There’s no doubt that Halloween is my favourite time of year, and like many people, the search for that perfect costume starts month’s ahead of time with careful consideration taken on cost, effectiveness and timeless ideas. Every year I look to Hollywood for inspiration and most years I have been able to pull off some pretty awesome outfits for a fraction of the store bought prices. Last year, my family took on the Alice In Wonderland theme and while it did involve a little sewing, most of the costume pieces were found in our own closets (with the exception of wigs). This year we are doing the same thing with our Alvin and The Chipmunk theme. Simple red, blue and green hoodies, some sport socks, glasses for Simon, and a red hat for Alvin and we are ready to rock this Halloween parade!
What’s better than being a character from a movie, or your favourite celebrity for Halloween?…maybe a whole bag of candy, I guess 😉 . If you are stuck for ideas, turn to the pro’s for some inspiration below!
Eleven From Stranger Things
Last year, actress Erin Sanders had the perfect costume that is easy to mimic in a simple DIY right from your closet. How perfect is this Eleven costume from Stranger Things (If you haven’t watched – do it now) – Simple dress with collar, blue jacket and a little blood with eggo in hand and you will be ready to travel to the upside down!
This simple DIY needs 2 items and Halloween will be complete instantly. The singer Halsey achieved the Harley Quinn character by wearing a simple orange jumper and a blonde dipped dyed wig. Big box stores like Walmart will carry these staples, add a little make up and voila! How adorable is this?
Pulp Fiction – Couples Costume
White button down shirt – check! Black lace bra- check! Skinny dress pants – check! Killer heels – of course! That’s all you need to attain this Pulp fiction masterpiece, well that and a hot date who will sport a suit! Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler made this costume look almost too easy!
Spice Girls – Group Costume
If you have a group of girls, it’s pretty simple to pull off The Spice Girls as an inspired costume idea. Look through your closet and nominate your besties for titles of Posh, Scary, Sporty and Baby to pull off this complete ensemble. Pictured below is actress Nina Dobrev and friends.
Talk about simple! This costume choice involves a crazy updo, makeup, temporary tattoos and a simple white tank – this is DIY at it’s best! No excuses here – everyone will be able to tell who you are instantly! Check out Victoria Justice’s rendition below.
Beyonce – This Year’s Hot List
No doubt this costume will be recreated by actors, celebrities and regular people everywhere. It is simple and it’s effectiveness is easily attained with a few simple items. All you need is a veil, some colourful material (purple toned), flowy hair and 2 baby dolls and you will look like Bey pre-twins instantly! You’re welcome 😉