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OBX INSPIRED HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Pirate🏴‍☠️

is this too obvious? if so, let us elaborate

Blackbeard🔥

the most infamous pirate of the Outer Banks, this is a fairly easy costume to pull off. Bonus points if you can somehow get your costume’s beard to stand up on ends as if it’s ablaze — just like the legend of old Edward Teach’s himself

Black Beards Flag❤️🗡💀

an iconic symbol. A skeleton outline costume, plus a crown, a fake dagger/arrow and some hearts could bring this flag to life.

Mermaid🧜‍♀️

this idea doesnt have to stick to the traditional mermaid costume. ”Netted” or “all caught up” mermaid has taken flight, its where one dresses as a mermaid but also adds seaweed, fishnet imprinted makeup, barnacles, etc. to make it alpear as if they were a mermaid caught in a net. there really are a lot of neat and diverse options to the whole mermaid look.

Side note: no matter what mermaid style you chose, a pro tip is to get a fishnet stocking, place over an area of skin, and brush over eyeshadow or glitter, once you lift up the fishnet, there will leave a scaly/fishnet imprint behind for ultimate #mermaidvibes

Captain / Skipper🚢

Pull out those “Wanchese Slippers” your finest waterproof/fishing shoes, plain white pants and a striped top, complete the look with a captains hat or other marine inspired cap. bonus points for sporting a captains wheel accessory 😉

Ocean Rescue🕶

a painted white nose, sunnies, red swimsuit/sweatshirt all topped off with a whistle around the neck will complete this look of the OBX’s beach heroes

Tourist🗺

Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, sun hats, sun glasses strapped to croakies, a fully blushed face to emulate sunburn, and a camera around the neck will do the trick.

Lighthouse💡

Okay, so this is truly a unique one, however it could be fairly easy! make a shirt that mimics your fave OBX lighthouse (like black and white stripes) and then hot glue a light of any sort (headlamp, touch lamp, batter operated light) to a headband/tape to forehead. Last-minute costume approved👍

Marine Life 🐠🦀🐬🐙🐢

Dolphin, shark, fish, octopus, crab, turtle, or even an alligator all inhabit our sandbar and would be a fairly easy way to reflect on your happy place!

The Wright Brothers🛩

perfect option for more than one person! Scour the thrift stores or online shops for your best 1910-1920’s inspired ’fits. carry a model plane, wright flyer “blueprints”, or a compass to really embrace the role.