Halloween is just days away, and if you’re like us, you probably haven’t got the time, money or inclination to put too much effort into the holiday. But we’re betting you’ve got a thing or two in your closet already that — with a few minor tweaks — you can turn into a readymade costume. We’ve got six awesome options for you this Halloween — no effort required.
I think the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world is a baby in a wig. I don’t have my own kids, but if I ever do, I will make them wear wigs everyday. Because how can you be annoyed by a kid in a wig? It’s just not possible. Halloween is the time of year that parents everywhere put wigs on their children, which is a real treat for me. I especially like kids who get dressed up as pop/rock stars. Click through to see a few of my favorite minis. I’m still waiting for the trend to catch on year-round.
Looking for a Halloween costume that’s sure to win the Most Adorkable award? Dress up as a twee Hollywood starlet! All you have to do is clip on some bangs, adorn yourself in bows and polka dots, and strum a toy ukulele throughout the night. Bonus: if you play your cards right, you might get to bang Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Most these pieces can be found for cheap at thrift stores, but in case you’d rather do your shopping online, we’ve got everything you’ll need, after the jump! Keep reading »
Did you miss the Halloween Dog Parade at NYC’s Tompkins Square Park this weekend? No worries, we’ve got plenty of pics of the dogs all dressed up in costume — Evita! Mr. T! Mutt Romney! A Thanksgiving turkey! — to bring you up to speed.
You probably know by now — after having been through a few dozen (give or take) Halloweens — how frustrating it is to be searching for a last minute costume, thinking “If only I had thought about this earlier!” And then you end up going as an astronaut — again — which is basically just your day clothes wrapped in aluminum foil. Things get especially tricky when you want to plan your costume with your partner — that can take some serious coordination! So let’s get brainstorming now with these awesome couples costumes.
Still stumped on what to dress up as this Halloween? Why not pick something timely and politically witty? Created by a woman (whaaaaaat?) this handy Binder Full of Women costume allows you to envelope yourself or a woman you know in a handy Trapper Keeper-like device. Bind yourself and others in this larger-than-life binder, that includes velcro closures and is made of lightweight foamcore. I’m thinking of decorating my binder full of women in Lisa Frank-style rainbows, unicorns and pegusi (that’s what you call more than one pegasus, right?), and filling my binder with some of my fave ladies — women like Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer or whatever. How would you fill your binder? [$22.99, Binder Full Of Women Costume]