It’s officially Spooky Season, and if you haven’t started planning your costume yet… Well, what are you waiting for?! While it may look a little different this year, but there are still socially-distant and safe ways to celebrate Halloween, even in a pandemic. Keep reading for some Halloween costume ideas you can wear while roller skating.
Roll Out in These Creative Halloween Costume Ideas
There’s only one thing that can make the Halloween season even more fun, and that’s roller skating! Whether you skate outside to enjoy the fall weather or join us here at Skate Moore for family-friendly fun at the skating rink, everything is just more fun on wheels. (Check out our skating sessions to plan your visit.)
Wondering what type of costumes go with roller skates? Here are some fun ideas:
1950s Carhop, Greaser, or Sock Hopper
You can’t go wrong with a 1950s themed costume, especially if you want to incorporate your skates. The great thing about these costumes is that you can “shop your closet” for some of the pieces. For instance, jeans, boots or Chucks, and a leather jacket will have you well on your way to a respectable James Dean look. Saddle shoes are a must for any sock hop look, and in addition to the iconic poodle skirt, you could also rock pedal pushers with a neck scarf and high ponytail, or rolled up jeans and a bowling shirt. And of course, we can’t ignore that iconic 1950s character, the carhop! These servers-on-wheels could be found wearing an apron, a jaunty “soda jerk hat,” and rolling by with a tray full of burgers, fries, and milkshakes.
1970s Roller Discothequer
The 70s is another go-to era when it comes to roller skating costumes. How can you resist the over-the-top fashion of the disco era? Tall socks, shiny fabrics, big hair, and lots of glitter will give you that disco look. You could even dress up as one of the era’s many iconic celebrity skaters, like Cher, Diana Ross, or Hugh Hefner!
1990s Roller Blader
If you’re more of a 1990s fan, you can also create some great roller skating looks just by shopping your closet. Bonus points if you’re wearing roller blades instead of the traditional quad skates. After all, the 90s was prime time for “extreme” sports! Tie a flannel shirt around your waist for a grunge look, or apply some butterfly hair clips, “frosted” lipstick, and body glitter for a dash of mall culture. If all else fails, an alien head babydoll tee and tattoo or yin yang choker will like, totally give you a nineties vibe.
What Not to Wear
Pretty much any costume is cooler on skates, but there are some things you should NOT include in a roller skating costume:
- Long capes, robes, skirts, or anything that could get caught in your (or someone else’s) skates or cause them to trip and fall. Ditto for long cords/belts/tentacles, fringe, etc.
- Hats or costume masks that impede your peripheral vision.
- Anything uncomfortable or hard to move around in.