Have you been phoning in Halloween for years? We get it. Life is busy enough and then you add having to find a costume and the task seems insurmountable. Here’s what happens, though. You get to your costume party and see some amazing getups and you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Costumes really do add to the fun of any party worth its salt. So if you’ve decided this is your year to make an impression, we can help. Below are some unique Halloween ideas that will make you a standout.
Go For the Play on Words
These can be a bit overdone but, if you choose a good one, you’re sure to get some laughs. And the best part about these costumes is they are typically low maintenance. The perfect example of this is black-eyed peas. Grab a friend, tape on a big white “P” to your black shirt, and then each you of you wears black makeup on one eye. Voila! You are the black-eyed peas! Another great one is the cat burglar. Get some cable, a flashlight, a black knit cap, and do your face in super creative cat makeup. Of course, party animals, one night stand, and Radiohead are easy and fun, too. Get your hair blown out at Drybar to bring a little bit of glam to these easy looks.
Make it With Makeup
Makeup is amazing, right, ladies? Of course, it helps us feel beautiful in our day-to-day lives, but an absolutely amazing Halloween costume can come from makeup alone. And, trust us, if you do a good job with it, people will be blown away. This is the time of year you get to be someone else, which can be extremely freeing. Bring out that bright, bold lipstick you’ve been hiding in your bottom drawer. As for costumes made with makeup, our favorites have to be the fairy, the deer, and this crazy pixilation makeup. You won’t believe your eyes! Of course, Sugar Skull makeup for the Day of the Dead never disappoints. Get yourself a good palette and your possibilities are endless.
Go for Comfort
Okay, okay, so this might not make you a true standout but trust us, you’ll thank us. Comfortable Halloween costumes make the whole night more enjoyable, and they also make it less likely that you’ll ditch your costume later on in the evening because it’s a pain in the you-know-what. You can buy unique Halloween costumes here that are also warm and cozy. Talk about a win/win!
Throw a Macabre Movie Party
Is there anything better than a good scary movie, especially if you have a significant other to cozy up to during the scary parts? Consider asking a bunch of your creepy-craving friends over for a marathon session of movies that’ll make your skin crawl. From The Exorcist and Amityville Horror to Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween, it’s hard to run out of fodder for this fun. Of course, you’ll want to keep the party in line with the theme. Think witches’ brew, dead man’s finger sandwiches, and blood red cupcakes for dessert. Of course, TV provides plenty of inspiration, too. You could go with a marathon session of Dexter, The Walking Dead, or American Horror Story on a streaming service like Hulu Plus. Whatever you choose, guests will surely be talking about this party for years to come.
Group Costumes For the Win
There’s something about a group costume that just goes above and beyond. It’s challenging enough to come up with a costume for one that’ll make you stand out, but if you can get a group of your buddies together and make it work, the result is astounding. Mashable shared some super fun ideas, including “Dress as your boss,” roller coaster riders (don’t ask us how they created this!), and Tetris (this year would likely be more geared towards Pokémon Go). It can be fairly complicated like Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, Alice in Wonderland, and the Cheshire Cat or as simple as Rock, Papers, Scissors. Any which way you cut it, people are going to be impressed.
Follow these tips for unique ideas this Halloween, and you’ll surely stand out amongst the other witches and warlocks.