What costumes do you already have in your closet? The trick to putting together a quick Halloween costume isn't a trick at all...not when you start with the "costume" pieces you already have in your closet.
What? You say? You don't keep your Halloween costumes in the closet with your every-day clothes? Maybe you do. What are everyday costume pieces? At one point they were associated with a certain “look”. They usually have some sort of decoration that makes them interesting and confines them to a certain mood or feel.
So how do you take those costume pieces and turn them into an actual Halloween costume? Here are a few ideas for some last minute costumes - they're quick, easy and inexpensive.
Do you have something that's black and white and kinda unusual hanging around? It may be perfect for a Dead Man's Party. Complete this spooky vibe with basic black pants and top, choose an accent color (purple here), add some bony elements and you're ready for your next spooky venture.
This look was inspired by the pin stripe pants that were just hanging around. They pair easily with a black jacket, white shirt and tie, fedora and don't forget the iconic gangster flower. If your child happens to be a nerf gun collector, even better!
Is there a jumpsuit or romper hanging in your closet? Add some grease to your face, a bandana, baseball cap, name tag and fix yourself a grease monkey look.
Do you have a trench coat? Add sunglasses, a little beret or black fedora and voi la you've got yourself the classic spy costume.
Yes, I actually own a pair of sequins pants. And yes, they have doubled as a New Year's Eve roller queen outfit. They also happen to inspire my Disco Diva look. So you don't have sequins bell bottoms? Any pants and top with shine, glitter, sequins, etc. will be fabulously diva like and oh so Mama Mia. Change the sparkly cap below for a light up cowboy hat and you've got yourself a trendy space cowboy look.
Take a second look in your closet, consider the stereotype associated with this less than basic piece, then google the costumes that fall under the stereotype. You could also google, sequins pants costume, for example, and you'll get your share of ideas. If you look with a bit of creativity, you’ll find the inspiration for a costume already waiting in your closet.
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