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Halloween Costumes 2011: 9 Funny Ideas For Adults! (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/13/11 08:47 AM ET   Updated: 12/13/11 05:12 AM ET

Here at Huff/Post50, we're all about re-invention, right down to your Halloween costume. It's high time you graduated from the white sheet with two-hole-cutouts and that witch costume you've recycled for the past 10 years.

As it's already mid-October and the visits to the pumpkin patch have long been penciled in, we've put together a slideshow of both purchasable costumes and ones that can be assembled using the contents of your closet to have you ready for the 31st.

Whether you're stuck on candy duty, attending a monster bash, or just want to take advantage of the opportunity to publicly embarrass your kids, click through our slideshow to find a costume that suits you...or consider this your friendly nudge to start getting creative!

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  • Gilligan's Island Castaways

    Perfect for the group pressed for time. From Gilligan's red-shirt-and-jeans-combo to Mary Anne's pigtails, rapid costume turn around is ensured regardless of which castaway you portray.

  • The Addams Family

    Nothing screams Halloween more than this. Force the kids into being the Pugsley and Wednesday to your Gomez and Morticia.

  • Holly Golightly

    As if you needed an excuse to break out that black dress and don pearls for a night.

  • The Flintstones

    You'll have a yabba dabba doo time...

  • Star Wars Characters

    We're talking the pre-Jar Jar and CGI Yoda days. Just cut off 10 inches of your hair? <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rubies-Costume-Co-8230-Princess/dp/B001DKCX6K" target="_hplink">Get authentic Leia buns with this headband</a>. Not feeling you inner Han Solo? Plop on<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rubies-Costume-Co-Deluxe-Chewbacca/dp/B000LY1R2K" target="_hplink"> this Chewy mask</a> and call it a day.

  • The Fab Four

    Choose which era your posse wants to channel (<a href="http://www.beatlesgifts.com/beatles-merchandise/beatles-costume/" target="_hplink">Sgt. Pepper</a>? Ed Sullivan Suits? Indian-inspired hippie clothing?) then brush up on that Liverpudlian accent. If you're feeling especially inspired, invest in <a href="http://compare.ebay.com/like/110755375932?var=lv%3Cyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y" target="_hplink">one of these creepy masks. </a>

  • Astronaut

    Here's your chance to finally be Alan Shepard and join the Space Race.

  • Willy Wonka

    For those of you who will inevitably be stuck on candy duty. (We prefer Wilder's classic get-up, but you can always <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rubies-Costume-Co-Adult-Willy/dp/B000H8KO60" target="_hplink">opt for Depp's update</a> instead)

  • "Mod Marvin Hippie 60s"

    Because this how everyone actually looked in the 60s, right?...



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