It’s no secret that we are all guilty of slipping a pun now and then, so use your puns to your advantage! Think costumes like ‘breadwinner’ where all you need is a loaf and a medal, ‘smarty-pants’ glue some smarties to your pants, ‘avocado toast’ hang a painted avocado around your neck and hold a drink and ‘copy-cat’ just some cat ears and a ‘control-c’ sign needed here!
Drawing inspiration from your favourite socials, grab some cardboard and design it as your favourite photo or video application. You then dress up as a well-known image or Youtube video or keep the caption vague. Best of all, you can include others in your costume when it comes time for photos!
TV & MOVIE STARS
Dressing up as a TV show or movie character usually means you can use or borrow clothes with no need to buy more. Just slap together a few of these iconic characters to perfect the look. Arthur the Ardvaark: yellow jumper, glasses, ears; Regina George: cut a couple of holes in a white singlet and slay; Rory Gilmore: dig out that old school uniform; Penny Lane from Almost Famous: op-shop for a 70’s fur trim coat and curl your hair; Rachel from Friends: some cute overalls, a 90’s cropped tee and tea towel over the shoulder.
If you’re heading to a party with your squad, get together before hand to synchronise your outfits. There are plenty of great ideas for groups of four or more. A Crayon pack: each person wears a different colour with cone on head; fruit salad; any 80’s glam rock band: just add big hair and bandanas; Stranger Things crew; raining men- grab an umbrella and a handful of your best looking guy friends, mermaids, dominoes, a rollercoaster and even the four seasons!