Plus Size Halloween Costume Ideas

As a plus size lady myself, I dread the idea of dressing up in fancy costume. My body would have given great pleasure to Rubens, and would have been carefully exquisitely beautiful in 17th century Holland, but by contemporary day standards it has to be regarded as lumpy and ponderous. When I have to appear in costume, I feel that I owe it to myself to something that will make the most of my assets rather than make me look ridiculous.

When I choose a costume for myself, I try to find something that does not make me feel foolish. My legs are as bad as the rest of me, so I prefer a long skirted outfit. On the other hand my soulders and bustline are magnificent, so I look for something that will show it off. I look for glamour rather than freaky, funny or scary.

Halloween Costumes

When I look at other larger population in costume, I legitimately wonder sometimes what they were thinking. Why choose to be Alice in Wonderland when you could be the Duchess? Why does a very large man want to appear in skin-tight Superman leotards that make it embarrassing to look at him, when he could be so impressive as Satan with a fiery red cloak?

Plus Size Halloween Costume Ideas

Ultimately of policy the selection is up to you, male or female. If you are a size Xxxl but you have been channelling Scarlett O'Hara or Erroll Flynn all your life, go for it!

However if you feel a bit self-conscious and want to look as elegant as possible will still entering fully into the spirit of things (ha!), then here are some suggestions.

Remember to place your order in good time, so that if the size is wrong you have time to replacement it. It is ordinarily easier to take in a too-large costume than to squeeze into one that is too small, so err on the larger size if you are unsure. If you are short you might need to take a hem up, possibly by any inches, so make sure you have time to do all this.

You should also think ordering the recommended accessories for your outfit. The wig, face paint, gloves, corset, chemise, headpiece all go to faultless the "look".

Plus Size Halloween Costume Ideas


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