For those who looked at the headline above and thought, “Holy crap! Halloween is tomorrow?” Fox 28 in South Bend, Indiana has a few ideas you can throw together at the last minute:
MATERIALS: Crisp white button-down shirt, mono-color tie, blazer (preferably tweed), blue T-shirt, hair gel, thick-framed black plastic glasses
Finding a cape, utility belt and giant red boots at the 11th hour is about as impossible as escaping from the Phantom Zone. Don’t get us started on the availability of stylish blue tights. Luckily, Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, is a bit easier to shop for.
Clark Kent has two non-negotiable distinguishing characteristics: the trademark curled forelock and prison-issue thick-framed glasses. The former is just a matter of clever hair gelling, and you can usually find cheapo reading glasses in pharmacies that will do the trick if you pop out the lenses.
If you have a color printer, do a Google image search for “Superman logo.” Print one out, cut it out and tape that bad boy to your T-shirt.
The Superman logo is licensed everywhere; lots of megastores even sell blue T-shirts. As a last-ditch effort, stop by your local pharmacy and look in the party supplies section. Superman logos are often found on paper plates for children’s birthday parties.
Wear your Superman duds under normal office attire — think comparative literature professor, not Wall Street shark. Just keep most of the buttons to your shirt undone so the logo is peeking out and your tie undone.
TIP: This costume works equally as well with women’s clothing for a Supergirl outfit. If you are accosted by comic book nerds who try to tell you that Supergirl doesn’t have an alter ego, tell them that your are going as the Silver Age Supergirl who moonlighted as high school student Linda Lee as seen in “Action Comics No. 252,” published in May 1959. Brace for head implosion.