How To DIY The Most Epic Eclipse Halloween Costume
The 2017 solar eclipse definitely had everyone hyped up this past August, and you can be a hit yourself with your own Halloween costume this year. It's always more fun to create duo or group DIY costumes, so grab your friend or partner this year and get crafty. With just a few affordable pieces you can create your own hilarious eclipse halloween costume before Oct. 31. It's actually super easy to make this eclipse costume, and you may already have some of the pieces that you'll need to create it. If you do have to purchase some things however, don't worry-- they're all so inexpensive! First, you'll need to think of a duo costume that will make your look's colors contrast from your partner's to create an eclipse-like visual. We say to go the black and white route and find pieces that have metallic material to make you look extra bright and shiny. Start to envision your duo costume-- how will you pose for pictures? Simply put, the one half of the duo can dress in black as the moon and the other will dress in bright white as the sun's rays. For one of the costumes, grab a black t-shirt like this comfy Hanes one from Amazon for less than $8. Amazon Hanes Women's Nano T-Shirt ($6.53-8.00) Next, you can pair your black t-shirt with these metallic black shorts to help complete your look. You can conveniently order this pair of shiny shorts from Amazon for less than $16. The best part about these two pieces is that they also come in matching colored options for the sun's costume-- which is perfect for a duo costume look. Amazon SweatyRocks Women's Yoga Hot Shorts Shiny Metallic Pants ($15.99) Of course you'll also need a pair of eclipse glasses for your eclipse Halloween costume. Luckily, you don't have to worry about whether these glasses will actually work this time around. Everyone will definitely get the hint and understand what you're dressed up as with these as your go-to must-have accessory. You can order them in a pack of five, so you have one for you and one for your partner, for less than $10. The remaining glasses can serve as photo props for other party goers--which definitely makes a hilarious photo opp! Amazon Rainbow Symphony Eclipse Glasses - CE and ISO Certified Safe Solar Eclipse Shades ($9.95) Let's move onto the sun's costume. While you could go a yellow route with your look, think about how the eclipse appears once the moon completely covers the sun. It looks like there are rays of bright white light around it, right? That's why we suggest a white costume for this duo look--which also includes metallic shorts, of course. Amazon Hanes Women's Nano T-Shirt ($6.80-8.00) Like the Hanes t-shirt, the price for the metallic shorts depends on the style that you order. Hanes prices vary depending on your size, but the price for these shorts is $1 cheaper than the black pair because of the selected color. Luckily, both the black and silver pairs come in a wide range of sizes, so there's really a pair available for just about anyone to purchase. Amazon SweatyRocks Women's Yoga Hot Shorts Shiny Metallic Pants ($14.99) For more Halloween inspiration make sure to check out how to create an Eleven Stranger Things costume and how to DIY It clown Halloween makeup. [Photo: Shutterstock]
And The Award For Best Halloween Costume Goes To… You As Emma Stone From La La Land!
Emma Stone took home her first Oscar for the role of struggling actress Mia in the musical smash La La Land this year--and you might take home your first "best costume" award by replicating her look for Halloween 2017. A yellow dress, some dance shoes and few moves is all you need (and, um, maybe a Ryan Gosling look-alike on your arm?). And by "dance moves" I don't mean formal tap training like Stone got for the movie--you can definitely have fun with it. This is a good costume for anyone who wants to prance around all night, twirling on telephone polls and skipping through stop traffic (okay, don't do that last part). Let's dive into this epic Halloween costume. First--get that soundtrack in your brain by catching up on the trailer and other beloved scenes from the film. You can buy or rent the full movie now--it's everywhere on digital release. And with Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Music Score and more... why wouldn't you want to? It's a beautiful film, and to play Mia, aka Emma Stone, you'll need to get in the musical theater state of mind. Our favorite songs are "A Lovely Night" and "Someone In The Crowd." Just a heads up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 Ahh--that was nice, right? Okay, here's how to be Emma Stone from the "Lovely Night" scene--aka, the yellow dress scene--from the film. If you really want to take the costume up a notch, make it a couples costume and enlist someone to be your Sebastian. Again, we're not saying they *need* to look like Ryan Gosling--but that would be nice, wouldn't it? For the Sebastian side of things, all he/she needs is a white Oxford shirt, tie, slacks and men's dance shoes or brogues. And here's what you'll need for her: 1. The dress. Emma Stone wears a few cute dresses in the film--another favorite is her blue swing halter dress from the "Someone In The Crowd." Let's start with the classic yellow dress though, which is also used on the movie poster, DVD cover and other promotional materials. It's more recognizable! You can find exact replicas of the dress online. Here's one from Amazon. Obviously, you should buy whatever cheapest and available in your size when it times come to order: Yellow party dress ($29) 2. Dance shoes. These are ugly, but they're kind of essential for the costume. These are your classic wing tip heeled dance shoes. Emma wears something almost identical in the film. These are from Amazon--maybe you can find them for cheaper at Goodwill? Wing tip dance shoes ($27.99) 3. A wig. Emma Stone wears her strawberry blonde hair at shoulder-length with a center part in the film. If you have hair just like that, you're golden. If not, here's what I think is the perfect wig for the costume: Wig ($23.99) Now it's time to memorize all the lyrics. Good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waTDxRZ93Qc
