Tag: Costumes

Top 10 Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating in crappy Chicago weather

A guest post by Helaine Krysik Ah, Halloween in Chicago. We just never know what kind of weather we’re going to get, do we? It could be 75 and sunny, with mild breezes going into Halloween night, then turn raw, windy, and nasty, with rain flying sideways. In that case, if you’re like me, you’re tired... Read more »

5 last minute Halloween costumes for cold weather

5 last minute Halloween costumes for cold weather
It’s cold and yucky in Chicago today including rain and even some snow, and we aren’t the only ones dealing with a cold Halloween. Instead of complaining about having to cover up your Halloween costume with a coat, you can just bundle up in one of these last minute Halloween costumes for cold weather. Skier, snowboarder, or other... Read more »

In defense of a grown woman in an Elsa from Frozen Halloween costume

I am a 41-year-old woman whose Halloween costume this year is Elsa from Frozen. You might think someone who dedicates her blog to Halloween each October would come up with a more original Halloween costume. You might also be think that I’m a bit old to be dressing up like a Disney Princess (although, technically, by... Read more »

An easy Venn diagram Halloween costume for couples who love charts

Do you need an easy Halloween costume for a couple? Do you and your partner love charts and graphs? A Venn diagram Halloween costume is for you. All you need to let your analytics freak flags fly is some poster board or cardboard, markers, and something to use as straps. Depending on what you choose to wear... Read more »

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants
I’m not a fan of the “leggings as pants” trend, and I know I am not alone. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised that leggings as pants has emerged in fashion. Science fiction (sci-fi) movies and TV shows have been warning us for decades that leggings as pants is the look of the future. Well, the... Read more »

Quick and easy Halloween costumes for adults

Quick and easy Halloween costumes for adults
If you are looking for quick and easy Halloween costumes for adults that don’t require sewing or shopping for hard-to-find items I have a lot of simple Halloween costume ideas for you. I say these are quick and easy Halloween costumes for adults, but a number of these costume ideas would be appropriate for kids... Read more »

Better Halloween costumes for women and girls

It’s the Halloween season, so it’s time for adults and kids to choose Halloween costumes. Unfortunately, the majority of Halloween costumes for women and girls are either princesses, “sexy” versions of normally not very sexy things, and sexy princesses. I, too, am guilty of joking about sexy Star Wars costumes, but if you are looking... Read more »

10 Star Wars Halloween costumes sexier than R2-D2

<b>10. Greedo</b><br>
Dress as Greedo and you won't be going anywhere solo. All the guys will want to be the one who shoots first (at your heart).
My 5-year-old son wanted to be R2-D2 for Halloween. Unfortunately, the only commercially available R2-D2 costumes I could find were for babies or sexy ladies. I offered to make a DIY R2-D2 costume for my son, but he decided to be Spider-Man instead. He’s happy, but I am still frustrated that apparently no one thinks R2-D2... Read more »

My three best Halloween costumes

Unlike Gayle I do enjoy dressing up for Halloween. The best Halloween costumes are clever, immediately recognizable, and comfortable.  I haven’t always been able to achieve those three things, but I’ve had my successes. Here are what I consider my three best Halloween costumes from years past. My most clever Halloween costume For Halloween of 1994... Read more »

Cool Halloween costumes for couples

Frankenstein's monster and his bride. Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3ammo/10183308003/">AhmadHashim</a> / <a href="http://foter.com/re/4b7984">Foter</a> / <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND</a>
I’m not a huge fan of matching Halloween costumes for couples. Too often there is clear winner, that person from the couple who likely came up with the idea, while the other person is forced into wearing something that just doesn’t work on him or her. The other problem is when one or both of the... Read more »