What to wear?
First of all, if you are ‘plus size’ and sensitive about it, pick a different article. The title says it all… fat people are hard to dress up on Halloween. I haven’t gone from ‘extra padding’ to ‘fat ass’yet, but I’m big enough that the really cool Batman costume is now looking a bit silly. Enough so that it has required me to explore other options. I came up with a few ideas, for both men and women. Here are some of them… click on the name of the costume for a link; most go to ads, and of course you can use them, but I am in no way promoting or suggesting using any of them. Rather, i would suggest googling them and looking for ways to make them yourself. At any rate:
Monk Ever seen a movie where the monk wasn’t a fat guy? This costume says less “fat guy” and more “jolly plump guy”
Fred was proof, after all, that there were prehistoric fat guys too.
Nothing says funny like self depreciating humor, and nothing does that like dressing up as a keg of beer.
You wanna tell the angel of death he’s too fat?
No self respecting man is gonna make fun of the babe
Who better to play big fat Elvis than big fat you?
See the description for ‘Grim Reaper’
Anyone can look good in pinstripes.
OK, this one’s a no brainer.
It’s easy to do this for guys; as a whole, we don’t have all that hard a time with doing self depreciation. Women are a bit different; they don’t like to draw attention to being overweight. If this describes you, and you’re perfectly content with your ‘plus size nurse’ or ‘plus size playboy bunny’ costume, quit laughing at the fat guys and go elsewhere at this point. The way I see it, big women only have a few choices come Halloween. One: Wear the fat version of standard costumes. Second, wear costumes which aren’t size specific; ergo, a sheet with eye holes. Third… and this is my favorite… embrace the fact that you are a big girl. even mock it a bit. One brilliant way to pull this off is celebrity spoof costumes. Take Britney Spears and dress a 200 lb. woman as her… finding ways to be just as outlandish and sarcastic as you can muster.
Plus size roles in movie and television actresses work well, too. Beyond that, it all depends on how far you’re willing to wander into the realm of sarcasm.
If you are simply a plus size woman looking for a bigger costume (Boring!!), here’s your spots to find them.
If I can offer one word of advice, it would be that Halloween is a holiday that affords us nearly infinite creativity. Take advantage! And feel free to leave ideas in the comments… links are ok, just share your ideas!