This Billie Jean King From Battle Of The Sexes Halloween Costume Is A Winner
Academy Award winner Emma Stone just sunk her teeth into one of the most epic sports stories of all time: the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes." Her movie by the same name premiered in theaters this month and is getting lots of buzz. If you own a tennis racket (or just want to swing one on Halloween) this is the perfect costume. Billie Jean famously beat the male chauvinist in the match--plus, you get to wear Adidas sneakers. It's a win-win for fashion and feminism. Emma Stone put her game face on (and gained 15 lb. of muscle!) to play tennis great Billie Jean King in "Battle of the Sexes"--and to get YOUR game face on for the Halloween costume, first thing you should do is study her look in the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5ykcuAS1F4 "He made a bet. She made history." is the tagline of the film--and the movie does a good job of showing how this epic spectacle of a match came to be. In it, Stone trains hard and steps up to the plate to be an example for an entire generation of women. Love the feminist message! Now, here's what you'll need to be her for Halloween: 1. A retro tennis dress One of the signature tennis looks for women is a white pleated dress or skirt. Billie Jean's dresses even back in the 70s were pretty timeless--so you can splurge on something from Adidas or Stella McCartney and actually wear it again after Halloween. I like this Adidas one--although it's $140, and if you don't want to spend that much simply check out your local Salvation Army or Goodwill (or sporting goods store for something in the under-$50 range). adidas Women's Pharrell NY Vintage Dress ($140) 2. A mullet (no offense, Billie Jean!) All due respect to Billie Jean, but she definitely rocks a mullet hairstyle--especially at the time of the Battle of Sexes match. Hey, it was the 70s! You'll need to come pretty close to her hairstyle to pull off this costume. Unless you want to cut your hair--which you definitely don't--you'll need a mullet wig. I found this one on Amazon--it's one of the less offensive mullet wigs for women out there: Mullet wig ($9.99) 3. A tennis racket. Depending on how intensely you want to play the role--or how much you want to spend--you can go a number of ways. You can buy an actual wooden vintage/retro tennis racket to get *really* in character. But they aren't cheap. Or, you can grab a cheap Wilson racket on Amazon--nobody will notice the difference between the wooden styles they played with back in the 70s versus a more modern synthetic racket. Or, of course, if you own a tennis racket--just use that. Our pick: a cheap Wilson racket form Amazon ($14.99) 4. Round eyeglasses One of the things Emma did to look the part was don round eyeglasses like the ones the real Billie Jean wears. You'll need these! I found a quick and easy pair on Amazon--but you can use whatever round eyeglasses you've got. These are ugly--but they're only $1.50. Gotta love Amazon. Retro round glasses ($1.50) 5. Sneakers Yasss--here's when you can either wear something you own, or use it as an excuse to buy a new pair of Adidas sneakers. These Baseline sneakers will work just find. She also wore the black pair IRL. Adidas Baseline sneakers (from $39) 6. Tennis balls This is totally optional and just a fun prop that you can carry around and/or play with throughout the night. I mean a tennis player needs balls! Tennis balls ($7) So, there you have it--everything you need to kick some male chauvinist you-know-what this Halloween! This Halloween costume is an ace as far as we're concerned. One more thing, don't forget to check out this year's best pop culture Halloween costumes!
Charlize Theron As 80s Spy Lorraine Broughton From Atomic Blonde Is A No-Brainer Halloween Costume
Dressing up as an undercover agent for Halloween is hot--and Charlize Theron AS an undercover agent is even hotter. That's why your Halloween costume this year should be none other than Charlize's latest role--Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde. The sexy spy action thriller that came out this summer and is going to be big for the holiday because the digital release is October 24, 2017--just days before Halloween. Based on the graphic novel The Coldest City, the movie adaption already has a cult following and a killer female lead. This is Halloween gold! In the Cold War-era film, Theron plays MI6 agent Broughton--complete with a platinum blonde wig, dark sunglasses and trench--making the costume extremely sexy and SO EASY. You might even own half the items needed for the costume. Here's exactly how to do it: 1. Who is Atomic Blonde, aka Agent Lorraine Broughton? First, get inspired by watching the trailers for the film. Once you learn more about the character, you'll definitely want to be her for Halloween. In the trailer, you see Charlize showing off her action chops--she studied martial arts and did other "intense" training to prep. She even did her own stunts! The chick is so bad a$$ she makes the perfect Halloween costume: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIUube1pSC0 The director of the film David Leitch has said that Theron impressed everyone on the film by being able to do more than 20 moves without before needing another take. So cool! The character Lorraine Broughton is an "expert in escape and evasion"--aka she can fight her way out of any corner. Cue Queen's "Killer Queen." Now that you've gotten the whole undercover-agent-in-Berlin vibes, now you can prep the costume. Pre-order Atomic Blonde on Blue Ray from Amazon now. 2. The Perfect Blonde Wig If you have blonde hair, great--but you still might want to spring for a wig because Lorraine has really platinum hair. Like, even blonder than Charlize's