10 costume ideas to get you in the Halloween spirit
One I week ’til Halloween . . . still plenty of time to dream up your costume. Check out these 10 creative ideas, a mix of store-bought, super-crafty and last-minute.
I’m thinking about attempting #10 which proves I still lean toward the elaborate and unwieldy. In my Halloween Hall of Fame for most-cumbersome costume? The jellyfish. Alas, I can’t find any photos, but I’ll never forget those shower curtain tentacles — first, being smacked by them as I ran from party to party on a rainy, blustery night and then nearly suffocating beneath them on the dance floor.
Kudos to the savvy lady in this photo who had a more practical jellyfish strategy. Her umbrella looks MUCH easier to carry around (and put down) than my costume contraption was to wear — a batting helmet with a huge, chicken wire frame built around it, stuffed with blinking lights and red cellophane before being covered by a clear shower curtain cut into tentacles. The next day, my head was so bruised it was painful to wash my hair. Oh, for the love of Halloween . . .
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