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Halloween Costume Hacks

19 October 2015

DIY Ice Cream Cone Halloween CostumeHalloween is one of the most creative times of the year. It is the only time of the year when it is okay to let your imagination run wild. We mean wild. On Halloween, you can literally be anything from an end table to a fairy princess. Personally, we like the fairy princess idea, but it is your costume.

Here we like easy just as much as we like color and creativity. With a little Halloween haunting–we mean, hunting--we were able to find some easy costume hacks. It is as simple as that.

1.Princess: Any girl at any age would like to be a Disney Princess. We say, go for it. Last Halloween, The Gloss had some amazing makeup tricks that can turn any peasant into a princess. A tip, it is all about makeup contouring, hair styling, and adding the right accessory!

2. Couple it: Pop Sugar is feisty with their couples Halloween costume hacks. Their ideas are so fierce, you may just win the costume contest. Our favorite couple costume hack? The tooth and the tooth fairy. It is the perfect touch of whimsy and hilarity.

3. Feeling batty?: Using odds and ends around your home you can transform your wardrobe into your Halloween costume. We heart the idea of using an old umbrella and turning it into bat wings! Dress in black and craft a bat ear headband–you’ll be set to haunt the night.

4. Art is life: Another cool costume hack can be painting/dressing yourself to look like your favorite picture hanging in a famous gallery. The kicker? Carry around an empty wood picture frame to frame your face/body so people actually can guess you’re real piece of work!

5. Character play: With so many great Disney characters and Disney movies means you have a ton of ideas to pick a costume from. Go bold with odd Disney choices. Be Sebastien the crab from Disney’s The Little Mermaid or a honey pot from Winnie the Pooh.

6. Research: Pinterest is exploding with costume images, makeup tutorials and haunting inspiration. Do your Halloween homework and see what you think you can pull off. Make a bet with yourself to go a little bigger in the costume department each year.

Remember, ghouls, witches, and goblins, it isn’t about how grand or how much you spend in the costume aisle, but rather it is about the amount of creativity/thought you put into your costume(s). Fear not, if you don’t take home the golden jack-o-lantern this year–there will still be plenty of candy corn for all of us to enjoy.

Happy Haunting!

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