Punny Halloween Costumes from Head to Feet

Covered from Head to Foot with Punny Halloween Costumes

Okay, I have more punny costume ideas percolating in my head for Halloween. Here are some ideas that cover you from head to feet for October 31st! They are quick, easy and punny. 🙂 Did I say I love puns?! I know, I’m so corny…which brings me to my first costume idea.

 

dried corn husksA Really Corny Costume

You can go about this a few ways. You can make yourself a bandolier (aka bandoleer) of dried corn husks with wire or string. And/Or you can buy a bunch of cans of corn and take off the labels and randomly tape or glue them to a dress, shirt and/or pants. Voila! You have yourself a really corny costume.

 

Have Bed Head on Halloween

Get a bed from a Barbie set or a some other small doll toy set. Then hot glue-gun it to a headband or to a strip of sturdy cloth that you can tie over or around your head. Now you have instant bed head.

 

cloudsGo Trick-or-Treating with Your Head in the Clouds

Get some white paper and draw clouds. Next cut them out and then tape them to some thread or string. Then tape or tie them on to a headband or hair clips. Have them go all around your head if you can. Now you’ve got your head in the clouds. You can glue or tape cotton balls to the clouds for added effect. Wear all white to coordinate with the clouds. And you can also shroud a pair of earrings in cotton balls for added affect.

 

Party with Knuckle Sandwiches

Make peanut butter and jam sandwiches (or whatever ones you might like to eat later) and put them in a Ziploc sandwich bag. Now tape them on to your knuckles with athletic tape. You are ready to party with two knuckle sandwiches ready to go.

 

Two Left Feet Costume

This is good for a Halloween dance party. Go as someone with two left feet. You can go to a secondhand store and buy two sets of identical shoes. I would recommend buying them on the big side, so your right foot that’s going to go into the left shoe has some room and doesn’t feel squished. When you ask someone to dance or they ask you, you can warn them ahead of time that you have two left feet.

 

tiesAll Tied Up for Halloween

Wear a dress shirt then put on as many ties around your neck as you can. Look for some colorful and tacky ones from thrift shops. Have them go all around your neck from back to front. Then you can tell people you are “all tied up” for Halloween.

 

These are all great quick and easy Halloween costumes to make on the fly. You can find the materials you need easily at home or at a thrift shop. Then you can put them together in a flash at home and head off to your night of Halloween fun with a punny costume.

 

Punny Homemade Halloween Costumes

Punny Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween Outfits Based on Popular Sayings

Looking for an easy and humorous DIY costume for Halloween? Here are some quick homemade outfits that are easy and fun for anyone.

I love puns and I love Halloween. So, here are some simple costume ideas that are easy to do and that are based on idioms (aka well-known sayings). You can go with one idea or combine them if you want to go all out. They can also work as a theme for a couple or a bigger group going out for Halloween together.

green thumbHaving a Green Thumb for Halloween

Paint a thumb green. It can be as simple as that. When people ask about your costume, explain that you have a “green thumb.” This costume can be dressed up easily by getting fake leaves and flowers. You can put them in a garland in your hair. You can also get green duct tape and tape the faux plants on to a green shirt and pants. If you are really handy you could sew the fake flowers and leaves on. Thumbs up for a green thumb.

Butterflies in My Stomach Costume

Get pipe cleaners, paper and paint and make paper butterflies. If there are wooden clothes pins around the house, they can be used as the body of the butterfly with paper as the wings and the pipe cleaner as the antennae. The clothes pins are easy to stick on to you clothes. If you don’t have clothes pins, you can use duct tape the same color as your shirt to tape the butterflies on to the stomach area of your top. Another option is to put the butterflies on a dress. You can add some ‘escaping’ butterflies in your hair or clip one to a bracelet or hair elastic and wear it on your wrist.

Frog in My Throat Halloween Costume

Buy a plastic frog and glue-gun it or duct tape it to a ribbon, scarf or piece of cloth that can be tied around the neck. So the saying is “there is a frog in my throat” – so preposition-wise this is a frog technically on your throat, but you speak with a croaky voice and say there is still one in your throat. This is just the one that escaped.

Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve for Halloween

heart on sleeveCut out a heart from red felt or cloth and then duct tape, sew or glue gun it to the sleeve of a shirt. If you are short with supplies and time, you can always color a heart out of paper or use red construction paper to make your heart. You could even just pin it on. You could also make a heart for each sleeve. Worse comes to worse, you could always get a red felt and draw the heart right on to a shirt you don’t mind having a heart permanently on the sleeve.

On Halloween be a Facebook Friend

Write the word book across your face in black eyeliner or face paint. Then when people ask you what you are, you can answer, “I’m Facebook. Would you like to be my friend.” Hopefully you make some real friends.

These are simple, cheap and easy Halloween costumes that you can do quickly if you are short of time for a costume for October 31st. The materials are easy to make or find. And you can spend as much and as little time as you want on making one of these costumes for your next Halloween party. Or perhaps it will inspire your own ‘sense of pun” and you come up with your own.

Postmedia Takeover Could Lead to Post-Mortem on Quality Journalism

Scary News

Here’s something scary just in time for Halloween. Having one company holding the majority of our media like an overflowing bag of candy they can’t wait to eat up. The quality of journalism is already dying. Now I fear the zombie news apocalypse is upon us! I’m speaking tongue-in-rotting-cheek, but the feeling of horror is real.

Postmedia Takeover Could Lead to Post-Mortem on Quality Journalism

Quebecor is ready to hand over 175 English-language newspapers to Postmedia for $316 million. As far as big business is concerned, this can be seen as a win-win for both companies. The losers in all this will be some 35 million Canadians. We will be losing out on quality and diversity in our news as a country. No matter what the company promises, good business practices will naturally (or unnaturally depending how you look at it) lead to the demise of quality journalism.

The Sun Would Shine Across the Country for Postmedia

Some would say look on the bright side, the sun would shine for Postmedia in a national frenzy. With this sale, Postmedia would own the Vancouver Sun, the Edmonton Sun, the Calgary Sun, the Winnipeg Sun, the Ottawa Sun and the Toronto Sun. It would also take hold of the 24 Hours dailies in Vancouver and Toronto. But that’s not all, Postmedia would be the owner of the websites for all these newspapers.

Postmedia to Control Nearly All the English-language Canadian Papers

Here’s an excerpt from CBC reporter Pete Evans’ online story on October 6th, 2014, “If it goes through as announced, the deal would mean Postmedia, which was built out of the ashes of the former CanWest media empire, would control just about every major English-language newspaper in Canada that isn’t based in Toronto (the publishing home of the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail).”

Good Business Model Spells the Ruin of Quality News

This is scary because it would be so easy for Postmedia to just have the same news stories in all these newspapers all coming from a central hub. Throw in a few local stories and then you’re done. You wouldn’t need nearly as much staff –  think of the cutbacks, think of the savings! Taking these steps would seem perfectly rational and be extremely profitable from a business point of view.

Dreams of a News Utopia

Idealist that I am, I would like news to be truly about keeping people informed about what is happening in the world. I like that olden day image of detective-like journalists snooping about and being critical to uncover the truth of serious and meaningful issues. Things like investigative journalism are falling to the wayside for much cheaper choices like rewriting email news releases sent out by the government.

To have good quality news costs a lot of time and money and this goes against a business model which is to spend as little as possible on the product and sell it for the same price or higher. Sigh. Zombie News Apocalypse. The road to hell is paved with good business intentions.

We Want Many Voices, Not Just One

Normally we think of third world countries when we think of the lion’s share of the media being held in the hands of one controlling interest. If this deal goes through, we will be getting all our news filtered through the same sieve, the words written from the same hand, spoken from the same mouth all across Canada. The same advertisements will be pumped cross country online and in the papers. If all the papers are saying the same thing, how can it not be true? What a great way to control how people see and think about the world then having only one source for news.

Check Out Alternative News and Blogs

If you haven’t already, you may want to start investing your time into checking out smaller independent newspapers and blogs. Look for variety and indepth research in new stories. Root out media that makes sure different perspectives are represented in news coverage. Look micro-locally and look globally to find news sources that can offer you quality information.

Scary news times are already upon us. It’s never too late to start preparing for the Zombie News Apocalypse.