Halloween is almost upon us. Have you decided what you're dressing up as yet this weekend? No? What the heck are you waiting for? Better get on the stick. Clock's ticking. All the good costumes have most likely been snapped up by now. Lucky for you, we've come up with a list of costume ideas that are creative -- well, at least not as lame and obvious as sewing your Lady Gaga-style meat gown, slapping it on and calling it good. What's more, these getups are easy to fashion from items laying around your house or living in your sister/friend/neighbor's closet. Click through to see what we came up with.
5) Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie created Ziggy Stardust as his sexually open-minded alter ego, and if you're gaunt and slighty androgynous, you can pull this off -- the blown-out mullet, lightning bolt painted face and crotch bulge. Be forewarned, however, if you do go as Stardust, make sure you can accept for one night you are going to be thought of as bisexual.
4) Lost Dancer from Daft Punk's "Around The World" Video
Who can say anything negative about this song or video? Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind) flung open the floodgates of fun for costume creativity with this one. The extendo-persons, the mummies, the skeletons, the spacemen and the swimmers. The best part is the costumes are all so simple. Not only can you rock it on Halloween, but in everyday life, as well. There are several options from "Around The World," take a stab at one.
3) Living Dead Girl
Borrowed from Rob Zombie's 1998 Hillbilly Deluxe, Living Dead Girl is not to be confused with your everyday, run-of-the-mill zombie -- it is Living Dead Girl. Not every girl can be Living Dead Girl, only those capable of seducing without trying, while maintaining the character personality as a dead, uninterested girl. This is the safest role-play for anyone interested in necrophilia. For couples, see Rob Zombie's Evil Doctor costume which requires dark eye shadow, an overcoat, a vintage pair of spectacles, a cane and a top hat.
Remember when you got that furry hat and ultimately decided you were never going to wear it? Well, here is your chance to shine with it. Grab your favorite pair of Adidas Superstars and let the party begin. The advantages to this costume are that if you somehow get stuck in a meaningless conversation with the StrawBerry Shortcake girl, you can just pretend the floor is moving you away from her.
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1) Lil Wayne as a Convict
Simplicity is a seed that grows success. All you need here is an orange jumpsuit, cornrow wig, Sharpie for the face tattoos and Buddy Holly-esque glasses. You can spend the entirety of the evening talking about the pages of raps you have written behind bars and perhaps, even spit a few. Plus, anyone wearing those "Free Weezy" shirts can finally get some redemption. For added authenticity, carry around a Solo cup full of drank that someone keistered into the jail for you.