Phillip my bag with candy, it’s Halloween!
With only 19 days left until Halloween many people are scrambling to find costumes that will win them first prize in the costume parade, or at least land them on a few of their friends’ Facebook walls. Sungevity to the rescue! We’ve put together some energy-themed creative costume ideas so that you can be the FrankenSTAR of any Pumpkin Ball you happen to attend. Naughty nurses, provocative plumbers, captivating Cleopatras, and sexy Steve Zissous beware!
First up: a Save Energy dress with a solar module skirt. This one is great if you don’t have time to create something from scratch and you just want to make a quick statement with your costume.
Next we have a homemade Renewable Energy costume. I found this one on Carla Brown’s website. In her own words, “The wind turbine was made from a recycled oatmeal container attached to my bike helmet, with a plastic container on the front and cardboard turbine blades. The solar energy panel was my armadillo costume recycled onto a piece of cardboard wrapped in shiny wrapping paper. And the geo-thermal system running down my leg was my tent poles again.” Pure genius. Snow White sidekick not included.
Erin Claybaugh (below) took Halloween LEEDership to a whole new level when she created her DIY costume. If you have a cardboard box, some wrapping paper, faux moss, and a few micro plant pots then you, too, can be a LEED building on October 31st. Just consider yourself warned: transportation might be a challenge.
Baby bump alert! Never fear, pregnant ladies, we have your needs covered too. Just turn your belly into the sun and plaster the rest of the solar system on the remaining bits and pieces of your body. Click on the photo to see 24 other remarkable costumes for women with buns in their ovens.
Are you into things that are high efficiency? Obsessed with phylum Cnidaria? Yeah. You look the type. Why not combine both passions with an LED jellyfish costume? Click the photo for instructions. All you need is some rope light and a wash basin.
I saved the best for last. Everyone knows the two people who show up to the party in the cutest couple costume always steal the show. The pre-packaged plug and wall outlet costume is a classic, but if the power coming out of the plug is from fossil fuels then it’s also the scariest costume (and oh-so-passé). ACK!
How about a sun and a solar module to light up the dance floor? A yellow pashmina never looked so green.
Ben waiting for Halloween all year!