own natural color. Plus, the hair is shoulder-length, wavy and requires bangs--so, if you want to look *exactly* like the character, definitely opt for a wig. This one we found on Amazon is perfect. Plus, it's fun to wear wigs! Kapish? Blonde wig from Amazon ($17.99) 2. A trench coat Obviously, spies wear trenches (or at least, according to Hollywood), and Charlize wears so many good ones in this 80s-inspired film. Costume designer Cindy Evans dressed her in a custom white John Galliano coat, a Burberry trench, a vintage Max Mara coat, and more. For the costume, you can get away with wearing any sleek belted trench you already own--or I found one on Amazon that should work well: Double-breasted trench (from $31.99) 3. Sunglasses Obviously, you'll need dark sunglasses to go undercover. If you own Ray-Ban Wayfarers or any other dark square frames, that should work great. Charlize wore these exact Saint Laurent sunglasses in the film--but I also found you a cheaper look-alike pair on Amazon: Black Wayfarer Sunglasses ($17.98) 4. Tall boots Charlize wore thigh-high Stuart Weitzman boots in the film, but if you don't have an extra $500 laying around, I found a cheaper look-alike pair on Amazon, too. You'll need these for all the a$$-kicking you're going to do: Thigh high boots (from $29.99) So, there you have it--everything you need to for an Atomic Blonde Halloween costume! Now, we leave you with this parting gift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI7HVnZlleo
Here’s Everything You’ll Need To Make A Mystique Halloween Costume This Year
When Jennifer Lawrence isn't trying out for new roles, she's in the makeup chair getting ready for one. Her costume, hair, and makeup routine definitely requires a lot of prep work to make her Mystique ready, that's for sure. In case you missed it, Jennifer will be returning to the X-Men franchise for the next big movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix. In the past, it took nearly 8 hours to transform the Oscar-winner into her Mystique character, but don't worry—this DIY Mystique Halloween costume won't take you nearly as long to prep for. We promise. The only person who has the time for all of that is Jennifer Lawrence, let's be real. So now, let's get to thinking about what you'll need to create the perfect Mystique Halloween costume this year. To make your life easier, let's start with what you'll need, focusing on the top and then going straight down to the bottom of the look. There are endless options for how you can become Mystique come Oct. 31, but first think about the essential pieces you must have for the look. What's the one thing that stands out the most about Mystique's appearance? Her fiery red hair, of course. Obviously, we don't expect you to dye it so, you can achieve the look with a red wig. Plus, you could definitely cut the wig too if you want to make it the perfect length. What's next now that you've got the hair down? You need to get those same piercing eyes Jennifer has as Mystique. Some Spooky contacts (yes, we found 'em!) are the way to go. While contacts may not be an absolute essential for this look, it does complete it, giving you the best Mystique costume around. Okay, now let's move onto what you should wear on Halloween night. We don't expect you to somehow paint your entire body blue—that's messy and a waste of time. And you certainly aren't blessed with the same glam squad Jennifer has to complete the look (or any glam squad for that matter). So instead, you can opt for a blue bodysuit and a few other accessories, like those in the slideshow above, and you'll be good to go. You can choose this full-out Mystique blue bodysuit from Amazon, or this simple blue one. Take note, the costume is skin tight, so we'd recommend cramming in a few extra crunches if you're brave enough to do it. You can even make your favorite superhero look even better by turning it into a group costume. Simply gather your friends to transform into the other X-Men characters like Wolverine, Storm (my favorite!), and The Beast. Click through the slideshow above to get all the gear needed to pull this one off, then check out more great Halloween costume ideas at SHEfinds. We have all the tips on what you'll need to create looks ranging from Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Halloween costumes to a Princess Leia costume, and even a DIY Wonder Woman costume. [Photo: Marvel/20th Century Fox]
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Here’s How To Make A Handmaid’s Tale Costume For Halloween This Year
Fans are freaking out about the Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale, which was actually based off a book by the same name from 1985. If this isn't on your watchlist, add it ASAP. Not to spoil too much, but here's a quick rundown. The show is set in the future after a civil war, when religious extremists rule the society and fertility rates are extremely low. Because of this, fertile women become known as "handmaids," and they have to live with the elite members of society to essentially produce children for them. Yikes. The handmaids have no rights and wear kooky little red robes with white bonnets (throwback to the 18th century). If you're an avid viewer of the show and want the easiest DIY Halloween costume ever, we rounded up everything you need to transform into Gilead's next handmaid. All the women in the series have specific uniforms that they're required to wear, and the style and color indicate their social standing. The handmaids unfortunately got stuck wearing long, cape-like, bright red dresses with white underwear, brown boots and socks underneath. To top off this overtly modest fashion statement, the handmaids have to wear white structured bonnets that partially hide their faces whenever they're in public. This designated wardrobe obviously has the society's male religious rulers written all over it. Coincidentally, women IRL have recently been donning this iconic outfit during protests, which