This year, hosting a social distant Halloween is of the upmost importance, and we’re sharing an amazing social distant costume idea to you! This post does contain affiliate links on where you can buy all of the fun costume pieces.
There is no doubt that this year has been wicked whacky. I’m not even going to dive into those depths, but when Caroline came to me and asked if we could do something special this Halloween for the sweet kiddos she babysits, I of course said yes.
In years past, we’ve always hosted a Fedigan Freight Fest the Friday right before Halloween. It was a neighborhood affair, and friends of Mac and Caroline would attend, and my garden would turn into a haunted maize. This year, the little trick-or-treaters of our neighborhood are walking the cautious route. No surprise that Caroline would want to create a fun social distant Halloween for those that she babysits.
Her reasoning: “If we’re socially distancing, then I’m going as social distant.”
Obviously, with the social distance comes measuring. And with my background of fashion design, I thought of a skirt filled with rulers and a measuring tape trimmed shirt, and a headpiece that screamed SOCIAL DISTANCE.
Let’s start with the skirt. Take a black tutu, and hot glue wooden rulers all the way around, every other layer. For the shirt, cut measuring tape into 9″ strips and glue them into loops on each sleeve and three for the collar. There’s no rules here, just cut and glue.
For the social distance headpiece, we used black pool noodles. To make the rim of the hat, snake heavy gaged wire through the tube of the noodle. Gather the ends and twist them to fit the head. Attach each additional tube by hot glueing and wiring the tube to the headpiece loop. Continue with each noodle.
We got our decor and candy spooky inspiration from Martha Stewart, naturally. I DVR her older show episodes, and Caroline and I watch them together. We pulled a few of those ideas and are borrowing them as ours, starting with haunted face ice.
Say that five times fast.
We ordered a full plastic face mask that we pour green-colored water into, and put into the freezer for about 3 hours. We also filled latex gloves with the same green water. This will serve as the ice for the punch.
In a punch bowl, combine equal parts lemonade and ginger ale. Take the frozen face and hands, remove ice from the molds and place in the punch mixture. And that’s how you get creepy punch.
To really freak out the little trick-or-treaters, cut out the bottom of a bowl, and attach a rubber glove. Put your hand through the rubber glove, and fill the bowl with candy. Then, when the trick-or-treater goes to take some candy out of the bowl, you can grab their hand with yours, and really freak them out.
Want to know how to really pull off this social distant Halloween? Look no further than to this video.
Caroline and I have everything covered, right here.
I hope you all have a very ghoulish and safe socially distant Halloween!