Gadzooks, Bombshells! Halloween is only one week away! If you still don’t have a costume, fear not. As always, we’ve got your backsides. Even with only a week to prepare, you can embrace your nature-loving inner hippie with this totally fabulous, and only slightly goofy, tree costume!
If you’re considering going out in boring normal clothes on Halloween, think again. Maybe you don’t have the energy to craft an elaborate costume like our over-achieving DIY Star Trek one. Or maybe you don’t want to buy an over-priced, Made in China, costume-in-a-bag from a party store that you’ll never wear again. Or maybe you just want to be comfortable as you pound pumpkin beer, bob for apples, and do the Time Warp.
Here’s how to get the look.
Step 1: Rock a pair of #2X4 leggings, designed by our very own Jazzlyn Stone, so your legs look all woody and stuff.
Step 2: Pair your ligneous leggings with a top that’s green. Like leaves. Dinah used this lovely T-shirt for style and comfort.
Step 3: Go outside and cut some twigs and branches from a bush, shrub, or tree. We used some rhododendron branches from Dinah’s backyard. (She also brought in some pine branches, but they were too prickly to be comfortably held aloft without gardening gloves.)
Step 4: Whenever someone at the party asks you what your costume is, simply brandish your branches and exclaim, “I’m a tree!”
Step 5: Bask in the compliments as everyone in earshot remarks about how clever you are.
As an added bonus, you make this a duo costume by having someone else sporadically throw their arms around you. You’re the tree, they’re the treehugger. Genius!