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Hollywood Halloween

9th October 2013

Happy October! 
Halloween is just around the corner, so today I’m sharing 10 easy DIY costumes based on 5 leading ladies. First up, the dame who snoozes in style and dines with diamonds, Miss Holly Golightly from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
DIY tassel ear plugs: Make your own plugs by securing
a set of thread tassels (available at any craft or sewing store) to a colorful pair of earplugs with hot glue

Think Pink! If you’re a bouncing blonde or just want to wig out and see if blondes really do have more fun dress as Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods! Just add a pint sized pup and you’re ready to go.
Complete the look with natural makeup and a pink lip!
If pink isn’t your thing, consider taking center stage while channeling your
dark side in a Black Swan Ballet costume. 
Complete the look with a smoky eye, black tights and maroon lip.
DIY “Point Shoe” Pumps: To create the illusion of point shoes without sacrificing the heigh of pumps, use ribbon to get the look! Simply lay satin black ribbon under the arch of your foot, leaving about a foot and a half of ribbon on each side, then cross the ribbon so it makes an X over the arch of your foot, again across your achilles, and a third time above your ankle before tying a bow at the back of your foot.
If you have long dark locks or just want to bring our your inner “girl on fire”, try volunteering as tribute and suiting up for the 74th annual hunger games as Katniss Everdeen!
Complete the look with dark makeup, a nude lip and a messy katniss side braid! And pop by my hunger games posts to get inspired
I couldn’t create costumes for the leading ladies without featuring one of my favorites to grace both the big and small screen: little miss mouse!
Complete the look with a boldly lined cat-eye, bright blush cheeks and a bold red lipstick! more minnie inspired looks here.
I hope you enjoyed these costumes ideas, but if not I am taking requests for other DIY outfit options. Just send me a message or leave a comment with the costume you would like, and I will do my best to create some easy DIY options for you! 
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Until then, make pop by my other costume craze posts 
for more diy outfit ideas


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Character Costumes

5th October 2013

Today we take on seven different fictional characters that will make fabulous diy costumes for halloween.
First up the one, the only, Carrie Bradshaw
If you choose Carrie Costume number one, wear your hair curly and wild like she did in the opening credits, but if you opt for the second choice try a top knot and write “Manolo Blahnik” on any shopping bag and piling on the pearls! 
 You might also like a costume based on a book from your childhood: Eloise at the Plaza and Miss Madeline.

I am and have always been a big Christina Richi fan, and I especially loved her as Wednesday in the Adams family. If you have long dark hair, put it in braids and invest in some pail makeup and dark eyeliner to be Wednesday Adams

These next costumes are also book inspired: The man in the yellow hat from Curious George and Paddington Bear
The final costume is miss Olive Oil, the dame who stole Popeyes heart.
I hope you enjoyed these costumes ideas, but if not I am taking requests for other DIY outfit options. Just send me a message or leave a comment with the costume you would like, and I will do my best to create some easy DIY options for you! 
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Until then, make pop by my other costume craze posts 
for more diy outfit ideas

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Oh, the Irony

5th October 2013

It’s the last week of october, can you believe it!? So that means halloween is finally here! I have been bringing you easy DIY costumes all month long (check them out here), but wanted to end with some easy irony costumes that you can probably create from closet pieces. 
Dust off your prom dress, a gown you may own or put together a tuxedo look with a blazer and tuxedo pants to make a “formal apology” costume. For your final accessory, just hold a card or sign that says “I’m sorry”.
 Mix black and white stripes with feathered accessories to be the cutest little Jail Bird halloween ever did see. Use black winged make up and even try feathered lashes to finish the look.
If you have cold feet, become a runaway bride with a white corset and jogging shorts or a white dress and tennies! Take your look up a notch with sweat bands or a work out ipod armband. 
Operation Occupation: These may lack irony, but I wanted to share three more easy occupation inspired costumes, one of which I actually got to wear at a recent halloween party
Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego? This was my favorite computer game as a kid can make an awesome costume! Or turn it into a couple costume and have your boy go as where’s waldo!
Get progressive and channel the one and only Flo for an easy look. All white, a blue headband, converse, red lipstick and buttons paired with a diy progressive apron will make a quick costume!
Ballerina for a day: When Paris and I went to a church halloween party with my friend Taylor, I had to come up with a costume and quick! So I found it only fitting that I come as a ballerina, since I grew up dancing with Taylor at her mom’s studio in Arizona. Tulle skirts are a flirty trend that so many people have in their closet, if you don’t already own one this might be a good excuse to pick one up …. you wont regret it! Pair the tulle skirt with simple ballet flats, a tucked in top to resemble a leotard and a top knot and you’re ready to dance your way into any halloween party. 

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If ironic costumes aren’t your thing, try these other easy and fashionable options:
Plus I brought you 5 ways to nail a Catwoman or Poison Ivy Costume in a Good VS Evil costume craze post. 
A few more easy and fun customs include: Sandy from Grease, Rosie the Riveter and Where’s Waldo.
And Finally, If you would rather go as the fairest of them all, pop by my Princess Post for four ways to go as disney royalty 
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Costume Craze

27th September 2013

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it’s quickly approaching! But I am so over bland off the rack costumes, they’re uncomfortable, over-priced and unoriginal! So I like to create fashionable diy costumes made from wearable pieces you may already have in your closet! Today’s post features a fierce female feline hero and a elegantly evil super villain. 
My Halloween fixation started earlier then I anticipated this year when I received my first costume request: Poison Ivy. I was Poison Ivy in high school one year, I paired an emerald velvet leotard and matching skirt from a dance costume with red fishnets and red pumps. I finished the look with red lipstick and pining fake foliage to my dress.
So incase you feel like going green this halloween, here are five ways to get the look! I suggest adding fake foliage or even some real leafs to your outfit, by pinning a few in your hair, wearing some as a broach or attaching a few sporadically on your outfit.   

masks: one // two
mask options: 
one // two // three // four // five 
six // seven // eight // nine


for more cat-woman costume inspiration, check out this post.
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Starting now, I am taking requests for other DIY outfit options, so send me a message or leave a comment with the costume you would like, and I will do my best to create some easy DIY options for you! 
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Until then, make sure you stop by my other
costume craze posts for more diy outfit ideas


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boo, ah!

