It’s that time of year again! Once known as the spookiest day of the year, Halloween has evolved into possibly the funniest (move over April Fool’s Day). ‘Scary’ costumes like witches, ghosts, or black cats seem boring and dated in 2019. We all know the best costumes are the witty, creative, and culturally relevant ones. Try one of these simple but clever costumes below to get some laughs this Halloween.
Were you a fan of The Lion King’s reboot earlier this year? Even if you weren’t, you’ll have to admit that ‘Scarface’ is a clever combination of Disney’s evil character Scar and Al Pacino’s iconic 80s drug lord character. All you need is a white suit, red shirt, a few gold chains, and a shaggy black wig, unless your hair is already black and shaggy. Add some lion makeup (don’t forget the scar!) and you’re done!
This can be done two ways, depending on how comfortable you want to be. The first option is the dressy version: put on your fanciest party outfit and add an animal mask of your choice. The second option is the cozy version. Wear an animal onesie and add party props (hat, glasses, whistle, etc).
This is the perfect costume for a 90s baby who doesn’t like getting too dressed up. Plus, it’s a shoutout to the Spice Girls reunion tour that took place in 2019. All you need is a set of Spice Girl Barbie dolls and a ‘rack’ to sit them on. You can use a mini shelf or maybe paint over a piece of styrofoam. Attach a string to your ‘rack’ and wear it around your neck. Voila!
If you’re more into modern music, try dressing up as popular rapper Post Malone but with a twist. In addition to drawing on his signature face and neck tattoos, add some white face paint and heavy black eye makeup to achieve a ghostly effect.
Devil Wears Prada.
Ok, so this movie is more than a few years old but Prada remains ever-relevant. Take this costume as literally as you want - if you’re lucky enough to own a Prada outfit, simply pair it with some devil horns and firey red lips. If not, you can improvise by drawing the Prada logo onto a white tee. As long as you’re wearing devil horns and a Prada logo, you’ll be good.