Kids usually get to have all the fun during Halloween but there isn’t any reason why people in their golden years shouldn’t enjoy as well (maybe just cut down on the sweets).
Here is a list of crafty and clever costume suggestions, which even seniors can pull off, and perhaps get a chance at winning that best costume prize at the party.
Grandpas and grandmas can pull off a better zombie impersonation than most, because let’s face it, the wrinkles and shuffled walks. Just add a little makeup and drip some red liquid on ragged clothes, and you’re a first-class zombie!
Carl Fredricksen (Up)
This is a popular and cute costume that grandfathers should try with their grandkids. All it takes is tweed or brown coat, white button-down, and gray pants. Don’t forget Carl’s huge glasses, and metal cane with tennis balls. If your grandson has a Boy Scout uniform, then he can partner you as Russell, the wilderness explorer. Now if only you could get Dug and Kevin too…
Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp is one of the most recognized characters in Hollywood, and it’s also one of the most fun to copy. Both ladies and gents can pull off the Tramp look by strapping on an old suit and tie, baggy pants, tattered shoes, black bowler hat, and draw on that iconic moustache. The Tramp is also never without his cane, which works for seniors; even better if it’s made of bamboo like Chaplin’s.
Colonel Sanders (KFC)
This would be a pretty funny costume to put on, especially if you walk into a KFC restaurant. What you’ll need is a white suit, button-down, and pants. Finish it off with the iconic string necktie, brown cane, and facial hair that matches the logo of one of the biggest fast food chains in the world.
Popeye and Olive
The popular hero and his ladylove is one for old couples to try out together!
Olive wears red long sleeves and a black skirt, while Popeye dons a black button-down, blue denim pants, yellow belt, and a sailor’s hat. To emphasize Popeye’s muscles, we suggest using a pantyhose filled with towels. Don’t forget the anchor tattoo, wooden pipe, and can of spinach for extra strength!
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