7th November 2012

better late than never …
… i’m finally posting my pictures from the spookiest night of the year, halloween!

waffles && i at attended two halloween festivities, so naturally we had to have two fantastic costumes! first up: mickey && minnie!

 for our second look, we decided to show our spots…
 
we also celebrated my favorite holiday with pumpkin carving…
^^ thats my attempt at a french bulldog pumpkin… epic fail.
&& on the day of halloween, waffle strutted his stuff in his skeleton jumpsuit.
for more waffles moments, fallow me on instagram && twitter…. i post pictures of him almost every day, along with fashion // style tips && tricks!
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costume craze

17th October 2012

the countdown to the spookiest day of the year continues with more easy diy costume options! && today we take on a request, plus 3 disney princesses

everyone loves the little mermaid, but few take on this costume because they fear the fin or don’t know how to make it believable. i say, skip it entirely, costumes don’t have to always be so literal && everyone will get the idea with a flawy maxi or high low skirt! wear your skirt low, or high waisted for a little more coverage.
updated september 2013:
if you have skin as white as snow and lips and red as blood, then maybe disney’s very first princess is a costume for you.
Updated September 2013:
after my first costume craze post, i received a request for a diy belle costume (yay) take a peak.
my reader asked for the yellow belle dress with conservative touch (not off the shoulder and longer sleeve), but i also wanted to give everyone else a less covered option.
Updated September 2013:
another belle option is her blue dress, it’s a little easier to do, especially with the conservative request restraints and will be unique.
updated september 2013
so tell me tell me, what did you think of these diy halloween costumes? well if you didn’t find quite what you are looking for, don’t turn away yet!
that’s right, for this month I will be taking requests! so please leave me comments or send me messages with costume ideas you have && i would love to show you easy ways to make it happen! i look forward to hearing from you!
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costume craze

3rd October 2012

boo, ah!
it’s finally on of my favorite months of the year: october! i love this month because of the pumpkin blizzard, the much needed break in the weather and because my favorite holiday falls right at the end of it… halloween! to celebrate in style, i am dedicated one post a week to diy halloween costume ideas, here we go!

“look at me i’m sandra dee” the first costume is a bit of a blast from the past
start with big blonde hair and a bad-girl attitude and you are on your way from sandra dee to sandy
if the good girl turned bad isn’t for you, go green!

with this summer’s batman movie debut, cat woman will be a very popular costume. so why don’t you give those kitties a run for their money by going as another batman villianess. 
see 5 more poison ivy looks here
in need of a cute, easy and unique diy costume? you can do it – just like rosie
this cute retro outfit is simple and easy but a complete show stopper, if you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty. throw your hair up in a old-school do && roll up those sleeves you’re ready to go!
if you don’t like to get too decked out for halloween, but still want to show some spirit a where’s waldo costume may be the perfect fit.
with simple and wearable pieces, this costume is cute && comical without being too over the top.
so tell me tell me, what did you think of these diy halloween costumes? well if you didn’t find quite what you are looking for, don’t turn away yet!
that’s right, for this month I will be taking requests! so please leave me comments or send me messages with costume ideas you have && i would love to show you easy ways to make it happen! i look forward to hearing from you!
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Marketing Monday: Catwoman Couture

23rd July 2012

Don’t judge me, but I’ve totally joined the bat-wagon…
 After seeing the newest batman movie, the dark knight rises, I am totally obsessed with all things cat woman. Therefore had to dedicated this marketing monday to this pretty kitty & purrrfect outfits.
I like Anne Hathaway as a person and an actress, she is cool & confident with a style all her own, but I was skeptical when I heard she was to play this fabulous feline. Although I was not completely blown away by her portrayal, I was rather impressed and pleasantly surprised.

 While the acting is always an important component, I am no critic, so I like to focus on the fashion, which left me inspired. After (and during) the movie, I became obsessed with embodying the edge & elegance of this ferocious feline into fashionable looks, take a peek…
a flirty/girlie catwoman combines bold whimsy with statement pieces.
the edgy catwoman pairs sleek lines with lots of leather and finishes with a red lip.
perception is one of her best weapons, everyone underestimates her. This catwoman keeps everyone on their toes by straddling the line between naughty & nice.
 the classic catwoman (inspired by a party scene in the movie) slips on a simple lbd and sky high pumps. She attends with a bare neck, but never misses a chance to accessories and leaves the party draped in a new pair of purrfect pearls. 
my favorite catwoman is a walking contradiction and so is her outfit. she is sneaky but stands out, classic yet crazy, edgy yet elegant, fierce yet flirty and everything else in-between. 
Speak Up:
what did you think of the movie? what about anne hathaway and her performance? and most importantly… which fierce feline look is your favorite?

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