Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last minute Halloween costume ideas

You've done it again. You put off getting your Halloween costume together till the last hour and now the line at Rickys and Halloween Adventure is around the block. Fear not loyal reader! I have come to your rescue with last minute costume ideas that won't require braving a Halloween mob scene. 

America's trashy sweetheart. All you need to do is listen to a song or two and  Ke$ha will helpfully describe her outfit for you. "Stockings ripped all up the sides" OK that easy enough. Go in your hosiery drawer, grab tights  (fishnets if you have em), and a pair of scissors. It's best to put them on first then CAREFULLY do the ripping. "We've got our hot pants on and up" Sure thing, Ke$ha! For your sake I hope you own hot pants (AKA bike shorts) if not just stop by Target sportswear or cut a pair of old black leggings into short shorts. "Throw some glitter, make it rain on 'em!" This is definitely a must mention in every awesome Ke$ha song. Can you believe this girl doesn't have a Grammy!?!! You could also carry a toothbrush and a mini Jack Daniels cause as we know that is Ke$ha's toothpaste of choice (recommended by 0 out of 5 dentists).

Those Wacky Kids from "Signs" with tin foil hats on
Go to your kitchen, grab the tin foil and start crafting a work of art! Best not to tell the roommates or Mom what you used a lll the tin foil for. Craft an amazing tin foil topper then wear regular clothing. So easy. 

The Big Bang Theory
Brightly colored comic book character shirts and a pair of corduroys.  Bazinga! 

Dental Dam
I saw this at a bar one year and was equally amused and repulsed. A dental dam is a little utilized piece of sexual health safety that is basically just a square of latex. A shower curtain looks just like a huge version of a dental dam. Fold a shower curtain in half like a poncho, cut a hole in the top for your head and staple along the top edge to keep square shape. At least people will know you are educated in the prevention of STDs!

traffic light dog costume
Traffic Light
A quick do it yourself costume. Dress in black. Cut out Green, Yellow and Red circles out if felt and safety pin to the front of you in the correct orientation.

Monday, October 24, 2011

NYC Best Halloween Party - Kostume Kult & Choice Cuts* present EYE KANDY

Kostume Kult & Choice Cuts* present

A sexy sweet NYC Halloween disco

KK & CC are back together with their unique blend of edgy bad-assness and playful sweetness...
An after-party for the Kostume Kult Halloween Parade Float or a Parade Alternative. Going Late!

Monday, October 31st
9PM - 4AM+
152 Orchard Street betw. Stanton and Rivington
F/M Trains to Delancey or 2nd ave stops


Limited capacity- presale strongly encouraged.
$20 at the door
$10 after 2am
Drink specials all night (details below). Good Food!

Please RSVP

DJ's on TWO FLOORS mixing
ElectroPop and hands-in-the-air House Music featuring:

Sexy Sweet Undead Gogo's
Powdered Sugar Burlesque
Photos by Maro
Fantasy Flora by Skolozdra
Cha-Cha Balloons and
Projections by VJ Krunch

Costumes (of any style) required
Sexy or Sweet encouraged
Neon or Black Light Reactive (much black light!)
Day of the Dead Skeletal Sexy
Kandyland Princess
Gumdrop Girls
Zombified Frida Kahlo
Body Art &
Anything Lickable

By Hadara and Transformational Bodypainting
COME EARLY to get bodypainted!

PICS from Last Year's KK+CC Halloween Party:

$5 Tecates
$6 Vodka Well Drinks
$6 Cuervo Shots
$6 Beer+Whiskey Shot special

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween costume ideas for couples!

A couple costume with your significant other can be fun! Below are 3 ideas for couples costumes. I start with easier ideas meaning little preparation and money and move towards more involved costumes.
Scientist & Lab Rat
Rather than be a doctor and sexy nurse why not be a scientist and his lab rat? Both costumes are very easy. For the lab rat just get some ears and paint some whiskers & a nose on with black eye liner. The scientist just needs a lab coat, maybe a clip board and a plastic syringe. The syringe can be filled with booze throughout the night so that the scientist can "run more tests" on the rat. 

Sexy Lion Tamer & Lion
I thought of this idea while preparing for Kostume Kult's FreaKKshow party. Lion costumes are pretty easy to come by but if you want to make your own try buying some faux fur and making cuffs for your wrists and ankles. Maybe your hair can be teased into a mane. Paint whiskers and a nose on your face with face paint or even eyeliner. The lion tamer wears a jacket and top hat and also gets to carry the whip. You and your partner might want to enjoy a little role reversal here.  By the end of the night you will know who really wants to be the Boss!  

Chucky & Bride of Chucky
Chucky scared the living day lights out of me as a child (most people my age can probably relate). If you and your mate are horror movie fans, consider Chucky & Bride of Chucky as a couples Halloween costume. These costumes are a little more involved with the makeup and all but I really think it could be a lot of fun.

