You may know Jessica Schroeder, fashion blogger behind the site What I Wore, for her thrifty, feminine wardrobe and mad collection of tights, but girl’s got mad chops when it comes to creating super cheap costumes, too. All this week on her blog, she’s featuring daily Halloween costume ideas created almost entirely for free with everyday items she (and probably you!) already owns. Yesterday, she posted pictures of herself as a very convincing Frida Kahlo along with a list of what she wore (this entire costume was pulled from stuff in her closet). Today, she dressed as George Washington — her most expensive costume of the week at $1.79! — and included a how-to guide for creating Washingtonian hair and makeup. Be sure to check her site the rest of the week for more super cheap, homemade Halloween costumes ideas. Keep reading »
I mean, the title of the post says it all, no? There’s just something about a dog in glasses, a wig and judge robe with its tongue sticking out that really gets our attention, ya know? If you know what’s good for ya, you’ll truck on over to The New York Daily News to see more cuties dressed for the Fifth Annual Dog Day Masquerade. Spoiler alert: One is dressed as the Pope. [NYC, 10/19/09] Keep reading »
Careening through life high on drama is best left to the ladies of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But ripping off their Jersey girl style just for one night will do your bubbies proud! Lucky for you, it’s as easy as making a trip to my fair state’s biggest temple of worship (that’s “the mall,” for those of you in the other 49 states). Your instructions? Find something that clashes, find something else that clashes, press on your fake nails, and poof! You’re ready. But … but …, you might be thinking, zebra print and leopard print together? Really? Yes. Trust us. New Jersey‘s state motto is “go big or go home!” So grab your copy of Cop Without A Badge, and check out our picks. Keep reading »
The other day I was walking down the street wearing a shirt with a frilly collar and black skinny jeans, and, suddenly, it hit me! If I put on a cropped jacket, some red knee socks, and carried around a red cape or blanket, I could fight bulls like there’s no tomorrow. Now, if only I knew someone with a bull costume, my matador ensemble would truly be complete. Keep reading »
Sure, we all know thousands, maybe millions of women want to don slutty Halloween costumes come Oct. 31, but what you might not have considered is that all that pleather and latex and crappy lace ain’t cheap, no matter how crappy it looks. One South Carolina woman was so driven to the brink of insanity by the prospect of plunking down 50-plus bones for a sexy cop outfit that she simply stole it from an outlet store at her local mall. (Ah, the delicious irony.) Real cops promptly busted her, saying, “This woman is arrested for having bad taste!” OK, no, they didn’t really say that, pardon my embellishment. Guess she’ll have to settle for being a sexy jailbird this year. No problem, they do make those. I’ve seen ‘em. [The Sun] Keep reading »
Amelias are hot s**t right now. There’s me, of course, and then there’s Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who will be immortalized in a movie starring Hilary Swank later this year. Amelia’s style was already super fierce and I love a costume that allows me to buy pieces that I could wear again. Check out how I would rock her high-flying style on the cheap(ish), after the jump, but know you could always spend more on some of these pieces so they last a lifetime. Keep reading »
Didn’t you just love to hate Maryann Forrester in season two of “True Blood“? Author Charlaine Harris has one helluva imagination, but it was creator/executive producer Alan Ball who brought Maryann to life. Even though she was a rather annoying villain (surprisingly, though, she was less annoying than Sookie Stackhouse), none of this season would have been possible without Maryann’s maenad craziness. So why not celebrate “He who comes” by dressing like his bride for Halloween? Just remember to periodically raise your arms and quiver? How to get the look, after the jump!
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Halloween is the one time of year when grown women let their hair down and bring their hemlines up as they become risque revelers at parties and parades across the country. But raunchy costumes aren’t only for those above the age of consent this year. A growing trend at costume stores and websites is offering risque costumes for tweens. The Dark Angel Tween Girl’s Costume, sold at SpiritHalloween.com, comes with a lace bustier, fishnet footless tights, and fishnet fingerless gloves. Similarly, Devil Delight Tween Girl’s Costume has a butt-skimming miniskirt and chest-baring bodice. The site also encourages the tween to be bad, saying: “It’s fun to look cute and be bad, you naughty girl!” Even the come-hither poses of the models are inappropriate. Would you believe some of these costumes are already sold out?! Keep reading »
Think of Julia Child and the word “sexy” might not come to mind. But then think about all you could do if she were suddenly a sexy Halloween costume. Imagine a short, coquettish apron to show off legs. And a spatula to punish naughty trick-or-treaters.
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I bought a long, red trench at a thrift store a couple years ago, and, without fail, I get called Carmen Sandiego every time I wear it. Dressing up as your favorite educational villain is simple if you already own a red trench — or want to buy one to wear on days other than Halloween. And if you’re not into forking over 50 bucks for a coat you’ll wear once, the Salvation Army is always a good place to start your search. Keep reading »