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Identity crisis: My favorite Halloween costume ideas.

  • Sep 29, 2009
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Halloween is the one time of year you get to be someone totally different, right? Here's a list of the best costumes I have ever heard of, come up with myself, or been at one point or another in my life.
Mary Todd Lincoln
After the assassination, of course. Old time-y outfit (easy to find at any thrift store) plus tons of fake blood equals super gory costume idea. Like a zombie, only classier. If you want to really go for the gold, add a top hat and a depressed disposition.
Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger
She is the actress most commonly known as Miss Galore in the classic James Bond movie "Goldfinger" --the girl covered entirely in gold paint. American Apparel has gold lamé EVERYTHING, so this costume is fairly easy to change around (gold bikini, or gold leggings and shirt, etc) Just finish it off with gold paint and gold hairspray from a costume shop.
More specifically, "a complete balanced breakfast". Get an XXL shirt at Rite Aid and super glue some fake food - toast, fruit...even a cereal box. Children's fake food play sets will be your best bet for this. Or the dollar store. ....Weird idea but amusing nonetheless.
Siegfried & Roy
Just dress somewhat fancy and carry a large stuffed tiger.
Magic School Bus
If you weren't a kid in the 90s, this might go right over your head. This book series (now a PBS cartoon as well) featured an eccentric school teacher with wild red hair and crazy clothes and accessories. Go to a thrift store and buy the most clashing items you can find (especially those with a light educational theme). That's it.
See the full review, "Nostalgia is not really based in science, though Ms. Frizzle wishes it was.".
Napoleon Bonaparte
Oh come on, there are so many jokes you could make to people.
Marie Antoinette
This has become a popular costume idea since the movie came out. It's a good one though - perfect mix of classic and macabre! Especially if you take a cue from this talented crafter!
Eddie Vedder
This is a cop-out Halloween costume for dudes (especially if your hair is naturally grown-out). Wear flannel, torn jeans, and a long wig. You'll be Pearl Jam-perfect (circa 1993).
Cover yourself in purple balloons. It'll be fun I promise. Also, could be good for any high-impact situations you see yourself finding on Halloween night.
Morton Salt package
The Morton Salt Girl! Classic.

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October 24, 2009
That is pretty funny... I like the salt girl.
September 29, 2009
I love this list, Melissa...way original! Just be careful with covering yourself with gold paint, make sure that there are parts of regular skin showing so your skin can breathe!
October 01, 2009
Remember, that's how the character in the film died.
October 01, 2009
October 01, 2009
Don't worry guys, I'll leave a little spooky ghost-shaped bare spot on my arm so my skin can breathe :) Death by gold!
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Born and raised in NJ, relocated to Boston, MA to study at Emerson College, transplanted to Hollywood, CA to get my career started on the fairer coast.      I love hiking, eating new … more
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