All right big kids, its time to listen up! As September is winding down, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that it’s really starting to feel like fall. Hopefully you’ve been busily hauling out all your fall yard decorations and are getting excited about the fun that is just around the corner. Soon it will be October, and you know what that means, right? It’s finally time for Halloween! It’s not too soon to start planning out what you are going to wear to your Halloween party. Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so you may even need a costume to wear to work if your office does that sort of thing. (Ours definitely does.) There is nothing worse than a ‘night-before-scramble’ trying to pull something together to wear to work and then sadly falling very short. This is the perfect year to impress your friends with costume savvy; come on, it’s easy!
For starters, think about something truly original. One of the hottest trends right now is found in the simple skin suit. These suits, which literally cover your body in poly/lycra from head to toe, can serve a plethora of functions. First of all, these skin suits are a wonderful base layer for any imaginative costume idea you can come up with. The skin-toned suit will give you modesty and coverage when you want a look that requires a nude or skin-tone appearance underneath. Let’s say you are a semi-hairy man that wants to don a tutu and be a ballerina for Halloween. Hey, a body suit isn’t a bad idea is it? The colored ones are great to recreate superheroes; comic book character looks or they even make a bold under suit of sorts if you just want to dress a little wacky for a football game at your ol’ alma mater. The green suit, worn with an uber-creepy, extraterrestrial-looking mask makes a fabulous alien look. Let your imagination go wild with these super versatile and fun skin suits!
Looking for something a little more traditional and perhaps a tad tamer? Take a historical adventure back to the Greek or Roman Empire and don the finery of a Roman Warrior or a Grecian Goddess. It’s about time for your inner Goddess or hidden Warrior to come out and make a grand entrance—these costumes will help you to look and act the part!
For you serious gamers out there, a video game character costume may be the perfect way to bring one of your favorite characters to life. Get your game on with American McGee characters or perhaps the stunning ninja assassin Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. You are going to find a large selection of wildly realistic renditions of the stars from all your favorite video games. For a hilarious take on everyone’s favorite ‘app’—you can even recreate one of the giggling Angry Birds with one of the season’s most popular Angry Bird Costumes – now that’s funny and original stuff!
A swashbuckling Jack Sparrow and his beguiling sidekick Angelica may be just the dynamic duo to take your Halloween adventure out onto the high seas. Or if scaring the living daylights out of your friends is more your style, get some ghastly attention with a really creepy rendition of Ghostface or Red Skull. Feeling blue? A whimsical Smurfette may be just what you need to put some comic shenanigans into your Halloween fun.
No matter where your imagination wants to take your costume this Halloween, you shouldn’t wait another minute to get yours because just like all Halloween spooks these costumes will eventually just fade away!