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6 Easy Adult Halloween costumes

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Costumes for adults

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Looking for a few good costume ideas for your friend's Halloween fête? Look no further than these top six picks. They're easy to pull together and use clothes and props you may already have lying around your home.


Channel your inner angel by pulling together this simple costume. All you need is a pair of white pants and a white shirt [white, after all, symbolizes purity]. From there, grab a gold or yellow headband [if you don't have one, pop by your local dollar store] and wear it around your head as a halo. Wings can be made out of construction paper; then tape them to your white T-shirt.

Costumes for adults2Nurse

If you're going for a sexy vibe this Hallows Eve, opt to be a "naughty" nurse. All you need is a slinky dress (preferably in an aqua hue) and some props purchased at your local dollar store [think a stethoscope or fake, plastic needles and fishnet stockings]. Carry around your home's first-aid kit for added nursey flair.


Nothing's sexier than a cowgirl [especially to those folks living in Calgary]. Simply pair jeans [or jean short-shorts or a skirt] with a plaid shirt. Wear a white tank top underneath so you can tie the shirt in a bow [sort of creating a belly shirt] around your waist. Add a pair of cowboy boots [or any boot resembling them] and some bright red lipstick for some added oomph.


Thanks to True Blood and Twilight, vampires are a hot costume this year. The best part? You can almost go as yourself [vampires do, after all, walk among us]. Simply throw on a sexy outfit, paint your face a pale shade of white and create fake fangs from pieces of cardboard or plastic. For added effect, put some red lipstick in the shape of drops near your mouth [mimicking the look of blood].

Costumes for adults5Witch

Always a popular costume choice, pulling together a bewitching look is easy. Simply throw on a black outfit and tease your hair into a knotted mess [hairspray it for extra hold and texture]. If you have face makeup, paint your face green [a la the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz]. Use a broom as your prop.

6Greek Goddess

Another sexy and simple costume idea is to go as a Greek goddess. Grab an old white sheet and wrap it around your body like a toga. Secure using a gold or brown belt. Pull your hair into a sleek ponytail or French braid. Add some red colouring to your lips and a hint of blush to your cheeks for an added facial glow. And, if you have a headband, paste green leaves on it to mimic the look of ivy.

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