has created a high demand for the dress and bonnet. This is great news for your Halloween costume, since you can find the red handmaid's dress for $69 on Oasis Costumes. Etsy also has a super authentic looking custom version of the dress, but for $143. Honestly, your easiest and cheapest option is to buy a big red cape, or even a red graduation robe, for the same effect. Fully Lined Deluxe Red Cape ($19.88) The bonnets that the handmaids wear aren't of the typical lace-y type. They have a more futuristic spin that actually more closely resembles a cone you might put on your dog. Weird. If you're good with a sewing machine, you can buy a pattern to make the bonnet yourself for $6 from Etsy, or a $30 bonnet kit with some of the materials. If you don't even know how to thread a needle (I feel you), you can buy a similar bonnet from Target. It looks more colonial, but it'll do the trick. Target Women's Bonnet White ($15) The handmaids also carry white canvas crossbody tote bags. If you really want to get technical, you can have a custom, realistic purse made for $20 on Etsy. Otherwise, stick with this much cheaper, shorter version that you can actually reuse quite often. Bargain Canvas Tote ($1.35) As for footwear, the blander the better. There's not much room for creativity with the handmaids' shoes (shocking!), and your options are pretty much boots or....boots. If you already have a pair of brown riding boots or combat boots, then you're all set. If not, check out this cheap pair from Walmart. Faded Glory Women's Combat Boot ($19.87) For more 2017 DIY Halloween costumes, check out the best pop culture Halloween costumes this year. [Photo: Hulu]
9 Couples Halloween Costumes You Need In Your Life
Good things come in pairs, right? If you have that special someone in your life this Halloween, why not take a note from Bonnie and Clyde and dress like the inseparable couple you are? For inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to creating the most enviable couple’s Halloween costumes we ever did see. To show everyone that you go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong, try these Danny Zuko and Sandy costumes. While there are many looks you can replicate from the iconic lovers, we love these edgy outfits seen at the end of the movie. To recreate the ensembles, think all-black everything and leather, leather, leather. [Photo: Instagram] For all you Disney fans out there, Flynn Rider and Rapunzel make the perfect choice. To get truly authentic looks, you can purchase the full costumes online at Walmart or Target. If you decide to DIY them, the elaborate costumes will take a little more effort to put together - but the end result is definitely worth it! [Photo: Instagram] If you’re that couple who’s looking to bring out each of your dark sides, try these sexy skeleton outfits. Any black ensemble will do, but the makeup is where the look really shines. For each member of the couple, paint half of your face to look as if you just rose from the dead—include hollowed eyes and bared teeth! If you don’t trust your freehand artistic abilities, you can follow a full tutorial online on how to create the looks. [Photo: Instagram] Of course, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan is always a cute option. For Tinker, simply get a green dress and tie your hair up in a bun. For Pan, don’t forget the feathered hat! Even if you can’t fake a British accent, we’re sure your personas will be just as magical. [Photo: Instagram] Yabba Dabba Doo! Skip the cave people costumes this year and opt for these adorable Fred and Wilma Flinstone outfits. For Fred, make sure to find an orange top with the signature black spotted pattern and pair it with a blue tie. For Wilma, wear a one-shoulder white dress and have fun doing some DIY fringe! The best part about these costumes? No shoes are required. [Photo: Instagram] This next couple's costume would definitely get the “shagedelic” seal of approval. Get your groove on with Austin Power’s outrageous bell bottoms and flouncy white top. For the female counterpart, simply wear a funky, '70s-style dress and go-go boots. [Photo: Instagram] Beep, beep, coming through! Channel your favorite ‘90s video game characters by dressing up a as Luigi and Mario from Mario Kart. It doesn’t matter who’s who—just don’t forget the mustaches! [Photo: Instagram] Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s marriage sadly came to an end last year, but it doesn’t mean we still don’t have a soft spot for sweet country couples. So what better way to pay homage to your favorite country crooners than by dressing up like them? For the male costume, you’ll definitely want to wear a cowboy hat and studded boots. For the female counterpart, harness your inner Dolly Parton and think big and bold when it comes to hair and accessories! [Photo: Instagram] For more 2017 DIY Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, a “cash me outside girl” costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and a fidget spinner costume. [Photo: Splash]
Here’s Everything You Need To DIY A Meghan Markle Costume
