Halloween is my favorite holiday and I LOVE dressing up
for it especially now that I host a Halloween party every
year. In this article I have rounded up all of my past Halloween
costumes as well as some bonus cosplays that you won’t want to
miss out on. Scroll on down to see them!
The Grady Twins from The Shining
My very first year working at my job I made a friend that
loved Halloween as much as me (Nicole) and we decided we
were going to dress up and wear costumes to work.
With everyone in the plant calling us “twins” deciding to be
the Grady twins from The Shining seemed like an absolute
no brainer. I am not going to lie, wearing a costume to work
was extremely nerve-racking especially since I am a huge introvert who hates
to be the center of attention, but in the end I am glad I did it.
Although I have to admit I was suuuuper surprised that not very
many people have actually seen The Shining
(if you are one of those people PLEASE go and watch it ASAP)
so not many knew who we were dressed up as and I had one lady
tell me my makeup was really good cause it made me look
dead (even though it was how I did my makeup every single day), but
it was still fun.
Hair Clip, Wig, Leggings, Shoes, Ribbon – Walmart
Daphne From Scooby Doo
Dressing up for Halloween at work year 2! Nicole and I’s
second “couples costume” was Daphne and Velma and this
was definitely a much bigger hit than The Grady twins the
year before. There are people that still talk about it! I was
much more confident this time around too and there were
a LOT of people coming up to us and complimenting our
costumes talking about how they watched Scooby Doo growing
up. Some even asked to take pictures with us or of us! We even
made it into the newsletter at work. We were like little celebrities!
Daphne and Velma Costume Article here
Harley Quinn (My personal favorite costume! Definitely want to do this one again!)
“So what if I’m crazy? The best people are.” I have
always wanted to be Harley Quinn and Halloween 2020 was
officially the time! I decided I wanted my Harley Quinn to be
based on the OG Harley so I went with the black and red color
scheme rather than the Suicide Squad or Birds of Prey versions.
It was absolutely FREEZING, but I really loved how it all
turned out. (Next time I am getting the full jumpsuit though! lol)
My friends dressed up as Poison Ivy (Nicole) and
Catwoman (Abigail) so we could have a superhero moment together.
Harley Quinn Costume – Etsy store NerayArt
Jacket – Thrifted
Boots – Lifestride
Bat – Actual aluminum softball bat with black and red electrical tape
Cher from Clueless
“Ugh, as if!” One of the movies on my movie-fi-cation list
was Clueless and after watching the movie I determined
I needed to be Cher so I took to Amazon. I decided to do
the classic Cher look instead of her red dress outfit
(Although you had better believe that I am going to do
that one too sometime!) just because it was more well known.
The entire costume is one piece which I’m not a huge fan of, but
it was cheaper and easier than buying everything separately.
Shoes – Thrifted
Leggings – Walmart
Princess Leia from Star Wars
Another one of my movie-fi-cation movies was
Star Wars so of course I had to do a Princess Leia cosplay.
I will admit this wasn’t my best, but I was working with what
I already had at the house which included a white bedsheet
(went total toga party vibes lol) a big black belt, a brown wig, and
an actual toy Star Wars gun I picked up at a garage sale a few years back. #nerd
NYE 2020 my friend Kristin and I did something a little
out of our comfort zone and decided to go to a Gatsby
themed NYE party at the Crown Uptown Theatre in
Wichita, KS. Of course we couldn’t go without dressing
up for the event so we donned our best flapper girl
costumes and rang in the 20s with a bunch of strangers. Lol
What have been some of your past costumes? Do you
already know what you are going to be for Halloween this year?