Last minute Halloween costumes already in your closet: Part 1

Halloween costumes can become a tricky affair if you don’t want to dress as a “Slutty Insert-Children’s-TV-Show-Character-Name-Here.” Things can also get a bit difficult if you don’t want to spend a small fortune. Everything in this shoot (if you can call it that) came directly out of my closet. A few things got lost in the move (all of my jewelry and winter goodies, hats and gloves) so feel free to add as appropriate.

If you don’t have any of these items, that’s fine too. Let your closet guide you. I opened my closet, grabbed 7 items and went with my first idea for each item accenting them exclusively with items I found in my room. If you need some help, post a picture of an item you want to turn into a costume and I’ll help you make it into one.

Hippie/Member of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


This costume was pretty simple, a flowing dress with a funky print and no shoes. Minimal makeup and messy braids complete a free love look good enough for a commune.

Daphne Blake, of Scooby Doo fame


If you own anything purple or green then you are good to go with a Daphne costume. An orange wig would be a really nice touch but in lieu of that some volume and a headband make do nicely. A purple dress or jacket topped with a green scarf make up the bulk of the outfit. Finish off the look with a pair of booties and some Scooby Snacks.

On Safari


This outfit is pretty straight forward. Green and khaki with animal print accents and a straw hat. The makeup on this one doesn’t really matter but simple is better. Also binoculars. Preferably made of metal rather than hands.

Tune in for part 2 tomorrow with four more costume ideas and even more selfies.


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