I have been known to make a big thing out of Halloween costumes. I participated in cosplay in the past as well as hand crafting my kid’s costumes every year. There is nothing more fun than making a whole costume from scratch! But this year, I wanted to give myself break. No dyeing white pajamas green (my kid was the Riddler once), no fantastical complicated face make-ups (I was a sugar skull one year), and no accessorizing to the nines like I had in the past. Just a really low-key, modest costing, costume requiring only store bought bunny ears. Boring? Not at all. I am going to don the ubiquitous rabbit costume this year, but as generic as this costume can get, I still wanted to make it cute, special and classy in my own way. Halloween bunny costumes can get so garish and trampy looking…so I have to reign it in with my own version.
The reason I choose the bunny rabbit as a costume is that my boyfriend already owns a tail coat, a top hat, and a cape. All he needs is a magic wand, and he’s a Magician. And in the spirit of being an enthusiastic girlfriend who likes couple costumes (kinda), I decided I will be his white rabbit that he has pulled out of his hat. So yes, we’re taking on the couple costume this year and walking down that road in dating. Ha ha. But really this is just going to be fun.
Materials for Costume:
- 1 set of store bought bunny ears: You could make your own, but it’s so much easier just to buy one for 5 bucks.
2. 1 Fluffy, furry white sweater/top–There was a faux merino wool trend last winter, so you can find one easily still and probably have one!
3. White bottoms, tanks, pants, skirt…etc. Just stick to clothing that is the colour of your bunny!
Optional: Extra furry material. I lucked out this year and found a furry hat to cut up and make into a puffy tail, cuffs and neck tie. Can’t have a bunny without the fluffy tail!
Material for Face Make-up:
Being a bunny is great, because you don’t need to spend a lot on stage make-up and prosthetics. Just use a good foundation, powder, shadow and line your eyes the way you would do a regular beauty make-up and add whiskers! Tip: Draw your whiskers not at your nose level, but slightly below, because that’s where the whiskers are on a real bunny!