I absolutely love Halloween. When I was growing up, we had two simple rules for the holiday: first, our costumes had to be created by us — no store-bought costumes allowed! (To this day I cannot fathom purchasing something from a costume store.) The second rule was that we had to be something that we weren’t in our everyday lives; the true meaning of a costume is dressing up as something you’re not.
Here, I’ve assembled four costume ideas; each of these looks are easy to pull off with products from Etsy and a few items pulled from your closet. Best of all, many of the items used to create these looks can be worn or used long after Halloween!
[Clockwise from top left: Angora and Merino Beret by You Need More Fiber; Striped Turtleneck from BajaSoul; Happy Face Mug by Farizula; Cat Face Shoes from Catznstuff; Vintage High-Waisted Pants from Adie Holly; Red Scarf by NYTYS]
[Clockwise from top left: Beanie by knitcessity; Wooden Toy Axe by OldBarnToys; Vintage Reversible Vest from Simple Thrift; Vintage Flannel Shirt from VinTrinity; Vintage Redwing Boots from Saint Gabardine; Beard Party Favors by The Contrary Canary]
[Clockwise from top left: Vintage Patent Leather Hat from incognito in maine; Bob Wig from Sweet Geek Vintage; Vintage Blue Mod Sunglasses from world market productio;Mod Shift Dress from The Swanky Fox; Vintage GoGo Boots from deja vintage boutique; Twiggy Ring by jackiehatesyou; Peace Necklace by Beadix]
A fun costume doesn’t have to be elaborate — using items from around your house with a couple of cute purchased accessories works like a charm!
What will you be this year?