It is that time of year to scrummage through your closet and spend hours on Amazon to try to find whatever you can to create the perfect Halloween costume. I have curated a list of unique alternatives that will help make your costume stand out.
- Princess and The Pauper:
Instead of dressing up as classic Barbie with pink pants, a pink top, and a cowgirl hat, go for the older Barbies from Princess and The Pauper. For Erica, I would recommend getting a blue corset and white bloomers and adding her signature blue choker necklace. Then, for Princess Anneliese, the same but in pink and with a little gold crown.
- Moulin Rouge:
If you are looking to put a twist on the classic Great Gaspy Costume, try Moulin Rouge. For this, I would recommend getting a red or black corset, a little bow tie, a hat or headband with big red, black, or gold feathers, and black stockings.
- Miss Congeniality:
Instead of doing Mia Thermopolis from Princess Diaries (2001), try Gracie from Miss Congeniality. For this costume, all you need is a long pink dress, a leg strap to put a toy gun, and a sash to write federal agent on it.
If you were thinking of doing a fairy or angel this year, I would recommend Juliet from Romeo and Juliet (1996). This costume only requires a flowy white dress, white sneakers, tiny angel wings, and a long gold necklace. This would also work as a good couple’s costume.
Instead of dressing up in a basic costume this year, take my advice and try a unique approach to classic costumes.