made a Statue of Liberty costume for Halloween. Being 5’10” you can just imagine how life-like I really was, especially having those rays coming out of the top of my head. This was by far the BEST costume I’ve EVER worn!!!

glorv1 said…
Actually I was Dracula once. hehehehe. I wasn’t a kid either:DDD Another time I was Al Jolson. hehehehe. Have a great day.

Jen Minnis said…
i think the cutest i’ve ever seen/done was my 2 month old nephew dressed up as Yoda in a knitted/felted hat with ears.the yoda boy can be seen here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/esmecat/3355268565/ but when my parents dressed up one year in the 70’s for a party, they really won my all time favorite award. when you first saw them, it just seemed like the had both cross dressed. he had a wig and gown… heels… etc. she was in a suit. but the real effect came when they turned and walked away. there was no back to the outfits! when they turned, you were treated to a view of their *ahem*unmentionables*ahem*, LOL!

Anonymous said…
I think I like this years the most. I am going to be the Quen of Halloween, and I’m making most of my costume. I even have the glue gun burns to show for it!After all the home-made costumes from when I was a kid that I hated, cause I wanted a store bought one like everyone else, its funny that I’ve gone back to home-made is best!

krissycupcakes said…
my favorite costume was a gypsy costume i had when i was about 9 or so. the reason it was so special is because my grandmother let me wear a bunch of her jewlery and scarves, and she made me this skirt that had coins and beads all over it. i was always dying to play dressup with some of these items, but they were fancier things and therefore forbidden for everyday play. i felt like the prettiest girl i had ever seen! mi abuelita has alzheimers now, and those memories are so precious to me. i also recently inherited some of those scarves and jewels and have vowed to save them to hopefully one day give my granddaughter the same beautiful memories!

Apron of the Month Club said…
I feel like we know eachother. I’m an arpon chica from deep south Texas. I’m love you stuff. Please drop by to to visit me at http://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/ where “Mi Casa es Su Casa”.Yoli Pena Kalkofen

Sylvia A.Rivera said…
My favorite was one year when my husband and I dressed up as tigers, it was so cute he look adorable! We had so much fun, I literally lost my tail that night at the party!! I had to turn in my costume the next day without the tiger’s tail!!!

Carol P said…
I think my Favorite Halloween costume was a mermaid costume I went to a old costume shop and they were selling a mermaid tail and top for a few dollars . I attached seashells and beads decorations to the body and found an old fish net covered my head and to wrap around my body. I also added plastic sea animals to the fish net. Since my feet were enclosed a friend carried me into the party dressed as a fisherman.

Teesh said…
My Favorite Halloween costume was at our church Halloween festival a 40something man was Mr. T the had the mohawk, gold chains and ever thing it was awesome.

mechelle said…
I made a costume for a friends daughter, she wanted to be half angel half demon. We altered a vampire outfit pattern and made half in white material and half in red. We found a headband that had a red boa halo and little devil horns on it, and a set of white feather wings that we sewed onto the back. We made the bottom of the red side jagged to resemble flames. I never got to see her but her mom said she was a hit.

lajadedgrrl said…
My favorite costume was when my dear friend dressed up as a Yahoo Messenger status update. She has the yellow status for being online on the front and the grey status for being offline on the back. Her “status” was a smile when she was online and a frown when she was offline.

Lisa said…
My favorite costume has got to be my fallen angel one. I was soooo excited when I got this idea in my head to be it. I knew exactly what I wanted and was really happy when I found the perfect giant black wings(they looked like crow wings) that would fit me. I wore dark eye-makeup,fish nets and boots all in black…and the best part was an older guy who answered his door to give me candy complimented on how much he loved my wings.

my favorite costume was one that I put together myself. I wanted to be pippy long stocking! I know she’s an unruly child, but I just loved her flipped-up braids.
I wish I had a piture. I used a coat hanger to flip my braids upward. I drew freckles on my face, blacked out a tooth and darkened my eyebrows. I wore an apron style dress (i made it) with a patch work pocket and bermuda shorts, different colored socks and my brothers hi-top waffle stompers (remember those).
I loved my costume! I had a little stuffed monkey with me too!
ahhh……. remember it, like it was yesterday.
– Debra

When I was an assistant principal, I was in charge of dealing with all the difficult cases at our middle school. The first Halloween I selected a nun costume. The kids loved it and it helped to soften my role. To this day I will see former students and they still ask if I am still a nun.
–Lily

The best costume I saw was this weekend. A little girl had the cutest costume, she was a very pretty little cupcake, with frosting and sprinkles, cupcake liner and all, but the best part were her parents dressed as the bakers! They had on these giant bakers hats, aprons and one was holding a large mixing spoon and the other a large bowl. So cute and different.
Happy Halloween!
Amanda

The best costume I ever wore was in the 6th grade. I wore a soft plastic gorilla mask, a big scarf and my dad’s overalls. No one in the class knew who I was. As a 6th grade girl it was very HARD to be quite so that no one recognized my voice.
The best costume I ever saw was “Mr. & Mrs. Jolly Green Giant”. This was at a squadron officers Halloween party in the 70’s. They covered leotards with felt leaves, dipped themselves in green food color and wore vegetable necklaces…very cute.
– Sharon

Love & light,


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