Here’s the sitch: it’s Halloween, and you’ve been crazy busy.
You’ve got a party to attend, but there’s no way you have time to go out and buy a
What’s a girl to do? Simple: Get creative! With a little
imagination, you can transform the clothes in your closet into quick, fab
costumes that will be all the buzz.
The Homecoming Dress:
It was a hit at the dance, but now it’s just sitting in your
closet. You thought it had no use until the next big dance, but think again.
What your formal dress can become is the foundation for two fab costumes.
Grab a tiara and make a sash and write “Miss America” for a
beauty pageant costume that’s way cute and totally you.
Buy a feather boa and ask your Mom to do you up right with 1940s-style make-up: winged eyeliner and red lipstick for Old Hollywood glamour. Use a curling
iron to give your hair lush curls and volume, and voila! You’re ready to rock the
The Little Black Dress:
You have your LBD for those special occasions because it can be
accessorized with anything — and Halloween’s no exception.
In Breakfast at Tiffany’s,
Audrey Hepburn turned heads as Holly Golightly. Now channel her most iconic
look and go uptown sophisticate by adding a rhinestone necklace, earrings and
tiara to your LBD. Add gloves to complete the look.
Channel your inner French domestic with a white apron, duster and a white
headband. C’est chic and way cheap.
The Trench Coat:
Whether it’s Mom’s, Dad’s or your own, the iconic trench is
perfect for two costume ideas.
Got a tan trench coat? Go Sherlock Holmes. Just grab a magnifying
glass, notepad and fedora for the perfect private eye get-up. Costume mystery
solved. Case closed!
Have a red trench coat or jacket? Channel the elusive Carmen
Sandiego. Grab a red hat and world map to play the cosmopolitan villain this
Depending on your style, your wardrobe may be fit to mimic your
fave TV characters.
Go to private school or have a lot of preppy pieces? Pair a plaid
skirt, blazer, and tailored blouse to channel your fave Upper East Sider. Just
don’t forget a headband if you’re Miss Blair.
Mercedes, Tina, Rachel, Quinn and Emma Pillsbury: Glee presents
tons of options perf for your style. If you can, get a group of Gleeks together
and be the whole gang.
P.S. INSTANT COSTUME TWIST:
Vampire or Zombie:
Give any of these costumes a ghoulish twist with zombie or
vampire face make-up and fangs or just use your plain clothes with it. Simply
BY ALYSSA BAILEY ON 9/27/2010 4:59:00 PM
POSTED IN halloween