Fifty Shades For Halloween Costumes
Costumes for Fifty Shades of Grey
Every year my husband and I are invited to a Halloween party and every year we try to think of unusual costumes or ideas that would be easy to recognize and easy to create. Current hot topics are our primary goal, but we have resorted to many other types of costumes.
One year we went as Madonna and A-Rod when they were a hot couple. Another time we went as Trueblood stars Bill and Sookie. Last year we went as a pilot and stewardess who were members of the mile high club.
This year we decided that one of the hottest topics is the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, so we searched for the appropriate pieces to put together costumes that would represent Anastasia and Christian.
I realize that my husband and I are beyond the age of where he is a stud and I am a sexpot, but hey, Halloween is for pretending and we are very good at pretending.
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His and Hers
First we started by looking for shirts. I know there are lots of Fifty Shades of Grey shirts floating around the internet, so I searched for shirts that would coordinate.
My husband has a nice set of biceps. Pardon me if I brag a little about those. So, we decided a sleeveless shirt would show them off and fit the character better.
We purchased a shirt that had one of Christian's favorite phrases, "Laters Baby" and also had his famous gray tie, so we would not have to purchase a gray tie.
To compliment my husband's shirt we wanted something that would make a statement that connected with his phrase, so I purchased a short sleeve v-neck shirt that said, "Meet Me in the Red Room."
If you put the two phrases together you have Anastasia saying, "Meet me in the red room" and Christian's response, "Laters Baby."
Mask and Hair
We had to think of something to change our appearance to match a description or adornment mentioned in the trilogy.
My husband opted for a copper colored wig to match Christian's hair color and I decided on the mask Anastasia wore at the masquerade ball and the one that matches the book cover.
Both of these were very hard to find. We searched the internet for a long time before I found a close copy of Anastasia's mask and Christian's copper colored hair wig.
The mask is a very close match to the book cover and the wig is anybody's guess as to whether it is even close to E. L. James' description of Christian's hair color and style, but we tried.
There are Many
Acknowledging that one of the subjects of Fifty Shades of Grey is domination and submission, which seemed easy to duplicate, we commenced our search both on the internet and among our previous costumes.
We found the handcuffs from our Prisoner and Warden costumes and a studded man's wrist band from a previous gladiator costume. My husband owned a heavy silver chain bracelet that seemed to go well.
I made my silver necklace with the words "50 Shades Of" and added a silver twisted rope around the edges to which I added gray enamel, a pair of handcuffs at the top and a red heart to suggest the red room. I made it an uneven round shape to signify the uneven relationship of the characters.
I could have made my earrings, which consist of handcuffs and mask, but they were very inexpensive, so I purchased them.
My husband saw a fake cat of nine tails on the web that he just had to have, so that was another purchase.
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Additional Clothing and Shoes
No Purchases Here
We opted for nothing fancy and again searched our clothes and previous costumes and found what we thought would work well.
I used a short skirt from a previous costume and my husband opted for jeans, since Christian wore them.
I owned a pair of fancy net tights, and even though there is no indication that Anastasia wore anything like them, I thought it was an interesting decorative touch.
Our shoes came from our closet. I have a sexy pair of brown suede boots, but when I tried them on with all that black, I did not think they worked well, so I opted for a less sexy pair of black boots.
My husband likes his brown loafers, so he is wearing them.
Nothing special in this department, but we were determined to keep the costs down while staying within the theme of our costumes.
Did We Succeed - Even a Little
Do Our Costumes Work?
Costume Accessories - For Purchase
As I said some items were hard to find, but here are a few that you can use to create these costumes.