Halloween 2010 is so, so close! And the best thing about this year’s Halloween? It’s on the weekend!!!
I always get super pumped for Halloween but never actually MAKE my costume until a few nights before. I know that most busy 20-something ladies are like that, too — we have busy work and social lives, with not a lot of time to go costume hunting from the craft store to the thrift store to your local Party City!
There’s always a lot of hype about celebrities in the Hollywood ‘zines — you’re standing in line at the grocery store and there’s another update on the Kardashian family feud plastered all over Life & Style, or another spread of avant garde fashion photos of Lady Gaga in Elle and yes … even a “how to wear your hair like Snooki” spread in Cosmopolitan.
While I don’t support the tabloids, I love the motto of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” So I decided to create a DIY challenge for myself: Could I find the materials I needed around my apartment and local Goodwill to dress like three of 2010’s hottest, most talked about Hollywood stars? And could I do it all at a LOW cost?!
Well, the jury’s still out, so I’ll let you decide the verdict! My thoughts? I don’t look great in a black hair wig, but that DIY booty popper below? Now, that’s something I could get used to rocking …. ;-)
Read on for some last minute inspiration for your own [awesome!] last-minute DIY costume. This blog post was adapted from my article on Lemondrop.com last week — click here to read the full piece!
Snooki’s most stylish statement since that punch she threw last seaseon? Bringing skanky back.
A little red dress. Even better — a little red dress that’s one size too small, like that dress from senior year of college you vowed to lose 10 pounds to (properly) fit into. Accessorize with a blow pop for extra flavor.
Average cost: $10 dress, 50-cent lollipop
A Kim Kardashian costume isn’t complete without her signature piece and your best asset this Halloween: one poppin’ booty.
Grab scissors, two plastic bags and an old pillow. Gut the pillow of its feathers or stuffing. Stuff the contents into one plastic bag until about half full. Tie the bag tight, double bag it and then tie tight again.
Press the bag flat and place into spandex underneath your LRD (little red dress). (Perform all of the above outside to avoid finding feathers/fluff in all corners of your apartment through Thanksgiving.) Don’t feel like making your own BootyPop? Buy the real deal here.
Kim’s other signature piece? Her infamous sex tape. Make your own sex tape (hypothetically speaking, of course) by grabbing whatever VHS tape is collecting dust in your living room and marking in capital letters, “SEX TAPE.” It’s almost as good as making your own. Almost.
Average cost: one lost pillow and a born-again VHS tape
Gold accessories (bangles and hoop earrings) and a statement necklace. Finish off with a chic purse and a pair of stilettos.
Average cost: nada
What are you guys wearing for Halloween? Are you DIYing it or are you buying something ready-made? Let me know in the comments below, or leave me a note on the Facebook page!
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