Last-Minute Halloween Costume Brainstorm

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr Shot by Base10

Flickr Shot by Base10

On a personal note, I got invited to a Halloween costume party this weekend where the theme is simply “Good & Evil.” Sounds easy enough, right? Nope! At this particular party, the usual angel and devil aren’t good enough.

Scouring all the online costume shops like and, nothing grabbed me. And since I’m not the type of girl who likes to show all her goods, my prepackaged costume options are limited. (Why do the women’s costumes always have to be so slutty? Even Marie Antoinette‘s 18th-century gown isn’t safe. If the bar is set that low, how is a normal girl supposed to get any attention?)

Considering what’s out there (and what I got in my closet), I’m thinking of doing one of the following:

Gogo YubariGogo Yubari, O-Ren Ishii’s yukaza bodyguard in Kill Bill Vol. 1. Although the movie is so three years ago, villains never go out of style and that film has lots of great costume ideas. I like Gogo’s because it’s a different take on the schoolgirl costume. Except instead of using pencils to hold up my hair, I’d wear a nailed wooden board attached to my head. And instead of sporting studious-looking glasses, I’d wield a manriki. At first I considered getting one off eBay but remembered that weapons and drinking don’t mix. So maybe I’ll just have to get creative with a fake ball & chain and a spiked collar. This is my favorite idea so far.

Fallen Victoria’s Secret Angel. This doesn’t necessarily mean slutty and it’s a mix on good and evil. Simple to do since I already have a pair of black angel wings and a black slip dress, it’ll do in a pinch. All I need is bed head and a Victoria’s Secret catalog where I mark up the models’ pictures with blacked-out teeth and devil horns. Yeah, I’m not too excited about this one.

Feuding Paris and Nicole. True, they’re not fighting anymore…or are they? I’d need to do this with a friend obviously, but this could be fun. Just dress up like the socialites wearing huge bug-eye sunglasses and wigs, walk through the party posing for imaginary papparazzi (maybe even carry your own flashing strobe lights to mimic camera flashes) like the bestest of bffs and then break out into spontaneous cat fights every now and then.

Evil Queen. Out of all the prepackaged Halloween costumes for women out there, this one isn’t too bad or over-the-top “sexy.” Since this queen from Snow White was one of my fave villians, she’d be a fun one to dress up as. Dark red lipstick and a matching red apple would be the finishing touches.

That’s all I got.