I used to be one of those people who planned their Halloween costume weeks in advance. Something unique and clever that usually capitalized on a sensational current event. Perhaps one of my personal bests was in 2008 amidst another monumental US election where my husband and I went as Foreign Relations -- me as a Tina Fey-esque Sarah Palin and he as the Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Three cheers for couples costumes! #saidnooneever
As my tickle trunk of costumes has grown over the years, my desire to be creative has dwindled. Why spend a hundred bucks or more on a costume that will undoubtedly end up wrecked and reeking of booze by the end of the night?
Last night my husband and I reprised our costume from last year; simple headbands that make it look as though a cleaver and butcher knife have sliced through our skulls, respectively. Costume title: Splitting Headache.
Easy, cheap and yet somehow still a party hit. If you too can't be bothered to pull together an elaborate costume to wear Halloween night, here's a list of the laziest -- although current -- costume ideas ever:
Supplies needed: British flag, exit sign (available at most hardware stores)
Styling: wear flag as cape, tube dress or toga and attach exit sign with safety pin
Supplies needed: hot sauce, a bag
Styling: place hot sauce in bag
Supplies needed: all-white clothing (dig up those Diner en Blanc duds), Oscar statue (available at most dollar stores), white face paint
Styling: apply face paint liberally, put on white clothing, hold up Oscar, take a photo and tweet it using the hashtag
Supplies needed: large teddy bear
Styling: go outside and roll around in the mud, attach teddy bear to back
Supplies needed: plain t-shirt, sharpie, toy microphone
Styling: draw HOV highway lines on shirt, hold microphone, speak in British accent, learn lots of pop music
They go low, we go high
Supplies needed: limbo stick, doobie (fake, of course)
Styling: do the limbo while smoking doobie
Got a lazy costume idea? Throw down in the comments below.
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