It’s no secret we’d all love to be a princess for a day - or at the very least, a princess in waiting. So what better way to fulfill this lifelong dream than to dress up like one for Halloween? Enter the Meghan Markle costume. Markle, who stars in the hit legal drama Suits, quickly became a household name after the press publicly announced she was Prince Harry’s girlfriend last year. And ever since, we’ve watched the couple’s whirlwind romance unfold - from going on sweet date nights and stealing kisses at polo matches to attending Pippa Middleton’s wedding together. With rumors of a royal engagement on the horizon, we can’t help but envy Markle’s impending entrance into the royal family. But for now, we’ll just have to live vicariously through her. In addition to her impending princess title, the actress’ wardrobe is equally lust-worthy (she’s even been known to rival Kate Middleton’s impeccable style!) Markle is always the picture of perfection, whether she’s dressed down in leggings on her way to yoga with her mom or wearing a sleek two-piece set while attending a charity event. Below, we’ve uncovered everything you’ll need to embody the American beauty from head-to-toe for the night. Here’s hoping we’ll find our own Prince Charming… Emulate Markle’s classic look with a tailored dress. For inspiration, we’ve pulled this blue lace number with quarter-length sleeves, similar to the one Markle wore to a red carpet event last October. While her Diane von Furstenberg would cost you a pretty penny, this sweet eyelet version is available for only $99 at Boden.com. With its scalloped hem, bracelet-length sleeves, and skin-baring details, you’ll expertly nail Markle’s look at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you’ll easily be able to wear the dress all year long! Have a formal event or dinner with family you need to attend? We think this option will provide the wow factor you’re looking for. All that’s left to say is, “Yes, please.” [caption id="attachment_616988" align="alignnone" width="196"] Boden Floral Lace Dress, $99.[/caption] Like Markle, you’ll want to show off your toned legs with a traditional pump. Try this nude option for only $39.99 at DSW - and if you’re feeling adventurous, make a statement with the bright red pair. After all, who doesn’t need another staple pair of heels in their closet? Like the dress, you’ll easily be able to wear them for a variety of occasions, so you won’t regret making the investment now. Just make sure to find a comfortable pair, as you’ll likely be on your feet most of the night! [caption id="attachment_616990" align="alignnone" width="196"] Mix No.6 Dignity Pump, $39.99[/caption] While you may look worthy of royalty in this sleek getup, you’ll want to make it clear to whom your heart really belongs. Add an “I Heart Harry” patch to your dress, and no one will have any doubts about where your affections lie! If you’re really looking to spark up some debate, wear a tiara and wave a handheld British flag. If anyone still questions your costume (which would be strange, because we think it’s obvious enough), simply say “Future princess coming through!” [caption id="attachment_616989" align="alignnone" width="196"] I Love Harry Iron On Patch, $3.80[/caption] For more 2017 DIY Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, a “cash me outside girl” costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and an Ariana Grande costume. [Photo: Splash]
Here’s How To DIY A Gigi and Bella Hadid Halloween Costume
Name a more powerful (and good looking) dynamic sister duo than Gigi and Bella Hadid, we dare you. From landing spreads in almost every major mag to stealing the show at New York Fashion Week, these genetically-blessed siblings have accomplished a lot more than their average 20 and 22-year-old counterparts. If you're not a celebrity junkie and you've somehow managed to avoid encountering any news on the Hadids, A.K.A. the new Kardashian family, here's a quick recap. One of their first claims to fame was appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with their mom, Yolanda. Now, they're huge names in the fashion industry and have landed themselves the notorious title of "it-girls." Woah. They've also made their marks on the celebrity dating scene—Bella used to date rapper The Weeknd, and Gigi is currently dating former One Direction singer Zayn Malik. These gals pretty much have it all, which makes them the perfect alter egos for Halloween. We rounded up all the DIY essentials to channel your inner style queen and grab a friend for Bella and Gigi Hadid Halloween costumes. First, decide which sister you want to dress as. Their mom describes Gigi as the blonde girl next door, and Bella as an edgy brunette. Choose wisely. For either of their costumes, it wouldn't be complete without a little Tommy Hilfiger action. Gigi actually has her own Tommy line, and is set to design another two collections in the future, so you obviously need to show that you're a true Tommy Girl in your Halloween outfit. Naturally, in true Hadid sister style, your Tommy Hilfiger top of choice should be of some sort of cropped variation. Not all of us can boast having chiseled cores like Bella and Gigi, so if you feel uncomfortable wearing a midriff-baring top, no worries. Pair it with super high waisted jeans or just tuck a regular length Tommy tee into your pants. Tommy Hilfiger Crop Top ($25) Here's an excuse to buy new jeans! The Hadid sisters are active wearers of ripped, high-waisted boyfriend style denim. Even though the modeling mavens have legs for days and the rest of us mere mortals have average-length stems, high waisted jeans give you the illusion of taller legs. Bella wears all-black more often, so look for darker jeans if she's your costume inspiration. Boyfriend Low Ripped Jeans ($39.99) What better way to show off your newly discovered longer legs than with sleek black booties? When they're not on the runway, both Bella and Gigi top off their street style looks with some elevated leather kicks. Opening Ceremony Livv Leather Bootie ($99.99) Even indoors in late October, you still need a pair of sunnies to block out the paparazzi, duh. The Hadid sisters frequently sport round shades, because they're super in right now, so this cheap pair can do the trick. H&M Round Sunglasses ($9.99) Since both Bella and Hadid are photo-taking extraordinares (as referenced by their combined 49+ million combined Instagram followers), use a selfie case as a prop for the finishing touch on your DIY costume. You can look and act the part with the Allure x Case-Mate light up selfie case to snap pictures in style. For more DIY 2017 Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and a Belle from Beauty and the Beast costume. [Photo: Splash]
