We’re about 3 weeks from Halloween, my favorite holiday. If you are like me you’ve probably been brainstorming your costume since last November. Of course, I don’t expect everyone to be as gung-ho about Halloween as me, so I have provided some “Eco-Themed” costume ideas for those less Halloween inclined.
Two years ago I made a similar list for the blog which you can check out HERE. I’ve decided to update the list with some more relevant ideas
People’s Climate March Marcher
Just because you missed the Climate March last month doesn’t mean it’s too late to get dressed up and show your support. When I was at the march I was amazed by all the amazing artwork and creative costumes, in fact I may have participated by dressing up as Mother Earth and wearing a flower crown with blue lipstick. The key words here are “may have”.
Like Father Time, Mother Earth is a classic Halloween costume. There are so many ways to interpret this concept and many of them include blue face paint and flower crowns. It’s also the perfect costume for a pregnant person who has no issue showing off their belly and painting it.
Whether you are celebrating NYC’s new Honey Bee Laws or protesting the deaths of millions of honey bees from pesticides, the honey bee is a great costume for any buzzy person.
Krista or Batty From FernGully
When I was little Fern Gully was one of my favorite films. The “protect the rainforest” based plot and awesome music makes it a classic, not to mention the hilarious voice performance by the late and great Robin Williams. Whether you get dressed up as the fairy Krista or the erratic rapping fruit bat, Batty, fun times will be had.
An Alternative Energy Source Like Solar Panels or Windmills
Show off your alternative side by dressing like an alternative energy source. Who doesn’t want to get dressed up all shiny and angular like a solar panel? Or if you like costumes with moving parts get dressed up like a windmill, but remember to be careful for birds.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This summer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was remade into a movie. I did not see the movie because I would like to preserve my childhood memories of the cartoon but I think it was a blockbuster.
Cover yourself in white plastic bags and recycled paper. What kind of white trash did you think I was talking about?
An Extinct Species like The Dodo Bird or The Tasmanian Tiger
Pay homage to human’s dominion over all other animals by portraying one of the animals that lost the good fight. Or you can stick to the Halloween spirit and dress like a grave.
dog honeybee via shutterstock