Monday, September 24, 2018

Easy and Inexpensive Halloween Costumes

breakfast at tiffanys big little lies costume idea
Who wore it better, Reese or Me?! Ha!
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Can you believe Halloween is in just a little over a month? I waffle on whether or not I'm a Halloween person every year. Some years I get into it, others I don't! Last year, I loved my costume because it was cute/modest but also inexpensive and easy! 

I wrote a post about this costume last year but didn't include the 'after' photo as I wore it! If you are a Big Little Lies fan, then you know the episode where Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon) attends a party wearing the famous Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's costume! 

It's basically the Breakfast at Tiffany's costume, but since Reese has blonde hair, I decided to go as her character in Big Little Lies! 

This costume is SO easy and considering how expensive store-bought costumes can be, this one was less pricey.

What you'll need:
- Tux Shirt// Order a larger size so you're able to wear it as a dress. I got a size large in the exact shirt that is linked and it was plenty big! 
- Sleep Mask// There are so many options online, but this one is one of my favorites! If you are crafty, this could even be a somewhat easy DIY project. 
- Tassel Earrings// I already had these- but think buying these makes sense because you can wear them any other day, too! 
- Boy Shorts// I got them in a nude color. It just made me feel a little less 'naked' underneath since the shirt was so big. 

If you are too lazy to order everything separately (hey, I get you), you can order a 'kit' on Etsy

tiffany and co. costume idea
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I was a Tiffany 'box' during my sophomore year in college. This is one of my favorite costumes ever. I feel like it's so different and unique but was also so easy and inexpensive to create. It was a huge hit, too!

What you'll need:
- Tiffany blue dress// There are so many inexpensive options for this! 
- Sharpie Marker// The one I linked is double sided and has a thicker marker as well as a thin one. You'll want both so you can be precise. I had my friend who was good at art/drawing do this. It definitely does take some skill so practice a bunch on paper first! 
- White headband// The one I am linking is what I would have purchased had we had Amazon Prime back then (haha). It's over the top and exactly the 'fun' thing to wear on Halloween! 
- White gift bow// I had a regular white headband, so I just bought a cheap gift bow at Target and attached it to the headband. So easy! You could also do super thick grosgrain ribbon and tie it up in your hair and then 'bow' it!

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

These photos are old, too (ohhh to be young again)! I wore this 'Greek Goddess' outfit during my junior year of college and then again for Halloween 2012. It's one of those things that is kind of 'lame' because it's not that creative but it's comfortable and easy to do in a pinch. You can wear a bathing suit or bodysuit underneath but mine stayed in tact totally find with a few safety pins! 

What you'll need:
- Flat Sheet// You can use any size, but a twin is easiest to work with!
- Gold accessories// I just used jewelry and shoes I already owned.

There are a lot of different ways to tie a toga, so check out YouTube and find a tie that you like the best. I like the tie I do in these photos because I felt the most 'secure' (like it wouldn't fall apart).

There you have it! 3 realllllly easy Halloween costumes! I have yet to attend a Halloween party where everyone goes all out with their costumes, but I hope to attend one someday! I don't think I'll be dressing up this year, but we'll see! I'm more excited about dressing Henry in something adorable!


CeeCee from KY said...

Another easy one- I went as a "gold digger" - dressed in all black, tons of cheap gold jewelry from forever 21, and spray painted a small shovel gold and wore it on a necklace. Easy, funny and comfortable/modest.

Christina said...

I'm totally going to copy the Breakfast at Tiffany's/Big Little Lies costume this year! I've always loved it, and I love that it's a classic although a bit different than the classic LBD/tiara look. :)


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