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Halloween Costume Ideas

This month, the Valley Park Blog is bringing residents suggestions for Halloween costumes to try, plus leads for online and local costume shops if you’re not in the mood to DIY at your apartment. Read on to learn more. Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween here in Bethlehem, PA!


DIY Costume Ideas

Characters from popular or classic movies are a good choice when it comes to doing a group costume. For example, everyone could dress up as a character from The Wizard of Oz or The Addams Family, or even as characters from a Disney movie like Toy Story. For more ideas, browse through the groups and theme pages at Halloween Express.


Hot Air Balloon Rider

Cut the bottom out of a cardboard box to make it into the basket, attach some helium balloons to your basket, and add a few decorative touches. Or get inspired by Creatively Christy to turn yourself into the flying house from Disney Pixar’s movie UP!


Raining Men

This punny costume only requires a bit of time, rain gear, a printer, a sewing needle, and fishing line. Prepare ahead of time to get two photos of each man you’re going to be using so they can be seen at all angles. Then attach them to the fishing line and sew it to the ends of your umbrella for a flashy costume you can easily set down when you’re working.


Costumes with Makeup

If you’re handy with a makeup brush, you can make a truly outstanding costume without too much fuss. Check out how this person channeled Scar, try this pop art makeup tutorial, follow the directions for this mermaid makeup tutorial, or get inspired by this pixelated image art for a look everyone will be fawning over.


Check out 31 more DIY Halloween costume ideas from Good Housekeeping if these aren’t for you, or check out the shop suggestions below.


Halloween Costume Shops

Party City

From the website: “If you’re looking for the latest and greatest 2017 costumes, or for the best Halloween costume ideas, look no further than Party City — your Halloween headquarters year round. It starts with our quality selection of affordable costumes, including baby bunting, toddler costumes, outfits for girls and boys, men's and women's costumes with all the accessories, and couples, group, and plus size costumes. We test every product for quality and safety to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. If a costume, accessory, or prop doesn't pass the test, it won't appear on our shelves!”


Drop Me a Line Costume Shop

From the website: “We are your first choice for costume rentals in the Allentown, Center Valley and surrounding Lehigh Valley area! We are your one stop costume shop for all of your costuming needs! We've got the latest 2017 costumes to wigs to accessories and more; you can start and finish your costuming search with us. We offer both rentals and sales and can advise you every step of the way to find the perfect fit!”


RCMoor Vintage

From the website: “RCMoore is a unique vintage clothing/millinery company.  ... We now have two new locations, First space at 1180 Main st. Hellertown Pennsylvania 18055; open Mon to Wed, 12 to 6 pm. And second space at 9 W 4th st.Bethlehem Pennsylvania 18015, Thu to Sun. 12 to 6 pm. Each of our products are unique in design and meant to compliment your unique self! Everything in our shop is cleaned and ready to wear. If there is damage that we cannot repair, we say so and photograph it. We also have the largest supply of vintage clothing in the Lehigh Valley!”


However you get your costume for Halloween put together, we know you’ll rock it! Thanks for reading today’s post!