Spray a little glue, add some feathers and voila an ‘Angry Bird’, but forget about the kids; who would you like to be for Halloween?
Besides the run of the mill super heroes like Batman, Star Wars characters and Superman if you have the abs, and since the movie came out, Green Lantern for men and women are big this year. Miguel of Dixon Costumes at 2400 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami has over 20,000 of them for your every whim and fantasy. http://dixoncostumes.com ABC Costumes, who supply the entertainment industry with upscale and faaaabulous costuming are the benchmark for that very special, turn the head, Belle of the ball, one of a kind outfit. This shop is for the very serious party goer. They are located at 575 NW 24th Street in Miami. http://abccostumeshop.com
For those who want to go that extra mile, let’s travel across the headlines and those who are making the news. Characters from history like Pirates and ancient Roman costumes are big every year but let’s go for the unusual.
There are a lot of scary characters out there in pop culture that have spawned a number of unforgettable costumes. Forget about your basic vampires and let’s really scare the neighbors when you wear a Charlie Sheen mask with its piercing eyes accompanied by a retinue of drug dealers, and hookers.
Rent the “Hermanator’, a Herman Cain costume and strike fear into the republican base with its 9-9-9 logo emblazoned on its chest. The logo means ‘9 points on top in 9 polls in 9 weeks, and I’ll be hard to stop’. Also comes with a stock of his latest book ‘How to win Republican’s and influence votes’.
A Rick Perry outfit comes with an optional hangman’s noose or a firing squad. You may include Ex Vice President Dick Cheney on the squad for an extra fee.
The Barack Obama costume and mask has been in the rental department for a couple of years, but this year’s model includes a generic speech for all occasions and a bicycle that pedals backward.
A generic ‘Republican’ outfit comes furnished with a sign that reads ‘No New Taxes’ on one side, and simply ‘NO’ on the other. A ‘No Billionaire Left Behind’ petition is optional.
A ‘Real Housewives’ costume would be too tight, too slutty and too much to bear for real, but if a dozen of you do just that, you can transform yourselves into a believable ‘slut-walk’. Add a Tiger Woods look alike and you’re transformed once again.
Get a chest-full of medals, some garish robes, blacken your hair and wear a pair of over the top sunglasses for that I’m the dictator of the desert look.
A track suit and a short blonde wig and you’re ‘Sue Sylvester’ of ‘Glee’. Doesn’t come with a script, just say what you like.