Here’s Everything You Need To DIY A Belle Costume From Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast fans dream's came true this past March with the release of the live-action remake of the beloved "tale as old as time." Emma Watson naturally did an amazing job playing Belle because she's, like, gorgeous. And, who knew she could sing!? If you're a die-hard Beauty and the Beast fan, this Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bust out a golden gown and dress up as Belle. We rounded up everything you need to DIY a Belle costume, with or without a Beast counterpart. None of us will probably ever look as good as Emma Watson did in this get-up, but we can sure try! For the main component of the DIY costume, you obviously need a yellow gown. Before you resort to buying one, see if any of your friends happen to have any old yellow prom or bridesmaid dress you could borrow. If not, this bridesmaid dress under $50 is the next best thing without costing a fortune, or this $65 Sienna Dress from Revolve that's waaaaay on sale. You can also look on used clothing websites for cheap, gently used yellow gowns. If you're really feeling adventurous, buy a tulle skirt and wear it under your dress of choice for a more authentic, ballgown-esque feel that Belle herself would approve of. Strapless Maxi Evening Prom Bridesmaid Chiffon Dress ($48.99) Next, you need matching yellow gloves. And we're not talking latex dishwashing gloves. You're a princess, after all, so you need the finest satin gloves the Internet can offer...but under $10. Your arms will look classier than ever before in this bright princess necessity from Oriental Trading. Pinkies out, ladies! Long Yellow Satin Gloves ($9.99) In the recent version of the film, Emma Watson's character actually wore a gold "Tree of Life" pendant necklace. Conveniently, Macy's carries an exact replica (that's currently on sale!) with small crystal droplets. There's also a simpler version of this movie jewel for $29.99 on Etsy, where you can customize your chain length. Beauty and the Beast "Tree of Life" Crystal Drop Cord Pendant Necklace ($11.96) No Beauty and the Beast costume could be complete without a fake enchanted red rose! Nothing screams sophisticated (and boujee) more than holding this prop in one of your satin-cloaked hands. Single Micro Peach Rose with Leaves ($1.07) Let's not forget about hair and makeup, too, especially since you're putting the "Beauty" in Beauty and the Beast. Watson wore her hair down in a middle part, slightly curled, and twisted into a bun in the back of her head with some bejeweled accessories. If you're far from a hair styling expert, you can curl the ends and tie your front pieces back with a yellow ribbon that matches your dress. For the finishing touch, add a bold red lip to go with your fake rose. Last item on the agenda is finding your Beast. For more 2017 DIY Halloween costumes, check out a Wonder Woman costume, a "cash me outside girl" costume, an Eleven from Stranger Things costume, and a fidget spinner costume. [Photo: Disney]
Here’s Everything You’ll Need To Be Eleven From ‘Stranger Things’ For Halloween
Everyone is freaking out about the creepy Netflix original series "Stranger Things," (if you haven't seen it--you must watch!), specifically the character Eleven or 'El', played by the actress Millie Bobby Brown. Eleven is a special little girl with many psychokinetic gifts, which makes for an excellent 2017 Halloween costume, especially since season two officially comes to Netflix October 27. Not to spoil too much, but season one of the show ended on a cliffhanger, and fans weren't sure if El would make a comeback in the following season. But, much to everyone's relief, the trailer revealed that she will in fact remain one of the stars of the show. Tons of people dressed as Eleven for Halloween last year (myself included), with her notorious blonde hair, pink collared dress and white striped tube socks. I even carried around an empty box of Eggo waffles (you'll have to watch the show to get this reference). But, season one Eleven is literally so last year, so give your Halloween costume a timely upgrade with a similar DIY outfit inspired by her brief appearance in the season two trailer. Don't worry—if you want to recycle your costume from last year, you only need to make a few tiny tweaks. Keep in mind that the show's based in the '80s, so your clothes for this costume will look like so. You'll still need a light pink dress (preferably with a Peter Pan collar) for the main component of this season's ensemble. This is tricky because Eleven's collared dress is definitely from the kid's section--it's really tough to find the exact version in adult size. I ended up wearing a light pink shift dress that I already had on-hand, like this one from Lulu's, but costume websites have actually created identical versions of Eleven's signature apparel. You can even buy a fake collar to affix to any dress. Stranger Things Eleven Dress ($32) Eleven wore a blue windbreaker jacket in season one, but the new trailer actually shows her wearing a blue and green plaid oversized flannel. You can get one from L.L. Bean or Buckle. You need the green striped tube socks, too! Eleven wears tall white socks--luckily this is a really cheap thing to buy. You can get the exact look with these 2-stripe tube socks, or this pair from American Socks. If you're feeling cheap, just wear any tall white socks. 2-Stripe Over The Calves Tube Socks ($3.87) Eleven wears white tennis shoes. You can really nail the look with white Converse, or basically wear any old white sneakers that you already own. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top ($50) As a baby of the 80s, Eleven is rocking her classic Cassio watch. Casio Classic F91W-1 Watch ($18.95) Eleven rocked a blonde wig for most of the original season, but you'll have to ditch your locks for this new look and flaunt her hallmark shaved head look. You can style your hair to look that way, or buy a short hair wig. For more DIY 2017 Halloween costumes, check out the best pop culture Halloween costumes this year.
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Here’s How To Be The Mad Hatter From ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ For Halloween
Alice Through The Looking Glass was one of the biggest movies of 2016. I know this because Erika Jayne and Countess Luann took time out of their busy housewives schedules to do a promo for it on Bravo. So yeah, it was kind of a big deal. The film also has a ton of memorable characters that are great to dress up as for Halloween! There's Alice, the White Queen, the evil Red Queen, the Cheshire Cat, seriously, the list is endless. But the true star is the Mad Hatter, so we're going with that costume. Of course, you're going to need that hat to nail this look. We found this awesome one on Amazon that has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars--so you know it's good! Next, you need the iconic orange hair and eyebrows! Here's the Alice In Wonderland Mad Hatter Costume Eyebrows Accessory ($11.53) and Adult Mad Hatter Wig ($18.10). Both are under $20 each, so that's a pretty good deal! We also found an entire 6-piece outfit for the Mad Hatter Halloween costume that's $139.99. Sure, it's a little pricey, but if you're going all out, you want a costume that is as close to the real thing as possible. To finish off the look, you need makeup! I found this Youtube tutorial that explains exactly how to transform yourself into the Mad Hatter. Watch below to see how it's done! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJSs5I9xSLY[/youtube] [Photo: Amazon] More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume Snapchat Crown Filter Halloween Costume Final Five Halloween Costume Dustin Stranger Things Halloween Costume Sexy Ken Bone Halloween Costume
If You Thought Beyoncé Killed It At The Super Bowl This Year, Here’s The Halloween Costume
This year's Super Bowl should've been renamed Bey Bowl. Beyoncé owned the entire weekend, dropping "Formation," her first single since 2014, the Saturday night before the big game, and then joining Bruno Mars and, what's his name? (jk, Chris Martin) for an epic Halftime Show. Let's relive that now: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9cUytejf1k[/youtube] So now you *totally* want to dress as Queen B for Halloween, amirite? If the Lemonade costume isn't your thing, how about her outfit from the Super Bowl performance? Here's how to do it. Let's start with that epic jacket. Beyoncé wore a custom black leather DSquared2 jacket with a giant gold "X" wrapped around the front. It actually was an homage to Michael Jackson's jacket he wore during his 1993 Super Bowl Halftime performance. How cool! I found this Vintage 80's Cropped Military Jacket ($38) that has similar vibes to the real thing. Under the jacket, you're going to need a black bodysuit. If you don't have one yet, this Cut Out Back Jersey Bodysuit ($17) from Missguided is a solid option. Next, you need some fishnet tights to wear under the bodysuit. Also will come in handy if Halloween night is a little chilly! There's not really a lot of clothing to this costume, lol. Black combat boots are ideal for the shoes. If you don't own a pair, these Faux Leather Lace-Up Booties ($34.90) from Forever 21 are perfect and also cute enough to wear after October 31st! So to really nail the look, you gotta have the gold "X" wrapped around your jacket. I was trying to think of the best way to do this. A harness? Belts? Neither seemed ideal. While I'm not the craftiest person, I knew I had to get somewhat creative here. My suggestion is to buy gold ribbon and use that. It's cheap and who cares if it gets ruined by the end of the night? Plus, you can save the rest for the upcoming holidays... Now you're ready to slay! [Photo: Instagram] More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume Snapchat Crown Filter Halloween Costume Final Five Halloween Costume Dustin Stranger Things Halloween Costume Sexy Ken Bone Halloween Costume
Here’s Your Sexy Ken Bone Halloween Costume
The winner of Sunday night's Presidential debate was undecided voter (and sweater model), Ken Bone. He asked a question about energy policy and became an instant Internet obsession. https://twitter.com/horsedivorce/status/785306746529124358 https://twitter.com/TheKenBone/status/785589591004807168 https://twitter.com/scotty_ski/status/785310518026305538?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://www.instagram.com/p/BLhjd3hhKcH/?taken-by=kennethhbone https://www.instagram.com/p/BLZoaPHBq5Y/ His red Izod sweater sold out, Jimmy Kimmel hired him and even Snoop Dogg (Lion?) got in the Bone Zone. https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/785969080260059136 So where does that leave us? With a Ken Bone Halloween costume, of course. Yandy made this Sexy Undecided Voter Costume ($95.95) complete with an "iconic red crop top" and "must-have" mustache. We all know who this is supposed to be, it's Ken Bone. And in case you were wondering, Ken Bone plans to dress up as Ken Bone for Halloween. "I’ll wear the sweater again, and I’ll dress as me because I look just like me," Bone told The New York Times. What a legend. [Photo: CNN] More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume Snapchat Crown Filter Halloween Costume Final Five Halloween Costume Dustin Stranger Things Halloween Costume
