I love Halloween, because it gives me a reason to be creative. Sure you can buy a costume in a bag at any local Halloween shop, but the results are always the same. A baggy, ill-fitting, too short costume is not the way to go. After a few disastrous Halloweens during my early 20s I decided to start adding my own personal touch to costumes. If you can’t sew like me, you can create an easy costume using items in your closet. With the right dress all you really need are some Halloween accessories, which won’t cost you much at all. In need of costume accessories? I found mine here.
Each year I put together two costumes, a different costume for each of the nights I go out. This year the theme was good vs. evil. For my first look, I decided on the evil queen. I drew my inspiration from the hit TV series Once Upon a Time. In the show Regina plays an evil queen with killer style. With each episode I watched I grew ever more jealous that I couldn’t wear her outfits in my day to day life, but on Halloween we can be as glamorous and sexy as we want to be.
To recreate Regina’s look I went for a black laced halter corset found here. Next, I searched for a skirt that would be fun and sexy, but still fit in with the theme. I knew I could do better than a typical tutu, and found this high-low fairy tale skirt in black online here. The crown would be the most important part of the costume, without it people would have trouble figuring out what I was supposed to be. I found this amazing crown at Amazon.com here. The crown is definitely my favorite part of this costume. Wish I could wear it every day lol!
Every little girl dreams of being a Disney Princess. Cinderella was one of my favorite movies as a little girl, and still is to this day, so for my second look I chose to recreate Cinderella’s iconic look. My boyfriend had purchased the crown for me from Disneyland several months back, and Halloween gave me an opportunity to wear it out in public without seeming like a lunatic. To recreate the rest of the look I started with this white corset from Frederick’s of Hollywood. Although Cinderella’s dress is often depicted as blue, it always looked white, and glittery to me. The shine in this corset was perfect. I paired it with a white maxi skirt I had in my closet purchased at Foreign Exchange for less than $40. To complete the look I’ll be wearing full length white gloves, and a black choker similar to the one found here.
No matter what your fairy tale dreams are you can make them come true on Halloween. You don’t have to look unshapely in a costume from a bag just because you can’t sew. Putting together a costume isn’t as hard as you might think, and the results are always better.