Tonawanda News — At this point there’s little more than a week left before ghouls, spirits and vampires start taking over the streets in search of candy and perhaps a little mischief-making.
There’s just enough time left to search through the dregs of the Halloween costume aisles at your local party or big-box store, but you might be cutting it a little close if you plan to create something from scratch.
Ever since I’ve old enough that my mother — who’s handy with a sewing machine — no longer makes my cos- tumes, I’ve found Hall-oween to be a bit stress-ful. I am way too picky about what I wear and how it fits to be able to find manufactured costumes I feel comfortable wearing.
You’ll never see me wearing anything with the word “slutty” before the title of the costume (nurse, cop, hamburger ... yeah, that’s a real thing). Plus, there aren’t many options to begin with when it comes to plus-sized Halloween costumes.
Combine that with the fact that I too often find myself needing a last-minute costume — because maybe I didn’t plan to go out but was inevitably invited to a party two days beforehand — and I usually have some real troubles.
It usually boils down to: How can I cobble together a costume using mostly clothes I already own and wear? Some might call them lazy costumes, but I call it getting creative with what you have on hand.
In case some of you encounter the same troubles, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite easy-to-wear (and mostly) last-minute costumes.
Ok, this one definitely speaks to the ’80s and ’90s kids out there. It also happens to be my favorite costume I’ve ever been responsible for creating.