Posts tagged "halloween inspiration board"

Halloween Inspiration Board: Your Worst Coachella Nightmare

It’s maybe kind of sad that it’s possible for a random summer concertgoer to be a Halloween costume. Whatever. Dry your tears on your crochet tank, pull on your absurdly frayed and sun-bleached denim shorts, spend 30 minutes buckling your complicated and uncomfortable gladiator sandals, and prepare your best “I’ve got sunstroke but I don’t…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 31, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Macklemore

If you really want your Macklemore costume to be authentic, you would purchase all of the elements from your local thrift shop. All you need is a faux fur coat, either a pro-gay marriage T-shirt (a reference to his song “Same Love”) or a sports Jersey (the Bulls or Sonics or Celtics), gold chains, high…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 29, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Janelle Monae

The key to selecting a successful pop culture-inspired Halloween costume is choosing someone who has an iconic or distinctive look — be it their hair, makeup, accessories or clothing. Nail that specific element of the costume that makes the inspiration immediately recognizable and you’re golden. With her signature pompadour, skinny suits, black-and-white details and bow-ties,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Taylor Swift In The Video For “22”

The best part about dressing up as Taylor Swift in the music video for “22”? It’s made up entirely of pieces you’ll wear again and again. Well, maybe not the heart sunglasses. You can give those to your niece or raver friend or save them for next year’s “Lolita” costume. Whatever. To make sure everyone…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Virginia Johnson From “Masters Of Sex”

I haven’t been religiously watching HBO’s Showtime’s “Masters Of Sex” — which is about sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson — but any show that would inspire a Halloween costume that involves carrying around a giant dildo vibrator is fine by me! Get the deets on how to dress up as Lizzy Caplan’s character…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Tris From Divergent

The Hunger Games is sooooooo last year, you guys. This year’s dystopian young adult series that older folks are late to the party on is Divergent by Veronica Roth. The books — there are two out, with a third hitting shelves in a few weeks — are being made into a movie series starring Shailene Woodley a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Lorde

Twerkin’ like Miley not your style this Halloween? Go the alternative route by channeling your inner teenage witchy goth as Lorde, the rising star on the pop scene. Lorde has got a thing for black mesh body-con dresses, almost black makeup, and the kind of jewelry that’s likely been cleansed by some new agey priestess. Memorize the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Tina Belcher From “Bob’s Burgers”

Okay, so I’ve never actually seen an episode of “Bob’s Burgers,” but apparently it’s popular and the character of Tina Belcher sounds like my spirit animal. At 14 years old, she has a voracious sex drive and a uniboob, and her favorite things are horses, rainbows, zombies, and writing erotic fiction. Like I said, spirit animal. Something tell…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 16, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Model Cara Delevigne

If you pay any attention at all to the fashion industry or have picked up a fashion magazine in the last year, chances are good you at least recognize this face: Cara Delevigne is arguably the hottest up-and-coming model in years, thanks to her trademark heavy brows, wacky facial expressions, edgy street style and, uh, history of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: The Women Of “Orange Is The New Black”

A little over a week ago, I asked you to vote on which pop culture-inspired Halloween costumes you most wanted me to recreate, and the cast of “Orange is the New Black” won handily. Now, the basics of this costume are simple and easy to find — the standard orange or tan “jumpsuit” is actually…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For “We Can’t Stop”

Everyone and their mom is going to be dressed up as Miley Cyrus at the VMAs for Halloween. Dare to be different, just like Smilerz! Go as Miley Cyrus in the music video for “We Can’t Stop” instead. It’s less naked, which is a bonus considering Halloween has the misfortune of falling at the end…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2013

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Twee Hollywood Starlet

Looking for a Halloween costume that’s sure to win the Most Adorkable award? Dress up as a twee Hollywood starlet! All you have to do is clip on some bangs, adorn yourself in bows and polka dots, and strum a toy ukulele throughout the night. Bonus: if you play your cards right, you might get…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 23, 2012

Halloween Inspiration Board: MaKenzie From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

“Toddlers & Tiaras” is one of our favorite trainwreck shows to watch and in the last year the TLC kiddle pageant reality show has become rather controversial. Tots dressed as movie hookers! Toddlers getting waxed! Wee ones high on Pixie Sticks! The parenting, it is questionable. The standout “T&T” regular, in our opinion, is little…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: Princess Beatrice & That Hat

This Halloween, feel like royalty! But Kate Middleton is so dull. Princess Beatrice is where it’s at! The hat she wore to Prince William and Kate’s nuptials took absolutely took the crown for most memorable. Luckily, all you really need for to pull off this costume is the fascinator in question — which we’ve found…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 25, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: Clementine From “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” & 4 Other Character-Driven Costumes

Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own piece of mind; don’t assign me yours.

Michel Gondry’s riveting 2004 film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” has a special place in my heart.

By: Rachel Krause / October 22, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: Lisbeth Salander From “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

If you want to channel you inner bad ass, computer hacker this Halloween, there’s really no character more fitting than Lisbeth Salander, the inky heroine from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. We encourage you not to harm anyone while wearing this costume, well, unless they deserve it. The “Wasp” approves of vigilante justice…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 21, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: Paz de la Huerta as “Boardwalk Empire”‘s Lucy Danziger

Played to perfection on “Boardwalk Empire” by my favorite hot mess-and-a half Paz de la Huerta, Lucy Danziger is a showgirl in every sense of the word. Intense, unpredictable, and attention-seeking, the former mistress of Atlantic City kingpin Nucky Thompson went from the ragtag life of a Ziegfeld Follies performer to a pampered concubine. Eventually…

By: Rachel Krause / October 14, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: Christina Aguilera Under Arrest

DUIs. They happen to the best of us. Well, maybe not the best of us. Or most of us. But they sure do happen to celebs a lot. I’ve come to expect this crap from Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. But Christina Aguilera’s drunk driving arrest? That was a surprise. When Christina and her boyfriend Matthew…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2011

Halloween Inspiration Board: The Hot Mess That Is Lindsay Lohan

Oh Lindsay Lohan, will your hot mess-ness never end? At least it’s good fodder for Halloween costumes, right? Here, we’ve paired her horrorshow of a blonde hair dye job with hand puppets representing her effed up family, a pack of smokes, and a good old fashioned pair of “morning after” sunglasses. Because yes, it’s gonna be a long…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2011

The Halloween Inspiration Board: The Queen Of Hearts

With Tim Burton’s psychedelic version of “Alice in Wonderland” in the works, I’ve gotten newly excited about following a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. I don’t really want to be Alice cause she’s booooring, so I think I’m gonna be the Queen of Hearts this year. It’s a simple getup to put together. Get…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 8, 2009