Unfortunately, most ridiculous Halloween costumes just can’t be recycled.
I have worn every Halloween costume I have ever owned more than once. The “werewolf hands” I wore one Halloween when I was 7 became my winter gloves.
When my mother made me a tree costume (definitely not my favorite–all the neighbors said I was “such a cute little flower”), I recut the fabric into a shamrock shape and won my elementary’s school St. Patrick’s Day costume contest. I just can’t watch a good costume go to waste.
So here’s my proposition: for my last Friday as an IBC guest blogger, I challenge you–no, I implore you–to make this year’s costume shopping strategic. Think of this Halloween as an opportunity to treat yourself to a new outfit or accessory. Now is the time!
You can easily harvest some of the pieces required for the following costumes and incorporate them into your daily wardrobe. So do it!
Ruffled shirts, feathered hats, boots, and chunky belts can easily enhance the wardrobe of any bohemian dandy or gent.
A fur bodysuit might not be wearable in warmer weather, but faux fur cuffs can make excellent additions to any autumn/winter sweater.
Fishnets! Corsets! Heels! Yes, this Rocky Horror favorite has been done many times before, but who can resist the excuse to purchase a new pair of fingerless gloves?
IBC blogger Anisse Gross already credited Wednesday Addams with the creation of “pilgrim goth” style, but the patriarch of the Addams family deserves a shout out too. With his chalk-striped shirt, slicked-back hair and pencil stache, Gomez combines the meticulous style of John Waters with the gothic flair of Vincent Price. Use this Halloween as a opportunity to get classy and break out the Brylecreem.