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How To…Easy Halloween Costume Edition

The pressure is on, ladies and gentlemen. Halloween is coming up quick and you don’t want to be the idiot  at the party who slaps on a pair of cat ears and draws some whiskers on their face and considers that a solid costume effort. Trust me. I know what I’m doing with last minute Halloween costumes. A couple Halloweens ago, I decided the day-of to go as a raccoon – complete with garbage necklace. All I needed was a grey sweatsuit, a boa, some face paint and some garbage. You can never go wrong when your costume involves garbage.

It saddens me to see the lazy bum at the Halloween bash who clearly put no thought into their costume. It’s like they don’t even care about the holiday. It’s like they don’t even want to honor the ghosts, jack o’lanterns and bags of candy in whose memory our bodies are festooned.

So take a little time to put a bit of thought into your costume. Respect yourself and don’t shame the holiday that spawned some of the greatest television episodes of all time. Episodes that didn’t fit into the storyline of the show at all, but were simply there to pay tribute to the majesty of Halloween.

Don’t let Bart’s twin imprisonment in the attic, only eating fish heads be for nothing!

Don’t have let Donna Martin wear this ensemble for naught!

The ladies of The Office (plus Oscar) even manage to pull it together for this most auspicious of occasions.

Surely if all these folks can make an effort for one night, so can you. Check out my video for the easiest and laziest ways to have an amazing Halloween costume. You’ll love yourself for it.

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  • Amanda Silvey

    Haha, I love Mindy’s costume. Sweet sweetness.

  • Maggie O’Leary

    Oscar makes a pretty amazing Sarah Palin… the hatchet is a brilliant addition. I love having all of my favorite ladies from my favorite TV show in one festive picture. They make me want to dress up, too!

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