You can be different this Halloween. While everyone else is running to the nearest Walmart to buy that Hanna Montana or Spiderman costume for their child, or opting to copy their favorite, or least favorite, 2008 presidential candidate this Halloween, you can be different and unique by trying one of these zany Halloween costume ideas.
Halloween Costume Ideas from the Bathroom
Look around your bathroom for some great and very unique Halloween costume ideas. You and your spouse can dress up as a toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, toilet paper and toilet, or even dental floss and tooth. Go as a fun family of soap bars and tissue boxes, or as a bather, tub, and rubber ducky. You can choose to make your Halloween costumes from scratch. For example, a giant dental floss costume can be made with a large painted cardboard box and rope or a tooth can be made sandwich sign style with large pieces of wood or cardboard. With the broad array of online Halloween costume shops, you can probably Google almost any costume and find it online.
Some great Halloween costume ideas can come from your favorite foods: a half-eaten slice of pepperoni pizza, a burger with fries, melted ice cream, a giant dill pickle, a hot dog with your children dressed as accompanying ketchup and mustard bottles, a strawberry doughnut with sprinkles, a can of sardines, or even a can of spaghetti-O’s. Try some ethnic Halloween flare by dressing as a burrito, sushi, a quesadilla, a package of Ramen noodles, a bowl of haggus, or your favorite German beer.
Tekkie Halloween Costumes
Dress as the ultimate icon of the twenty first century – the i-Pod! Dress up as a cell phone, a Blackberry, your laptop, a plasma screen television broadcasting the Superbowl, or perhaps a smashed cathode ray tube television.
Sports Halloween Ideas
Sure you can dress up as a Patriots or Cardinals fan, or as your favorite NBA or NFL star, but take it to another level by dressing as a scoreboard, baseball and bat, a bright orange cone, a jock strap, a giant football helmet or hockey mask, a barbell, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, or a huge soccer ball. Some of these Halloween costumes can be made creatively using materials you have around the house like large cardboard boxes and paint, by enlisting the help of your neighborhood sewing guru, or by just by looking at various online Halloween costume stores.
The Animal Kingdom
Certainly there are a plethora of common Halloween costume ideas that come from the animal kingdom. Opt for some more unusual costume ideas by dressing up as a platypus, roadkill, a giant roach, a vulture’s nest, a fly caught in a spider’s web, fish eggs (caviar anyone?), a giant snail, moose scat, a worm half-eaten by a bird, or a man-sized lobster. Almost any animal costume can be found online. The animal kingdom also provides many couple and family costume ideas.