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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Costume Ideas for the Thrifty & Lazy

I like Halloween, don't get me wrong. I was just never really into the whole dressing up thing. I like the idea, I just don't particularly care to wear the costume that long. It's usually uncomfortable and when it comes down to it, I can never think of anything creative. So if I'm not a flapper girl (my only actual costume I've bought), I throw on a dress and mask or something costume-y. This year I have a few costume ideas, most of which are simple and thrifty.

1. Hipster Ariel

2. Superhero Alter Ego

3. Twilight Vampire Slayer

4. Comic Book Character

5. Masked Elegance

Hipster Ariel:

Red Wig


Hipster Glasses

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

= Hipster Ariel

Source: via Sam on Pinterest

Superhero Alter Ego:

Button Up Shirt

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest


Superman Graphic Tee

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

= Clark Kent/Superman (you could also add a tie and glasses!)

Source: via Rogue on Pinterest

Twilight Vampire Slayer:

Black Leather Classy Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style outfit and wooden stake


Bottle of Silver or White Glitter and Label Reading "Edward Cullen's Ashes"

= Vampire Slayer who killed Edward Cullen

I like Twilight, I just think this is hilarious, and I like Buffy more.

Comic Book Character:

If you have time and do want a full costume, this is awesome. Go to a thrift store and find a 50s style dress you can paint on, a brightly colored wig, and some acrylic paint or Halloween makeup. Find any generic comic book character online and imitate it. I love this idea!

Masked Elegance:

This is my standby idea, you get a pretty dress (remember the Glitter & Grotesque post) and find a beautiful mask. The mask below is by Tom Banwell, who has tons of gorgeous masks on his Etsy store.

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

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