Saturday, October 20, 2012

Costume Drama

Halloween is a lovely time. People dress up, give out and receive candy, watch seasonal movies. But one of my readers has a dilemma, as you can see.

Can you please do a post on how to make a halloween costume thats cute and WARM (warm enough for an oregon night)

Well Maddy, that is an excellent request.Unfortunately, there are people out there who have to trick-or-treat in colder climates.But how does one do that while looking cute? Well I'll tell you. The key is to be original. Here are a few costumes that are flattering and guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

Throw on a pair of high-waisted jeans, some flannel, and slap a cowboy hat over some low pigtails and you've got yourself a look. Don't forget the boots.(and for girls in warmer climates, go sleeveless)


The possibilities are truly endless with this one. As long as you've got a collared shirt, some nerdy glasses and a bowtie, you can't go wrong.


Not warm enough, you say? Throw a loose, flowy cardi over a comfy maxi dress or caftan and add a headband. Then you'll be ready to embrace your inner flower child. (Another fun touch? Use a guitar case to carry your candy!)

All you need for this look is horizontal stripes and a sailor hat, which can be found at any costume store.

By this I mean a bunny, cat, dog, or something of this nature, an oldie but a goodie. But don"t mistake this for the animal costumes you see online, which is basically lingerie and ears. Wear a tee or turtleneck in a neutral color, then paint on a nose and whiskers with eyeliner. Don't forget the ears!

#6- Jungle Animals

This territory is even more dangerous, because if you show too much skin the costume becomes trashy. Stay flirty but demure with fitted pieces in the print of the animal you want to be. Add ears and a nose with whiskers,(and maybe even a tail)  and you're good!

Jungle Cats

#7- Pop Culture
These are  fun little costumes you can wear that are relevant to today.
Directioner- Bust out your 1D swag and have yourself a time!
Hipster-Throw on some colored skinny jeans, a scarf and a fedora and you're good to go. Bonus points for glasses!
Taylor Swift- Throw on a sweet girl outfit and a curly blonde wig.

Happy Halloween, and Ciao!

Here are some tunes to play while you and your friends get ready to go out!
Getting Ready Playlist
Wildflower by the JaneDear Girls
Wings by Little Mix
Live While We're Young by One Direction
4ever by The Veronicas
Into the Groove by Madonna
Mean by Taylor Swift
Young Blood by The Naked and the Famous
Et Alors by Shy'm
Time After Time by Quietdrive