So get creative and really go for it with your friend or partner. Remember, as always More is More!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Group Costume Ideas! Original & Unique! Don't dress like all the rest.

Even more Group Costume Ideas! Read on and gather your friends for an epic Halloween.

Group Walk of Shame: It's 8am or some ungodly hour for a Sunday and you are wearing your club clothes and highest heels. An outfit that was perfect for the velvet rope club you were shaking your thing at last night but now doesn't seem to be blending in with the neighbors walking their dogs and getting their mail. You bear no resemblance to the goddess you were a mere 6 hours ago. Engaging in an awkward "what happened last night?" conversation with your momentary romantic partner is out of the question so you high tail it for home. What neighborhood is this even!? Even celebrities get caught on Walks of Shame. Well since we've all been there why not band together and have a Group Walk of Shame? Messy bed head or romp head is a must. Try teasing or a good old fashioned roll in the hay. Be sure you give your makeup a good "I didn't wash my face last night" look. You can go with the rumpled mini dress from last night or even add his too-big-for-you team dodgeball shirt on top. Come on ladies, band together because it's not the Walk of Shame, it's the Stride of Pride!!Here's a funny video about a costumed Walk of Shame.

Real Housewives of Insert Your City Name Here:This is an easy idea sine you might already have the needed clothing in your closet. Take 4 of your friends and dress up like privileged upper class cougars. Gaudy jewelry (Dollar Store), age inappropriate mini dresses and too much makeup. Then carry around an apple, orange, peach or if you are from Maine maybe a snowball like they do in the TV promos. Done!

Fly Girls:The sketch show In Living Color was totally hot in the 90s. So were the girls who did sweet dance routines during the opening theme and between commercial breaks. This is a great group costume if you couldn't bare to throw away those neon orange bike shorts that were totally rad in 1994. Make sure your outfits don't completely match but try to have a color scheme going on between all of you. Get together before Halloween and create a fly dance routine. Then bring your mini ipod speakers and download the In Living Color theme song. This will win over any crowd!
Here is a video for costume inspiration.

Sexy Snow White & 7 Dwarfs:

*This image is fairly disturbing*
Maybe you are a female with a lot of male friends. Well then this group costume is for you. The dwarfs all wear a different color shirt and slouchy winter hat. Fake white beards are easy to find at a costume store. I would not recommend making your own with cotton balls here because I could just see that being a huge mess. You can rename the dwarfs of course. Stupid, Horny, Smelly, but you don't need me for that.

Sexy Chimney Sweeps:Hear me out here! I love the "Step in Time" number from Mary Poppins and I'm guessing a lot of you do too. Dress in black, get a drivers cap (see left), add black face paint or eye shadow for "Soot" and a chimney brush. Where you find one of those I have no idea. but I'm pretty sure you could make something that looks like it with a wire scrubby brush and a wooden dowel.

Band Geeks!
"This one time at band camp..." Tall Oaks Band Camp is the actual name of the camp from the American Pie movie series. Why not make some Tall Oaks Band Camp t-shirts and carry around some instruments? Fake ones would be best and the real deal is kind of expensive to risk a wild night like Halloween. You can draw straws to see who gets to be Petey the trombone player.

Cereal Mascots:Tony the Tiger, Sugar Smacks Frog, Lucky the Leprechaun, The Corn Flakes Rooster, The Trix Rabbit, Cookie Crisp Dog, Cap'n Crunch, Snap, Crackle, Pop!! All great cereal spokespeople or spokes-animals. Sometimes they are motivational like Tony, other times eternally tormented by tricky kids and the agony of not being able to get their hands on some sugary breakfast foods! Why not go as a pack of cereal mascots. This is a more challenging costume. I would give it an 8 out of 10 on the Kostume Girl's Closet scale of challenging costumes. Bring along a box of your cereal and hand out some snacks!
(On a side note: Why are Cap'n Crunch's eyebrows on his hat?!)

Need even more ideas?
Check out my last few posts for more Group Costume ideas and Half Way to Halloween.

You can follow on Twitter me @Kostumegirl.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm a 2011 Cryptkeeper!

The Super fun website has added me as a 2011 Cryptkeeper. This means I am one of the houses with the good candy. There are lots of great blogs included this Halloween and I recommend checking them out to draw inspiration from.
For to name a few
The Cult of the Great Pumpkin where you can go for tips on carving and preserving your pumpkins!
The Halloween Tree has some nice posts about tablescapes and vintage Halloween goodies.
Guts and Grog Reviews for horror movie and Halloween food reviews.
iZombie has.. you guess it, all things Zombie related.
Monster for Rent need something to kick up your Halloween party a notch? Monster for Rent is a stilt-walking monster, standing at just under 9’ tall. Entertains at Halloween parties & businesses to create some excitement. wow.

So please check them out. Don't forget to follow me on twitter @kostumegirl where I will be posting like crazy for the next spooktacular 31 days!
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