I can think of no better sendoff for October than Halloween, especially since I’m not the biggest fan of winter. My parents made Halloween a very special event for my brother and me and the excitement has never faded, save for a much more reserved approach to consuming candy.
I love dressing up for Halloween even when it falls on a workday. I’m not the type of girl to gravitate toward the “sexy” line of costumes so I don’t break the dress code with my outfits. Instead, I keep it simple with a few accessories to show off my quirky side. I also don’t like to spend a lot of money on costumes since it’s just one day out of the year and I’m a bit of a purist — I rarely wear the same costume twice.
This year, my costume cost $9.50. I dressed as Clark Kent/Superman after being inspired by this image on Pinterest. While you will not see me striking this pose today, I did think the ensemble was an easy and fun way to celebrate the season.
I already own black pants, a white button-up, and trendy black-rimmed glasses. I started my pursuit of a basic Superman tee early so as not to risk throwing the idea to the wind due to lack of planning. I went to Walmart and found juniors Superman tees, complete with cape and drawn-on belt for less than $10. However, I wanted something more fitted and without capes, because I take Edna’s advice on The Incredibles very seriously. I found what I was looking for in the boys clearance section — a two-piece pajama set featuring a Superman tank top. I tried it on and was relieved it wasn’t painfully tight. The best part of this find? It was $3.
I then searched for suspenders and found those in the men’s department. I wanted red ones but realized they might look nerdy, so I opted for classic black ‘spenders for the bargain price of $6.50.
As cheap and easy as this costume was, I’m a little concerned to realize that I look more like Drew Carey than Clark Kent. Anyone else see it??
Now it’s your turn — do you love Halloween? Do you dress up at work or wait until after hours?