Halloween is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have your costume picked out. It’s tough, I get it! You look through page after page of ideas and the trending costumes of the year; yet, nothing stands out. I’ve been there. So, let’s think outside the box. This year, you want to be something that none of your friends or family are going to be. I’ve thought of 5 easy Halloween costume ideas with ties to Michigan.
It’s a great way to stand out and be unique, while having a costume everyone will get and understand. Afterall, you and your Halloween costume with ties to Michigan will be around fellow Michiganders on the 31st. They should understand all of these references. If not, well, I’m afraid that’s on them–not you.
Finding A Costume Can Be Scary!
It seems like every year, I think of a great Halloween costume idea in November, and then forget about it. Something popular in November of 2023 will probably not be top of mind come October 2024. That’s important to remember. A lot can change over 11 months. It’s always important to make sure you have a timely costume that everyone will remember. However, if I don’t do it that far ahead of time I’m basically guaranteed to forget to find a costume. Before I know it, it’s the last week of September and I have to panic.
Or do I? You don’t always have to order your costume from a website or store. In fact, some of the best and most creative costumes I’ve ever seen were Do It Yourself costumes. Typically, you have everything you may need buried in your closet somewhere. It just might take a little imagination or creativity. The other option, is to find a Halloween costume that you’re certain to have lying around the house. Jim from The Office is always a great Halloween costume because you don’t have to go out and buy anything. You should have a button-up shirt in your closet. If you have that, it’s all your really need. You’re instantly Jim from The Office.
In fact, Jim was always the best at creating costumes from nothing. Just look at his “Three-Hole Punch Jim” costume idea. He wore his regular attire, but added three circles as hole punches. That was it. Then, there was the year he simply wrote “Book” on his face and he was, you guessed it, Facebook. When in doubt ask, “What Would Jim Do?”