You Gotta “Loofah” Halloween

I don’t know about you, but I just loofah Halloween. It’s the only day of the year when “adults” (or at least that’s what we call ourselves) can get away with looking absolutely ridiculous (or in many cases, absolutely slooty). You see, for me, Halloween is the one day out of the year that I’m completely fine with throwing fashion out the door as long as I have a great costume like pregnant Beyonce, or this:


Keeping Halloween costumes clean, one loofah at a time | Me, Keiki, Jules, Lauren & Mele | Aloha Tower, October 19, 2012

Thanks to Pinterest, my costume was great. I mean, it’s not everyday you get to walk around town dressed like a loofah! In fact, my friends and I had so much fun being loofahs that we dressed up in our costumes not once:


The strings were key to the loofah costume | Aloha Tower, October 19, 2012

not twice:


Please note the mysterious bubble blower on the left hand side. Also, please note the more masculine loofah, Zac, with handle | Pre-Hallowbaloo (that was canceled due to the Tsunami warning), October 27, 2012

 but three times: 


Loofahs and Lorax (or is plural – Lorai?) | HALLOWEEN NIGHT, October 31, 2012

Being the girls that we are, glitter hair spray and body sparkles were an obvious add on – and bubbles. You can’t forget the bubbles!


We were bubbling with joy to be loofahs all night!

And while we weren’t the only loofahs in town, or the first loofahs in history, the fact that I still have glitter stuck to my skin (trust me, I shower everyday, but glitter is impossible to get off!), means we were probably among the sparkliest loofahs around.


Glitter sticks and glitter hairspray = glitter for days.

How you ask? How did you make these giant shower pouffs? For starters, we bought yards and yards and even more yards of netting (not tulle – tulle is for tutus). We then followed the detailed directions outlined on this blog that linked from the original loofah costumes we found on Pinterest. Think making giant bows and pouffing them out. HUGE props to the crafty person who came up with the idea and wrote out the directions because I personally don’t have the patience for all that. Anyhow, I hope to see more loofahs around in the coming years ;)

Stay clean & Aloha.

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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:

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!