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Rainproof Costume Ideas

Rainproof Costume Ideas

Halloween is fast approaching. If you read our forecast for the holiday, it seems that the best idea for a costume might be something that will help keep you dry in the rain.

So for fun we offer the following ideas:

Morton Salt Girl — for those of you who can remember, the logo for Morton Salt is a girl with an umbrella, yellow dress and a container of salt (easy!).

Raining Cats and Dogs — take the literal approach and find some stuffed animal cats and dogs. Tie them to an umbrella, and voila!

Mary Poppins — she loved umbrellas! Add a big bag, perhaps a spoon, and you have one of the most favorite nannies around.

Sea Captain — some boots, and a bright yellow rain slicker will have you looking like an old salt in no time.

Tea Bag — how about filling a clear plastic bag with some brown leaves and wearing it around the bottom half of your body.  (The plastic should help keep most of you dry.)

M&M — find some colorful trash or recycling bags, fill one with scrap paper if you want, and draw or glue a big letter “M” on the bag.

Animal of Choice - turn a colorful raincoat into an animal costume. Add black stripes to a yellow jacket for a bee, black dots on red for a for ladybug, or eyes and “warts” on a green jacket for a frog … use your imagination.

Caught in the Rain – If it’s warm rain, go with the weather. Dress as if you’d been caught in the rain already with an inside out umbrella, newspaper or other garbage suck on your leg, and crazy hair.

Got any good ideas to share? You could always be your favorite meteorologist or Almanac editor.

Happy Halloween — rain or shine!


1 Jeanelle { 10.21.11 at 2:07 pm }

I would go as Gene Kelly from ” Singing In The Rain” or a fly fisherman with waders. I would deck out with a fisherman’s hat, waders, a fishing pole and then I would hook a fish to my pole.

2 caroline jesko { 10.21.11 at 1:28 pm }

Of course it would have to be an ….already wet noodel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just drap some yellow felt or any yellow cloth around u from TOPto[HOOD] to bottom.

3 April { 10.21.11 at 11:37 am }

Taking my husband’s work van, cleaning it out and filling it with hay, a large thermos of hot chocolate awaitin’… going door to door in the rain is more fun when you get enjoy a warm “hay ride” and hot chocolate to warm you :)

4 Loralie Huffman { 10.21.11 at 10:46 am }

A bag of leaves. You could cut leg & arm holes, stuff a trash bag with anything you want, put real or fake leaves around the top.

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