We know we’ve totally said this before, but it bears repeating: Halloween is easily our favorite holiday. We’re theater kids—it’s just in our nature to love dressing up and becoming somebody else for a night.
We’ve thrown a Halloween party for our friends for the past three Halloweens, and every year we’ve managed to stay true to our crafting roots by making (or at least partially making) our own costumes. In 2012 the three of us and another friend of ours dressed up as some of The Avengers; last year (as Razzle Frazzle readers may recall) we had our infamous “RuPaulloween” party, complete with hand-styled wigs and a crap-ton of drag makeup. This year we decided to take on the whole Halloween industry by making DIY “sexy” costumes. But these weren’t just any sexy costumes—these were concepts for costumes that had absolutely no business being sexy.
Thus, our annual theme was lovingly dubbed “What the Hall-oween,” where we challenged our guests to come up with the most “WTF” costumes they possibly could. We had some really great ones—Sexy Quail Man, Sexy Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and a two-part Sexy Menstruation couple costume, to name a few (yes, that last one is real and they totally won WTF sexy, hands down). In an effort to up the crafting content on Razzle Frazzle, we wanted to share our own costumes and the ones we helped make/inspire. Enjoy!
-The Razzle Frazzle team
Sexy Lean Pocket
Because Danielle is the queen of Lean Pockets, this costume was a natural fit for her. She crafted a Pocket sleeve out of poster board and wore it over a white tank top and shorts. Add in white fishnets and heels, and bam. A “hot,” hot microwaved treat.
Our friend Becca dressed as a sexy playground. There were a whole lot of elements to this costume, but she and Christie had a ton of fun making it. She included all the best playground elements: a “monkey bar” vinyl tubing skirt, swingset earrings, a rock climbing wall corset, and of course, a see-saw head piece. Primary colors were a must (the grass in our backyard is still covered in spray paint).
Sexy Rotary Phone
This was one of the first costume concepts we came up with when we started floating the WTF sexy theme around last year, and we were SO glad Brittney decided to run with it. It was so simple, but so clever and cute: A red corset and skirt with cardboard circle numbers. Bonus points to her, because the rotary phone handset she put in her hair turned her into an ACTUAL FUNCTIONING PHONE.
Nicole has loved Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for as long as she can remember, so it was high time she dressed up as her favorite cartoon character of all time. This was probably the least amount of work of all the DIY costumes, but it was still pretty effective. Though you can’t see the back of the costume, Snoopy’s classic black spot and a hand-stitched cotton-stuffed fabric tail make an appearance.
Can’t have Snoopy without his partner-in-crime Woodstock, right? Honestly, with the amount of metallic gold and feathers in this costume, Christine might as well have worn this to RuPaulloween last year (actually, those are her Ru shoes. No one saw them under her massive gown though). The feathers all came from a cheap yellow boa, which we cut up and affixed to various parts of the costume. What was left of the boa hung from the middle of her banana clip hairpiece to serve as Woodstock’s feather mohawk.
Oh, and Tina was Charlie Brown. Because of course she was. Christine somehow managed to replicate a perfect dog shirt pattern and make this out of an old yellow t-shirt.
Hope everyone had an awesome Halloween! Stay tuned for next year’s photo recap of Alco-halloween.