Sorry, another Halloween costume idea...
October 11, 2012 8:19 PM   Subscribe

Halloween costume filter - I have the dress, now what should I be?

Any costume ideas for this dress?

I'm trying to keep it cheap, and while something clever/original would be nice, even "zombie ______" will work.

posted by sunshine37 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Clearly zombie bridesmaid.
posted by Sal and Richard at 8:38 PM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

You can catch the brain bouquet!
posted by Little Orphan Ennui at 8:43 PM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

Some vampy make-up, fishnets, stilletos, and fake teeth and you're a vampire!
posted by Weeping_angel at 9:00 PM on October 11, 2012

Do grayscale leggings and makeup and be a black and white movie star.
posted by cmoj at 9:01 PM on October 11, 2012 [20 favorites]

Always a bridesmaid, never the Bride of Frankenstein.
posted by Janta at 9:12 PM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

Sexy 50s housewife/bombshell/pin-up look? ;)

I love halter dresses for this look.
posted by rhythm_queen at 9:32 PM on October 11, 2012

Cigarette girl.
posted by sweetkid at 10:22 PM on October 11, 2012

Are you willing to alter the dress? The dress just screams spiders to me for some reason. Go as a black widow spider and add a black belt with a red buckle (or add a red fabric hourglass shape on top). With alterations you can sew cheap plastic spiders everywhere (your precious children!). This also works well with fishnet stockings or shawls to give the appearance of spider webs.

If you like 1950s ideas, my alternate costume was a crazed 1950s dinner party host - requires a flowery apron, oven mitts, and a baking sheet with cut-up fingers glued to it. It does mean acting the part rather than just letting the costume speak for itself, but you can find everything but the fingers for cheap at thrift stores.
posted by subject_verb_remainder at 10:23 PM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. The dress doesn't look exactly the same, but with a wig (or a beehive), the tiara, the cigarette holder and opera gloves and the attitude, people will still get it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:36 AM on October 12, 2012 [5 favorites]

My sister and her friends went one year as "Bait" They got dressed up in cocktail dresses and made hats that looked like lures to wear on their heads. Think Tassles, Feathers and wee fishes.

Comfy, pretty and fun.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:22 AM on October 12, 2012

Yeah I was thinking some variant on Vamp, either actual vampire or 40s Film Noir Dangerous Woman thing, or both! Vampire Golightly.
posted by The Whelk at 7:36 AM on October 12, 2012

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