Halloween 2014 is upon us! I used to love Halloween as a kid, and the ritual of deciding who I was going to parade around as for a night was not always an easy decision. Pop star or vampire? Greek goddess or pirate? Now that I am older, I don’t celebrate it as much (I don’t think my neighbors would appreciate a 20-year-old trick-or-treating). However, I do love coming up with different costume ideas, and this blog gives me an excuse to show them off! Of course you get some ideas, too, for those last-minute party plans.
I’ve included five different looks below, all of which are either some of my favorite people or are characters from some of my favorite television shows! So, grab your bowl full of candy that is supposed to be for the little kids (ain’t no shame in sneaking a few) and read on!
This was an obvious choice for me. Who doesn’t want to be a duchess? Who doesn’t want to have the cutest son ever? I actually went as Kate a couple of years ago, but I loved it so much that I thought I would put it up again on here. Some must-haves for this costume include a fun fascinator, elegant yet youthful dress, heels, a fun clutch, and Kate’s signature bouncy curls. I used this tutorial here. Extra points if you get a male counterpart to dress up as Prince William.
I don’t even know where to start with Mad Men as a television show. I don’t know what it is, but the life and times of Donald Draper as an advertising mogul in the sixties is just TOO GOOD of a storyline to not get pulled into. And then there is his first wife, Betty, who is charming in that cold, immature, I-always-get-what-I-want kind of way. But hey, Halloween is the perfect night to become someone totally opposite of you, especially when that person has great personal style. There is no better word to describe Betty Draper’s wardrobe other than iconic. I chose to go with a shorts outfit (which she rarely goes for) that I think could be good for areas of the country that have a warmer climate in October. Fun fact: it was like 45 degrees when I took these pictures so I was freezing my butt off. But it was fun! Must haves for this costume: sleeveless collared shirt, high-waisted printed shorts, and a classic watch. Another fun alternative would be Shotgun Betty Draper.
By now you are probably aware that I freaking love Pretty Little Liars. I’ve done a Get the Look for Aria Montgomery, so I figured I would go the other direction and dress up as the creative, terrifying, A. This is a great option for anyone who wants to be comfy this Halloween, too. Must-haves: a zip-up hoodie (dark colored ones work best), black pants, black shoes. Extra points for black gloves and cryptic, threatening text messages on your cell phone (not real ones, though, please).
As a television junkie, you may or may not be curious as to what my all-time favorite television show is. More than likely you probably aren’t all that concerned about it, but I’m going to tell you anyway: SMALLVILLE. Why is this not on Netflix yet? Seriously, there are some days where all I want to do is curl up and watch Smallville reruns but I can’t. First world problems, I know, but this show is seriously so good and will always hold a special place in my heart. Naturally, I chose to recreate a Lois Lane look. Television is by no means a good way to base decision about your future off of, but Erica Durance as Lois Lane in Smallville completely kick-started my desire to become a journalist. And, hey, five years later I’m still at it, so it wasn’t a total disaster. Must-haves: matching skirt suit, professional-looking blouse, cell phone, and a sassy personality. Extra points if you bring along Clark Kent.
Last but not least we have Molly Hooper from my current favorite television show Sherlock. If you watch the show, there’s no possible way to not love Molly Hooper. Reliable, trustworthy, awkward in that adorable way, Molly Hooper is the girl you can always count on to help you out, even if it’s faking your own death. Also another comfortable option, because there is no room for impracticality when you are dealing with serial killers and Sherlock’s antics. Must-haves: utilitarian coat, printed blouse, white cardigan, duffle bag. Another option is Christmas Molly, or, you can go all out by dressing as The Woman.
As always thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed my ideas on costumes! Most importantly, no matter who you dress as, stay safe this Halloween.
Coming up soon on my blog is my ipsy November bag, as well as a Target Beauty Box!
Have a great week!