In the Wild

Eleventh Hour Costumes

Year gone by a little too quickly for you? Didn’t realize it was already Halloween? If you’re like us, you might need a last minute costume idea. Here’s a few we came up with at AWA HQ.

JOLLY FISHERMAN

This one is a hit if you’ll be at a party with people who like to make their own fishing lures

What you’ll need: 

  • Colored coveralls
  • Your best quarter zip jacket
  • Rubber boots
  • Brimmed hat
  • BONUS: fishing rod (leave the hook)

📸: Sam Moody

SKI LIFT OPERATOR

Best for areas experiencing a chilly fall – or if you’re quick to get cold

What you’ll need: 

  • Snow pants
  • Heavy jacket – preferably red! (Add a white cross with tape!)
  • A thick wool hat
  • Heavy duty wool socks
  • A pair of gloves
  • Snow boots
  • BONUS: A walkie talkie

📸: Ana Raposo

WAITER WITH EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD BALANCE

Impress your friends with a balancing party trick!

What you’ll need: 

  • Crisp white shirt
  • Black or white pants (front pleat is important!)
  • Old tray
  • Assortment of plates, bowls and cups
  • super glue (So you can attach the dinnerware to tray)
  • BONUS: Name tag so everyone knows what to call you when they praise you with compliments

📸: Will Reilly

BOOK WORM

We love a library, so why not bury our nose in a spooky book this halloween?

What you’ll need: 

  • Oversized glasses – don’t forget the reading chain!
  • Brightly colored button down shirt
  • Fleece or tapestry pants
  • A neck scarf for good measure
  • BONUS: Book of ghost stories so you can tell scary stories!

VINTAGE PORTRAIT

Want a costume that will be a good excuse to be a wall flower?

What you’ll need: 

  • Monochrome clothing – preferably beige
  • A very large old picture frame
  • BONUS: Know how to strike a good pose – and hold it, hold it, holddd itt…

MAILMAN DONALD

You know we love a post office, so why not dress as one of our favorite postal workers from the tiniest postal office in the US – Donald!

What you’ll need: 

  • The best patterned shirt you can find!
  • Khaki shorts
  • Lanyard to hold all your valuables
  • A Mr. Claus worthy beard
  • Spectacular spectacles
  • BONUS: Your best peace sign, and some stamps and postcards for all your friends

📸: Matthew Dickey

MASTER GIN DISTILLER LESLEY GRACIE

One of our favorite creators we’ve met on our Adventures is Lesley Gracie – the genius behind Hendrick’s Gin. Part Scientist, part cocktail concocter, she might just be a real life wizard.

What you’ll need: 

  • Blue Trench Coat Jacket with Hendrick’s Gin insignia
  • Iconic ivory hair (Don’t forget the long low ponytail!)
  • A bottle of Hendrick’s Gin
  • BONUS: Come with your own Hendrick’s Gin cocktail to share with friends – check out some ideas HERE 

FRENCH PAPER MAKER

No need to worry about someone copying this unique costume idea! Pair it with your knowledge of Angoulême paper history and you’ve got everyone’s attention

What you’ll need: 

  • 3 years of careful beard growth
  • Straw hat with your favorite ribbon
  • Black T-shirt & Pants
  • BONUS: Your very own freshly handmade paper

COCOA MILK SUGAR

We couldn’t give you a list of costume ideas and NOT have a group costume – we think this one is a winner, especially if you’re from Ohio

What you’ll need: 

  • All pink outfit – long dress or pants and skirt
  • Black paper to cut out letters
  • Fabric glue or Ducktape for letter sticking
  • BONUS: Have Malley’s chocolates that you can pass out to friends

ONE GOOD BOI

We save the best for last, if you want to be the life of the party this one’s for you!

What you’ll need: 

  • 18 adorable toe beans
  • A fuzzy fur coat
  • A tiny nub to wag when you get excited
  • BONUS: Perfect your head tilt to get anything you want for the evening

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