Halloween is fast approaching. Everyone is definitely bombarded with many ideas on what to wear for this highlighted season of the year. It is not just the creepiest and scariest season but also is the most creative and entertaining experiences everyone can talk about. Horror movies and stories would start flooding the streets by then. Since Halloween only comes once in a year, make the most of it and the costume you choose to wear. If you do not have any ideas yet, try to look like the legendary Little Red Riding Hood.
Little Red Riding Hood is a little girl who wore a red cape with a hood in a cautionary tale originally written in the 17th century. In the story, Little Red Riding Hood went to visit her ailing grandmother and was met by a wolf. She told the wolf of her plans. The wolf intended to eat Little Red Riding Hood but could not because they were in public, so he ran ahead of the girl and ate her grandmother. When she arrived at her grandma’s house, the wolf imitated her grandmother and eventually ate Little Red Riding Hood. The moral of this story is not to talk with strangers. Many versions of the story since then became very popular for kids.
Imitating Little Red Riding Hood is easy. You just need to be creative since the only identifier needed is the red cape with a hood. You can actually wear a white dress inside the cape. It is best if it is white in color. If you have none, you can wear any dress then. For footwear, just have a black flat shoes.
You can buy the red cape with a hood online or at any thrift store. If you want it to fit you perfectly, you can have a seamstress create one for you. If you are on a tight budget, you can be creative as long as you have some time. You can actually create a cape with a hood for yourself. All you need to have is a red cloth, needle and thread.
In making your own costume, look first online or on some book samples of a red cape with hood so that you will have a guide on how to make one. Trace the drawing on the cloth and start cutting it, then sew the sides to give it a clean edge.
You can actually make a cape first and then the hood, or you can create it as one item. To make the costume more authentic, you can have a wooden basket with you filled with fruits.
For a creepy twist on Little Red Riding Hood, you can add blood effects on your mouth and white dress. Instead of carrying fresh fruits on the basket, have old, rotten fruit. You can make rotten fruit by painting small plastic balls or old Christmas balls so that you won’t have to worry about the smell of real rotting fruit when trick or treating with your friends.
Color your face white and the areas around your eyes black. You can also make your cape looks torn and old to give the creep on your look. With these, definitely no wolf would come to eat you, even though you are Little Red Riding Hood.