Halloween creeps up on me every year. I usually put it in the back of my mind and tell myself I’ll figure something out. The last time I did something for Halloween was 3 years ago. See picture above. I was apparently half cat, half sugar skull. I didn’t care so much about getting the costume “right.” I’ll leave that to Heidi Klum. All I wanted was to have fun and not take myself too seriously. This is still how I feel about the “holiday”.
Don’t be fooled by my nonchalance though. There was a time when I would head to Spirit Halloween or Ricky’s (last minute) and buy one of those costumes that come out of a plastic bag. But honestly, I can’t be bothered (anymore) to spend upwards of $40 on a itchy costume that I definitely won’t wear ever again. I’d rather spend that money on candy and drinks.
So this year I’m going to do everything in my power to avoid that midnight run to the store. I just want to have fun. And laugh. And eat some junk food. Who’s with me? If you’re on board and you want to spend as little money as possible, here’s three easy steps to your Halloween costume.
1) Assess your closet.
Have a bathrobe?
Channel your inner Golden Girl. Bonus points if your costume accessory is cheesecake.
It will be scary how cozy you will both look and feel. All the ladies not in bathrobes and slippers may get a little jealous.
How about gym clothes?
The style from “Clueless” is having a major moment right now. You can go with this vibe or your usual look. Work with what you got.
Got a striped shirt?
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with super filled in brows and a cat eye. Or channel Picasso with a super pensive look, a sketchbook, and something to pose as paint…permission to run through your office supply closet for some markers.
Want to class it up with your LBD? You can never go wrong with this look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Accessorize with a coffee cup and a croissant.
Not feeling this Breakfast at Tiffany’s look? There’s more you can work with if you’re a Audrey Hepburn fan. See the cast of Big Little Lies below.
And last but not least…
Did you get a plaid skirt for Fall?
Whether you’re more of a Cher or Dionne (or Amber or Tai), rock that plaid skirt. Bonus points if you have a fluffy phone case and a blazer to match. But honestly, let the plaid skirt do the talking.
If by now you’re thinking these looks are not scary, proceed to step 2.
2) Halloween it up with some fake blood.
If you’re satisfied with this amount of effort, you’re all set.
However, if you want to add a little more festivity and cheesiness into your costume then you might want to proceed to step 3.
3) Throw some ears on your head.
Turn yourself into an animal/human mix. (Who remembers the book series Animorphs?)
The point here is have fun. Be a little cheesy or a little scary. Whatever floats your boat. Work with what you got and don’t shell out the cash for a costume you don’t need. Also, eat all the candy, your dentist is just a phone call away.
Have fun planning your look!
See you in my next post.
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