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Costumes

This Follows on from this post about Halloween costumes.

So, this year my boyfriend and I went as Dr Krieger and his virtual girlfriend from Archer. That was a lot of fun and I think it worked well but I’m not convinced it was quite as good as the year before, when we went as The Joker and Harley Quinn. Last year’s was definitely more expensive but there’s a lot of fun to be had in dressing up as batman villains.

Joker

It’s definitely waaaaay to early to be thinking about what to wear next year and yet here I am, wondering about it anyway. My criteria for a good costume are: Must work for a couple, must be possible to put it together from mostly “normal” clothes without too many specialist purchases, must not require a prop for people to know who you are, must be recognisable enough for people to know who you are, must not be unreasonably annoying or impractical to wear.

So, for example, Drake and Lara croft don’t work because Drake isn’t sufficiently recognisable. Anything that hinges on me wearing little more than stockings and high heels doesn’t work because I don’t live on the equator and heels are exhausting. Costumes that feature big wings, for example, are impractical, expensive and what the hell am I going to do with them afterwards? Because I don’t have that much storage space and… honestly I don’t want a big pair of wings. Masks can GTFO because they’re annoying to wear and if I have to abandon part of my costume to enjoy myself it’s officially a failure (I abandoned my wig for a while this year but only for like an hour across the 9 hour party and I still enjoyed myself).

With that in mind, these are my top 5 best ideas so far:

  1. Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  2. Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World
  3. Zelda and Link
  4. Gomez and Morticia
  5. Hercules and Megara

Realistically, by the time next Halloween rolls around we’ll end up choosing something completely different – last year I would never have thought of doing characters from Archer, so I guess anything could happen.

Do you have any favourite costumes or costume ideas?

Originally posted here: http://unazukin210.tumblr.com/post/132534585675/costumesH

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