Halloween is coming.
And whether you celebrate or not, dressing up in a costume always equals a good time.
Over the years there have been some costumes that I have been especially proud of and some that were borderline disastrous.
Feeling the pressure of getting a stellar costume together? Worry no more!
1) Look for inspiration in pop culture
Flo: White apron, jeans, white shirt, headband. Name tag, logo and I <3 Progressive button printed on copy paper and taped on. Tease hair and add red lipstick and a big personality. Done!
Where's Waldo and Mrs Waldo?: White shirt and red duct tape. Mrs. needs some sweet striped socks and some glasses. Mr Waldo needs a hat and the essential cane and glasses.
2) Be inspired by a theme
70s girl: Belted mini dress and scarf as a headband.
80s girl: Layers! Leg warmers, leggings, mini skirt, oversized bright shirt, bangels lage earrings, big hair and a lot of bright eye shadow.
3) Be classic
Being a princess also requires the attitude. I was a guest princess for the girls' birthday party. So fun.
Fake Cinderella: "Cinderella" type dress from a costume shop, choker (ribbon from Hobby Lobby), matching blue headband (headband "frame" and ribbon from Hobby Lobby), ballet flats or glass slippers if you haven't lost them recently.
4) Look in your closet
Like the 80s costume, you never know what you can find in your closet (leg warmers were compliments of my mother's closet)! A simple cowgirl outfit would require a plaid shirt and some low pigtails. If you have boots and a hat even better. Go for the innocent cowgirl and add some freckles using an eyeliner pencil.
5) Buy pieces carefully
Fail picture. Fail
Sibylline Sisterhood from Doctor Who's the Fires of Pompeii: Red cape, red dress, bangles, eyes on hands with eyeliner pencil.
6) Not feeling creative? Check out some online markets.
You never know what someone else has already created that you can just buy and look amazing without all the hard work.Passage to the North for some vintage costumes and some recent beauties like the Mirror Mirror inspired dress pictured above.
And there you have it!
Dare to be creative when pulling together a costume.