Friday, October 4, 2013

Dibs on Scary Spice: Group Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is the best time of year. Hands down. Some years are more inspiring than others. Two years ago my friend Carrie and I went as Toddlers & Tiaras contestants, the year before that I was a zombie Amy Winehouse and last year I just threw together a few costumes with the leftovers from the previous years. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by very talented make-up artists at least five days a week- and at MAKE UP FOR EVER we celebrate Halloween in a big way. So even if I try to keep it low-key, there’s always something going on. I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with killer costume ideas, and I think I’ve figured out at least one. I’m sure I’ll have a few more within the next couple weeks.

At some point in my life I’d like to do a really rad group costume. Group costumes are some of the most fun and at the very least it’s always a blast to have a costume buddy. So if you’ve got a group and you’re thinking of costumes, I’ve got a couple suggestions. Now, every group costume comes with it’s own set of challenges. There’s always a character that EVERYBODY wants to be and a character that NOBODY wants to be and a few in-between. I'm sure you'll figure it out.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN


Not only is A League of Their Own one of the best movies ever- it’s also a fairly accessible costume and can lend itself well to large or small groups. Instantly recognizable but not so sexy that you won’t be able to eat bread for a week.
Fight over: All-The-Way Mae
Super sassy Madonna was the bombshell. Everybody wants to be her- call dibs early.

Take one for the team: Doris Murphy
You’d think it would be Marla Hooch, right? Nope.


Unexpected but awesome: Kit Keller
“Why do you gotta be so good!?” Just the right amount of angst and pigtails to be fun.


THE BABYSITTERS CLUB
I remember setting up a pretend Babysitter’s Club headquarters in my parent’s garage, surely I wasn’t the only one. You also have options, you can go with the OG Babysitters or the major motion picture version.

Fight over: Dawn Schafer
California girl style, health food addict and tree hugger.



Take one for the team: Mallory Pike
What a dud. Why would anybody want to be Mallory?




Unexpected but awesome: Kristy Thomas
I was talking with my friend Elaine about this earlier and she brought up a very valid point that the 90’s tomboy outfit potential for Kristy is just unparalleled.


SPICE GIRLS



It’s been long enough and platform tennis shoes are back, so it seems appropriate. As the tan girl with curly hair- I was ALWAYS Scary Spice.

Fight over: Ginger Spice
The most iconic of the bunch. The union jack dress and the red hair with blonde highlights. If you are the redhead of the bunch, congrats you’ve got dibs.


Take one for the team: Sporty Spice
Although it’s arguably the most comfortable costume, it’s really the least fun.


Unexpected but Awesome: Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth
Admittedly he's a left-field character from Spice World. When the option arises to be Alan Cummings, that option should be explored.


Bonus Idea:
OTTERPOPS



Dibs on Poncho Punch.

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