Happy Halloween! Since Halloween falls on Friday this year, I've been getting more "Help- I need a last minute dress up idea for a party tonight!" messages than usual. Here are a few of my favorite fun but fast Halloween costume ideas!
How about a Food Network star?
Sandra Lee is easy. Get a blonde wig, an apron, a box of brownie mix, and a cocktail glass and you're all set for a Semi-Homemade Halloween. Get your other half to dress up as the Gov. of New York.
Anne Burrell: Hair gel, blonde hair spray, a chef coat and a big chef attitude make this one pretty easy to pull off. Exchange the chef coat for a 'I Love Lobster' t-shirt and you have my Food Network Star friend Michele Ragussis.
Paula Deen: Do I really need to tell you how to pull of Paula, y'all?Perfect for a couple, dressing up as Paula and her hairy boat captain husband, Michael (pronounced MY-kul) would be hilarious.
Guy Fieri: Some hair gel, blonde hair paint, and a black and red bowling shirt and you've got our favorite Food Network guy down pat. Be sure to get the Guy lingo-- "Duuude. If it's funky we'll find it. That's money" and some other classic Guy-isms.
Alton Brown: Go as "Good Eats" Alton: Spike your hair a little, get some geeky glasses, a plaid button front, short sleeve shirt, and a turkey baster and you've got his signature Good Eats style. Go as Cutthroat Kitchen Alton: Bow tie, scruffy beard, a wad of cash, and some kitchen gloves with cutlery attached to it to create the evil Alton Brown.
Go as Alton Brown's protegee, my BFF Justin Warner. A food t-shirt, some colored skinny jeans, Danskos, some Sherman eyewear.... and for all of those who STILL think he wears lipstick, his trademark Burt's Bees balm.
Reality TV? Any of the Duck Dynasty clan. Head to the hunting section of your local Wal-Mart and you'll have your cammo on in seconds.
That crazy Kim or Nene Leakes from the Real Housewives of Atlanta would be just toooo easy. Wear way too tight, way too low cut clothes, a horrible blonde wig, lots of CZ's and Tardy for the Party on your iPod would make these reality TV looks super easy to create.
My friend American Idol Taylor Hicks would be so easy to do. Gray hair spray. A harmonica. Velvet jacket. Boom.
Donald Trump: a suit, a purple shirt and tie and a bad blondish red comb-over and you've got the Donald down cold.
Al Roker from the Today Show is also pretty easy to do. You just need to shine up your head a little, get the big glasses and a map of the US and you can tell everyone what's happening in their neck of the woods.
Martha Stewart: A blonde wig, a rolling pin, and a voodoo doll of Gwyneth Paltrow complete with the appropriate sized pins would be very simple.
Miley Cyrus: Wrecking ball, some men's undies. Pixie wig. Bring your daddy, Billy Ray Cyrus complete with fringed suede jacket, soul patch, cowboy boots, and a Hannah Montana lunchbox.
Happy Halloween- stay safe out there and give out the good candy!