Friday, October 25, 2013

Eerie Inspiration for Easy Halloween Costumes

Halloween is creeping around the corner!  What are you going to be?

I love this time of year and lucky for me, I have a few costume parties to attend! I prefer costumes that are a little creepy, quite witty or very well done.  While I’m keeping mine a secret – pictures to come – here are a few of my favorite ideas this year. Most of these can be recreated with items you already have in your closet or that you can find inexpensively at your local thrift store and a few key accessories from a costume shop. I enjoy Savers on Reynolds for costumes (and side note, they have great business clothes.)

For example, for the Wednesday Addams costume all you need is a little black dress, a white button down underneath, black tights and black boots. Add a headless baby doll and an expressionless face and you're ready to spook!


Morticia or Wednesday Addams

Photos courtesy of ABC Television, Unknown and Trang Huyen of Behind the Scenes


 Cher Horowitz and Dionne from Clueless
 
Photos courtesy of Paramount and Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs


Offbeat Disney Characters

The Evil Ursula

 Photo courtesy of Brittany Couture

A Modern Princess

 Photo courtesy of Unknown

A Hipster Princess
  
Photo courtesy of David "DTJAAAAM" Ngo

A Zombie Princess
  
Photo courtesy of Undead Cosplay
  

A Sultry Joker
 
Photo courtesy of Unknown


Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone
 

Photos courtesy of DreamWorks and Reddit user dwbabcock


Medusa

 
Photo courtesy of Marie McGrath of The Joy of Fashion*
*Note: Marie offers several DIY costumes on her blog! 


Beetlejuice

Photo courtesy of Unknown


Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe
 
 
Costume photo courtesy of Megan Fay


So what are you going to be?  Happy Halloweeeeen!