For some, Halloween can be a stressful time leading up, mainly because it gets harder and harder to come up with good ideas for a costume each year. So, allow us to help.
This is a biking site after all, so we’re going to keep the theme going. Have you ever thought about Halloween costumes that you can use a bike with? There are actually probably more ideas than you realized.
Whether you’re trying to retain your commuting abilities on the way to work, or on your way to a party, there are plenty of things you can be to where you still get to keep the bike as a part of it. Here are 6 fun Halloween costumes you can easily pull off two wheels.
What better way to pay homage to one of the most iconic bike-involved scenes in movie history?
Everyone remembers the bike scenes from ET, when Elliot is frantically making his way down the streets (and across the sky) with ET on board.
This one is pretty easy to pull off. All you’ll need is a bright red hoodie, some sort of ET doll (or something you can make that looks like him,) a milk crate, a blanket, and of course, a bike.
Now this seems like a natural idea. Legendary stuntman Evel Knievel was more known for jumping his motorcycle over stuff, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do the same on a bike -- or at least look like you can.
To do this costume, you’ll simply need to find an Evel Knievel costume, and hop onto your bike. Everyone will immediately get it, saving you from the dreaded “so...what are you?” situation you can find yourself in when being a little too ambitious or exclusive with your costume idea.
If you’ve got a little ingenuity, you can turn your bike into an actual rocket, and then hop on board like you’re an astronaut enjoying a joyride.
This can be done in many ways. Cardboard is probably easiest. You’ll need to cut out and attach the rocket to each side of the frame, and then properly paint and color it. Oh, and you’ll need an astronaut costume as well, that’s pretty important.
This costume will definitely get its fair share of laughs, and your bike gets to have some fun too.
If you’ve got a red beach cruiser, or even the old Schwinn itself, you can easily replicate Pee Wee Herman and his famous bike. All you’ll need is the trademark suit, red bowtie, and possibly a haircut if you want to go all the way.
To our knowledge, nobody has ever seen a sasquatch riding a bike, but you can make it happen if you want. Just put that costume on, and hop on board.
For whatever reason, T-rex costumes are really popular right now, mainly as people in T-rex costumes doing funny things. Why not add riding a bike to the list? Also, the more the merrier, so this is something you can your friends can do together.
Think about it -- an army of T-rex’s, all riding down the street together. Good stuff.
Hopefully we’ve given you some great ideas for how to totally nail your Halloween costume this year, but without having to leave the bike at home. Have any ideas of your own? Please share them below!
This post was last updated on June 5th, 2018 at 02:15 pm
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