Still don't know what you're going as tonight and looking for a fun, easy costume? Well, you're in luck because I've got you covered, so Happy Halloween! If you're going to eat a bazillion calories anyway, why not dress the part? No, I'm not saying you should go as a Snickers bar. Channel your inner workout freak with what you decide to dress up as: It could inspire you to get your rear into gear post-Halloween candy intake.
Here are 5 fitness-themed costumes you can make with things from around the house ...
1. The gym rat: If this is you in real life, you go to the gym all the time and are not afraid to get a serious sweat on. Replicate that look tonight by putting on your standard workout clothes and running around. It might take a little bit of effort on your part to produce some admirable perspiration marks to really be convincing. In the meantime, carry a small white towel and water bottle, throw on an arm band, slip in your iPod ear buds, and you're all set!
2. The boxer: Sure, you could invest in one of those boxer girl costumes, but why waste the money? Just wrap some athletic tape around your hands and wear a pair of loose gym shorts with a tank top that has your boxing nickname written on the back (i.e. Emily the Crusher). Finish off your look by getting crafty with some black eyeliner and purple and black eyeshadow to give yourself a shiner worth bragging about.
3. The '80s fitness instructor: I don't know about you, but I love a good side pony tail. Tease and sweep your locks into a sideways up-do, and then take down those boxes of old garb from the attic! Slap on a leotard, leggings, and a pair of Converse and you're in business. No leg warmers? No problem! Simply cut the feet off of a high pair of socks and scrunch them around your ankles. To top it all off: Carry around a mini boom box, preferably one blasting Madonna.
4. The track star: This one is super simple -- who doesn't have an old matching zip-up and sweat pants in the closet? In true Glee-inspired Sue Sylvester form, slip into your matching running gear, put on a pair of sneakers, and you're ready to go.
5. The Sports Illustrated cover girl: Just about anyone would kill to have a body like a Sports Illustrated model, especially when swimsuit season rolls around. Take an old issue of SI and have a local office store blow it up to larger-than-life size. Then paste the magnified magazine cover on a piece of poster board and cut an oval where the model's face used to be (sorry, Hope Solo). Slip your own face in the hole and you'll be lookin' dyn-a-mite!
What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
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