Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults: Couples, Singles and Groups
Have you met these little dudes?
If you've gotten to know me a bit, then you know that we go all out for Halloween. I love to decorate the house inside and out, and every year we throw a Halloween party. This year will be 7 years of Meg's and John's Annual Halloween shindig. We have partied through sadness and snowstorms, when our boiler was broken, and days after hurricane Sandy hit. Come hell or high water (literally) we still have a good time and bring it with the costumes. We get a little competitive too.
Check out some of my faves...
There are a lot of good memories in those photos and hopefully some inspiration for you if you're looking for some costume ideas! We've had pregnancy announcements via costume, random group themes occur with no planning (both group costume pics above happened without any of us deciding to do the group thing,) family costumes and so much more.
I've promised a little info about how I made the Mr. and Mrs. Potato head costumes, but I don't have any pictures to illustrate how I did it, and frankly I'm still surprised it worked. If you seriously want to make it though, feel free to contact me and I will break it down for you. It's actually really easy, just time consuming: It's a potato sack attached to a white shirt and stuffed. The parts were cut out of foam core, padded with batting and covered with felt and the hats were a huge, pain in the ass paper mache project...we only wore the hats for pictures anyway and the costume is still pretty awesome without them.
The Halloween party tradition was actually started by my parents. They used to throw one with their friends when we were little and I thought it would be fun to pick up their tradition. One of my favorite pics is of my mom as a bag of garbage. She wore a big, trash bag stuffed with paper garbage, black tights, tissue boxes for shoes and a wastebasket on her head- and she looked adorable:
This year John and I are thinking of using her costume as inspiration for our own spin on "trashy"...
Tutorial coming later this week!
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