Punny Costumes is an eBook of 252 easy-to-make, no-sew, Halloween costumes based on word plays.
Rather than elicit shrieks and screams from fear, they’ll elicit moans and groans from bad puns.
The book includes costumes for wheel chair and cane users, too!!
It only costs $5 to download the eBook. So go ahead and buy it, and make this your most PUN Halloween ever.
Here are directions to make 13 (a Baker's Dozen - a great Punny Costume for a group of 12) Punny Costumes. Check out the slideshow titled Punny Costumes Guessing Game in the costume gallery. And click here for Punny Costume-making tips and suggestions on how to host a Punny Costume Fashion Show.
- ALL THUMBS
- ANCHORMAN / ANCHORWOMAN
- BEHIND THE TIMES
- BOOB TUBE
- DRAG QUEEN
- FACE THE MUSIC
- FEELING BLUE
- GREEN WITH ENVY
- HIP CHICK
- MIXED GREENS WITH DRESSING ON THE SIDE
- PIG LATIN
1. ALL THUMBS
Get an image of a thumb by searching the internet, photocopying your own thumb, using clip art, drawing one, or taking a photo of a thumb and printing it. Duplicate this thumb many, many, many times. Cut out all the thumbs. Dress in a color close to your skin tone and then affix all the thumbs to your outfit with safety pins, double-sided tape, or Velcro. If you have access to label paper, print the thumbs on this paper and peel off the backs and stick them on to your outfit. For extra fun go to a costume or magic store and get 9 thumb tips and turn all your fingers into thumbs. Attach the ninth thumb to your nose with face glue. You are now all thumbs. And you better pray no one brings a hammer to the party! On the other hand, if you happen to drop something while at the party, you will have a good excuse.
2. ANCHORMAN / ANCHORWOMAN
Get an image of a ship’s anchor by searching the internet, using clip art, drawing one or taking a photo of one. Dress in a business suit and affix the anchor to your chest area with pins or tape. You are now ready for hire as an anchorman/anchorwoman. This is a great custume for office parties (that most people don't want to attend anyway) where you are already dressed in a suit.
3. BEHIND THE TIMES
Get a copy of the New York Times. Open it to a spread and carry it it in front of your face and part of your body. You are now behind the times. If you are a bit unsteady on your feet, cut some eye holes so you can see what's going on in front of you.
4. BOOB TUBE
A costume for large breasted women or those who want to stuff a bra or buy a fake set of breasts in a costume store. Wear a tight fitting top. Attach a tube (from a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, or any other tubing you have a available) in between the breasts. For extra effect, carry a remote control. If people are mouthing off at your bad pun of a costume, just hit the MUTE button!!
Get 8 wax butter wrappers and make them into cylinders by taping them around lengthwise. Put one on each finger, leaving your thumbs free. If you don’t like idea of having really long butter wrappers hanging off your fingers, use 4 wrappers and cut them in half before placing them on your fingers. Drop things all night long and say, "Oops! I sure do have butter fingers tonight!" Your host may not be too pleased, but the other guests will get a good laugh. If you prefer to be a single Butterfinger candy bar, all you need to do is put one wrapper on one finger.
6. DRAG QUEEN
Get a large image of The Queen of England and attach it to heavy cardboard. Attach this queen to a piece of rope that's about a foot longer than the length from your hand to the floor. Drag her on the floor behind you as you walk around. Voila – drag queen!
7. FACE THE MUSIC
Using face paint, cover your entire face in white. Then draw, in black, musical bars and notes all over your face. Dress in black. Just because you are Face the Music doesn’t mean you will all of a sudden be able to do so.
8. FEELING BLUE
Dress in dark colors, but not dark blue. Wear bright blue gloves or mittens. Rubber cleaning gloves work great for this. All you have to do to bring this costume to light is touch everything! Make sure that even though you are Feeling Blue you really don't end up feeling blue.
9. GREEN WITH ENVY
In your word processor, print out very large letters N and V in black and cut them out. Or if you want to go the low-tech route, get some black electrical tape to make the letters. Dress head-to-toe in green with a hood if you have one in green. (If you like, also cover your face and hands with green face paint.) Affix the 2 letters, N V, on your chest with double-sided tape or velcro for the pritned ones, or just make the letters out of the electrical tape right on your shirt. If lots of people have better costumes, walk right up to them and tell them you are Green with Envy!
Get a large inflatable beach ball and cover it in hair. You can get hair at the craft store, from your brush, your pet’s brush, or an old doll. Tie a ribbon or string around the mouth piece where you inflated the ball. Hang the ball from your neck making sure the string is tied so that it hangs right under your chin. For extra fun, paint on whiskers, get some cat ears and a cat tail. This costume has the seal of approval from our famous cats (because they are on the cover of a Hallmark Greeting Card), Booger and Coolio.
11. HIP CHICK
Get an image of a chick (baby chicken) by searching the internet, using clip art, drawing one or taking a photo of one. Attach it to your hip area with double-sided tape. Even if only for one evening, it’s fun to be a hip chick.
12. MIXED GREENS WITH DRESSING ON THE SIDE
Wear all different shades of green clothing. Really mix it up! Get an image of a bottle of salad dressing by searching the internet, using clip art, drawing one or taking a photo of one. Attach the image with double-sided tape or velcro to your side. Be careful if there’s a salad bar at your Halloween party!
13. PIG LATIN
Turn a sheet into a toga. Wear a pig’s nose - easily found at a costume store. Of if you are talented, draw a pig's nose using face paint. For extra oomph, eakspay in igpay atinlay! Appyhay Alloweenhay!
For 239 more costumes, and the most PUN Halloween ever, download the Punny Costumes eBook.