This may come as a shock, but Halloween is tomorrow. And just like my past costumes, I’ve waited til the last minute to post these awesome photos of that one house party we had. It was epic. Halloween, or party-wise, I might have peaked at 23. Back in 2011, those were the days when we still had some original 4 Loko left over to throw in our mostly-vodka punch, and we still survived the next day. Today I’m okay with drinking red wine (or just eating some Halloween candy) instead and reminiscing with these sweet photos. So let’s see if we can get some last minute Halloween costume ideas out of this post.
Dead girls. Recipe: buy Halloween makeup kit, paint face white, blacken eyes, and apply liberal amounts of fake blood.
Left: Remember when Kim Kardashian got married? To kick it up to 2013, go as pregnant Kim. Right: There are no last-minute Blacks Swans, so put down the feathers and just give up. This costume takes tons of prep.
Left: Jesus. Recipe: longish hair, beard, sarong, sandals, and the crown of thorns if you’re the type of person to take it that far. Right: This guy is Mr. T. You’ll see more later.
Goldilocks. This costume is dumb, but it follows a long tradition of me throwing on things from my closet last minute. My husband went as a bear, so with him around it made more sense. Recipe for Goldilocks: blonde hair or wig, girlish dress. I doubt you want to carry around porridge all night.
Let’s take a second to admire these test-tube drinks. Pretty!
Nerd. Recipe: suspenders, button-up shirt, bow tie, taped glasses, and one of those spinny caps (what are they called?).
Oh no, not Hello Kitty!
Ahh, some of my faves. Left: Albert Einstein. Recipe: crazy wig or bleached hair, crazy mustache, pizazz. Right: Wilson from Home Improvement. This one is genius. Recipe: Fisherman’s hat, flannel shirt, and some fence. If you’re scared of Home Depot, cut out some cardboard in the shape of a fence.
You could always go as your favorite beverage, Pabst Blue Ribbon. Recipe: Wear white, red sash, blue ribbon, cut out letters with felt our write with a fabric pen. Far right: A traffic light. Recipe: wear all black and cut our felt circles in red, yellow, and green. PS: that guy in the background with the blow-up doll on his head went as Planking. How amazing is that?
DIY Photo Booth
Left: Cinderella and the Facebook Poke Button. Very clever. Right: Robin Sparkles and “Mayhem” from those insurance commercials.
More of Mr. T, Edward Scissorhands, and Wilson. Recipe for Mr. T.: beard, shaved head, muscle shirt, overalls, BLING.
Right: La Roux! Pop stars are always a good choice, especially if you go all out.
We set up a photo booth by setting up a tripod in front of a cool backdrop. We made this mug shot style background out of a tablecloth, black electrical tape, sharpies, and red dye.
Right: Cowboys. Recipe: hats, jeans, mustaches, boots, bandanas, belt buckles, Western shirts…Rainier beer?
And last but not least, Deadmau5! Also, a really gross picture of me. But I’m too lazy to go back into Photoshop and replace it with another photo.
Photos by Abby Williamson of The Geek In Disguise and our DIY photo booth.