Who hasn’t seen angel Halloween costumes over and over? This heavenly being is often recreated for Halloween; but this year why not the angel more creativity. No need to do the overdone biblical version of the angel with its standard golden halo and crispy white feather wings. No, this year you can go mean or nice with your angel wings and shake things up a bit. Even though the angel is a common costume, it doesn’t mean you can’t come up with a newer and much improved version of this favored Halloween costume.
Before you head to the store, or begin your designing, consider what tone you want to set for your costume. Are you going to follow a specific color scheme? Will you be the playful cherub or a dignified otherworldly being?
Different cultures across the globe have various depictions of the angel. Because of this, it may be a good idea to start out by doing some research on the history of angels from across the world. This will help you in coming up with ideas of angel Halloween costumes that may fit your personality best. Also, doing a little research on the residents of heaven can also turn out to be very educational.
For the most part, the basic angel costume consists of three components. There are the Halloween costume wings, the obligatory golden halo, and robe. From there, you can take the costume whatever direction you like. You do not have to look like you just arrived straight from heaven. Perhaps you are a grittier angel, who has done sometime on Earth? Maybe your robe is not pure white, but a blend of colors!
Add to the basics! Angel Halloween costumes do not have to be uniform. If you are not into the golden halo, try a different color, or a wreath of ivy or some other material. Check the bargain bin at your local craft store for a cheap alternative. Traditionally, feather wings are usually used. If you prefer, construct wings out of something else, or forgo the downy white feathers for black, red, or purple ones.
Adding accessories to the angel Halloween costumes are also a possibility. Make the religious looking angel carry a book; should you decide to go with a more ‘devilish’ look for your angel, a pitchfork may be a good accompaniment to your outfit. In the end, you should add whatever bells and whistles to your outfit that seem the most appropriate.
Think about having a little extra fun this Halloween by choosing angel Halloween costumes of an opposing nature for you and a friend. One person can put the golden halo on atop a curly blond wig donning a glowing white robe; the other partner can play the opposite and wear a costume that is more Lucifer inspired. To really go all out, consider adding a touch of role play by pretending to be arch enemies at any parties attended together, you’ll garner lots of attention and make for a more fun evening.
The point I want to make is that your angel Halloween costumes don’t have to be the same old drab seen in previous years. Go ahead, change the look, and update it by adding more bells and whistles. One creative thought would be to pay someone to play the role of ‘demon’ at your Halloween party. Do what you can to make this year’s angel Halloween costumes have a more updated edge. Have fun and be different with your angel costume this year. Edited by Hetsil Protage
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