16 Oct Best Costume Ideas for Travelers
With Halloween just over two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear NOW. Whether you plan to travel space, time, the world, or the off-beaten path, we’ve got just the costume for you. Our ideas are NOT those prepackaged, garden variety outfits you’ve seen too many times! And most of these can be made at the last minute and on a tight budget, so you’re really in for a treat!
The Martian — Got a blonde beard? Like potatoes? Are you outrageously sick of disco music? If so, you’ve got a lot in common with Mark Watney (Matt Damon) from The Martian. Be prepared to science the crap out of your costume. Space livin’ ain’t easy.
Star Trek — when you need a costume at warp speed, pull on a crew or V-neck and add a few embellishments, including the Starfleet insignia and metallic armbands. Going as Spock? Throw on some ears (most Halloween stores will have them) and start practicing the Vulcan salute.
Star Wars — Put off that haircut until after Halloween and you’re already on your way to the perfect Hans Solo mullet. Just make a few choice cuts to an old black t-shirt and you’ve got the classic Hans vest! And if you’ve got a fluffy brown dog– Chewbacca!
Spaceballs — If your Star Wars costume didn’t turn out as anticipated, perhaps you could put a comedic spin on your utter failure as a costume designer. That mop bucket you cracked and never threw out should serve you well in your new role as Dark Helmet.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure — Time flies when you are having fun in these quirky costumes. Be excellent this Halloween, dudes. And be mindful, because “Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.”
Back to the Future — Great Scott, you’d look awesome as either Doc or Marty. Other than the long search for Dad-jeans or wigs, either makes a fairly easy costume. Leave yourself enough time to find a puffer vest in the perfect shade of burnt orange!
Donnie Darko — You’ve got less than 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds to decide on a costume, so why not go as Frank, the apocalyptic bunny? Or, if you’re already feeling the time crunch of our impending doom… “CHUT UP” and snag yourself a pair of fabulous fuzzy earmuffs to get the Cherita Chen look in a pinch.
Jumanji — Any board game that unleashes otherworldly plagues upon the players is a perfect fit for Halloween. Remember that scene where Peter turned into a creepy monkey/child? Don’t forget to rip a hole in an old pair of jeans to give your new tail some wiggle room!
Indiana Jones — Become the iconic trailblazer himself or enjoy disguising as the feisty Marion or Irina. Carry a torch to light the way and you’ll instantly seem more legit (and dangerous, so be careful!)
LOTR — Put those massive, hairy feet of yours to use this year and go as Samwise for Halloween. Of course you could be Frodo, but why would you want the pressure of bearing that weighty ring? Don’t forget about Gandalf the White. I’m sure you’ve got at least three majestic robes just lying around in your scepter closet.
Life of Pi — Take the journey of a lifetime dressed up as Pi. If you have a dog (or leash-trained feline), dress them up as a tiger and take on a more meaningful Halloween. Your furry friend would probably love the extra time with you.
The Life Aquatic — Don a red cap and a blue jumpsuit, and you’ve got it. If your beard falls off mid-evening or you rip your outfit in a compromising location, just apologize and tell everyone that you’ve got “one foot off the merry-go-round.”Try This On!