Here’s a great idea for a scary yet unique Halloween costume. Dress up as an injured mountain climber. Though this doesn’t require much money if you can find a real mountain climber who will lend you his equipment — this cheap and delightfully scary Halloween costume will be the talk of the party.
You will stand out in a scary way at any Halloween party as an injured mountain climber. I know exactly what’s involved in preparing this costume because some years ago, I went to a Halloween party as an injured mountain climber.
But before I arrived at the location, I went to a grocery store — dressed up, and people left and right stared, and I could tell that perhaps a few of them didn’t know if I were for real or not!
Unique and Scary Halloween costume: Dressing as an injured mountain climber requires only some bare basics: a blood and bruise kit, bandage wrappings, climbing gear (borrow this if you know a mountain climber, as I did; otherwise it’s very expensive), a tank top and shorts. You need the tank top and shorts to show as much skin as possible, because you’ll be making up bloody gashes and bruises all over your skin. Any costume store sells a blood and bruise kit.
Next, buy bandage wrappings at a drug store. You need a thick white bandage that you can wrap all around your head for your head wound.
You then need to wrap the thick bandaging around your thigh, and another around an upper arm. Next, tape big square gauze bandages at multiple locations on your body, such as the other leg, maybe a few on a calf, one on your cheek and one on a forearm. Your scary and unique Halloween costume is well underway!
For the bandage around your head, at some point where it wraps along your forehead, apply the fake blood on the bandage, but also apply the blood to continue dripping down your forehead. In my case, the dripping occurred down my temple. I also applied a bunch of blood to the bandage that was wrapped around my leg above the knee, and then had the blood dripping all down my leg.
Make bruises on your cheek, some on your arm, and on your legs. Finally, add some mud here and there on your skin.
But you’re not quite done with this scary and unique Halloween costume. You need the climbing gear. At the time, I was an avid rock-wall climber, so I already had a harness and chalk bag. However, for the real effect of an injured mountain climber, you’ll need outdoor climbing gear.
I had known a man who did a lot of outdoor rock climbing, and he let me use his full array of rock climbing tools: a mass of weighty, clinking metal gadgets, mostly carabiners, then camming devices and ice screws. He also gave me his climbing rope, and I wore all the equipment on my body, just as a rock climber would, coiled-up rope slung over my shoulder and all. Wherever I walked, this Halloween costume gave off a clinking sound, drawing attention.
For a truly unique, simple-to-make, scary Halloween costume, consider dressing up as an injured mountain climber.