Going to MothBall in Grant Park? Here Are Five Quick, Creative Costume Ideas

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One of the best parts of living in Atlanta (aka “ITP”) are all the fantastic events we have nearby. There is always something fun going on, and living in Grant Park provides lots of great activities to take part in (beyond our beloved Atlanta Zoo, of course.) One event that you don’t want to miss is the famous “MothBall” costume party. It’s an awesome fundraising event for the Grant Park Neighborhood Association. This year’s festive theme is Mardi Gras! And sure, it would be easy to go out and purchase a fancy, feathered eye mask and be done with it. But there’s still time to be more creative than that. Besides, there’s a contest for best costume! So try some of these cool ideas on for size:

Rosie the Riveter

Jeans, a denim shirt, and a red bandana are things you probably have laying around the house already. All you need is a little ‘40s makeup and a hairstyle from the same era, and you’ll be good to go! Don’t forget to roll up your sleeves and do the smiley, bicep-flex pose for all the photo ops.

A Snapchat Filter

If you’re adept with scissors, construction paper, and poster board, you can make these hilarious costumes in no time flat. Not only are they super-creative, everyone will instantly know what you are. Better yet, no special clothing is required.

Where’s Waldo

It doesn’t take much effort to come up with a classic “Where’s Waldo” outfit. Brown shoes, jeans, and a red striped shirt and hat. Don’t forget the accessories! Black, thick, round-rimmed glasses are ideal, but really, any glasses will do. Add an old-school camera and at least one satchel to complete the look. Bonus points if you carry a walking cane too!

A Chill Pill

This one is so easy to put together. Grab a plain white top and one-color skirt (pink, blue, whatever pill color you desire.) Ideally, you’ll have shoes to match the skirt. Kelly Mindell of StudioDIY made black felt letters to attach to her outfit, but if you are pressed for time, you can always use black tape. Just be sure the sticky stuff won’t ruin your clothes!


Not much is needed for this fun DIY Sia costume. You can find the wig on Amazon and can make the bow yourself. Put together any stylish black and white outfit from your closet and apply some bright red lipstick, throw on the wig and big black bow, and you’re good to go.

Considering it’s October already, time is running out! Hurry — scoop up your tickets to Mothball and get together with your friends beforehand for a fun costume-making shindig. Have a good time!

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