Happy October, friends! I’d say that fall is officially here which means it is time to prepare for Halloween! I don’t know about you, but I have always enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and going to parties! Since I am missing one and a half legs, I’ve always tried to be creative about my costume –the advantage of being an amputee! 😉
My team and I decided to put together four costume ideas for you, in case you are still not sure what to be for Halloween. So here you go!
We didn’t have to be very creative with this costume because pirate costumes are often available at any costume store. However, we did add a “wooden leg” to my costume to be clever. 😉 Simple and cute!
Lamp from A Christmas Story!
I’ve always loved A Christmas Story movie during the Holidays. It is so nostalgic and such a classic. Being a Lamp from A Christmas Story has always been in my head as a costume idea since I am missing a few minor legs!
- Yellow/gold lamp-shade (thrift store has plenty)
- Some fancy tools to cut the wire in a lamp shade
- Fringe trim
- Hot glue
- Black tank top/black tights
- A high heal shoe/s (though in my case, I am missing a foot so I just stuck with a flat shoe)
Cut the wire carefully in the lamp-shade to open it. Glue the fringe trim on to the edge of the lamp! Wear a black shirt, tights and a shoe/s and carefully put on the lamp! Voila! Simple and clever!
If you are feeling a little girly or just love pink, a Flamingo outfit is perfect for you!
- Pink Hat
- White and Black paint with brushes
- Pink Tutu
- Pink tights and shoes (or heals)
- Pink feather boa (for a little extra sass)
Paint the hat. Leave the top pink. Paint the middle including part of the brim white. Then paint the tip of the brim black and add two black dots to the white part for the eyes. Dress in your pink gear and finish off with your painted hat! Sassy and cute!
This costume was so fun to do and is my favorite probably because it matches my humor. 😉
- Big box
- Blue Spray Paint
- Red Paint and a brush
- White paper and scissors
- Dark or plain colored clothes
Cut a hole on the top of the box (for your head to go through) and a square at the bottom for your body. Spray the box with blue spray paint (outside) and let it dry for a day. Cut out IHOP letters and glue/tape them onto the box. Finally, using red paint, make a red smile under O&P letters! Slip your box over your dark or plain colored clothes. Boom!
Now, we challenge you to be more creative than we are by putting together unique costume ideas and sharing them with us! Take a photo of your best idea and check out our video for details on our Costume Contest Challenge!
Good luck and have fun!