We’ve all seen the How to Be a Newsie for Halloween video put out by the wonderful Broadway cast of Newsies two years ago. They had some great ideas for cheap, easy costumes that were still amazing! I’ve come up with several more theatre Halloween costumes from different Broadway shows that will make your fellow theater-kids jealous.
1. Katherine Plumber from Newsies
Grab your camera and your pen! To become everyones’ favorite reporter, you only need a few simple things. Pull out your favorite long sleeve button up and tuck it into a maxi skirt. To top it off, throw on a vest and tie to really pull it all together. For shoes, combat boots are a comfortable choice and are also super cute! And there you have it. Become a sassy, independent women just by searching through your closet!
2. Fiyero from Wicked
Are you “Dancing Through Life”? Then you might want to consider dressing up as Shiz Universitys’ hottest bachelor, Fiyero! All you have to do is pull on your favorite khaki pants (the tighter, the better) and throw on a white t-shirt. Over that you could tug on a maroon vest and some brown leather boots and you’re good to go! If you’re going trick-or-treating, trade in your glow-in-the-dark pumpkin bucket for a satchel of some sort and you’ll be looking swagified.
3. Matilda from Matilda
This costume is super easy! If you have a gray blazer and skirt, then you’re good to go. If you don’t have those, try to get a blazer and skirt than match-perhaps black or navy. Underneath the blazer some form of button up would work, preferably white. For shoes, a pair of oxfords would look absolutely adorable! However, the most important part of this costume is the hair. If you can, you should crimp your hair then tease it until it’s larger than Hermione Grangers’ hair! Really the most important element of the hair is the volume and frizz. Get it high and crazy! Happy reading!
4. Pippin from Pippin
This is probably the most simple out of all these easy costumes! Black pants tucked into black combat boots should cover you from the waist down. The shirt should be a light gray or blue wide-neck sweater. There you have it! That’s all you really need to become Pippin. This is a really splendid last minute costume that you can get together in a snap. It’s also quite comfortable, yet will keep you warm on a chilly October night.
5. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde: the Musical
Pink! Pink! Nothing but pink! That’s all you really need to know about dressing like Elle Woods for Halloween. (And whatever you do, do not put on orange. Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed!) A pink dress of any kind immediately screams Elle. Whether it’s short and sparkly or a bit longer and light, whatever kind of pink you have will work for this costume. Heels would be ideal for the costume, however if you’ll be doing a lot of standing or walking, I recommend a nice pair of flats with some sort of sparkle on them. Curl your locks and there you go! Maybe walk your pet Chihuahua while trick-or-treating.
These costumes are super easy, cheap, and absolutely adorable! You’ll be talk of your drama department Halloween party if you step in dressed in one of these fantastic characters attire. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your treats!