Have we totally exhausted unique costume ideas?
By Morgan Hannah, Life & Style Editor
The Celts held the belief that at the end of the summer, the barrier between our world and that of the undead was at its thinnest. To keep ghosts and spirits at bay, neighbourhoods would decorate their homes and their bodies to scare spirits off. Costumes have since morphed from spooky to sexy, and often HBO releases and other media trends sneak their way into parties all over—with the oddest of these trends being simply “celebrities.” Dressing up as a living celebrity—with no zombification or vampirism to be seen—feels a bit lazy, albeit easy to do. But this ain’t the opinions section, so with that in mind, it’s time to introduce this year’s hottest Halloween costumes:
Taylor Swift from “You Need To Calm Down” music video
Indulge your inner pop star with T. Swift’s fuzzy pink jacket, cat-eye sunnies, and martini glass combo. Not only can you easily pull off this celebrity look—especially if you’ve got blond hair or a matching curled housewife wig—but you’ll keep warm while club-hopping wrapped in this outfit.
Midsommar Cult Member
Even if you haven’t seen the folk horror film Midsommar, cultism is in this year, and it’s surprisingly easy to pull that look together. A simple white prairie dress and a crown of flowers will get you the classic cult member look. As a bonus, if you plan to party with friends, a whole bunch of girls dressed in matching outfits, holding hands, and skipping down the street would definitely be creepy.
What do oversize t-shirts, tie-dye sweatshirts, Nike shorts, Crocs, Hydro Flasks, and shell necklaces all have in common? They’re all elements of one of the most searched terms on the internet—VSCO girl—and they’re all part of this hit costume idea for 2019. Easy to achieve, each of these outfit items probably already sits in your wardrobe or can be collected at a cheap price.
Lil Nas X from “Old Town Road” music video
You’ve all heard this hit song—likely on repeat—and now you can be Lil Nas X in his western-rap adventure. All you need is a cowboy hat, lots of colourful prints, some tassels, and a pair of cow-print western booties! Order online from Lammle’s Western Wear (or go to either Kamloops or Calgary) for long-lasting cowboy goods and great service. You can also find your costume just as easily second-hand.
There have been many parodies of Bob Ross this year, giving this American painter a second life through his fans. With the artist’s iconic instructional mannerisms and his classic look of high-waisted jeans, long-sleeve button up, and an afro, it’s easy to pull off this artsy look.
Rather than fuelling the hate-flames that the sexy Mr. Rogers trend is causing, why not simply dress up as Mr. Rogers? Sport a red cardigan that resembles his trademark cardigan, grey straight-leg pants, and a distinguished black tie. Pay tribute to the lovable American TV personality, and don’t fall into the trap of the “sexy treatment.”