The Signs As Halloween Costumes By: Deirdre Cardona
Growing up in a household full of Halloween aficionados, I knew better than to begin planning my costume any later than July. The Cardona household took pride in drafting and workshopping the perfect identity for the spookiest night on Earth. However, with the changes that adulthood brought to my life, Time has lost objective meaning. Therefore (at the risk of becoming the black sheep of the family) I made my final decision on what I’d be for Halloween only a few days ago: a rebirth of my favorite antagonist, Odile (the Black Swan from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake).
As the big day gets closer with each passing minute, I’m sure there are a handful of people who are caught in a costume rut. Fret not, ghouls and goblins; your answer lies among the stars.
Libra: (Sept. 23 – Oct.22):
An Air sign who secretly desires a comfortable,uncomplicated life. Libras embody balance and harmony, so pair up with a friend or S/O and become a dynamic duo! Trixie and Katya, Micheal Scott and Dwight Schrute, Wayne and Garth, Lucy and Ethel, the possibilities are endless!
Scorpio: (Oct.23-Nov. 21):
Scorpios are triumphant water signs who’s resilience helps them in the endeavor to survive against all opposition. A walking mystery. Scorpio would embody a detective: think any character in Woody Allen’s Curse of the Jade Scorpion or an outlaw like Christopher Moltisanti.
Sagittarius: (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): Fiery and adventurous, people born in Sagittarius just want to live the good life. The symbol is an archer, so for Halloween go for something courageous, think Robin Hood or Indiana Jones!
Capricorn: (Dec. 22- Jan. 19): Capricorns are drenched in regality. For Halloween go as a king or queen, or hell, get a group and go as Queen themselves! Rock and Roll royalty is the way to go!
Aquarius: (Jan 20- Feb 18): Air sign Aquarians just want to understand life’s mysteries whether Cosmic or Earthly. Costumes like David Bowie circa the Aladdin Sane-era, an alien, or even the entire universe could appeal to the far-out sensibilities of Aquarians.
Pisces: (Feb 19- March 20): Water sign Pisces is the symbol of The Fish.
Think of high energy costumes, a bioluminescent mermaid for one, would be pretty cool. Go as your wildest fantasy.
Aries: (March 21- April 19) Natural born leaders, people in Aries live for
the thrill of the moment. For Halloween, embody excitement that only a fire sign could produce, superheroes, whether based on comics or real life would be ideal.
Taurus: (April 20-May 20): The planet Venus rules the Earth Sign Taurus. Get in touch with your green thumb and go as a docile forest nymph or a man-eating plant.
Gemini: (May 21- June 20): The personification of duality, Gemini’s love to dabble in a little bit of everything. For Halloween, go as your evil twin, or even better, grab a friend and go as The twins from Kubrick’s The Shining.
Cancer: (June 21- July 22): Known for being moody, Water sign cancer should embody something emotional for Halloween. I recommend serving up “just murdered my husband and got away with it but I have to pretend to be heartbroken” realness. Don’t break character.
Leo: (July 23-August 22): Ruled by the Sun himself, Leo embodies everything that a fire sign is. Go as a movie star from the 30’s like Kay Francis.
Virgo: (Aug 23- Sept. 22):
Earth sign Virgo, is arguably one of the most maternal signs of the zodiac. Go as Mother Earth herself.