Women's Reptile Costume Ideas

Halloween consumes can be as basic or as involved as people want. When you think about it, it's the one time of year everyone pretends to be a cosplayer, so you want to make sure to do it right and have fun. This means for more detailed costumes, attention and time are paramount. Reptile costumes are good examples of this.

Snake



Are you a sneaky snake in the grass? Few people admit it when they are, but if you're proud of your slithery ways, then why not dress up as a snake this Halloween? Here's how to start:

• Paint

You can build your whole snake persona with face and body paint. Try drawing creepy scales on yourself that make your reptilian leanings obvious. Throw in a pair of snake-eyed contact lens and some fangs, and you have the makings of a creepy snake costume. Optionally, you can hide your hair under a bald cap and cover it with scales to give yourself a more inhuman look.

• Mask and Bodysuit

Alternatively, if you don't believe in drawing all over yourself, you can try a snake mask and a bodysuit. You can find a snake-themed mask at a Halloween store and, combined with a zentai suit that has scales on it, you can give off a pretty scary impression. All you'll be missing is that forked tongue. For accessories, you could try carrying around a dead rat. This would be dinner.

• Snake Themed Outfit

You can also try a costume that's a bit less literal, or that just incorporates snakes, but doesn't turn you into one. For example, you might just paint a few scales on your face, but wear a snake wig to look like Medusa. Maybe you could also wear an outfit made out of snakes.

You could also try dressing like your least favorite politician and when people ask you who you are, you can tell them with a straight face that you're dressed as a snake. Just an idea. Ready to make your friends uneasy as you slither closer and closer, and taste the air around them? Wear a snake costume this year and creep everybody out!

Lizard



Lizards are cute but making the costume work will take some effort. Cheap outfits can be found online, especially thanks to all the reptile conspiracy theories. You don't want cheap if you can help it, so finding such a costume made of quality material, like cloth or felt instead of plastic, is ideal. If you have the talent to make the outfit yourself, though, go nuts, especially if you have a specific lizard species in mind.

Makeup will require some work, because you'll probably have to buy special effects costume makeup in order to do it right. These makeups are designed to last and can be thick, so make sure to read the ingredients. Allergic reactions from stage makeup can occur, especially if you have sensitive skin. If you have to use a mask instead, that's fine. Your health comes first.

As for accessories, some fake teeth, scary lizard hands and a tail are about all you should need, really. You can also go tailless and claim you're a frightened lizard, which is pretty fitting for the holiday.

Alligator



Finding a costume geared specifically to alligators may take some work, and you'll probably have to modify a generic reptile costume for it to work. That's part of the fun, though, so shouldn't pose a major issue. The coloration of the costume and makeup are major factors, as are the tail.

When it comes to accessories, all you'll really need is the little back scales that poke up along the spine and tail. Getting them right will be most of the work. A mask with a gator mouth is optional, but will help the costume pop. It could also make moving around and seeing where you're going difficult, so take into account destinations and route when it comes to elongated masks.

Thinking outside of the box for Halloween costumes can often lead to some fun ideas, reptile costumes are a great example of this. Whether you go form fitting to show off your talents, or something durable to handle trick or treating with the kids in harsh weather, if you've got the right colors and confidence, then your costume will always be a great success.

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