Here are some costumes from my past. Actually, some of them aren't costumes. They are things I used to wear daily. So even at the last minute, putting together a costume wasn't difficult. I always had weird wardrobe pieces lying around.
Pink boots, one of my favorites:
It's not hard to feel like you're in costume every day with boots like these:
Bride costume, made from a crazy thrift store dress.
Ren fest costume. Yes, that's a tail:
Scarborough Faire in Houston, TX:
A cat's the easiest costume, but the face paint makes it special.
Me and my offspring:
For Wednesday Addams, I found the dress and shoes at one thrift store, and the doll at another. It's the perfect doll and after I sawed off it's head with a pocket knife, it stands on it's own. I still have the head somewhere.
I called this one, Demon Goddess of I-15. As I drove to school, I pretended I could curse all the Utah drivers for their transgressions:
My latest costume project: steampunk.
In the meantime, I'll be posting awesome costume ideas on Facebook this month.