Halloween Costumes for Travelers

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October 25, 2012 by hermosainn

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, most Halloween parties are taking place this coming weekend. If you’re like the majority, it can be quite the task thinking of an original costume idea that outdoes the previous years. But, thanks to this article by travel blog Gadling, we’ve got you travel lovers covered!

A few costume ideas they propose for the avid traveler:

Harajuku Girl

A la New Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, this costume is comprised of: “Striped thigh-high socks, baby-doll dress or plaid school girl skirt, choppy blond or colored wig, outlandish eye makeup (or try mega-size false lashes), and crazy-high platform shoes. Don’t forget the “Hello Kitty” accessories.”

Euro Trash Guy

Gadling recommends: “Super pointy, expensive leather shoes, douchey scarf, and tight pants n’ high thread-count tee are de riguer. Style a fashion mullet, don your trendy shades, and talk about your last holiday on Ibiza. Chain smoke, and offer mints to fellow partygoers, telling them it’s Ecstasy. Eek!”

Hawaiian Honeymooners

“An easy costume for couples: just wear matching his n’ hers outfits, leis, sparkly wedding bands, and big smiles. Carry a camera and mai tais garnished with orchids. For a group, go as “Midwestern Family on Hawaiian Vacation,” and have everyone wear matching Hilo Hattie attire and leis. Before I get angry comments, allow me to note that I’ve lived on Maui twice and yes, these are both a thing.”

See the full list of costume ideas from Gadling here. And now for a few of our own recommendations:

Japanese Tourist

Could it get any easier than this costume? Don your fanny pack and your favorite camera (or two) as a surefire way to not forget any moment from this year’s Halloween festivities.

Gypsy Bride

You know how those gypsy’s love to travel and must have the most extravagant, over-the-top, gaudy wedding (think My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC). So find as much tulle as you can, break out the bedazzler and snag a huge headpiece to finish off what will truly be the biggest costume at any Halloween party.

French Person

Parlez-vous Francais? If not, you can still grab that black and white striped shirt, a beret, your favorite bottle of wine and a few baguettes to pull off this look. Maybe download an iPhone French language app to learn a few fun key phrases to say throughout the night.

We hope we’ve inspired you, our fellow travelers, with some of these ideas. Be sure to share your travel-related Halloween cotume ideas with us here or post them to our Facebook page.

Happy costume hunting ghouls and gals!

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