This halloween you should be a smurf! The smurf costume is easily recognizable, fun, and very blue. 😉 And even better, it works great for both kids and adults. The smurfs were originally from comics and then became a popular cartoon for kids in the 1980s.
Here’s how to get started with your own smurf costume…If you want to be a smurf, the first thing you have to do is choose who you want to be. The main characteristics of all smurfs – no matter which one you choose is a blue body. The blue body can be achieved either through a blue shirt or costume top, or through blue body paint! Painting your face blue is optional – if you don’t want to, you don’t have to and you’ll still be recognized as a smurf. From there you customize depending on who you are.
Now it’s time to make your smurf halloween costume! You’ll need….
Once you have your blue body, get a pair of large blue mittens to cover your hands – notice that smurfs only have four fingers!
The smurf hat is another essential costume piece – it should be white and resemble a stocking.
Now that you have the basics, who do you want to be? Here are some choices…
One of the most popular choices is Papa Smurf. Papa smurf is considered the “patriarch” of the family – basically he is the head honcho. The papa smurf costume will have a long white beard, and is the only one that will have red legs and a red hat.
The smurfette costume is a great choice for a girl and should have blue arms and blue legs, and a white hat like all the other smurfs. What is unique about her however is that she is the only girl smurf – and she wears a dress! The dress should be short and white. Traditionally smurfette has long blonde hair, but a wig is really unecessary – any hair color will work!