30 Oct 2014
If you remember my post from a few weeks back about What Not To Wear For Halloween, you know that I’ve made some very questionable Halloween fashion choices. I’ve worn wigs at inappropriate times, I’ve gone a little overboard with the glue-on fur and face paint, and I’ve dressed up as characters no one has heard of. My largest mistake left me looking like naked leftovers.
Because of my terrible track record, I felt enormous pressure to come up with something very creative and yet not embarrassing this year. Last Saturday, the day of the Halloween party my husband and I were set to attend, I still didn’t have a costume. Enter what I now refer to as my Halloween Costume Redemption.
Here’s how to create your very own Halloween Costume Redemption:
1. Purchase a cheap red sweatshirt. I got mine at Old Navy for $10 but I also found some at Goodwill for about $5.
2. Purchase a white sheet from Goodwill for $1 or reuse and old one you have at home.
3. “Borrow” the basket you shopped with at Goodwill. (Husband said I HAD to take it back when I’m done)
4. Get replacement bike handlebar grips from a sporting goods store for $10. Hot glue the grips to the side of your basket. (Husband would not let me use Gorilla glue, see #3)
5. Find a heavy-duty belt (I borrowed my husband’s) to thread through the basket to strap yourself in.
6. Find a cute ET face picture online. Have it printed to take as much space as possible on an 8X10 piece of paper. I had it printed at Fedex Office and laminated for $2.
7. Wrap a large stuffed animal (in my case dog toy) in your white sheet.
8. Tape the ET face to the stuffed animal and be sure all but the face is covered in the white sheet.
9. For added effect put a glowing light on the stuffed animal’s chest to simulate ET’s glow. I used a battery operated light for a pumpkin for $2.
10. Be proud of yourself for your creativity.
I spent a total of $25 dollars, $10 of which was on a sweatshirt I will definitely wear again. Everyone at the party knew what I was supposed to be and I didn’t look naked or feel embarrassed. #Halloweenwin
What are you dressing up as this year?