Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2020
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2020
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2020
Ken Tanabe Halloween Costume 2020

I usually do my own grocery shopping. But, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I tried a delivery service with local produce. Some of it came in these silver insulated bags. As it turns out, they were also delivering the main ingredient for my Halloween costume. Add a roll of tape, scissors, some black clothes, and you get the least expensive costume I’ve made so far (less than $3 if you don’t count the food). A big thank you to Catherine Leung for the wonderful styling and photography.

Free of charge: six insulated pouches. Bought: one roll of transparent tape ($2.50). Already owned: black clothes (long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans), scissors.

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Halloween Costumes
Halloween Rules
1. Make it yourself.
This is the best way to be original. A store bought costume is better than no costume, but you can do better than that!
2. Use your whole body.
If you wear your usual clothes and throw on a mask, is that really a costume? Go from head to toe.
3. Keep it cheap.
Anybody can spend a zillion dollars on a costume and look cool. The real challenge is making it happen on a budget.
4. Don’t rely on recognition.
Do not dress as a celebrity or a movie character. Standard characters like vampires are off-limits, too.
5. Don’t rely on sex.
Don’t get me wrong – being sexy is great and all. Just don’t rely on it to make your costume work.
6. Don’t rely on horror.
Sure, blood and guts are a Halloween tradition, but don’t feel limited. Take advantage of the day you can wear anything!

Do you make Halloween costumes that follow these rules? If so, contact me.