Every year, you rack your brain to come up with the most original, most attention-getting costume. What will make your friends laugh? What will be memorable? For the most original, most attention getting costume why not be Lucille Ball?
One of the most beloved TV shows of all time is I Love Lucy. Here's how to become Lucy and her eye-rolling husband, Ricky. For Lucy, it will truly make your costume pop if you have red hair. If you're not a natural redhead, you can opt for a red wig or temporary red hair dye. Even if you don't opt for red hair, you'll need to style your hair in a vintage 1950's bouffant.
Next, you'll need a 1950's style dress. If you need to improvise, a polka dot diner waitress costume (minus the hat) will fit the bill. You can wear it with an apron or add in a black belt with a large buckle. Add in some buckle shoes (in either red or black) and you're finished.
If you're getting truly inspired by these TV show Halloween costume ideas and want to recreate a different Lucy episode, here goes: Find a baggy chef's shirt with a floppy, white chef's hat and tote along a pocketful of chocolates to mimic the famous candy factory scene.
For the guys, putting together a Ricky costume is easy. All you need is a baggy suit in black or gray. Top it off with a flat-topped straw hat and bow tie for the perfect Ricky.