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Halloween Inspiration Board: Your Worst Coachella Nightmare

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 care because I’m high on Molly” impression, we’re going to Coachella for Halloween! Oh, and you know Coco Chanel’s rule about removing one item before you leave the house? DO THE OPPOSITE. Always add more. Preferably of the fringed, beaded and tasseled variety. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What would Vanessa Hudgens do?” and you’ll be set. Click on for the details on the costume above! Keep reading »

Costume: Macklemore
Halloween Inspiration Board: Macklemore
Bonus points if you score all the items at a thrift shop! Read More »
Costume: Taylor Swift
Halloween Inspiration Board: Taylor Swift In The Video For "22"
Nab TayTay's look from the "22" video for your Halloween costume! Read More »
Costume: Spring Breakers
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Girl Bank Robbers In "Spring Breakers"
Deck yourself out as a sassy bank robber this Halloween! Read More »

Halloween Inspiration Board: Macklemore

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 top kicks, black jeans and cool shades. Cheat the hair — no need to shave the sides — by pulling the sides of your hair back really tight, pompadour-ing the middle section, and tying it back into a bun. BOOM. America’s hottest white rapper right now. Get the deets on the non-thrifted pieces above after the jump!
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Costume: Janelle Monae
Halloween Inspiration Board: Janelle Monae
But dear god, DO NOT WEAR BLACKFACE. Read More »
Costume: Taylor Swift
Halloween Inspiration Board: Taylor Swift In The Video For "22"
Nab TayTay's look from the "22" video for your Halloween costume! Read More »
Costume: Cara Delevigne
Halloween Inspiration Board: Model Cara Delevigne
The bad ass model is the perfect Halloween inspiration. Read More »

Halloween Inspiration Board: Janelle Monae

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, singer Janelle Monae is one such example. (And let me use this as an opportunity to emphasize that if you’re a white or otherwise lighter-skinned human, you do not need nor should you use blackface as part of your Janelle Monae costume. It’s not necessary [proof!] and it’s wrong.) Best of all, you can probably either find many of the elements for this costume in your own closet — and if not, you can reuse whatever you buy in every day life! Score! Get the details on the costume elements above and find out how to do Janelle’s pompadour for yourself here. Keep reading »

Costume: Taylor Swift
Halloween Inspiration Board: Taylor Swift In The Video For "22"
Nab TayTay's look from the "22" video for your Halloween costume! Read More »
Costume: Lorde
Halloween Inspiration Board: Lorde
The British chanteuse is the perfect costume for anti-Mileys. Read More »
Costume: Miley Cyrus
Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For "We Can't Stop"
Dress up like Miley in the "We Can't Stop" video this Halloween! Read More »

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

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 understands you’re dressed up as Taylor Swift, bring along a guitar and an ex-boyfriend voodoo doll. Feeling 22? I should hope so. Details after the jump! Keep reading »

Costume: Lorde
Halloween Inspiration Board: Lorde
The British chanteuse is the perfect costume for anti-Mileys. Read More »
Costume: "Masters Of Sex"
Halloween Inspiration Board: Virginia Johnson From "Masters Of Sex"
Dress up as sex researcher Virginia Johnson, as played by Lizzy Caplan. Read More »
Costume: Miley Cyrus
Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For "We Can't Stop"
Dress up like Miley in the "We Can't Stop" video this Halloween! Read More »

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

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 after the jump! Keep reading »

Costume: "Divergent"
Halloween Inspiration Board: Tris From Divergent
Dress up as Dauntless transfer Tris this Halloween! Read More »
Costume: OITNB
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Women Of "Orange Is The New Black"
Dress up as one of the lady prisoners from "Orange Is The New Black"! Read More »
Costume: Tina Belcher
Halloween Inspiration Board: Tina Belcher From "Bob's Burgers"
The "Bob's Burgers" teen is our Halloween inspiration. Read More »

Halloween Inspiration Board: Tris From Divergent

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 as Tris, the teenager born into the Abnegation faction (known for their selflessness) who decides to transfer to Dauntless (known for their bravery). Dressing up as Tris for Halloween simply requires a tough-meets-sexy all black wardrobe (a nice change from Abnegation’s dull grey style), comfy shoes (for jumping from trains, natch), and a few key fake tattoos — the three ravens on the collar bone representing Tris’ mother, father and brother, as well as the symbols for Abnegation and Dauntless on the shoulder blades. Get the details on the costume above, after the jump! Keep reading »

