There’s nothing worse than waiting until the last-minute. But, when it comes to Halloween costumes, it’s really not that big of a deal. Here are some easy ideas that will most likely work with anything you already have in your closet or a cheap trip to the store, at most.
Animal | Expand beyond the realm of the Mean Girls style animal and try something unexpected. Check the kids aisle (or better yet, borrow) for a dino or giraffe costume or get creative and be the Fantastic Mr. Fox, Danger Mouse, Minnie Mouse, a stuffed Ted, Hello Kitty, or the greatest cat of all time, Choupette.
An Avenger| Because you can find this costume everywhere and anywhere.
Flapper | The Great Gatsby is so 2012.
Britney Spears | There are a lot of options when it comes to being Britney. Be superstar Brit in a sparkly dress and a mic, or the not-so-innocent newcomer in a school girl outfit, or embody crazy Britney with a hoodie, bald cap and an umbrella. Get a group of friends together to be her throughout the decades. Or think outside the box and use her as inspiration. Flight attendant? Ringleader? Fifties waitress? Britney’s been them all.
Iris Apfel | Why not put those hipster glasses to good use.
A fashion girl/man repeller | Just dress up in a bunch of man repelling trends at once and say the shit that they would say.
Lara Croft | Work those cargo shorts and boots while carrying a toy gun.
Tomato soup is a cold weather classic. Find it too boring? Try this Rachel Ray recipe for smoky tomato soup. The addition of fire roasted tomatoes is wonderfully unexpected and delicious, especially when combined with red pepper. Once you make it, you won’t be able to go back to the basic.
To give the illusion of having longer, fuller lashes without using falsies, try tightling you eyes. Don’t know how to tightline? Start by lining your eyes using pencil, powder or gel as close to the underneath of the roots of your upper lash line as possible. Make sure to wiggle your pencil/brush between individual lashes to really intensify the effect.
I’ve been meaning to glitter (it’s totally a verb, guys) these shoes ever since I got them last winter for $11 at Payless. They were pretty plain, yet cheap, so I knew that they could benefit from some good old fashion diy-ness. And then….I completely forgot about them. It wasn’t until the other day when I was cleaning that I found them and thought, ‘oh yea’ and now I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.
glitter (fine or chunky, it doesn’t matter)
Wipe shoes clean and tape off areas to be glittered.
Combine modge podge and glitter on the paper plate to form a paste of sorts.