October 23, 2019 | How To
Eek-F Ultimate Spook: 11 travel-inspired costumes you already have in your closet
By Haley D.
We’ve all been there: you’re a worldly, cultured, well-traveled person who’s procrastinated their Halloween costume to an almost unimaginable point. Maybe your office goes hard for Halloween and you’re just now finding that out; or the guys down the hall are throwing a last-minute costume party and you can’t make it to the thrift store in time. Your friendly neighborhood Ultimate Breakers are coming to the rescue. Presenting: the 11 quickest, easiest, travel themed Halloween costumes you just might already have in your closest.
1. Harry Potter
Our vision-challenged friends are already halfway there. A little lightning-shaped makeup and a scarf, and you’ve got a cozy look that’s completely late-October friendly. Yer a boss, Harry.
You don't want to be on the receiving end of Trip Consultant Justin's expelliarmus
2. Greece-er > Greaser
If you own a leather jacket and a white t-shirt, you’re already Greased lightning, baby. BUT, if you own a white bedsheet and can fashion yourself a toga, your costume just got 100% punnier.
Haley, our social media lead, ready to hand-jive
...and with a Grecian upgrade
3. Someone who lost their luggage...and the luggage
The perfect couples costume? Just might be. This one's easy. Just throw on a neck pillow and look confused. As for the luggage—remember when your dad used to put you in a wagon and pull you around to go trick or treating? This is basically that.
Copywriter Kevin has fooled Junior Copywriter Reid for the last time
4. Queen of England
What, you don’t have a crown laying around your office? Construction paper and some markers will do the trick too.
You heard it here first: Jesse from sales will be taking over for Olivia Colman on the next season of The Crown
5. Oktoberfest Revelers
Want people to know you went to Oktoberfest in Munich? Of course you do. Drinking beer in a tent with thousands of your German-est friends >> drinking beer in a frat basement with dozens of your actual friends; everybody knows that. Break out those souvenir lederhosen and dirndls and become a walking FOMO machine.
Trip Consultants Allie & John in their Bavarian finest
Our designer Sky carboloading and looking chic doing it
...and when you lose your beret, just start paddling.
...and Sky ready to hit the canals
8. Safari guide
How much khaki is too much khaki?
Tim, master of emails, in his natural habitat
9. Tour Director
Since we all know they’re superheroes, might as well lean right into it. Added bonus: it’s a great conversation starter to tell all your friends back home about the amaaaaaaazing time you had abroad.
Trip Consultant Katie, channeling our tour directors, can clear lines at the Vatican in a single leap
10. Flight attendant
Grab that cute Parisian neck scarf that’s so in right now, a pencil skirt and a button down, and dress up like the ones who make the magic happen in the sky. (Also, doubles as a Pitch Perfect Garden Bellas look.)
If you need to know the location of the nearest exit, look no further than Trip Consultant Hannah
That's Matt, one of our designers, under there...we think
Tag us in all your travel-related costumes this Halloween! Happy haunting, and bon voyage!