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Tired of dressing up as a witch, vampire or ghost for Hallowe’en? Stay true to who you are this year with these badass outdoor themed Hallowe’en costumes.
Hallowe’en is here. And your choices in the costume shop range from ‘sexy nurse’ to clown. But we know you’re a hardcore outdoorsman/woman. We’re tired of those options too. So let’s get creative. From gory to cute. From easy DIY options to the impeccable (if you are talented with paper mâché). These Hallowe’en costumes are ideal for all you staunch hikers, bikers, sailors and surfers out there.
Go full-on Marvel and dress as one of our favourite superheroes, the Silver Surfer. Although, if you’re spraypainting a wetsuit silver, make sure it’s an old one. It might not look so cool in the line up a few days later!
Go classy and niche by paying homage to the legend and an all-around good guy, John Muir. There is no better chat up line to use at the bar than a classic quote from Muir, “Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
Now, this awesome costume requires a bit of skill. And, when life gets in the way, you may not have the time. But it has to be included in this list for its ingenuity. You could start working on it now in time for next year!
For the more creative bunch — try this on for size! A parachuting baby? How hilarious!
Have a slight obsession with the show Stranger Things? Well, we all know the iconic scene of the four friends rolling into school with their trusty bikes, decked out in Ghostbusters costumes. So why not tap into your inner kid and suit up — because, you ain’t afraid of no ghost!
It wouldn’t be Hallowe’en without some gore. This one is a winner for last minute dresser-uppers, as you probably have all the mountain biking gear already. However, you’ll need to be a dab hand with face paint to pull it off as spectacularly as this.
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We don’t know how this guy got the skateboard in place, and we kind of don’t want to know! Again, this is an easy and effective option for all you skateboarders out there.
Follow the gore with the downright cute. All these options can be used for adults too. This DIY snail is super easy to make and let’s face it, adorable
An absolute classic! Re-enact ET, all you really need is an ET teddy, everything else, you’re sure to already have in your wardrobe.
One for the parents and kids or couples … the shark attack. You’ll probably get your hands on a shark onesie in Penny’s and the surfer is as easy as pie, just get some fake blood.
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So easy and so cute! In any avid bikers home, there will be ample old helmets scattered around the house. Just add a lick of paint and your tot will be transformed into a turtle, a ladybird … anything you can think of.
Each different season during the year brings something incredible to the table. Grab some of your friends and dress up as your favourite season! Get creative with it — make a flower crown with actual flowers from your garden, or take some leaves from your yard and glue them to your shirt!
Evil Kneival was one intense thrill seeker — and certainly a person with a yearning for adventure! Capture a bit of that spirit by wearing his iconic red, white, and blue outfit and hop on a bike of your own to embody his thirst for electrifying experiences. But, warning! Do not attempt any of the stunts that he performed — just because you dress like him, doesn’t mean that you can jump like him!
Ireland is certainly known for its rain, and sometimes, we can just get sick of it! Turn that negative into a positive and use the rain as inspiration for this year’s Halloween costume!
Some of your favourite memories centre around you, your family, and your friends sitting around your campfire, roasting marshmallows. Bring that same enthusiasm for the outdoors into your Hallowe’en costume and come as the fire. You’ll be sure to light up the room!
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