Halloween Costume Shopping with Hersteria!

Happy Halloween to my wonderful readers!

It’s that time once again! And what’s that? You’re stuck for a last-minute costume? Well, since last year’s crop of Hersteria Halloween costume suggestions were such a success, I’ve decided to bestow my help once again. Take a look at these fine ideas for a spook-tacular (yet modest!) outfit.

Vintage womens costume

Well, look at what we have here! Why, it’s (from left) a Sexy Disfigured Latin Fellow, a Sexy Goggle-Eyed Inn-Keeper, a Sexy Gertrude Stein, and that favorite among the children – Mystery Forest Ranger!

vintage woman costume

Who says you have to buy an expensive costume? Make this clever costume by wearing a stocking on your head, attaching felt circles to your cheeks, stuffing your bosom so it’s comically large, and finally adding a simple hat made of flowers and a large witch. Scary AND economical!
Vintage woman's costume

Here Gladys helpfully poses with the latest in Halloween fashion: on the left, a screaming cat shift; on the right, a pirate vest with, of course, a shoulder owl (as all pirates do). Both are worn over a hula skirt.

Vintage baghead costume

Be the life of the party as Baghead Billy Joel!

vintage rooster man costume

Of course, we would not omit the fellows in our costume party! Here, Wendell shows that he too can be the cock of the walk.

vintage phone costume

And finally, a delightful couples’ costume! I recommend the clever (but mildly uncomfortable) Sir Phoneface, accompanied by his lovely wife, Ma Bell.

Images via the Huffington Post, Vintage Vivant, Johnny Cupcakes, and Atypical Art.

3 comments on “Halloween Costume Shopping with Hersteria!

  1. Bridget says:

    Ladies can compliment Wendell’s costume by being Henrietta, the sexy chick. Same costume of course, just add a bonnet!

  2. Pat says:

    I must have a Telephone Hat!!!

  3. silver price says:

    When I was a kid my friend Kelly and I donned extremely complicated Halloween costumes requiring weeks of construction. Once year she went as a piano and I was sheet music. Another year I went as a microwave and she was a refrigerator. Though the costumes were creative, they were unsuccessful on the only front that really mattered; because all the parents wanted to take pictures of us, we ended up spending a lot of time at each house which meant we couldn’t go to as many houses and thus didn’t get as much candy. Also, walking around in a tricked-out cardboard box for hours is extremely uncomfortable.

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