Costume: Lorde
Halloween Inspiration Board: Lorde
The British chanteuse is the perfect costume for anti-Mileys. Read More »
Costume: Cara Delevigne
Halloween Inspiration Board: Model Cara Delevigne
The bad ass model is the perfect Halloween inspiration. Read More »
Costume: Tina Belcher
Halloween Inspiration Board: Tina Belcher From "Bob's Burgers"
The "Bob's Burgers" teen is our Halloween inspiration. Read More »

Halloween Inspiration Board: Lorde

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 lyrics to “Royals” or “Tennis Court,” wear your hair in long waves or plaited into a crown braid (as above) following this tutorial, and you’ll be a dead ringer for next year’s big Grammy winner (I predict, anyway). Deets on the items above, after the jump! Keep reading »

Costume: Cara Delevigne
Halloween Inspiration Board: Model Cara Delevigne
The bad ass model is the perfect Halloween inspiration. Read More »
Costume: Miley Cyrus
Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For "We Can't Stop"
Dress up like Miley in the "We Can't Stop" video this Halloween! Read More »
Costume: Tina Belcher
Halloween Inspiration Board: Tina Belcher From "Bob's Burgers"
The "Bob's Burgers" teen is our Halloween inspiration. Read More »

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

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 tells me I will be watching “Bob’s Burgers” tonight. Oh, anyway, the other great thing about Tina is that she makes for possibly the easiest Halloween costume ever — chances are you can source most of this stuff from your closet. But if not, we’ve figured it out for you. Just don’t forget to practice your moaning. Keep reading »

Costume: Cara Delevigne
Halloween Inspiration Board: Model Cara Delevigne
The bad ass model is the perfect Halloween inspiration. Read More »
Costume: Spring Breakers
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Girl Bank Robbers In "Spring Breakers"
Deck yourself out as a sassy bank robber this Halloween! Read More »
Costume: OITNB
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Women Of "Orange Is The New Black"
Dress up as one of the lady prisoners from "Orange Is The New Black"! Read More »

Halloween Inspiration Board: Model Cara Delevigne

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 dropping bags of cocaine in public. And dressing up as Cara for Halloween turns out to be totally easy. Snag her (exact, I believe) Bart Simpson two-piece ensemble on eBay, plop on a red beanie and combat boots, sling a personalized backpack over your shoulder and make as many weird faces are you can think of all night (here are a few to inspire you). Oh yeah, and fill a small baggy with powdered sugar to act as your faux cocaine — seriously, don’t be all method and use the real stuff. As Cara knows all too well, that spells trouble. Full deets for this costume after the jump! Keep reading »

Costume: OITNB
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Women Of "Orange Is The New Black"
Dress up as one of the lady prisoners from "Orange Is The New Black"! Read More »
Costume: Spring Breakers
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Girl Bank Robbers In "Spring Breakers"
Deck yourself out as a sassy bank robber this Halloween! Read More »
Costume: Miley Cyrus
Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For "We Can't Stop"
Dress up like Miley in the "We Can't Stop" video this Halloween! Read More »

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

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 basically just scrub separates, which you can purchase online. Add a pair of plain blue Keds and a name tag and you’ll handily pass for a lady in the clink. It’s up to you which accessories you want to add to be a specific character. Going as Piper, as seen above? Just add a screwdriver! Alex? Black rimmed glasses, fake arm tattoos, and extremely thin and arched brows. And for Crazy Eyes? Little hair twists and a crazy-eyed expression, natch. (Memorize that monologue from Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and call every blonde woman you see “Dandylion” for extra authenticity.) You get the picture. Get the details on where to buy the basic of this costume after the jump — and add suggested accessories for each of the specific characters in the comments! Keep reading »

Costume: Miley Cyrus
Halloween Inspiration Board: Miley Cyrus In The Video For "We Can't Stop"
Dress up like Miley in the "We Can't Stop" video this Halloween! Read More »
Watch "OITNB"!
"Orange Is The New Black" is the best show on TV. Read More »
Costume: Spring Breakers
Halloween Inspiration Board: The Girl Bank Robbers In "Spring Breakers"
Deck yourself out as a sassy bank robber this Halloween! Read More »
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