In the movie version of “Sex and the City,” main characters Carrie Bradshaw and Miranda Hobbes are perusing the costume aisle. Miranda quips, “The only two choices for women– witch and sexy kitten.” Unfortunately this cute line is anchored in truth. Most women believe that in order to look spectacular at a costume party, they have to show a little skin or paint it all green. I’m here to liberate you from those limited choices. It’s the new millennium, and women have so many choices available to them. Here’s a list of them.
The King may have left the building, but the Queen has just arrived. What I love about this costume is that it’s instantly recognizable. No one is going to come up to you and ask what your costume means. This is especially true if you master the Elvis lip curl. The only drawback to this costume is that you may be tempted to sing “All Shook Up.”
If you’re not really into Elvis, how much do you fancy Colonial Woman? Although this costume is decidedly not sexy, there’s something really coy about it. Wear this, and you may attract attention from those who appreciate a wholesome look. I also love the boots in this costume. Spiky is the way to go!
This one is so hilarious to me! We’ve all seen the obvious, oblivious tourists about town. This costume is just a caricature of them, although I must say I’ve seen people who look exactly like this, no exaggeration! This is a great costume if you’re into revealing your personality, and not your body. If only there was a way to wear a fanny pack on this costume.
Once upon a time, pregnant woman were limited to fashioning their own costumes out of over-sized t-shirts, black leggings, and a lot of face makeup. Nowadays, costume designers are realizing that pregnant women wear costumes, too. This pirate costume is a great costume for any pregnant woman. When you’re pregnant, the last thing you want is to show off your midriff or to be sexy in any other way. This is costume is whimsical, creative, and classy. Well, as classy as a pirate can get.
This is one of my favorites, because it’s so imaginative. I love the idea of operating with visible strings. Beware of the inevitable– drunk people who think they can actually pull your strings. Although the strings have enough slack in them to allow you to operate fairly normally, you may want to make careful movements while in this costume.
So, what are your favorite non-sexy, non-witch costumes?