The COVID-19 virus has put a damper on many people’s Halloween plans this year. Sadly, many people are refraining from taking the kids out trick-or-treating this year for fear of spreading or contracting the virus, and others are putting off their spooky Halloween bashes for upcoming years. However, while it’s critical to maintain safety and health regulations, you can still have some Halloween fun this year!
Instead of taking the kids door-to-door for trick-or-treating, consider a costume party with the family and your close bubble at home. Stock up on your favourite candies and treats, turn your house into a spooky graveyard with some Dollar Store decorations and make Halloween 2020 one to remember. With everything going on right now, you may not have time to go out and purchase an elaborate costume.
Times are stressful for most people, and the virus might have placed your Halloween plans on the backburner. Take a look at these three costumes that you can whip up at home in no time.
1. The Hippie
Everyone loves a hippie! The iconic hippie look will never go out of style, from the bell-bottom pants to the cool, free-wheeling’ necklaces and chains. And what makes the hippie outfit the ideal Halloween costume for those without a lot of time is that it’s relatively easy to create!
You probably already have a pair of wide-length pants hanging around, and if you don’t, check out the nearest thrift store. Do you have something with fringe on it? A fringed vest, top, or jacket would go perfectly with a pair of bell-bottoms.
Don’t forget that safety comes first this year. You can order custom face masks from a company that gives you the option to print anything you like on them. Why not order a specialized, customized mask with “Peace and Love” written across it? It will match your costume, and you can continue to wear it throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. The Ghost
Do you have an old white sheet hidden somewhere in your linen closet? Cut out two holes for your eyes and become an old-fashioned ghost for the evening! The ghost costume is probably as old as the holiday itself, but it’s a classic favourite for a reason. It’s light-hearted, and people love the simplicity of it. Another bonus is that the sheet’s fabric will cover your face all night, acting as a protective facial mask.
3. The Partner Switch
Dressing up as your partner is not only hilarious, it’s also incredibly easy and virtually zero-cost. Raid each other’s wardrobes to find quintessential outfits that represent one another. The clothes might not fit perfectly, so bring a couple of belts and a backup outfit, in case the costume becomes a little too loose or tight throughout the evening. If you have kids, you could also see if they’d like to dress up as one another and turn the event into a family affair!
A small gathering with your tight bubble of family and friends will be a Halloween you’ll all remember for a lifetime. With so much uncertainty lingering in the air, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, by preparing for a safe evening with custom face masks and social-distancing with a small group, this Halloween could be your best one yet.