I know there are a lot of you out there who are still scratching your pretty heads wondering, “What the heck am I going to be for Halloween?” Been there, sister. Perhaps you don’t feel like spending a ton of cash or you don’t want to be one of 30,000 naughty nurses. Either way, I may have the costume idea you’ve been searching for. Last year, I opted for something a bit different. The costume wasn’t so much a costume as it was a little creative thinking and arts and crafts time. I had a striped dress. I had red shoes. What the costume really needed was a steady hand and some pancake makeup.
That’s right. I was gonna be a mime. Um, hello? A mime is genius. It prevents you from having to talk to anyone if you don’t feel like it. Just pantomime yourself in a box and walk away. Genius if you ask me.
So have I sold you on this costume idea? Here are three things you will need (and can find easily). For the face, Google images of mimes and find a big mirror with lots of light and make yourself comfortable. P.S. I do not recommend drinking wine while applying mime makeup… not that I would have any experience in that. Hey, worse comes to worst and you can’t get your makeup right? Draw on a mole, find some candy cigarettes and you’re a sexy French girl.
1. Guess Kaycee Dress, $89, 2. Banana Republic Knit Beret, $24.50, 3. Betsey Johnson Sonya Suede Chunky Pump, $139.95
You can’t see me, but I’m pantomiming my sign off.