Have you always wanted to enroll at Hogwarts? Play on the Quidditch team? Maybe turn somebody into a newt? We’ve got the Harry Potter costumes you’re looking for.
Halloween season 2011 has arrived, and after another eventful year, you’re looking for something topical and relevant. Oh yeah, we’ve got you covered.
Best Costumes for 2011
When it comes to theme parties, you’ve seen it all – Ugly Sweaters, Pimps ‘n Hos, and representation from any decade during which it was hip to be square – 60’s tie-dyes, 70’s bellbottoms, and 80’s leggings with big, big hair.
Those are all great for a laugh.
However, if what you’re looking to inspire is mystery, intrigue, and maybe even some slightly naughty behavior, nothing is more risqué than throwing a masquerade.
In a really, really good way.
Think about it – at a masquerade party, the very point is to hide your identity. And the sexier you can hide it, the better.
For women, sequins, flowers, and feathers abound on the intricate masks designed to allure and emphasize the eyes with a smokey look. The mask becomes the costume, and the rest is all accessories — a Spanish Flamenco dress for fun and whimsy; a boustiered Shakesperean ball gown for fanciful romance; a corset and fishnets a la Moulin Rouge to lure even the most modest of girls into a fantasy spotlight for the evening.
For men, a simple black or white eye mask worn with a suit or tuxedo is all he needs to attract attention. But if he’s looking for a little more inspiration, look no further than the famous masked men from theater and cinema:
Best of all, the idea is simple for anyone to throw together. All you really need is a mask!
Just make sure that if you decide to throw a masquerade party, everyone else is in on it, too.
(Someone should have told The Masked Man in this season’s Bachelorette that being the only guy to wear a mask to the party is not good. Not good at all.)
Clowns aren’t always scary, you know. Sometimes they’re funny! They can certainly make people laugh, whether you’re going for childrens’ or adult entertainment. Regardless, in contrast with horror, we present to you a list of clown costumes of the ha-ha funny variety!
Goofy Clown Costumes
Those barbarians are running wild these days. It’s a matter of survival and less survival – all things considered, the former’s probably the better option. To that end, we’ve got everything you need to join them!
Savage Barbarian Costumes
Sure, the party incident had you in therapy for years as a child, but you’ve got to confront your fears sometime. Why not check out some of the petrifying clown costumes we’ve collected for you and strike fear into the hearts of virtually everybody else?
Terrifying Clown Costumes
A predilection for the pale? Your college nickname ‘Fangsy?’ Like to hang out in piles while staying out of the sunlight? We’ve got all kinds of gothic vampire costumes for you!
Gothic Vampire Costumes
Yarr! I’ve heard ye were lookin’ for outfittin’ suited for a real sea dog! Lucky for you, we’ve got just the list ye were lookin’ for! Soon you’ll be plunderin’ like a pro, me hearties!
Swashbuckling Pirate Costumes
If you’ve ever wondered whether it would be appropriate to wear that evil clown costume you have stashed in your closet to your nephew’s 6th birthday party, wonder no more. We’ve compiled a list of costumes you most definitely should not wear to a child’s birthday party right here.
Aw, man! Your friends are throwing another costume party? I’d say it’s time to get some new friends, but we both know that would take too much effort. The clock is ticking, and if you’re even twenty seconds late to that party, you know your friends are going to judge you. They’re punctuality fiends! It’s the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off all over again, except with a party! Also, there’s no Cameron, so maybe the metaphor doesn’t hold up – there’s no time for metaphors!
Don’t worry – I’m here to talk you through this. Costume parties don’t have to be a pain. In fact, with the least effort conceivable, you could have the costume no one everyone is talking about!