Last minute Halloween costumes inspired by the theatre

Reporter: Jim Glaub, first published Mon 31 Oct 2016 15:06

A Busker in STOMP

Stomp

 

Grab those 90s baggy jeans from your wardrobe and throw on a vest, add a backwards cap and get a giant silver dustbin and you’re ready to stomp the night away. Brush up on some of your moves here.

A Zombie from THRILLER LIVE

Thriller

Grab any outfit and smear it with dirt, tear it up. Really shred it. Then, grab some dark makeup and ghoul your face. Douse yourself with fake blood and BOOM, you’re a zombie. 

One of the Dads from MAMMA MIA!

Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre


Grab a white, short sleeved shirt and some khakis. That’s it! You’re one of Sophie’s three dads! Bring your two mates and you can all go together!

Harry Potter from HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

Jamie Parker in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

You don’t have to #keepthesecrets on how to get this look. Harry Potter is all grown up in the Parts One and Two of the beloved legacy, now onstage. Grab a nice pair of chinos, a waistcoat and don’t forget the signature glasses and lightning bolt scar.

Veruca Salt from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Veruca Salt

Think Pink. Grab some tights, ballet slippers and a tutu (all pink). Throw in a pink fur coat and some long blonde curls and you’ll have the sweetest costume at the party.

A Mormon from THE BOOK OF MORMON

The Book Of Mormon, playing at the Prince of Wales Theatre

 

Already a classic, the black tie and short sleeve shirt with black trousers should be really easy. The thing that might be harder is getting your hands on the Book of Mormon to use as the prop. Don’t forget to brush up on your doorbell ringing skills.

 

Any other ideas you might have? Let us know on Twitter with the hashtag #theatrecostumes and we'll retweet our favourites!

More about

Stomp

Ambassadors Theatre

Thriller Live

Lyric Theatre

Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre

The Book Of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre