Halloween is approaching all too quickly. And while some of us have had our costumes dialed in since November 1, 2013, you might find yourself a little ho-hum about what to go as this year. Falling on a Friday, these inevitable questions face you: “Do I dress in costume for school?” “Am I too old for trick or treating?” “How do I make sure my costume is unique?”
Why not adapt something a little funky from your existing wardrobe into a super cool character all your own? Or whip up something DIY and magical! Maybe you’re ready to invest in a new piece and your style already airs on the wild side. You’re going to look amazing come Halloween but just in case you needed some extra inspiration, I’ve drummed up a few resources!
Evil Eyes lend an interesting visual, pop of color, and are right in line with the spirit of Halloween. Make your own evil eye clutch like this one here. H&M Pouch + Layered Felt + Sewing Machine and/or a little hot glue. Voila!
Fuzzy, textured sweaters have me smitten this fall. Work it in to your Halloween day look at school for a more casual approach to costuming. This one makes me think “Spaghetti & Meatballs”. Or paired with a crazy-patterned pant like these scaled leggings and you’ve got yourself a one of kind creature. Wear it again with a gauzy tee tucked into high-waisted jeans and ankle boots once Halloween has come and gone.
Yestadt Millinery is a personal favorite of mine. Their black ‘Peaks’ hat is perfectly witchy. A hat with a wide, flat brim is not only going to be on trend for everyday wear, but useful for a costume too!
Costume jewelry is known for being gaudy and cheap. But jewelry can also be essential to your character’s look. Instead of the cheap stuff, make an affordable investment you’ll get plenty of wear out of. This Cuff is limited edition, handmade in Portland and pays homage to the Bridge City. Dramatic enough for any Queen for a day.
So costumes aren’t your thing but you don’t want to be a total square? Work in an easy graphic. This printed sweatshirt from Communion represents either side of the fence. Play up it’s outdoor nature theme or don’t. Either way you’re lookin’ good.
Halloween is the perfect occasion to try some wacky makeup you’ve seen in your favorite editorial features this fall. I love this look Lady Gaga wore in her video for “Applause”. Smearing colorful make-up on our face in an artistic way can’t be that hard right? Give it a whirl!