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6 Ways To Repurpose Your Halloween Costume

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The never-ending Halloween weekend has finally drawn to a close. All that money, mental energy, and dignity sacrificed in the name of a costume, and what’s left? Facebook pictures that seem lame in a week, that’s what. Here are some suggestions on how to repurpose your Halloween costume to make it useful year-round!


Run For President


Your Michele Bachmann costume is basically all you need to run for president – no prior knowledge or political experience required. Just look pretty-veering-on-crazy and say ridiculous things, and you’re a shoo-in for the Republican nomination!


Occupy Something


Yesterday’s “creepy mechanic” or “sexy schoolteacher” is today’s Occupy XX protestor. Add sign and grievance, and you’ll easily be perceived as one of the 99% activists. Can you say free food at Zuccotti Park?


Generate Irritation


Every item of clothing you bought for your Lady-Gaga-as-Jo-Calderone costume is now the ugliest/creepiest thing in your closet. Why not get some more use out of it and sneak into the guys’ locker room for a little creepy-time of your own? If anyone calls you out, you can always claim to have been born that way.


Wear It In Earnest


Whether you were a hippie, an eighties person, or a flapper, I’m told that bellbottoms, neon, and speakeasies are all in again, so you’ll be good to go no matter what. At the very least, whatever, you’re going to make poodle skirts happen.


Intergalactic Travel


That Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry costume won’t do you any good on this planet, but you’ll get a warm reception from the aliens whose native garb you’ve inadvertently adopted. Just make sure that short, bright wig can stay on in zero gravity as they deify you into their (pop) goddess.


Cut The Checkout Line


Your skeleton or witch apparel didn’t faze people on the 28th, 29th, or 31st, but come November 5, people will start to believe you’re someone to be feared. Think about it – you, too, would let a “ghost” budge you at CVS, so long as no spells are cast. Bwahaha!!


Do you guys have more ideas on how to make your costume useful year-round? What were you for Halloween? Let us know in the comments section!


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