Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means it's time to start thinking about what you're going to wear to the parties you're sure to attend. Whether you're a Halloween fanatic or you just want something minimal that takes little effort, one thing you definitely need to consider is ease of use. You don't want to dress up in a costume that makes it hard to get into a car if you need to travel to your destination, for example.
It's also important that you have plenty of mobility, so you are able to sip on witch's brew and use your e-cigarette comfortably. If you're committed to getting into character when you put on your costume, it might be a good idea to think about modeling your costume after a character who smokes, so you can include your e-cigarettes as part of your costume. The best part is that you won't have to worry about catching any cobwebs or costumes on fire, as electronic cigarettes are battery powered.
Here are a few costume suggestions to help get the creative juices going:
The Great Gatsby
Whether you read the book or saw Leonardo di Caprio's recent silver screen flick, this could be a great costume choice. In fact, even if you weren't a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, the Roaring 20s are a great era to emulate for both men's and women's costumes. To go the extra mile, you can look into getting a fancy cigarette holder. Make sure to test it out beforehand to make sure your e-cig fits properly and still works. You may find that it won't do the trick, whether you are unable to inhale the vapor or the e-cigarette is too heavy to stay safely in the holder. This is why it's such a good idea to plan early!
For guys, a suit is essential, and women should look for dresses with drop waists that were popular in recent months. Thrift stores will be your best friends for finding the appropriate attire.
Hunter S. Thompson
The "Gonzo" journalist made a name for himself in the 1960s and '70s with his unique storytelling capabilities that continue to captivate readers to this day. One thing Dr. Thompson never seemed to be without was a cigarette, making him an excellent choice to base a costume on. In nearly every photograph, he is holding a cigarette or letting one dangle from his lips. This gives you the perfect excuse to carry around and puff on e-cigarettes all night long as you spout random diatribes in angry outbursts, much the way the author did during his life. You can take acting cues from the famously popular cult movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," which is based on the book of the same name written by Thompson. Johnny Depp, who portrayed Thompson, spent a great deal of time with the journalist to learn his mannerisms, and Thompson had even admitted the actor did a bang-up job of capturing his essence.
For a "Fear and Loathing" costume, you'll need a Hawaiian shirt, white tennis shoes, khaki shorts, a bucket hat and a pair of aviator sunglasses. Don't forget your e-cigarette!
If you love science fiction, aliens or anything else out of the ordinary, you may be able to use your e-cig to enhance your costume. For instance, you could dress as an alien visitor and craft a space helmet, Than, simply let the e-cig vapor fill your helmet, creating a sense of mystery. Since it's just water vapor, you won't have to worry about stinking up your breathing air, but be sure to include ventilation holes. You could also make a futuristic mouthpiece and construct it in such a way that you can hook up your e-cig inside and vape whenever the mood strikes. The vapor can pour out of predetermined holes, creating a cool illusion. This trick could also work for a homemade dragon mask!