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Four Fast, Fun Halloween Costumes

Oct 8, 2013

by House of Earnest

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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!

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[Clockwise from top left: Angora and Merino Beret by You Need More FiberStriped Turtleneck from BajaSoulHappy Face Mug by FarizulaCat Face Shoes from CatznstuffVintage High-Waisted Pants from Adie HollyRed Scarf by NYTYS]

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[Clockwise from top left: Beanie by knitcessityWooden Toy Axe by OldBarnToysVintage Reversible Vest from Simple ThriftVintage Flannel Shirt from VinTrinityVintage Redwing Boots from Saint GabardineBeard Party Favors by The Contrary Canary]

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[Clockwise from top left: Vintage Patent Leather Hat from incognito in maineBob Wig from Sweet Geek VintageVintage Blue Mod Sunglasses from world market productio;Mod Shift Dress from The Swanky FoxVintage GoGo Boots from deja vintage boutiqueTwiggy Ring by jackiehatesyouPeace Necklace by Beadix]

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[Clockwise from top left: Antenna from lifecreationsVintage Vest from Hipstique ShopSlashed Leggings from New Spirit VintageWing Earrings by horseflesh]

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?

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