Halloween Costumes With Real Clothes – Tips for Last Minute Invites
I chose two stars that dominate my karoake playlist.
Madonna & Olivia Newton-John
Creating these costumes are relatively simple and you’ll want to wear the goods all season.
Madonna – Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Cigarette Girl, “Susan! My god we thought you were dead.”
Susan, “No, just in New Jersey.”
The goods: Pile on bracelets and cuffs on your wrists and lots of chains around your neck. Black pants-You probably own several pairs. Black sneakers or black pumps. Curl your hair, spray on lots of hairspray and add a black ribbon or scarf to tie it back.
What you probably need:
Tinley Road Strapless Ponte Bustier, $19.97 Piperlime
Sabine Tribal Moto Jacket, $89 Piperlime
Olivia Newtown-John – Grease (1978)
“Tell me about it stud.”
The goods: Add lots of curls to your hair. Wear hoop earrings. Add a bustier like the above choice or an off-the-shoulder black top.
Ark & Co Vegan Leather Moto Jacket, $98 Piperlime
Sanctuary Vegan Leather Leggings, $118 Piperlime
RSVP Red Patent Pumps, $69 Zappos
BubblegumCigarettes, $1.19 Old Time Candy
Love Tree Cream Fur Vest, $17.50 Zullily
Make Up For Ever’s 12 Flash Color Case, $99 Sephora
If you don’t know who Grumpy Cat is, run a Google image on her and prepare yourself for some chuckles. I’ve been a longtime fan of Grumpy Cat and decided this would be the year I take on her likeness for Halloween. Pairing with a white or neutral sweater underneath, this super affordable faux-fur vest made by Love Tree gives my costume all the snuggly-ness I’m going for. Then for the face, I use the brown and white from this colorful palate from Make Up For Ever. You can mix and match these colors and paint them anywhere on your face. I honestly recommend this for any costume you don this year, be it in the form of woman, beast, or internet meme!
Shiny Gold Tank Bodysuit, $27.99 American Apparel
Blue Chiffon Single Layer Full Skirt, $46 American Apparel
Your closet itsn’t usually the first place most people think to have pieces for a new Halloween costume. But if you stocked up on solid colors and a few basics, your closet is certainly a gold mine for ideas. I bought this gold leotard and blue skirt, at separate times, from American Apparel. The combo of the two with a cute embellished belt is fit for a Cleopatra look. My costume isn’t complete without the classic bright blue eye shadow and wing tip eyeliner. And for dramatics, I add a lipcolor in Ruffian Gold from MAC Cosmetics.