It's no secret that here at Windsor Circle we are evangelists for brightly colored clothing. Specifically, the bright green pants that have come to be our signature "look" wherever we go. Some love them, some don't, but as far as we know, green pants are always a fashion "yes" in our stylebook.
Over the years many lucky retailers, friends and loved ones have acquired a pair of the elusive green pants and are constantly looking for ways to incorporate their pairs into every aspect of their lives. With Halloween coming up, we're here to help fellow green pants owners craft the perfect costumes. Happy haunting!
What would a superhero be without their trusty sidekick? For this costume, you'll need your green pants, a green long-sleeved t-shirt, a red short-sleeved tee with the sleeves cut off, a yellow blanket or some lightweight yellow fabric for a cape, and black felt to craft a mask. With your choice of paint (or cut-out felt!) add buttons and Robin's signature "R" on the red tee. Add a "utility belt" (which can also be crafted out of yellow felt) and you're ready to fight crime on the streets of Gotham city! Bonus: Black boots and yellow gloves add to the look!
2. Green Giant
No, we're not talking about The Hulk. To craft this veggie-friendly costume, you'll need your green pants, the largest green t-shirt you can find, hot glue, and green felt, lots of it. Cut the sleeves and one of the shoulders off of your tee. The most labor-intensive part of this costume is cutting enough leaf shapes out of your green felt to completely cover your tee. Once your leaves are cut out, hot glue them onto the t-shirt, using the remaining leaves to craft a headband. Once the glue is dry, your costume is good to go! Bonus: Green body paint for the extra-committed.
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Grab three of your friends and be everyone's favorite pizza-eating reptiles! Pair your green pants with a green shirt of choice. You'll need a small amount of colored fabric for a face mask, belt and sashes, cardboard, and some felt or fabric paint. Use the felt or paint, depending on your skills with a paintbrush, to add a yellow stomach to your tee. Cut an oval shape out of cardboard and draw a turtle shell pattern on it. Attach elastic arm loops to your shell, and voila! Bonus: Craft your respective turtle's weapon of choice out of cardboard and some foil, or if you're Donatello, a broomstick!
This one is easiest if you have a black speedo laying around! Besides that, you'll need your green pants, an orange shirt and some yellow felt for Aquaman's signature belt. Find yourself a pair of green rubber gloves to complete the look. Bonus: A gold trident really brings out the whole King of the Seven Seas bit. Have more time on your hands? Craft orange scales out of felt and hot glue them to your tee!
5. Peter Pan
We don't want to grow up either. This extremely easy costume can be crafted out of your green pants, a green t-shirt, a brown belt, and a green beanie with a red feather tucked into it. Cut your tee's hem and sleeves in a zig-zag pattern, attach a red feather to your hat and you're ready to go! If you're feeling crafty, you can use green felt to make Peter's signature hat. Bonus: Find yourself some lost boys and girls for an easy group costume!