I always made my Halloween costumes as a young adult (and Mum did when I was younger- thanks!).
I love a good wig and getting wild with make-up. My favorite costume to date was Medusa.
I fashioned a Grecian gown out of a textured stoney green fabric. I painted my entire body pearlized greyish-green and made my chin-length hair even bigger than usual. I curled it and teased it and intertwined it with loads of rubber snakes that were sticking out everywhere. (Jean later found the snakes and ate them all). I think I was about 25 at the time and ended up hanging out with a group of friends that were not that into Halloween (booo) so I spent the night at a small concert venue and cocktail lounge in Philadelphia just casually looking like Medusa. As you do.
Tonight the spooky and scary meets the quirky and cute. With puns and pop-culture references a plenty- many people may be wondering "Do people get what I am?". It definitely helps to know your audience.
My husband and I were caught off guard last weekend for a party we forgot about- so we had to run out for last minute Halloween costumes. We went for Jon Snow and Cersei Lanister from Game of Thrones...and came across only a few fellow fans. Which was surprising. I was glad our friend's 11 year old girl didn't know who we were...I would have had some concerns! Most people thought I was just some Medieval/Renaissance lady and my husband...probably just a very tall man in an insane wig with a feathery cape and a sword.
Whether you are out with your children tonight, partying it up with friends, or out at the movies pretending it isn't Halloween...enjoy yourself.
I hope you like this rustic-spooky gift guide and please share in the comments if you plan on dressing up!
Whatever your plans, be safe + be happy.