by Renae Virata
With Halloween just around the corner, it can be stressful trying to figure out just the perfect costume. Should you brave the aisles at the local costume shop amongst all the picked-over sexy costumes or end up with something less-than-sexy in favor of something quick? Why not shop your own closet? The treasures within your own wardrobe may have just the things you’ll need for a great Halloween outfit!
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1. Flashdance: All you need for this cute and sexy look is a gray sweatshirt, shiny black leggings, and hot pink or purple leggings. The hair, too, is most important. Jennifer Beals rocked that frizzy/curly 80′s short-hairstyle, and so should you!
2. Vampire: Make it simple! It’s all about blood and fangs, so if you can find a tight black dress (long or short), fishnet tights and fierce-looking stilettos, all you’ll need to get are fangs, fake blood, and white makeup to pale you down. Super light colored contacts don’t hurt, either! Don’t forget to do a vampy smoky eye and blood-red lips for a totally classic Dracula. A black cape or simple shiny red cloth tied around your shoulders finishes it.
3. Pagaent girl: With all the reality shows on TV focused on beauty pagaents for little girls, why not do the grown-up version? Simply take a fabulous sparkly gown or formal dress; make a sash (be playful and write something kitschy like “Miss-Demeanor” or something that your friends will know is so “Miss” you) with either handwritten, stenciled, or sticker letters; a tiara or crown (like you don’t already have one or have a friend who does!); glam heels; and, of course, the overdone makeup complete with ridiculously long lashes.
4. Mommie Dearest (à la Joan Crawford)
Okay, weirdly, I can never tear myself away from this movie when it comes on TV (as I am sure many of you do but will not as readily admit!). Maybe it’s the era, the behind-the-scenes look at a seemingly flawless film star, or the derision towards wire hangers that I share with Ms. Crawford. In any case, this costume is a snap to put together. All you need is an austere black dress; curled hair or a short, curly brown wig; red lipstick; lightly smeared on white clown makeup, and a white headband to push the hair out of your face. Carry around a few wire hangers, and you’re good to go!
5. Naughty teacher
A pair of glasses (cheap ones are sold at Walgreens or CVS for, like, $2.00!), fishnets, heels, a mini-skirt, button-down tied at the waist, a cardigan over it, hair in a bun, and…voila! Instant “Hot for Teacher” look!