A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg |
Halloween is a great time to get your creative juices flowing. Sure there are zillions of spooky cocktail recipes out there, but what about cocktail-themed Halloween costumes?
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Believe it or not, there’s a website called coolest-homemade-costumes.com and they have a great Bloody Mary and Chaser costume, complete with instructions from Katie in Madison, WI. This sure beats flipping a coin with your significant other for who has to wear the back of the horse costume.
That same awesome website has a great Sex and the City-inspired Cosmo costume by Randi from New York City, of course!
DIYStyle.net has a fun—and flattering—idea for a Blue Hawaiian costume using tulle and Hawaiian print fabric (a great way to upcycle some of those old shirts too).
For those of us who would rather drink than sew, there are plenty of great commercially made cocktail-themed costumes too. Check out this great Martini dress from PlymouthFancyDress.com.
Or there’s a really cute Champagne costume available from MrCostumes.com and a number of other sites. Abracostumes.com has a fun Margarita costume for the gals, and an even better Beer Keg costume for the guys.
There’s also a great Beer Pong Costume (red cup and all!) from a great website, boozingear.com. With a name like Boozing Gear, you can bet they’ve got a great selection of bar-themed costumes, including Captain Morgan, Colt 45 Malt Liquor, Old Milwaukee Beer and a Strawberry Daquiri.
If that’s not enough to inspire you, what about a costume that actually comes with cocktails (well, shot glasses to be exact)? Check out the Shotcha Bandolier from After Five Catalog located right here in Goleta! Now that’s what I call Halloween Cocktail Couture!
Hope to see you out in style.
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Originally appeared in Santa Barbara SEASONS Magazine on October 18, 2013.
When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”