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Second Annual Rejected (yet totally AWESOME) Halloween Costume Ideas

Well, the eternal struggle to come up with a brilliant, quirky, showstopper of a Halloween costume continues. Last year, I came up with five unusual (but totally rad) costume ideas.  This year I had a few more ideas. My sweetie, Eric of course thinks they are all completely unsuitable for our little kiddo, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t rock them for your kiddo. So, I will share with you what I believe to be showstoppingly awesome costume ideas.

Here we go:

You are just some garish make-up, a curly mop top wig, and some crazy spandex away from being Honey Boo Boo, that little kapow of cuteness who is this year’s Snooki. Don’t worry, if you don’t go as her, one of your friends/work associates/neighbors will.

 

Mckayla Maroney is a gymnastic medalist and I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to dedicate years of her life to this beautiful sport only to have it all distilled down to one of the most hilarious memes of the summer. Oh that smirk! I really hope she got some amazing sponsorship deals… Clearly only an adult could do it justice.

 

Yeah, well, it’s easy for him. He’s Picasso! But you can be too with the help of a great striped shirt, some huraches and a bald wig. Bring along a little pad of paper, quickly doodle some pictures and give them away telling people to save for their child’s college fund. Because it has been so long since Jon Lovitz did that hilarious Saturday Night Live skit, that this will come off as fresh.

 

We should all go as this amazingly hilarious woman! A working mom who rocked it and had the funniest, self deprecating jokes ever! Like:

  • “My photographs don’t do me justice!  They look exactly like me!”
  • “Best way to get rid of kitchen odors—eat out!”
  • “Housework won’t kill you, but why take the chance??”

Bonus points if you find such fabulous boots.

 

For the up and coming goth kid!  If it was good enough for John Cusak, it’s good enough for you!  Raven optional.

 

This actually would be awesome as Halloween costume!  All you need red track suit and someone to follow you around with a tape recorder of THAT SOUND—you know the one…  And if you do it as a kid, you are guaranteed to get you a couple extra Reese’s peanut butter cups smuggled into your bag by the 40+ year old Dad wiping a tear away from his eye.

 

I know. Katniss is awesome. Girl archery power, etc. But c’mon you gotta love Effie—especially when played by one of my favorite comic actresses, Elizabeth Banks!  Who doesn’t love taffeta? And crazy make up? It is Halloween, right?

And there you have it. Expected or unexpected? Would you ever consider going as any of these little gems?? Any other ideas?

 

 

 

 

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  1. Melinda says

    Phyllis! Those boots are ridiculous! And what a great way to use last years busted-up weave. Waste not want not.

  2. Alix says

    I would love to see a little Effie! Or who am I kidding, a wee Phyllis Diller! heh

  3. Moe says

    A few years back — and I can’t quite believe I am admitting this publicly — I dressed up a JonBenet Ramsay. Being 4’11″, blonde and uh, a “spirited” personality, it seemed like an obvious choice. It was both one of the funniest and most traumatic costumes I’ve ever worn. Mostly because the photos of me in the costume are completely horrifying. I didn’t ever need to know I could look like that.

    • Dottie says

      I didn’t think it was possible for me to adore you more after reading that, Moe!

  4. Tiffanie says

    I have an adult friend who looks EXACTLY like Effie. Would it be rude to suggest that as a costume to her? She would be a dead ringer with the makeup!

  5. Jody says

    I would love to see a little boy dressed as The Most Interesting Man in the World.

  6. misha lulu says

    Bela wanted to be Picasso! but she changed her mind…these ideas are awesome!

  7. Eileen says

    I love the over-the-top-ness of an Effie costume… and the fabulousness and wit of Phyllis Diller! Another great round up, MK!



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