Never fear! There is nothing a little DIY, hot glue, and rummaging through your ski and snowboard closet can’t do to help you win the costume contest that you’ve just been *this close* to winning for the past 6 years. Put all that gear to use. Plus, it's a great way to make sure it all still fits before the snow starts flying!
- Candy Corn. You may have to borrow from some of your other winter friends, but find some yellow snow pants, an orange shirt, and a white hat. Presto changeo… you are now the most polarized candies to ever come out of a candy factory. Beware… people will either love your costume or hate it. Just like the candy.
- 80s Skier. You always knew saving your neon striped one piece ski suit would come in handy someday. Let those colors shine.
- Moose. For this one go all brown… brown fleece is even better. Brown pants, brown shirt, brown hat. Sport your black ski boots (hooves) and stuff a pair of tan or white cheap knit gloves with cotton balls to make antlers. Glue (or sew them if you’re fancy) your antlers to a brown hat. It’s not going to be pretty but it will get the job done. Bonus points: paint some cardboard yellow, print out a moose silhouette, and glue that bad boy to the cardboard. Glue a stick to it and now when you have a Moose Crossing sign. Use it as an excuse to get to the front of the drink and candy lines.
- Old Man Winter. Wear blue sweatpants and a blue crewneck sweatshirt. If you’re a guy and have a beard (no-shave November is on its way fellas) use colored hair spray and whiten your beard and hair. Put on a pair of glasses and borrow a cane. If you are super outdoorsy go find a walking stick outside. To pull this one off get in character and walk at half speed throughout the night.
- Ninja. Three words: black base layers. Throw on your black tights/leggings/Under Armor and a black long sleeve top. Wear your baklava or ski mask. This one is kind of a no-brainer. If you’re willing to spend a buck, literally, dollar stores carry foam nunchucks.
- The Gaper. To pull this costume off you will definitely have to be around other like-minded people. Put some padding on your head and wear your helmet up just a little too high. Wear your goggles. Don’t forget the gap! Constantly run into people at the party. Voila!
- Yard Sale! Wear your basic ski stuff—snow pants, jacket, and helmet. Everything else, such as your gloves, goggles, and ski poles, attach to some string or yarn. Tie those pieces to the respective areas on your body—gloves to your wrists, goggles to your helmet—you should get the picture by now. Every now and then fall down.
- Ski Bum. This one is super easy—all you need is red face makeup! Put your goggles on and outline them with the red face makeup. Fill in everywhere on your face outide the goggle line with your “sunburn.” Wear your ski gear but keep your ski jacket unzipped. Put your goggles on top of your head. Done.
- Chairlift. Okay… this one isn’t necessarily using your ski stuff, but it a very punny costume. Tie or tape a plastic lawn chair to your back. Carry around some weights. Every now sit down and do some curls. This is win-win-win. When you’re tired you will never have to find a chair, you’re going to have killer biceps by the end of the night, and you will always have a great conversation starter. Don’t let anyone tell you that when you have to explain the joke it’s not funny. You do you.
- Skier or Snowboarder. We all deserve to be lazy sometimes. Wear your gear. Call it a night.
Everyone at Titus Mountain Family Ski Center wishes everyone a safe and fun Halloween. Decided to use one of our costume ideas? Let us know how they work out for you!