As Halloween is just around the corner I thought I would share some of my easy DIY costumes for those of you who might still be looking for ideas. Any of you who have followed my blog for awhile know I positively love this time of year and planning my costumes. It is fun to dress up for work that day and then on into the evening as we always have tons of kids visit our neighborhood. Last year I had a lot of kids want to take a picture taken with me! I have already done my practice run for this year’s costume and taken photos for the blog, and I am pretty excited with how it came together. Look for that post on Halloween!
When it comes to choosing a DIY costume I like to peruse Pinterest, as well as my closet. I always try to choose an idea that works with things I already own, just used in different and creative ways. First of all, real clothing looks much better than the costumes you find in stores and if you shop your closet, it’s much less expensive, too. When it comes to props I either make my own or pick up inexpensive items.
Last year I had fun being the Queen of Hearts. I primarily chose this because I loved how it worked with my red hair. Tulle is really inexpensive and I was able to reuse a black tulle skirt I had made years ago for a witch costume, by adding a few yards of white and red tulle to fit my theme. I created my collar by ruffling a little extra tulle. A red heart scepter and a gold crown finished things perfectly. For more details, you can read the original post here.
From super vivid colors to absolute black and white, we come to my Old Hollywood Grayscale look from a couple of years ago. I selected black and white items in my closet that looked like they could have been worn in the thirties or forties. I am pretty sure the only thing I purchased for this look was my cloche hat and the grey paint I used on my face, neck, and wrists. I wish now I had taken these photos in front of a more colorful background so the black and white effect would have stood out a little more. You can read more about this in the original post here.
Three years ago I dressed as a feminine Mad Hatter, mostly because I had a black tulle skirt in my wardrobe and no pants that would work. I mixed and matched different items in my wardrobe until I found the right balance. I already had the wig and striped tights from previous costumes. I made the hat from a Pinterest tutorial and had fun with dramatic makeup. You can read more about the details in the original post here.
Technically I did not dress as Bonnie Parker for Halloween, but for a Fab 40’s challenge. However, I love how it all came together and think it could work as a modern take on Bonnie. Again, all items from my wardrobe and the only thing I had to pick up was the beret, which I will be wearing plenty this winter. Also seriously loving the nude fishnet tights! You can read more about this look here.
Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, what will you be wearing this year?
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Last week’s most clicked link was from the fabulous Shelly of The Queen in Between. Love these fall colors!
Sticking with my Halloween theme I selected Fonda’s How To Create a High-End Halloween Look on a Budget. I loved her costume and great tips!