The Unforgettable Costume
October is finally here! The leaves are changing, pumpkin spice is in the air, and costumes are starting to appear in stores everywhere. The thought, “What am I going to be for Halloween” has probably ran through your mind a couple of times already. I know for me, figuring out what costume to wear is a difficult choice. Each year I start with TONS of research. What is everyone else wearing? Do I want to go more classy or scandalous? Should I go as a group or by myself? These are all questions that I am sure most of you encounter when picking out the perfect costume from year to year.
I am here to make this process easier. I hope to help make this Halloween your most unforgettable one yet. I will share some of my suggestions that still have others talking about what I’ve worn in past years. Maybe at the end of this blog I will share what my friends and I have decided to do this year.
First, you must determine if a group or single costume is best for you. Personally, I have always been a fan of the group costumes. Something about meeting up with friends and planning the ultimate costume of the season, over drinks can really bring friends or even colleagues together. Another benefit to consider, more minds= more possibilities = more creativity = more memorable costumes! It’s Halloween…the sky’s the limit! Some group costumes to think about include:
Cast of Super Mario Brothers, Ghost busters, Fred and Wilma from the Flintstones, Tooth and Tooth Fairy, Deck of cards, Orange is the New Black, Alice in Wonderland, Seven Dwarves, Dr. Seuss—Thing 1 & Thing 2, KISS, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superheroes, Frozen, The Wizard of Oz, Liquor Cabinet
If you are more interested in having all the spot light on yourself, then I would recommend thinking of a costume you can do by yourself. For example: Batman/ Joker, Ace Ventura, Barbie, Pirate, Maleficent, Black Widow, Minion, Iron Man, Hippie, Construction Worker, Frozen, Doctor/Nurse, Cop
Second, you must evaluate your budget. If you’re running on a smaller budget then I suggest making your costume! Today costumes can cost anywhere from $40-$90 depending on what look you’re going for. I know some of you might be thinking DIY sounds like too much work, but really it’s easy! My best advice would be to use your resources, like Pinterest, and plan ahead. DIY costumes, in my opinion, are the most memorable, because you’re able to put your own little twist, making your Batman costume more unique then the other guy’s Batman costume.If budget isn’t really a factor, than by all means, get yourself to the party store and buy your costume. Just because you buy your costume doesn’t mean you can’t spruce it up with your own character. The more individuality in a costume, the more memorable it will be.
Lastly, with any costume, whether it’s store bought or made, you must to decide how scandalous or conservative you really want to be. Think about the kind of parties you will be attending, whether it’s for business or pleasure. Obviously a more scandalous costume wouldn’t be appropriate when engaging with business partners at the company Halloween party. However, if you are just going out on the town with your friends or meeting up for a party that Birthdays and Bottles planned, then feel free to dress how you feel. It’s only sociably acceptable to dress up once a year, why not take full advantage of it?
Halloween is all about having fun, having the perfect costume, and attending the best parties. With the advice that I have laid out you should be able to walk the streets on NYC confidently knowing you are rockin’ that costume. I know my friends and I will be flaunting our DIY costumes, as Taco Bell hot sauce packets, with confidence and swag. Happy Halloween everyone and remember don’t be afraid let your creative/crazy side show!
By Samantha A. Perryman
Marketing and Social Media Intern | Birthdaysandbottles.com