Every year around the end of September I start worrying about the same thing-- what to wear for Halloween! I have a firm belief that you can never get too old to dress up for the creepy holiday (although, you can definitely grow out of trick-treating). There are still tons of fun dance parties, clubs, family events, or even joining in on the passing out of candy that require the Halloween dress code.
Don't get stuck in a slump and buy the same packaged costume that every other character will be wearing that night. Do yourself a favor and be original! Look around your house, or even check out a thrift shop! This gives you a chance to play out your DIY-er creative side. Here are a few tips on how to shop the racks and find your unique costume!
2. Know your price point. I gave myself the goal of only spending $50, and then made sure to stay within those limits! I also tried to pick clothing for the costume that I felt I could re-wear in a normal day outfit. I am all about recycling my clothing, and buying just for one night would be reckless!
3. Go straight to your sizes. Of course, I know that shoes and clothes can fit differently from brand to brand, but if I am a medium, I won't look into the extra smalls. If I am a size 9 in shoes, you won't catch me in the 7's. It would be a waist of time, and I could potentially find something I love that won't fit. Just don't let yourself get caught in that mess.
4. Be creative. I wanted my costume to be recognizable, but also have a high fashion feel. When I decided to be a Dalmatian, I knew that I would want to go black and white and find spots. The knit sweater on top was my bit of creativity because the textured dots are meant to represent the spots on a Dalmatian. You see what I mean? You can be literal, or you can have fun.
5. Mix and Match I grabbed the skirt, shoes, and white top from a thrift store. The tights, black shirt, and black nose (eyeliner) are from home! Remember, in order to complete this do-it-yourself Halloween outfit, you have to think outside of the box.
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