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Costume ideas for this weekend’s Halloween events

Sandy Pugh
John F. Russell

Where to find a costume:

The Costume Party and Dance Shop

LiftUp of Routt County’s community thrift shop

Rummagers

Oak Creek’s Brand Spankin’ Used

Bargain Barn Thrift Store

Finders Keepers

Deja Vu Boutique

— In case you’ve forgotten — despite the copious amounts of candy, decorations and orange — Halloween is upon us.

It’s a time when costumes resemble images of traditional wizards or witches but also has evolved into a way to dress up as a role model, favorite movie character or superhero.

Where to find a costume:

The Costume Party and Dance Shop



LiftUp of Routt County’s community thrift shop

Rummagers



Oak Creek’s Brand Spankin’ Used

Bargain Barn Thrift Store

Finders Keepers

Deja Vu Boutique

Wondering what is the popular trend in costumes this year?

Sandy Pugh, owner of The Costume Party & Dance Shop, said characters from Mario Bros, Alice in Wonderland, Despicable Me and Star Wars are some of the most sought-after ideas this year.

Pugh also sees a lot of belly dancers, pirates, greek goddesses, gamblers, gangsters and of course, superheroes.

“I love dressing up the town to see how people create the costumes,” Pugh said. “Some people may get a colonial outfit then I go out downtown and next thing I know, they are Beethoven or something like that. I really like to see how creative everybody gets.”

While The Costume Party and Dance Shop is in its busiest time of year with costumes “flying off the shelves,” there are other thrift stores and consignment shops in town were crafty costumes can be found. These include LiftUp of Routt County’s community thrift shop, Rummagers, Bargain Barn Thrift Store, Finders Keepers and Deja Vu Boutique in Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek’s Brand Spankin’ Used.

No costume? No problem. If you find yourself scrambling to find the perfect ghoulish getup, here are a few ideas for last-minute planners, perfect for either trick-or-treating or festive soirees.

Miscellaneous characters

Grace Kelly, Madame Butterfly, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sherlock Holmes, Elvis, soldier, sailor, hunter, mermaid, wizard, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Little Bo Peep, Rapunzel, Mother Goose, Little Miss Muffet, Little Red Riding Hood, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, alligator, pirates, Wendy, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Yoga, Princess Leia, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Glenda the Good Witch, Wicked Witch of the West, munchkins, Batman and Robin, Penguin, Riddler, Bat Girl, Cat Woman, Zena, Spiderman and Superman. pink panther, Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Romeo and Juliet, flappers, Zoot suits, gangsters, Charleston Girl, Daniel Boone, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, saloon girl, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Biker man or woman, hippie, Go Go Girl, Piano Man, Cindy Lauper, Leprechaun, Heidi, Genie, Geisha girl, Spanish dancer, Flamingo dancer, Zorro, Frankenstein, Dracula, Grim Reaper, skeleton, Werewolf, pumpkin, Santa Claus, Christmas tree, elf, Uncle Sam, Bansky, Steve Urkel and Cap’n Crunch.

Group costumes

Three Musketeers, America Graffiti, Alice in Wonderland, Arabian Sheik and Harem, Brady Bunch, Candyland, Civil War, Disney characters, 1950s sock hop, gangsters, greasers, Looney Toones, lounge singers, Roaring ’20s, Roman Empire, Renaissance court, safari animals and hunter, saloon dancers, Titanic, toga party, Western, zoo animals, “Black Swan” characters, “Arrested Development” characters, “Cool Runnings” bobsled teammates, Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Orange is the New Black.

Couples costumes

Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine and Aladdin, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Caesar and Cleopatra, king and queen, Bonnie and Clyde, prom king and queen, Sonny and Cher, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Snow White and Dopey, Prince Charming and Cinderella, Annie Oakley and Daniel Boone, Ivanna Trump and Donald Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Hugh Hefner and Playboy bunny, Pocahontas and Sitting Bull, GI Joe and Barbie, Professor and Mary Ann, King Kong and Faye Ray, turkey and pilgrim, Sylvester and Tweety Bird, Juno and Paulie from “Juno,” “Dumb and Dumber” and Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1


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