Halloween is here! We must start preparing, but sometimes the creativity part of Halloween is hard. It’s so easy to walk into a pop-up costume store and buy another humdrum, über expensive costume that at least 3 other people you know will be wearing.
Not to worry, pop-culture and the world of DIY are here to save the day! So much has happened this year and Halloween is the ideal opportunity to showcase the crazy. It was nearly impossible to narrow it down, but somehow I managed to put together 7 DIY, 2015 inspired costumes to try this Halloween.
Ariana Grande Licks a Donut | Sure, she apologized, but this is America. And in America we have every right to make young and immature celebrities wish they never licked that donut that one time due to peer pressure. With that said, this costume was born. Create an outfit like the one below and top with cat ears. Add a bright lipstick to bring extra attention to your mouth. Buy a donut – real or fake like the one below. Finally, lick that donut until your tongue is sore!
Suge Knight Gets Arrested | Dear Suge Knight, if by some random act of God you happen upon this post, please forgive me and don’t hurt me. I’m young and have a long life ahead of me. With that out of the way, let’s make a “Suge Knight Getting Arrested” costume! Suge got arrested this year for murder after a hit-and-run.
Inmate Imitate this tragedy by placing the plump belly under your tee, smoking a cigar and handcuffing your hands around your now massive tummy.
*Make it a couples’ costume by adding a tire tread mark to your partner’s white T-shirt… again, I’m sorry Suge. Don’t hurt me.*
Floyd Mayweather | This costume was created in honor of the most boring boxing match in boxing history. Floyd Mayweather became a household name after dazing audiences with his ducking and dodging during his fight with Manny Pacquiao, but there’s so much more to the fighter than his incessant need to avoid being punched. For instance, remember the time that he lit his money on fire? Yeah, that happened. Pay tribute to the man behind the gloves with this costume. Follow the “Money Fire Cut-Out” link below, print the photo and cut it out so you can mimic his disregard for the American dollar.
Jon Snow Dies | This one hurt. I’m not saying I cried – you can’t prove it even if I did – but it did hurt my heart. We must honor our fallen hero in the form of costume! Meant for men or women. Dress yourself in black, adorn your shoulders with fur, stick the sword under your arm – ’cause you’re dead – and place the scar on your forehead. And remember, refer to yourself as a bastard continuously throughout the night.
Kim Kardashian West Breaks the Internet | Though it pains me to include this on the list because this family is EVERYWHERE, I had to do it. The goal is to mimic Kim K.’s cover photo for Paper magazine. Simply wear a black strapless dress, gloves and a necklace and throw your hair in a ridiculous bun. Then, tape the plastic glass to you tush – the sillier this looks, the better. Tape it to your bottom so it sticks straight out, but when posing for pics, you better pop that booty! Finally, pop that champagne or sparkling cider, whatever fits your fancy.
Donald Trump | Let’s make America great… by poking fun at Donald Trump! Whether you agree with his ideals or not, The Donald is the talk of the town this year. Show him your support with the infamous hair-do, a suit and tie, some orange self-tanner and a handmade slogan sign of your choosing. Try the one below or try, “Just build a wall around them!” or “You’re an ugly loser!” Have fun with it.
Selfie Stick | This simple piece of plastic has changed the world forever. Selfie taking will never be the same. Some may say that the world is now a better place due to its creation. We owe the selfie stick… so we must become the selfie stick. This costume is simple. Dress in all black or wear a black morph suit. Stand stiff like a board, stick one arm straight out, hold your phone or tape it to your hand and allow people to use you as their selfie stick. Stand next to your friends as you hold out your arm and snap their selfie. The people will love you! *Demonstration pictured below featuring me as the selfie stick.*
Morph Suit or All Black Outfit |
Phone | Tape
And with that, your 2015 Halloween is complete! Which 2015 pop-culture disaster will you try this year? Are there any another pop-culture icons that you plan emulate?
Happy Halloween ö
Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay