5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes | 2018

Is anybody ever truly ready for Halloween? I feel like it creeps up on me every year! Get the pun? 😉 For real though, thinking of a costume is pretty challenging and they can get quite expensive too. Today I’ve rounded up some easy costumes that you can re-create out of your very own closet.

#1 Blair Waldorf – Gossip Girl

Whether it’s a party dress or a preppy school outfit, Blair is super easy to dress as! Here’s what you’ll need for a preppy school look:

  • navy blue mini pencil skirt
  • classic white button up shirt (long sleeve or quarter sleeve)
  • pop of colour (headband or handbag)
  • knee high navy socks
  • flats

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#2 Cher – Clueless

Ironically most of the pieces that Cher wore in her movie Clueless are now on trend! Here’s what you”ll need:

  • yellow plaid jacket
  • matching yellow plaid skirt
  • white t-shirt or sweater
  • yellow cardigan
  • white knee high socks
  • flats (black or silver)

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#3 Rachel – Friends

This is one of my favourite costume ideas because I haven’t seen it done by a lot of people and Rachel is one of the easiest characters to re-create. She really dressed quite normal in the show Friends so you’ll definitely have her pieces laying around your closet. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • denim overalls (preferably shorts but pants will do)
  • navy or black blazer
  • striped t-shirt
  • white keds or vans

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#4 Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffanys

A classic indeed and so simple to dress up as! This is the perfect costume for a Halloween party because it’s so fancy! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • black high-neck, floor length dress
  • pearl necklace
  • sparkly earrings
  • mini tiara
  • black flats or heels
  • long black gloves
  • large black cat-eye sunglasses

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#5 Regina George – Mean Girls

So you could be the star of the show and dress as Regina, or you could do this whole Mean Girls costume as a group! Here’s what you’ll need for Regina:

  • pink mini skirt
  • pink cardigan
  • white camisole (if you really want to go all out, write “A Little Bit Dramatic” in pink on your shirt)
  • pink high heels

** feel free to dress like her, just don’t be a mean girl! 🙂

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What are you dressing up as this year?

xoxo,

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DIY Pearl Cuffs

As I was shopping one day in Zara I came across a really pretty oversized white dress shirt with pearl embroidered cuffs, so I tried it on. Unfortunately the shirt wasn’t very flattering on so I had to let it go, however I knew that it would be an easy DIY project for home so I stopped at the craft store, picked up some pearls, and recreated it!

Supplies You Will Need

  • thin white thread
  • needle
  • medium and large sized pearl beads; I used around 20 total for each cuff

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Instructions

  1. Choose how far apart you want your pearls. I placed mine about an inch apart from each other and half an inch from the edges of the cuffs.
  2. Starting from the inside of the cuff, thread through to the outside.
  3. Insert the needle into the pearl.
  4. Align the pearl so that the holes are facing sideways and not up and down. They should not be seen.
  5. Thread back through to the inside of the cuff and repeat one more time.
  6. Tie off the thread on the inside of the cuff.
  7. Repeat for each pearl!

 

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AFTER

I wore this dress shirt to Vancouver Fashion Week, which I’ll be doing a separate post on but here’s a sneak peek!

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What do you think about this look? Leave me a comment below!

xoxo,

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