Christmas is near and if you haven’t figured out your costume for this year, don’t worry we’ve got you covered with some of the best ideas and costumes that might inspire you to go all out and dress up. With the many different themes and styles, we’ve chosen these ten individual costumes that we think will be a hit for anyone looking to stand apart from the rest.
Top 10 Christmas Costumes For You
Check them out below:
1. The Grinch
The Grinch is an amazing idea because not only is it extremely simple (no pun intended) but also puts a funny spin on Christmas by turning yourself into everyone’s favorite grumpy green meanie! Get yourself a Santa hat or one of those huge foam Santa hands, either or would work in completing this look in a humorous way. Want to add a little extra touch? Grow yourself a long white beard or better still, get face paint to really give it the dr. Seuss twist!
2. Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs
If you couldn’t already tell from the name of this character, she is one of the lead characters in Thomas Harris’ novel ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. In turn, making her debut in the 1991 film version starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins [sic]. This costume will take a bit more effort because actress Jodie Foster wore a wig for this role that was cut into a short crop which Clarice would later be known for throughout the rest of her career. Get yourself a good pair of glasses (we think wire-rimmed will do nicely), some denim or leggings, and don’t forget the bug spray!
3. Mr. T
This Halloween costume is great for men that want to get into the Christmas spirit while making fun at the same time. This classic character is still seen everywhere today so you can guarantee that this costume will be a huge hit all over again just like it was when it first debuted back in 1984. Whether you are going out with friends or family, show off your muscles by wearing a tank top underneath your overalls to give yourself an authentic look while saving yourself from getting cold during colder nights this winter.
4. Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack is a great character from the film ‘A nightmare before Christmas’ that has been adapted into several different forms of entertainment including but not limited to video games, clothing, and Halloween costumes. This costume is simple and can be done with minimal effort by simply wearing black clothes and painting white circles on your face and neck (neck and head for maximum effect) while also getting yourself some fake teeth, ripped up clothes, and shoes to imitate Jack’s torn look.
5. The Misfits
This idea takes a bit more thinking than most others because this band still exists (albeit it is not as active as they once were). That being said, dressing up like these guys will be relatively easy if you remember their looks from past photos and gigs (which can be found on the internet). If you like this idea, but don’t think dressing up like punk is your thing, there is always option two:
If you are too young to remember The Misfits or just didn’t grow up in that era of music, we suggest dressing like Jem and her friends from the 80’s cartoon ‘Jem and the hologram’. This group was made popular by their unique show where they would often sing while dressed in bright colors to simulate being ‘holograms’. For this costume, all it takes are hot rollers, colorful clothes with matching wigs, lots of bracelets, and earrings!
6. Andie and O from How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
This idea for Halloween comes straight to you from the hit 2003 film ‘How to lose a guy in ten days. This costume requires that you find yourself a red dress (preferably one with polka dots), find yourself some black flats, get your hair done up into two braids tied at each end (making sure they are tight), and don’t forget the cat-eye glasses.
Once again this costume is perfect if you want to go out with your friends because all it takes is wearing white clothes, adding some face paint and drawing lines on your face with eyeliner. Plus you can always round off the look by getting yourselves some oars, or if you are feeling especially adventurous, why not get yourselves some blow-up doll to simulate the boat!
8. The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus
This idea is perfect for girls that want to dress up together because it only takes three witches to form this iconic trio of sisters. If you do decide on dressing like these three characters, make sure you paint your faces white and carry around brooms (real or fake) while wearing black dresses with matching cat-eye glasses which can be found in most party stores during Halloween season.
If you don’t mind playing a more ghoulish type character then we suggest dressing like Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) from the film of the same name. All you need is a black suit, a white shirt, and a thin black tie along with some face paint to resemble his pale complexion and red lipstick to give yourself that creepy look he has down to a tee!
10. The Red Cross Lady from American Pie
This is another great idea for those of you going out as groups as it will require as little as one person who can dress as Stifler’s mom. This costume will only take one thing from your wardrobe: A full-length fur coat preferably in bright pink or red which can be found on party stores online or even at local pawn shops that sell odd items over the Halloween season. After finding your fur coat, all that needs doing is wearing nothing underneath along with some nice lingerie, because let’s face it – underwear doesn’t matter when you are wearing a full-length fur coat!
These are really great ideas because you don’t have to spend much to pull them off. You can repurpose items that you already have in your wardrobe and just add a few little accessories to make these Halloween costumes come alive! It also helps that they’re not too scary either so if you are trying to keep things ‘family friendly’ these are great costumes for kids as well. Also, if you are trying to dress up in a group, all of these ideas can be adapted for any number of people which makes them even easier to pick.
So there’s our list of the top 10 best Halloween costumes that will hopefully make your life – and your wallet – much easier this year! Don’t forget your candy apples! You can find all sorts of delicious goodies at local grocery stores around the country usually by the checkouts during this time of year.