Unique Halloween Costume Ideas - 2 Ideas That Will Have citizen Gossiping at the Party


It seems to get harder and harder each year to come up with an original costume idea for Halloween. No one wants to be the 4th guy dressed in a Spiderman costume or 3 gal to be dressed as  a Witch at the party. They want to stand out from the crowd without being to outrageous or controversial. So here are a few unique Halloween costume ideas. Maybe they will inspire you this Halloween.

For women,  how about going as a Valkyrie ? A Valkyrie is a character out of Norse mythology, although they are view to be mentioned in many Germanic pagan religions colse to the middle ages. They are probably best known in Viking legends, as they escorted slain heroes to Valhalla (or the afterlife).

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They are regularly represented as animated women that can fly (Flight of the Valkyries anyone?) If you were to look at their depictions in literature of the time straight through to contemporary times, you will observation the remarkable similarities between the costume of a character like superwoman and the Valkyrie costume.

Unique Halloween Costume Ideas - 2 Ideas That Will Have citizen Gossiping at the Party

Valkyries would wear a cape, to help them fly no doubt and a winged headpiece that was a symbolic representation that they could fly. It was often used to depict gods that could fly in Greek and Roman mythology. They would wear arm gauntlets and shoulder guards to indicate that they were also warrior like and would be gift in battles.

For men, how about going as Hagar the Horrible or any viking for that matter. You won't see too many habitancy dressed as a viking, let alone as Hagar. I guess he has drifted out of favor over the years and as they say, out of sight is out of mind.   

The accepted Viking costume includes the helmet with cow horns, the tunic, boots with fake fur, shield and sword (or axe). He can also wear arm and shoulder guards. If he has been traveling in his long boat for many months then he might also sport a wild and woolly beard.

Unique Halloween Costume Ideas - 2 Ideas That Will Have citizen Gossiping at the Party

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