Monday, October 31, 2011

Playing Dress Up [Halloween Style]

Happy Halloween everyone! I used to kind of hate this freshman year of college I purposely went home for Halloween weekend just so I didn't have to deal with figuring out a costume and trying to compete with all the girls out there who wear lingerie or something really trashy and call it a costume. But as I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate this holiday as an excuse to get creative and play dress-up. This year I had two costumes again (see last year's here)...on Thursday I was Cruella Deville and Friday I was the Statue of Liberty!


What I'm wearing: Forever 21 dress ($12!), Handmade vest, Target tights, Steve Madden wedges, Gloves from previous costume (not pictured)


What I'm wearing: Sheet from Target (cut by me), Handmade headband and torch

Sorry for the crappy mirror pic; I got ready at my friend's sorority house and didn't have time for proper outfit pictures. If you're ever looking for an easy costume, the statue of liberty is it! All I had to do was buy a sheet from Target and wrap it around me toga-style and then make the accessories from things I already had. For the torch, I took a plastic cup, attached it to an empty paper towel roll, and covered it with tin foil. Scrunch some orange and yellow tissue paper into the top and you have a torch! For the headband, I took an old headband I already had, taped cardboard triangles to it, and wrapped the whole thing in tin foil. Done! Easiest costume everrr!
What were you for Halloween this year?


Fashion Flirt said...

LOVE your Statue of Liberty costume! Looks great. This year, I dressed up as Samara Morgan from The Ring, as she emerges from the TV. Lots of fun!

Megan said...

Such cute costume ideas!! Unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity to dress up this year. I have this awesome french period costume dress I found at the thrift store last year, so I would have been Marie Antoinette if I'd had the chance. Maybe next year!

Happy Halloween!

Rin said...

Love the creative, fashionable and non-slutty costumes! You look great, without resorting to showing off everything. I love that. Major kudos!