It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Halloween, of course!
If you are still in search of inspiration, here are five fabulous and ridiculous historical costumes that really wouldn’t be that hard to make.
#5 Candy Girl:
To make: 1) Take any outfit. 2) Staple candy all over it. 3) Be most popular person at the party!
#4 Wild Men
There is a long tradition of wild men costumes, and they are really easy to make: just glue grass and leaves all over a onsie. Historical, awesome, and scary.
Just try not to light yourself on fire, OK?
A more modern (and less flammable) would be to go as a head of cabbage: just stick cabbage leaves to yourself:
#3 The Scrap Album:
Scrap Albums were fashionable throughout the later 19th century, and were just albums filled with cutouts of pretty images – they were so popular they could could buy specifically made pre-cut out images in thousands of themes. I LOVE that this fancy dress actually is a scrap album, with real scrap album motifs applied to the dress. It features everything from pheasants and fish to ‘peoples of the world’ along with the more common flowers, butterflies, and pretty maidens.
The clear modern equivalent would be going as Facebook or Pinterest – though I think irony is a mandatory inclusion if you are going as one of those. 😉
2) Scary Masquerade
To make: 1) Paint a mask black. 2) Cut a half-circle of fabric with pinking sheers. Attach to mask. 3) Freak everyone at party out.
And finally, my favourite one of all…
#1 The Wastepaper Basket:
All you need is an outfit with a checked effect (to simulate wire) and all the paper rubbish you can find around the office!