Have some fun channeling your inner granny, whoever she may be, by dressing yourself up in a grandma costume that you can easily make yourself. A sweet old lady costume is a classic choice, but you may also choose to put a twist on it by being a lazy grandma or even a crazy-cat-lady grandma. Check out your local thrift store for some vintage clothing or ask to borrow some of your own grandmother's clothes for a fun costume on the cheap.
Things You'll Need
- Cornstarch, baby powder, or flour
- Grey wig
- Coffee cup
- Cat stuffed animals
- Safety pins
- Litter box scoop
- Cat toy
Grandma Costume Essentials
Sprinkle cornstarch, baby powder, or flour in your hair and work in with your fingers to give hair an aged look without dying it. Alternatively, you can wear a wig with grey hair.
Put on a light-toned facial powder or costume makeup to give skin a pale look, and put pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. Use a bright-colored eye shadow, such as purple or blue. Apply a bright pink or coral lipstick.
Find a pair of wire-rimmed glasses. If they are prescription glasses, be sure to remove the lenses to prevent injury.
Add rollers to your hair or wig to give your grandma costume a just-got-out-of-bed look.
Wear an old robe or mu-mu that is secured at the waist with a knotted belt. Add a stockings that are rolled down to your knees and a pair of house slippers to complete the wardrobe.
Carry a coffee cup or a newspaper as an accessory to the costume..
Crazy Cat Lady Grandma
Style your hair or wig so it looks unkempt. The messier the hair, the better the look.
Apply thick layers of blush and eye shadow -- and get some lipstick on your teeth. When applying your makeup, be sloppy about it.
Attach multiple cat stuffed animals to a old robe using safety pins. Get creative and pin some to the inside of the robe too, so it looks like they are peeking out from under the hems. Cut slashes into the robe with scissors to replicate cat scratches. Wear a pair of house slippers to complete the look.
Carry around a clean litter box scoop or cat toy as an accessory.
Tips & Warnings
- An alternative look for the crazy-cat-lady grandma could be to wear a sweatshirt with a cat screen printed on it with a pair of high-waisted slacks. Safety pin cat stuffed animals all over the outfit. Wear a pair of Oxford shoes.
- Photo Credit Jay P. Morgan/iStock/Getty Images hjalmeida/iStock/Getty Images KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images JelenaAloskina/iStock/Getty Images
How to Make a Dog Costume
It's a dog's life, especially if you don't have the right costume to dress up for Halloween or a fancy dress party....
- How to Dress to Flatter an Athletic Body Type
How to Make a Granny Costume
Go for your granny's style for your next Halloween or other costume party. You only need some of your grandparent's clothing, and...
How to Make a Good Halo Costume
Master Chief's armor is one of the most iconic graphic elements of the Halo series. He has yet to be depicted in...
How to Make Homemade Superhero Costume Ideas
The costume of the superhero serves three purposes. It hides your mild-mannered secret identity, so you will need a mask or head...
How to Do Makeup for a Chinese Costume Party
Knowing how to create makeup for a Chinese costume party can be important when fashioning an outfit inspired by the Chinese culture....
DIY 1970s Costumes
Seventies fashions offer a lot to select from when you are making your own costumes. Disco and hippie costumes with the big...
Creative Christmas Costume Ideas
We've all seen an uncle or grandpa dressed up as Santa Claus entertain the kids, but there are tons of costume ideas...
How Do I Dress Retro?
Dressing retro means understanding the styles of the desired period. Put together a great retro costume with the help of a costume...