BDSM costume ideas, please!
October 17, 2009 7:11 PM   Subscribe

Looking for an original costume idea for Halloween at a BDSM club.

My creativity stores are running up blank. I'm going to a BDSM fetish club for Halloween and want a costume that's relatively unique, but not too...offbeat. That is to say that I don't want to be the 500th schoolgirl or police officer or french maid there. But I also don't want to go so far off the beaten path that get into a fursuit or something.

Does anyone have any good costume ideas that will fit into a fetish club, but not look like everyone else, yet not be too offbeat? Cheers!
posted by anonymous to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
What about an owl mask like at the end of "The Story of O?" I think O was otherwise naked, but you could probably do some kind of body stocking (or lingerie or something). Have fun!
posted by justonegirl at 7:18 PM on October 17, 2009


Fundamentalist mormon. But sexy.
posted by kathrineg at 7:36 PM on October 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Miss Scarlet with the lead pipe. Sexy and just a bit scary. Or maybe you can find other uses for the pipe. (I don't know if you're male or female, but I think it would look awesome either way.)
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:46 PM on October 17, 2009


You could go as Lee from the movie Secretary. Appropriate and the costume would be easy enough. You would need a pencil skirt and a polka dot blouse that ties in the front. Good luck!
posted by mmmbacon at 8:01 PM on October 17, 2009


And some red markers!
posted by kathrineg at 8:05 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Brightly colored happy clown costume,
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 8:17 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Disclaimer: I'm willing to put absurd amounts of effort into halloween costumes.

1) I've always wanted to go as sexy astronaut, but unfortunately I usually end up going to parties that are a bit too tame for that. With the prevalence of "Sexy _____" costumes, though, I really like the idea of being the absurd sexy version of something that's normally completely covered up and unsexy by default (sexy hazmat worker would also be awesome). The way I imaging this costume you'd have a skin-tight silver or orange catsuit, probably unzipped to your navel, with genuine NASA patches from their web store sewn on; sky-high moon boots; and a helmet you carry around (you wouldn't want to cover your long flowing wig).

2) Depending on how comfortable you are with nudity, going as this Klimt painting would be totally amazing. You'd need a lot of gold paint, patience, some nice fabrics, and a wig.

3) Sexy uncanny valley! That's one I still haven't figured out how to actually pull of, though.
posted by you're a kitty! at 9:03 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Klimt?! Don't you people ever read tmz or anything?

I have come to this thread to suggest the following list of celebrities

Lily Allen
Lady Gaga (Esp the balloon outfit)
Rihanna
Angelina Jolie
Katie Price
Amy Winehouse
posted by By The Grace of God at 11:11 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


BDSM is running out of archetypes to sexualize. Nurse, nun, baby, teacher, pet, even clowns have been done. I'm tempted to second "sexy hazmat worker" for the sake of pure weirdness, but I doubt that's the kind of thing you're looking for.

An equestrian costume is both form-fitting and redolent of authority. Plus, an excuse to carry a riding crop.

Another suggestion would be to go vintage. The pin-up pastiche has always been an enduringly popular part of alt- and pop-sex culture (take, for example, Betty Page), and has arguably hit a new stride with the popularity of Mad Men. This could be spun in many different ways. Think obsequious secretary or seductive femme fatale. Even sexy librarian could work if done right.
posted by dephlogisticated at 12:07 AM on October 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thought of some more

courtney love
victoria beckham
jessica rabbit
posted by By The Grace of God at 12:34 AM on October 18, 2009


Frank-N-Furter
posted by Midnight Rambler at 5:45 AM on October 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Go as a "perfectly" dressed and coiffed 1950's housewife in the style of Joan Allen in Pleasantville or "Alice" in United States of Tara -- and act and talk outrageously.
posted by Robert Angelo at 6:42 AM on October 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Last year I spent a lot of time trying to think up a sexy science-y costume that weren't "Sexy Lady Scientist" in a bustier and labcoat, so here are a couple suggestions if you happen to swing that way (nerd, that is):

Sexy Hydrogen Atom: You pretty much just need a nice looking bra and a headband. In magic marker, write p+ on one bra cup, and n0 on the other for your proton and neutron. Cut out a circle of paper, write e- on it for your electron. Affix to headband, and bam. You're hydrogen. (I leave the bottom half of this costume to your discretion.)

If you want to be a slutty hydrogen atom, you can skip the electron headband altogether and go as a hydrogen ion, and tell individuals from whom you are interested in accessing sex that you're feeling extremely chemically reactive and that they should only get close if they are willing to give you some sweet electron lovin'.

Slutty Plant Cells: Acquire a decent sized swath of bubble wrap. Spray paint bubble wrap bright green. Wrap around torso. Again, depending on how slutty you are as plant cells, you might indicate to certain people that if they'd like, you can offer them a closer look at your "organelles" in private.

Sexy Force of Gravity: This one is pretty simple. Basically, you just show up and start knocking things out of people's hands, or shoving them to the ground, with a lot of leg and cleavage showing. (It is acceptable if your cleavage technically defies gravity. That is, obviously, the "sexy" part of being the Sexy Force of Gravity.)

Sexy Inertia: This one is even easier than Sexy Force of Gravity. The outfit is very similar, and could theoretically be identical, but instead of throwing other party attendees to the floor, Sexy Inertia just just plants her ass in the comfiest place possible -- all night -- and eats candy corns (or your own choice of favorite candy). Sexy Inertia works well if you've had a tiring day prior to the party.
posted by hegemone at 8:17 AM on October 18, 2009 [8 favorites]


Sexy Abe Lincoln.
posted by Kloryne at 12:18 PM on October 18, 2009 [3 favorites]


Something I always thought would be neat to do - get a long piece of sheer fabric (or clear plastic) and wrap it around yourself, sort of toga-style. Then get a roll of black duct tape, and build yourself a sexy dress by taping the fabric to you. Make sure that the tape always goes over the fabric and not your skin, and that you'll still be able to go to the bathroom. You can control how much skin you want to be showing through the sheer fabric by how much tape you use. At the end of the night, you'll have to cut it off to get out of it. if you use a light colour fabric, and black duct tape, you can make really interesting designs with the tape.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:19 PM on October 18, 2009


Bondage fairy? Get some wings, spray them black if they're not already, then buy some nice ribbons at a fabric store and offer to tie people up. This would be even better if you were a guy. You could also have handcuffs, etc to round out your costume but the ribbons are cheap to pass out so you don't need to worry about keeping track of them.
posted by stray thoughts at 5:14 PM on October 18, 2009


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