Original Carol Anne Costume from Poltergeist
So, always on my quest to out-do my costume from the year before, I had to come up with another recognizable character. Now the key to this one is the TV that I’m carrying, otherwise, you may not get it.
I really wish I had more pictures of the costume, but you get the idea. So first I had to find the baby blue footie pajamas. This took a while of searching online. Most of the adult footie pj’s had patterns or bold colors. This was the ONLY pair that I could find in baby blue.
Now my hair is very dark brown normally, so obviously that wouldn’t work. I went to my favorite wig store (because I absolutely HATE wigs from the Halloween store, they look cheap and polyester). This wig I found was the perfect shade of pale blonde, like Carol Anne.
The kicker of the whole costume is the TV. I had to find a TV old enough to actually show static, and small enough for me to carry around all night. After searching many thrift stores and pawn shops, I finally found this one at Goodwill a few days before Halloween. I put batteries in the TV and it worked! Brilliant white noise! For the words “THEY’RE HERE!” I just printed them out on the computer, then cut each letter out and taped it to the TV screen. It freaked people out because they didn’t understand how I got words on white noise on a portable TV, haha, they didn’t realize it was on TOP of the screen, not in the screen.
I entered a costume contest with this costume and I won second place! Won $100, which is more than I spent on the costume! So profit!
Oh, and the bonus? Goodwill takes electronics back up to 14 days after purchase, so I returned the small TV because, really, what was I ever going to use that thing for again? So the cost of the wig and the pj’s is about all I spent. I’d say $60 or so.