Friday Five: 5 Websites to Help You Find a Last Minute Halloween Costume
Halloween is only a few days away, and if you're celebrating early this weekend, then it's really tomorrow. If you're planning to attend a costume party, then you know you need a costume that will make you really, really ridiculously good looking. If you still haven't quite figured out what to be, don't worry because we've got you covered. Here are five websites that can help you pull something together at the last minute:
1. BuzzfeedIf you type in "last minute Halloween costumes" to Google, Buzzfeed has the #1 and the #2 spot and this is for good reason. Buzzfeed actually has a few articles featuring great costume ideas (complete with awesome pics). A few highlights from their ideas include the classic (and totally appropriate for the Dynadot office) "Error 404 Costume Not Found" shirt (shown above) and the fun pun "Chicken Cord on Blue." They even have a "What Should You Be For Halloween" quiz, though it is from 2009, so it isn't really up to date.
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3. PinterestIf you're not already on Pinterest, you definitely need to check it out. Pinterest is a pin-board style image sharing website that has become one of the most popular social networks. It's a great place to keep track of recipes, crafts, ideas, and more! Around Halloween you see lots of ideas for costumes (as well as decorations and themed food). I used my Halloween board for "pinspiration" for my Halloween party last year and this year I used it to help me come with ideas to complete my costume (which looks awesome if I do say so myself). Pinterest features lots of great DIY (do it yourself) ideas, so sign up, make a Halloween board, and search for costumes, so you can be ready for this awesome holiday in the nick of time! (And don't forget to check out Team Dynadot on Pinterest!)
4. EtsyDon't want to DIY? Let someone else do the work for you! Etsy is an e-commerce website where people sell handmade items. It's a great place to find things that you might not see anywhere else. Personally, I found two different hard-to-find parts for my costume on Etsy. Since I ordered early, I was even able to work with the seller to customize the product. If you're looking for something unique, Etsy is the place!
5. AmazonNot into DIY or DIT (do it theirself - yes I just made that up)? Amazon has you covered. If you can't make it to a local costume shop or you just need more selection, Amazon is a great choice. Not only do they have a very large selection (I also got a piece of my costume from Amazon), but they have fast shipping for last minute needs. Check out their Halloween section to find something that tickles your fancy.
Now, that you've (hopefully) figured out your costume, you can focus on what Halloween is really about: having fun (well, and eating candy)! Happy Halloween!
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who has her costume ready to go and can't wait until Halloween to show it off! Can you guess what it is?