Creative Halloween Costumes That Rock!
You’ve probably seen the list – hot Halloween costumes for 2013. Bor-ing. The same lame costumes as last year: pirates, zombies, vampires, superheroes, princesses… Yawn.
Are you ready to shake things up and have a costume this Halloween that really rocks? Something no one will forget? Well, give this idea some thought.
In case you’re not savvy to that term, it means taking two things that don’t seem to go together and making something really creative out of the mix. The idea started with music, and here’s a really fun video to show you what can be done with mash-ups for music and costumes.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME
How to use the mash-up idea for this Halloween? Think of the usual hum-drum costumes and stick two of them together. Like:
- Smurf Trek
- Joker Jedi
- Fairy WonderWoman
- Elvis Stormtrooper
- Tron (Boba) Fett
- Pimp (Captain) America
- Gremlin Spiderman
- ..and just about anything + zombie
A recent breakout creative Halloween mash-up was the Illegal Alien. (Orange jumpsuit, alien creature mask, and a green card.) Controversial as all get-out, but that’s what the holiday is all about. Right?
Creative Kids Costumes
Mash-ups work really well for kids, even toddlers and infants. Let them join in the creativity; listen to your kids’ ideas. They’re a lot more comfortable with imagination and fantasy than most adults. Give ’em a chance and you might be surprised.
Here’s some inspiration in case you’re stumped. Take a look at these ready-made ballerina mash-ups and Monster High costumes. Truly cool.
Creative Costumes for Women
Getting creative with Halloween mash-ups for women can be challenging if you’re looking to be totally unique. Otherwise, go for the obvious. Take any costume and make it sexy or add a horror element. If the Gleek’s Thriller Mash-up didn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider pregnant nuns, vampire bridesmaids (was there one at your wedding?), anything from Sucker Punch, or even a Cougar Cheerleader.
Creative Halloween Costumes for Couples & Groups
For some happy reason, creative Halloween mash-ups are just meant for couples and groups. Whatever you can do for one costume can be copied for any number of people. Let each person add their own wacky touches and you’ll win that trophy for sure. A great sub-genre for creative Halloween costume group mash-ups is the hot trend of steampunk, or gaslight fantasy. Think Jules Verne, HG Wells, or even the movie version of “Dune.” Victorian period costumes plus industrial revolution accessories. Wild and crazy stuff.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CREATIVE HALLOWEEN COSTUME
This Halloween, go for something more permanent than a last-minute dump of what’s in your closet (unless you’re Lady Gaga). Build a really creative Halloween costume, out of your own imagination, that will last more than one night. Do it right, and you can wear that sucker to so many parties and events that you could become a legend.
Let your own personality and viewpoint shine through, however twisted that may be. Own the character and bring your righteous creative Halloween costume to life. And no matter what, have fun!