It seems every blogger has a striped shirt. (Guilty as charged, I just bought this navy and white one from the Gap.) Put those stripes to work as a pirate. Add a bandanna, glittery scarf, eye patch, or sword and you’re golden.
Other easy costumes straight from your closet include a cowboy/cowgirl. Lasso a straw hat, plaid or gingham shirt, and some denim. Sheriff star and toy guns are optional.
I’ve also been a spy at the last minute. Sneak around with black sunglasses, trench coat, and a briefcase.
We have clever friends that were smores one year. She wore all white as the marshmallow. He wore all brown as the chocolate. Both had a square of cardboard strapped to their back as a graham cracker.
On the other extreme, John decided to invest in this chicken costume, fondly referred to as the “Chilliken.” $80 (including tax and shipping) isn’t cheap, but he’s used this costume for years. And multiple times a year while at SLU.
Fun fact: The Chilliken even made a brief appearance at our wedding. You guessed it. We’re dancing “The Chicken Dance.”
Jessica of “What I Wore” always has fantastic Halloween ideas. Here are this year’s costumes. Some are easy and pulled from your closet, while others take a little more skill to DIY.
What’s the most clever costume you’ve seen?