Trick and Treat Yourself
Hey loves and happy Monday! I am so excited because Wednesday is Halloween which is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. There is nothing like getting dressed up and being one of your favorite people or characters for a day. I remember my first Halloween costume as a kid. I have always been a fan of Ariel, she was bold, a hopless romantic, and had the best Disney princess hair. I jumped on the opportunity to get decked out to fully become the melodic mermaid. I remember my mother getting my red wig she even went as far as to sow Flounder on my tail. Lets just say I went above and beyond for my costumes. As a child and teenager I remember spending so much money to transform myself into different characters. However, the older I got I realized Halloween can also be about the creative elements. Doing your own costumes can sometimes be the most memorable.
If you are like me, and life is hectic, but you still want to be festive this is for you! I am listing some easy DIY costumes that won't break the bank, but will allow you to partake in some spooky fun!
I was so excited to shoot this Clueless look. I have always been a huge Cher fan because she was like a real life Barbie. I loved her retro fashion, her confidence in herself, and the entire girly persona that she portrayed. However, trying to find a costume for her was proving quite difficult. Luckily, I stumbled across the Clueless collection at Forever 21! I was so excited to get the graphic T that says: As if and pair it with an adorable black and white striped skirt. The best part about this outfit is that it doesn't just have to be worn on Halloween it can be worn so many different ways. I added a light pink blazer to the mix with some tall knee high black boots to fuse the entire look together. This is a modernized take on Cher's timeless fashion.
Funny story while I was shooting this an adorable puppy caught my attention. The owner was walking by and saw us doing our little shoot. She was extremely friendly and was nice enough to let me burrow this friendly pup for the shoot.
This lovely canine's name is Sismis which means bat in Croatian. Both he and his owner are from Croatia and she actually rescued him and took him back to America so that he could have a better home. If that doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside I don't know what does. I was so lucky to meet these two amazing people and I just had to give them a shout-out on my blog. Besides, I think he honestly made the outfit come together.
My friends and I decided one year of college to dress up as minions. Now, this is the best costume for when you want to get a bunch of people together and match. It was super easy to do! All you need are yellow shirts, they can be customized however you'd like. You can have long sleeves or short sleeves. We found our short sleeved shirts from Charlotte Russe. Afterwards, we went to five below and found some easy suspenders that we added to our jean shorts. Now, if you're more comfortable wearing pants use jeans opposed to shorts and still get the same effect. For the googles we literally used plastic cups and put them on headbands. Super simple, easy, and altogether so much fun to do!
To Narnia: AKA Your Closet
Now, if you are extremely busy and don't even have time to go out and get stuff for a costume, it's okay! I got you covered. There's so many items inside your closet that you could use for a costume. If you have polos, skirts, and ties you can always go as the notorious school girl. Most of the stuff you may already have especially if you were like me and went to private schools all your life. If you have a really tight dress, or outfit you've been dying to wear, utilize it! All you need to do is add a bit of smeared red lipstick and trickles of it coming from you lips and call yourself a vampire! If you have some baggy colorful sweaters, leggings, and head warmers you can turn that into an 80's chick costume. All this stuff is easy, cute, and can be worn again!
Halloween can be so fun but choosing the proper costume can sometimes be expensive, stressful, and altogether hard! I hope my little tips helped sparked some ideas. However, if you're still stuck check out this link it will help you with some more ideas! Have a great Monday loves!
Until next time.