With Halloween just a few days away, Greek Reporter has 10 costume ideas to help you get in the spirit.
Greek Soccer Player
Everyone loves a hot athlete, and a Greek soccer player is an easy way to look the part while showing pride with something that may already be in your closet. Whether you own a player’s jersey or EuroCup jersey, just add a pair of shorts and knee socks, and the costume is done.
There are many variations on a Greek Goddess costume, some generic, some more specific, like going as “Athena” or “Aphrodite.” Short, long, white and gold, or with a touch of blue, dressing in this get-up on Halloween is one way to have the rest of the costumes bow down to your inner Goddess.
If you want to unleash Hell on Halloween, going as Hades, God of the Underworld, is one way to do it. As ruler of the dead, what better way to own the ghostly night than with a pronged staff and flames of fire drawn onto your costume?
If evil and fire aren’t for you, Hades’ brother Zeus is the next best thing. “Father of Gods and men,” Zeus ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus. He is the God of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. Known for his erotic escapades that resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, Zeus can turn out to be one sexy costume.
The Greek hero and King of Sparta, believed to be a descendent of Herakles, is most noted for his leadership in the Battle of Thermopylae, which ultimately influenced the film “300.” Since Gerard Butler will be absent from any flashbacks that may have taken place in the sequel, channel your inner Spartan and take over his role on Halloween.
Helen of Troy
Another Spartan, Helen of Troy, radiated beauty. She was so gorgeous that she started an entire war after being kidnapped. The Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaens after Paris of Troy decided to take the beautiful Helen from her husband Menelaus, the King of Sparta. If you decide on this costume, we can not be responsible for the consequences that may result over the battle for your attention come Halloween night.
They say that all who gaze upon Medusa turn to stone. You’ll be drop dead gorgeous in an elaborately detailed Medusa costume that includes an ornate snake headpiece. This will definitely be a standout at any Halloween party/event and no one will be able to keep their eyes off of you.
All this costume takes is papou’s hat and maybe a vest over your everyday clothes. You can also add a cigarette or pipe, mustache and a cup of coffee to top off the look. This one could help you reel in all those “fish in the sea.”
Regardless of the town you’re from in Greece or Cyprus, donning a traditional costume is a sure way to get noticed. For either girls or boys, the elaborate details are a wonderful way to showcase where you’re from and maybe even inspire some people to start a Zorba-style Greek dance at the Halloween party.
Greek sailors wear all white during the summer and dark-blue with a few white stripes in the winter season. This is an easy costume that you may have in your closet if you have a lot of white clothes. Don’t forget the hat!