Halloween is a great time of year for many reasons: pumpkin everything, Snickers galore, and horror movie marathons, to name a few.
Coming up with costume ideas, however, for your adult self, to attend the office party or neighborhood bash is really hard for busy women who spend most of their brainpower on other things. And last-minute ideas are even tougher.
Exhale to the rescue with this list of punny and fun Halloween costumes that require little effort.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Put on a yellow shirt, dress, coat, whatever you have around and add a sticky name tag with the word “Life” written on it. Then grab a sack of lemons and voila, you’re the age old saying, “When life gives you lemons…” Not only is this costume stupid-easy to put together, it’ll make you very popular with whomever is bartending the party you’re at.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Honestly, what woman wouldn’t want to masquerade as this goddess for the night? All this costume requires is a black dress/sweater/cape/whatever you have on hand, and one of Ginsburg’s famously signature collars. You can create a makeshift one easily with a statement necklace, a collared shirt, a scarf or a doily worn as a necklace. Pull your hair back in a tight bun. Bonus: This get-up gives you license to dissent about, well, everything.
Turns out you don’t have to wear a boardroom-ready suit to illustrate your position in the family. Wear a plain colored shirt and a fake gold medal (Bonus points if it’s one of those chocolate medals that you can eat at the end of the night). Accessorize with a loaf of bread or two, and everyone on the street will know that you’re the breadwinner in the family.
If you’re feeling a little scandalous, or perhaps going out for Halloween with your partner, grab a slinky slip dress from your closet. Print out some of Sigmund Freud’s favorite words (we recommend “oedipal complex,” “paranoia,” “ego” and “psychosis”) and attach them to the dress. Guess what: You’re a Freudian slip! Let’s just hope you don’t manifest the condition into your evening out.
It’s Raining Men
If The Weather Girls only knew the destiny of their hit song. Print out photos of your favorite Hollywood hunks and use a hole punch and string to attach them to the ends of an open umbrella. Suddenly it’s raining beautiful all around you. This is another great option for trick-or-treating, because you can cozy up in whatever outfit you choose underneath. And if it really rains, you’re covered.