10 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Seniors
Posted on October 14, 2015
Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about costumes! Your golden years should be about having fun and enjoying yourself. Whether you are handing out
candy or trying to win a costume contest, Halloween is your night to be whomever you
want. You may be a senior, but you’re never too old for Halloween!
Take a look at some of these creative senior adult costumes listed below. These DIY costumes are cheap and easy to make. Whether you are going solo, or need a couple costume idea, Alert1 has you covered.
No doubt you
have experienced the brilliance of Chaplin’s acting and directing while having
some good laughs. Charlie Chaplin, one of the most well-known actors of the
early 20th century is also a great senior Halloween costume. This costume is not only simple to set up, but
there are advantages to being the lovable vagabond.
All you need
shirt and tie
cane (bamboo if you can find one)
a silent movie character, you won’t be the one responsible for small talk. Embody
the spirit of Chaplin to pull of the role of the slapstick jokester all night.
Heisenberg (aka Walter White)
Breaking Bad costume is especially great for those who are already bald! Ladies
don’t worry about shaving your full head of hair; a bald cap will work just
fine. Gentlemen, start growing out your mustaches and goatees now to complete your
all you need is:
classic Pork Pie hat
dark sunglasses or clear aviators
zip up jacket with a collared shirt underneath.
To be Walt
when he is “cooking,” all you need is:
around a bag of blue rock candy to get the full effect of this costume. Fun
fact: They actually used blue rock candy on the show. Your senior friends will love it!
all-American spirit this Halloween with a senior Uncle Sam costume.
All you need
to become this American icon are these supplies:
patriotic top hat
A white goatee and matching wig will complete
this look. Just be sure to point at everyone all night saying “I want you…to
give me candy!”
The Queen of England
Elizabeth II always looks timeless in a fashionable hat and coat dress. As a senior herself, this look is perfect for a senior Halloween party.
can be easily achieved with these items:
extravagant hat or a crown
is easy to pull off. You may have these clothes in your closet already. If not, you can find them at your local thrift store. Dress up an old hat and give it regal style even
the Queen would be happy to wear. Now is your chance to be royalty for a
professional wrestler makes a great senior Halloween costume with items that you can
easily find. Strut your stuff on Halloween night and remember to stay in
Hulk it up
Hulkamania cutoff t-shirt
or red rimmed sunglasses
tape or yellow wristbands
spandex pants and yellow boots
like "Well ya know something, brother..." "Whatcha gonna
do..." and calling people "Hulkamaniacs." Advise people to
train, say their prayers, and take their vitamins. Make sure you strike the
Hulkster's signature poses for photos!
For those of
you who have white hair and a goatee, this senior look is perfect for you! For those
without the natural colonel coif, a wig and fake mustache/goatee will work just
Carry around a bucket of chicken and you will be
the life of the party. Just be sure to have a cluckin’ good time.
Popeye and Olive Oyl
Want to have
a fun night out with your honey? This pair is a great senior couple costume and their
outfits are simple to make. Be a recognizable character and save money with
these inexpensive costumes.
fabric for collar
for the arms and something to stuff them with
long sleeved shirt
ribbon to glue to bottom of skirt
felt for shirt’s collar
frequently exclaims, “Oh dear!” with a hand over the mouth and Popeye can often be
seenn flexing his muscles. To really become Popeye, use the phrase, “I ams what I ams, and that's
all that I ams.”
Mario and Princess Peach
Peach is also a great pair for couple costumes. These cute video game
characters will be a hit with trick or treaters or at a senior Halloween party.
(or real) black mustache
felt for buttons on overalls
long pink dress (an old prom dress would work well)
Make this a
group costume and add Luigi and Toad to the gang. Carry around some balloons to
recreate a Mario Cart race as you try to pop each other’s balloons!
Spice up your retirement by dressing up this Halloween. Gather your senior friends and have a Halloween party. You can hold a costume contest or simply surprise trick or treaters. Halloween is
a time to dress however you want. October 31st is right around the
corner, so it’s time to get your costume prepped, the pumpkins carved and those
bags of candy ready. Have a spooktacular Halloween!
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