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




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Hipster Glasses


Source: etsy.com via Laurie on Pinterest



= Hipster Ariel


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Superhero Alter Ego:

Button Up Shirt


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Superman Graphic Tee


Source: target.com via Laurie on Pinterest



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


Source: google.com via Rogue on Pinterest



Twilight Vampire Slayer:

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




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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.


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