I’ve always been a last minute costume kinda gal. I don’t think I’ve ever paid for a traditional Halloween costume in my life. It just saves a bit of money and I get to use my creativity to try and look like someone else using things I already have in my closet/home. So for those of you out there who, like me, need some last minute costume inspiration, look no further ’cause…I gotchu girl!
1. Daria | An orange shirt, black skirt, green jacket with lapels, combat boots, glasses, combined with an indifferent attitude laced with sarcasm and bam, done.
2 Grecian Goddess | You literally only need a white dress (or white bedsheets fashioned into a toga. College 101, duh.) Spice everything up with some head accessories and some fierce eyeliner and you’re good to go.
Also pictured: Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, LeeLoo Dallas from The Fifth Element, and Venom from Spider-Man. (Don’t mind creepy IronMan in the mirror acting as photog for Ghoul’s night out, lol.)
3. The Cat’s Meow | Okay, so this one needs a little makeup magic to transform into the purr-fect Halloween costume. Heavy on the contouring and cat-eye, just the way mama likes it! But after your makeup’s done, all you really need is any wild-cat printed clothing or a black jumpsuit to complete the costume. To take it even further, you can fashion yourself a cute pair of cat ears with whatever you have around the house.
Hello, kitty. Check Meow-t!
4. Minnie Mouse | I must admit, this costume is a repeat offender. Firstly, because it’s so darn tootin’ easy to do couple’s costumes as Mickey and Minnie Mouse. And secondly, because I will literally take any excuse to bust out my Minnie ears. Unlike what I did, the makeup on the nose should have a more button-like & mousey aesthetic. I was just too lazy and kept my face from the feline makeup I already had on. Along with the iconic Minnie ears, just add a red dress (preferably with white polka dots) white gloves and yellow flats/heels and you’re good to go.
5. Masquerade Ballers | This is the easiest one yet because you can literally wear anything you want so long as you have a mask on your face. A few Halloweens ago, Alex and I hosted a last-minute Masquerade Ball and it was really fun and low-maintenance. And it was the perfect excuse to re-wear the mask I had bought for a Carnival party in Venice. And if you don’t have a mask, I found this awesome DIY masquerade mask that you can make instead.
6. Severus Snape | The break down of this costume is as follows: black on black on black + deep middle part + wand. To get the Snapes’s collar swag just right, I put a white button up underneath a black turtle neck. Add a oversized black cardigan to act as the professor’s teaching robes and some black bottoms to complete this awesomely chic yet easy Snape look. You really cannot go wrong with a Harry Potter theme, it’s always a fun group costume to rock for Halloween (or in my case, as a pick-me-up for our section’s Anatomy final.)
Pictured: Harry Potter & The Anatomical Variations | Harry Potter, MadEye Moody, Professor Umbridge, Headmaster Dumbledore, & Professor Severus Snape.
I got 99 problems but a snitch ain’t one.
This Halloween, I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to dress up as (surprise, surprise) but I have a couple ideas in mind that would be pretty easy for me to pull off. I think I’ll either be Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family or a Minion from Despicable Me since I already have a ton of black gothy clothes and some awesome overalls and goggles. Still undecided on what I’m even doing on Friday night, so I’ll keep y’all posted!
But what are you guys doing for Halloween? What are you planning to wear??? I really wanna know.
P.S. Happpppppyyy Orange October! In case you didn’t know, the SF Giants won the World Series yesterday…faaaawwkk yeah!