7 Haunting Halloween Costume Ideas from Hersteria

It’s the third annual Hersteria Halloween costume guide! In posts past,  I’ve shown you a number of exciting costume ideas, including Sexy Rollerskating Widow with George Washington Eyes and Sir Phoneface. This year I’ve drummed up even more thrilling and chilling disguises, sure to scare/entertain/allure/what-have-you. Let’s get to it!

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(via Collector’s Weekly)

Be the life of the Halloween party as an Eyeball with a Highball! Unfortunately, since television’s switch to digital, this costume only gets three local channels. 

 

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Don’t put that swimsuit away just yet! How about going as Sexy Clark Gable?

 

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(via the Daily Mail)

Don’t look now – it’s Mystery Swede!

 

(via Visual News)

No date to the Halloween party? No problem!

Take the Women Laughing Alone with Salad meme one further with this attractive Lonely Lettuce Woman costume!

 

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Gather your girl-friends, put on those bloomers, and borrow your brother’s ball – you’re now a “Women’s Basket-ball Team“!

Oh, I kid. Can you imagine such a thing?!

 

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Say, here’s one for the fellas! Grab a buddy and dress as the Creepy Twins from The Shining!

 

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Here’s another great idea for a group Halloween costume! I call it “The American Dream.

 

Happy Halloween, dear readers!

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.

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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!

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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!
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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.

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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.

Halloween with Hersteria

Happy Halloween, Dearest Readers!

Are you still stumped over what costume to wear? Well, help is here! I’ve found some delightfully ghoulish Halloween costumes that are fun and cover enough ankle as to be decent. Let’s get started!

I’ve heard there are many popular films concerning a certain Bat-Man. Won’t your friends be wowed when you dress as that caped crusader?

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Here’s a sure-fire crowd pleaser: Sexy Rollerskating Widow with George Washington Eyes!

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Ooooh! Spooky!

There are plenty of options! One could dress as a Ballerina Jewelry Thief, an Unsuspecting Mummy Victim, or a Smoker!

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However, you can’t go wrong with one of the classics: ghost, witch, or Toothsome Mystery Chef.

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(images from National Geographic, Tres Sugar, and Johnny Cupcakes)

October Hussy of the Month!

October Hussy

Happy October and All Hallows’ Eve, Dear Readers!

When I was a girl, Halloween was a time of candy corn and light shenanigans, but it seems that yet another holiday has been sullied. No longer do young women dress as a Squaw, Mammy, or other acceptable archetype; now everything accentuates the torrid: Sexy Nellie Bly, Sexy Shirtwaist Factory Worker, and even Sexy Mary Todd Lincoln!

This month’s Hussy, dressed as the Cat on the Hat, has clearly bought into this foolish new fashion. That choker says it all.