3 Fashionably Fierce Halloween Costumes

OMG! Halloween is a week away and YOU DON’T HAVE A COSTUME! Well, fear not my costumeless fashion fiends because I’ve done you the generous favor of sharing my top 3 costume ideas to help you get the ball rolling. Interestingly, two of the three involve leotards…read on, read on.

#1: Be a Princess! But not just any Princess. Be Kate Middleton.


Perhaps if you channel your inner Kate, you too will find a Prince! (image: brides.com)

Get the look by outfitting yourself in a royal blue colored dress similar to the one she wore for her engagement photos, styling your hair with some soft glossy waves and plopping on a fascinator. And top it all off with a faux blue sapphire ring! Practice your curtsies and you’re good to go.

#2: Be a Ballerina! But not just any Ballerina. Be Black Swan. black-swan-costume-idea

Get the look by stopping by your nearest Walmart (yes, I just mentioned Walmart in my “fashion blog” – I’m such a rebel) and picking up a black leotard and sheer pink tights. You’ll find these in the girls section. I know this because I’ve purchased a black leotard from Walmart before. Then swing on over to the fabrics section and pick up some black tulle for your tutu. I’m not going to tell you how to make the tutu, but you can check out this tutu making tutorial. You MUST of course go big on the makeup, just like Natalie in Black Swan. Throw your hair in a bun and slip on a comfy pair of black flats. Voila – you ARE BLACK SWAN. *Please note: you might have creepy guys asking you to make a out with girls, but that’s the risk you take. (see the movie if you don’t know what I’m talking about)

#3: Be a Diva! But not just any Diva. Be Beyonce. beyonce-single-ladies-costume

To be more specific, be Beyonce from her AMAZING Single Ladies video. Get this look by (once again) heading to Walmart and picking up a black leotard just like the one for Black Swan (read: I LOVE LEOTARDS). This time you’ll want sheer skintone tights or panty hose unless you want to let your sexy legs go commando. Style your hair for maximum volume by teasing and hairspraying. Then glam up your look with fabulous smokey eye makeup (have at it with these smokey eye tutorials on youtube). Top off, or rather, bottom off the look with the highest pair of black pumps you own. Trust me, higher is better. Especially if you’re gonna leave the house in a leotard with nothing but sheer leggings. *Please note: if you decide on this costume, I advise learning some dance moves – pronto!

Those are just a few of my ideas. I’d love to hear yours!


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The September Issue

It’s finally FALL! And I can’t think of a better time of year to get this blog rolling…

Why? Because with fall comes fashion and fashion is the reason for the season! Ok, that was stupid. But really, for quite a while now I’ve been toying with the idea of writing down my thoughts on fashion (and anything else I want to write about because it’s my blog). The idea was there, but I was lacking the inspiration I needed to get started. Until…

I was standing in line at Foodland with a few of my friends and I caught sight of this treasure:


September Issue Instyle Magazine featuring Beyonce in a sparkly gold mini dress

And of course, I left my wallet in the car. After a failed attempt at convincing my BF I NEEDED the magazine, I walked away, defeated. BUT, friends don’t let friends leave the grocery store without the September Issue of her favorite fashion magazine. Kristina bought the magazine. Of course I could have picked up the magazine the next day or even on my way back home from the beach, but that’s not the point. The point is that Kristina understood. She understood that it would be considered a sin to leave the grocery store without that magazine. She understood that the 600+ glossy pages behind that glorious Beyonce cover were as good as gold. She understood that sunbathing at Diamond Head without the September Issue would be the equivalent of walking into a bar for a glass of water – pointless.

As I laid sprawled out on the beach with my oversized Lacoste towel, I poured through the September Issue, page-by-page. Then suddenly it dawned on me: It was time to start writing down my thoughts on fashion. I guess that’s all it took. An afternoon at the beach with some friends and the September Issue.

Kristina, I’m forever indebted to you for buying the September Issue and finding nothing wrong with the pathetic tantrum I threw while trying to convince my BF to buy me the magazine.

Check back soon for more of my thoughts on fashion (and whatever else I feel like writing about).