It's not too late! Last minute Halloween costumes
Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM Central
by John Couture
OK, so I know that time is of the essence. It's Halloween and you've procrastinated your Halloween costume as long as possible, but here it is the day of the big show and you've got nothing.
Don't worry, it happens to the best of us.
Fret not, we are here to help. I've scoured the Internet in order to save you some time. And better yet, these costume ideas might actually help you look like you didn't just do an Internet search at 5:00 for ideas.
If you have a newborn, then you're in luck. In fact, I'm sort of ticked that I didn't think of this idea last year when I did have a newborn. All you really need is a baby carrier contraption that you probably already have lying around and an extra pair of sunglasses.
And voila, you're Alan from The Hangover! Bonus points if you're a bit portly and have a beard. Extra bonus points if you actually have Alan's shirt of a "wolfpack of one" shirt.
If you don't have a newborn (or baby doll) lying around, don't worry, we've got you covered too.
OK, I'm not going to lie, that's scary. But if you're the exhibitionist type, this costume is pretty simple to make as all it requires is white shirt/shorts and some scissors. Bonus points for the orange wig.
If you're a woman and you love Pulp Fiction, then this one is a snap to pull together.
Basically, all you need is black bra, a white button up t-shirt and some red lipstick. Bonus points for the black bob wig. Actually, a lot of characters from Quentin Tarantino's films are pretty easy to pull together quickly at the last minute. Just don't try to pull off poor Marvin.
Do you have an old brown robe and some greyhounds lying around?
Well, I don't think she's dressed up for Halloween, but you can see how this would be a fun costume to pull together. And besides, who doesn't love dogs?
Do you have to pull together a couples costume for you and a lady friend? Notice I didn't say you and a male friend. No, it's the men that have procrastinated this long. The ladies were set a month ago.
Bam, grab a red garbage bag and some trashy makeup for her and all you will need is rumpled clothes and a metal colander. Bonus points for grabbing the lamp on the way out. Remember, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'yes!'
Do you happen be of Indian descent? And does your buddy of Asian descent also need a last minute costume. Well then, hit the drive-thru at White Castle.
Bonus points for bringing hot, delicious White Castle burgers with you to the party, you'll surely be the hit of the shindig.
Finally, if you happen to have a lot of gum balls lying around and a desire to meet a wide assortment of colorful characters, I offer you this.
I have so many questions and yet I can't find the words.
Whatever your night holds for you, sadly mine does not hold the Foo Fighters, make the best of it and please share with us your favorite costumes!