October 27, 2010

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Maybe you're like me this year and decided not to buy a costume because you just refuse to spend money on something that you'll wear all of one time or maybe you can't find anything. Well why spend so much money on something you'll never wear again instead of buying clothing that you will wear again. Or maybe you already have clothing lurking in your closet that you never thought of turning into a costume. Here are some budget friendly last minute costume ideas!

1. Hello Sailor

Halloween- Sailor

Outfits from left to right: 1. women's Armani Jeans stripe cotton top: $83 - julesb.co.uk; High Waist Sailor Short: $44 - ardenb.com; Mary Jane Peep Pump: $23 - wetseal.com; 2. Rare Sailor Button: $78 - whatruwearing.co.uk; Charles David Women's Sailor Wedge Sandal: $85 - endless.com; 3. Sailing into the Sunset Dress: $98 - modcloth.com; Ankle Striped Sandal: $37 - yesstyle.com; 4. Criminal Damage Victoria Corset Black: $44 - chaoticclothing.co.uk; Draven Shoes Women's Hold Fast Flat: $20 - endless.com
Accessories: Poppy Enamel Bow Ring: $68 - coach.com; Anchors Aweigh Drop Earrings: $12 - shopplasticland.com; Proud Merry Pendant: $13 - modcloth.com; The Sailor Card Holder: $22 - unique-vintage.com; Anchor Pring Tote: $54 - yesstyle.com; Sailor Knot Headband: $9.52 - missselfridge.com

Remember how during the spring/summer the sailor trend was pretty big. I'm sure some of you have high waist down button shorts, stripe shirts, and/or sailor styled dresses and skirts. You thought it was safe to put these away why not dig these back out! During the spring/summer we didn't want the look to look costumey but now is your chance to play it up. Take your high waist shorts pair it with a stripe t-shirt through some red pumps on and put on some fun costume jewelry like a anchor necklace or earrings. Or take your striped skirt and pair it with a corset double breasted button top for a sexy look. I think red pumps are perfect for this look and if you don't have any red pumps now is your reason to buy a pair esp. since red is one of the colors for the fall. Red pumps will give any fall outfit a nice pop of color. If you already have wedges or even sandals that would work with your outfit then go with that. Just don't forget the red lipstick to pull the whole look together!

2. Military Girl

Halloween- Military

Outfits from left to right: 1. Women's Aerie Military T-Shirt (Khaki Olive): $25 - ae.com; AE Women's Cargo Jegging (Deep Forest): $30 - ae.com; GIANMARCO LORENZI Pump: $855 - farfetch.com; Slotchy Military Tote: $22 - fredflare.com; 2. Delias Harper Military Shirt: $40 - delias.com; Forever21 Skirt: $18 - forever21.com; Anne Michelle Ignite-44 Button Military Bootie: $25 - urbanog.com; Oslenboye Military Backpack: $27 - jcpenney.com; 3. AE Rugged Bomber Jacket: $120 - ae.com; Military Bandeau Dress by Love**: $68 - topshop.com; Fendi suede military button knee high boot: $625 - flannelsfashion.com; Lucky Brand Front Line Canvas Tote Bag: $99 - nordstrom.com
Accessories from top to bottom: BKE Military Pin: $8 - buckle.com; Gold Military Necklace: $11 - windsorstore.com; Fossil Button Coin Stud Earrings: $12 - fossil.com; Fossil Dove Shield Pin: $18 - fossil.com; Love More Necklace: $10 - jacvanek.com

Why not go shopping for this falls trend and then play it up to the max. Military style is in for this fall. Cargo jeggings, military green, military style booties and bomber style jackets galore! Why not pair up everything that is military together? This a firm statement. For accessories do dog tag type of necklaces and military style pins. These would go great if your pairing a military type of pants or skirt with a plain top. If you want to do a sexy military girl pair the look up with a pump or a bootie with a heel. If your going for a bad ass look try a combat boot or a boot with a wedge heel.

3. Get 'Em Cowgirl

Halloween- Cowgirl

Outfits from left to right: 1. Siren Plaid Roll-Sleeve Henley Pullover: $98 - candccalifornia.com; Acne Kex Fresh low-rise skinny jeans: $260 - net-a-porter.com; Ariat Belt: $41 - zappos.com; Carvela Wrestle Cowboy Boots: $162 - asos.com; 2. Bolsa Chica: $25 - hollisterco.com; Tony Lama:$72 - zappos.com; AE Women's Rip & Repair Denim Shorties (Vintage Destroyed Wash): $30 - ae.com; Ariat Women's Heritage Stockman Cowboy Boots - Round Toe: $140 - sheplers.com; 3. Character Hero Plaid Double Cloth Dress: $48 - urbanoutfitters.com; B-Low the Belt: $142 - zappos.com; Sam Edelman Women's Nile Short Cowboy Boot: $150 - endless.com
Accessories starting from the left: Only Room for One Cowgirl Earrings: $15 - modcloth.com; Long chain drifter necklace: $63 - modcloth.com; What are to Steering at Necklace: $20 - modcloth.com; Asos pearl horse shoe earrings: $6.74 - asos.com; Cute Reindeer Necklace: $7.80 - forever21.com

Everyone has to have a plaid shirt....or two....or three....or more...right? Cowgirl outfit is pretty easy to do if you have the main two: plaid shirt and cowboy boots. I'm sure almost everyone now has cowboy boots. Pair your plaid shirt up with skinny jeans or torn shorts (give it the Duke's of Hazhard look) and throw on some cowboy boots. To take your look to the next level accessorize with a embelished belts from Tony Lama or Ariat. Do some fun jewlery like horse shoe earrings, a deer head necklace, or fringe like earrings. You can even do a cowgirl type of brooch like the Horse Head & Horse Shoe Crystal Brooch and pin it to your shirt or plaid dress. To even take it another step further you can do a cowgirl hat! If you want to really costume it up go to a local costume store and buy a holster, banda, or even a sherif badge! YEE-HAW!
Looking for more fun pratical costume ideas? American Apparel's website offers up some good ones like:

Girl Scout:

If you want to see more from American Apparel visit their website.
Remember be safe, have fun, and don't get to spooked!
Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so what are you going to be?

5 comments so far

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am in desperate need of a costume!

  2. wowow all such great ideas!!! <3

  3. I was giong to be Amy Winehouse, cuz you know the drunker i am the more I am in character... but then ottawa fashion week is the same weekend so no dressing up for me this year :(

  4. Love these ideas! I'm always reluctant to buy costumes so this would actually be perfect for someone like me!


  5. These were simple amazing. It's so refreshing to see that one can dress up as something other than ghoulish characters.

    You actually inspired me to dress up as a cowgirl to this years halloween.

    Do drop by and say hello sometime!!

    Love from Toronto, Canada


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