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Florida Themed Halloween Costumes
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What Costume Will You Wear for a Florida Themed Halloween?
Start thinking about all the things Florida related and you'll come up with a lot. Someone surely will arrive in an alligator costume. Expand your thinking to all the other Florida birds and wildlife.
How about the costumes relating to the theme parks. There's Disney, SeaWorld and Universal. That gives you tons of great costume ideas.
Don't forget the space coast, hurricanes, retirees, beach vacations, and other aspects of Florida for costume inspiration. I've gathered some costumes and DIY outfits below for you to think about.
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We received an invitation to a block party for Halloween in our retirement community. How fun!
My husband just made a face as he finds it hard to think up costume ideas. Already my mind is churning with possible outfits. Some would work for me, some are more for guys and some make good couple costumes.
Wait until he sees what I've rounded up for him to choose from. I'm sure one of these will spark his imagination.
Florida Tourist Costume Ideas
His or Her Tourist Costumes - Think Tacky, Tacky, Tacky
You could probably assemble this from some things you have around the house. Maybe not. If your normal attire is too tasteful, you can buy this outfit to wear to the costume party. It has the rounded waistline built in for a very convincing tacky tourist.
Add your own touches like sponging on some blusher over your whole face for a sunburn. Hang your camera or several around your neck. Don't forget the sunglasses and the big sun hat.
Remember Tastefulness Is Not the Way to Go
The tacky tourist costume can come straight from your closet. Hot pink capri pants? Great! Orange t-shirt, lime green flip flops, flower-print overshirt... you are on the way to a great costume.
Add a colorful beach tote or a pool noodle, and extreme, glitzy sunglasses are a nice touch too. You might not have all of these on hand, so head to the local thrift shop. Remember, the more colorful, the better.
Get Inspired by the Entries in the Tacky Tourist Costume
Costume Ideas from Florida Wildlife
Become a Flamingo for the Party
Get out your hot pink shirt, add some yellow tights and wear this fluffy hot pink mask. Presto, instant flamingo.
If you want to go fancier, there are even flamingo feet that you can buy on Amazon. Add a fluffy pink tutu around your waist or a pink feather boa as an additional costume piece.
Check out the video below for making a costume using feather boas for the skirt (body of the flamingo).
Do-It-Yourself Pink Flamingo Costume
Look at the Flamingo in Real Life to Get Ideas for Your Costume
Alligator Costume or Alligator Wrestler
Someone Has to Be the Alligator
Wear some khacki slacks or shorts and top that with a green t-shirt or sweatshirt. The crowning touch is this open-mouth alligator head. Awesome.
Here I Am Demonstrating My Alligator Taming Techniques
Be an Alligator Wrestler
Wear your khaki shorts and shirt (sort of the Steve Austin look) and tote along this fierce looking alligator. Demonstrate your alligator taming skills by putting your head between its jaws just like the demonstrations at Gatorland.
You can check out Gatorland's videos on YouTube to see the proper handling of live alligators.
Here's a Gator Wrestler at Gatorland
Florida Costume Ideas from Disney
Disney Characters - There Are Dozens to Choose From
The Princess Costumes Aren't Just for Little Girls
Pretty Princess or Dark Maleficent - Which Will You Choose
Most people opt for the pretty princess costumes, so surprise everyone with this dramatic outfit.
Even More Disney Ideas
Here's Mickey! A Great Costume for a Florida Halloween
Here's the classic Mickey Mouse costume. Your spouse can get a Minnie Mouse one to make you a matched pair.
Watch This Video for DIY Mickey and Minnie Costumes
Don't Forget Florida's Space Coast
Wear Your Astronaut Suit for the Costume Event
You can buy the astronaut helmet and the special boots to go with this. Just click through to Amazon.
Make Your Own Helmet to Go with the Astronaut Costume - A Video Tutorial
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