Well we are just 48 hours away from All Hallows Eve and as I have mentioned previously, aside from providing a bit of face paint for clients and friends rarely do I ever dress up. Maybe it has something to do with my own personal costume horrors in the formative years. Most of you will probably have no idea who Phyllis Diller is, she was a very popular female comedian in the 60’s and 70’s with the most wicked and funny laugh who was known for her over the top outfits complete with furs, gloves and cigarette holder. My Mother who’s sense of humor was never lacking thought that dressing me up as Phyllis at the ripe old age of three would be a scream.
I remember looking like some sort of deranged Muppet with a bad smoking habit. Or maybe it was that time early in the 80’s when sporting Madonna-like arms full of bangles, and teased out hair (hey we all did it) that while out dancing one night a few guys said…Hey you are Madonna..Good costume, tragically, I wasn’t wearing a costume at all. So perhaps after that there was nowhere to go but down and I was off the Halloween kick.
But back to you dear, from what I have heard so many of you still haven’t quite decided upon a costume. So for all you procrastinators here are a few simple ideas that you can whip up in a flash without much investment.
Gossip girls – Who doesn’t want to channel their inner Serena or Blair? This is the perfect opportunity to dress up and throw a devilish tantrum… Even if the characters have moved on to more high and mighty designs, blazers, headbands, neckties and pearls will always benchmark the look of GG. So try throwing on these essential pieces and create a little gossip of your own.
Amy Winehouse – Don’t we all wish that we could act the bad girl without any repercussions? Amy’s look is so cemented in our minds that just by adding a thick stroke of eyeliner and a little “Bumpit” to your locks you can recreate her signature do. Don’t forget the all important British accent and alcohol induced slurring of words, not that I am advocating overindulgence…this is clearly something anyone can fake.
Pregnancy always makes good fodder for an easy costume especially an oldie but goodie like Pregnant Britney complete with Starbucks and cigarettes or perhaps the lovable teen preggers queen Juno and her beau. Stop by your local thrift store to stock up on retro athletic garb for this one.
And lastly, we can never underestimate the creativity of Paris Hilton on Halloween, (wink, wink) I don’t think she has ever worn a costume made out of more than a yard of fabric,,,but I say live it up honey, you won’t have those abs forever! A few years ago she transformed everyday lingerie into a little bunny costume just by adding ears and a tail which are easily picked up at any local costume shop.
If none of these suit your fancy swing by one of my favorite place’s Easley’s Fun Shop at 509 W McDowell rd. This family owned store is stocked with loads of fun accoutrements from pirate swords to crowns, vampire teeth and everything in between. But don’t wait another day lest you want to be stuck in line for hours.