How To Make A Cute Pikachu Halloween Costume
If you're one of the *many* people who became obsessed with Pokémon Go this year (or maybe you're just a fan of the original Game Boy game?), a Pikachu Halloween costume should be on your radar this fall. (Psst--don't forget that the next Pokémon Sun and Moon games are coming on November 18!) The Pikachu costume for girls is actually kind of cute--grab a yellow dress, bodysuit or jumpsuit, maybe add a tutu just for fun, do some face makeup, and get a Pikachu costume accessory set from Amazon (they're for kids, but the accessories fit adults, too). I've gone ahead and found a bunch of the products you'll need for the costume online for pretty cheap--and added some additional flare that other costume sites haven't thought of like Pikachu slippers. I also found an INSANE Pikachu Halloween makeup tutorial on Youtube. This is totally optional, but I was kind of mesmerized by it, so I put it in. Okay, here goes: Pikachu Makeup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLw0uaqp0-Y This Pikachu makeup tutorial is so intense--I'm not assuming that everyone will be able to pull it off, but maybe you'll get inspired to do something at your makeup ability level. The key is the red round cheeks, big black eyes and black upside triangle nose. More on that later! Pikachu Dress: They sell cute little dresses that are Pikachu-inspired online, like this Rubie's Women's Pokemon Pikachu Costume Dress ($15). The quality probably isn't GREAT, it's sort of like the regular pre-packaged Halloween costume quality--but if you want to wear something that looks officially Pikachu and you're trying to look cute/sexy, it's a good option. Pikachu Onesie: If you're going for something more comfy for Halloween, this Belife Christmas Costumes Animal Onesie Sleepsuit Pajamas Cosplay ($30) can't be beat. It's totally silly and definitely not one of the typical "sexy Halloween costumes," but it is kind of amazing. Pikachu Bodysuit + Tutu: Here's a third way to interpret the costume -- start with a bright yellow Scoop Neck Sleeveless Stretch Cotton Jersey Unitard Bodysuits ($22.40)... Then add a yellow tutu like this one: Simplicity Women's Classic Elastic ($12.99). I found this costume idea on Pinterest and I think it's adorable--any excuse to wear a tutu, right? I don't know what a yellow tutu has to do with Pikachu... but the idea is just to get in head-to-toe yellow. The next step are some Pikachu accessories, which really bring the costume to the #NextLevel. This Rubies Pikachu Costume Kit ($7.74) includes a headband with Pikachu ears and a tail. Whichever outfit you choose above--the Pikachu dress, onesie or bodysuit and tutu--will work with the costume accessories. Back to the makeup--no matter how intensely you decide to do it, you'll definitely want the bright red cheeks. You can buy red face makeup like this Adorox Red Cream Face Painting Makeup Halloween Clown ($5.49) and smear it in two perfect circles on your cheeks. Okay, this is a totally optional but I think fun part of the costume--Pikachu slippers! These BioWorld Unisex Pokemon Pikachu Plush Slide Slippers ($26.99) are so warm and comfortable. They beat wearing uncomfortable yellow heels. So, there you have it--all the ingredients for the perfect Pikachu Halloween costume recipe. Let us know: will you do this costume?? More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume Snapchat Crown Filter Halloween Costume Final Five Halloween Costume Dustin Stranger Things Halloween Costume
Here’s How To Be Dustin From ‘Stranger Things’ For Halloween
The 'Stranger Things' costumes are by far the runaway hits for Halloween this year--don't be surprised if you see A LOT of Elevens and Barbs walking around your neighborhood on Halloween night. If you love the show and want to get in on the action, how about being different and doing a Dustin Halloween costume? The lovable lispy character Dustin Henderson, played by Gaten Matarazzo on the series, has a very distinguished look of the trucker hat, curly mop, hoodie and backpack, so people will definitely know which 'Stranger Things' characters you're being. Every group costume will need a Dustin, so here's how to get excited if you pick this part: via GIPHY To start, you 100% need the red, white and blue trucker hat that Dustin wears. This is non-negotiable for the costume. You can google "red, white and blue trucker hat" or you can grab this one I found if it's still in stock: DALIX Two Tone Trucker Hat Summer Mesh Cap ($3.29). Depending on the scene, Dustin wears a green graphic tee or a teal/green hoodie. I coudn't find the exact graphic tee online, so how about just wearing the hoodie--this ITC Juniors' Hooded Sweatshirt ($12.36) I found is exactly the right color (and you can wear it after Halloween). It is a Junior's, though, so get size L or XL. Dustin is also seen wearing headphones that match this color perfectly in one scene, so you could always go above and beyond and snag a pair of those, too: via GIPHY Because the show takes place in the 80s, the wardrobe is wonderfully vintage. You'll need a blue jacket with a plaid lining like the one Dustin wears. I found this one on Amazon-- it's pretty inexpensive for such a specific item: Vintage Harrington Jacket ($28.98). You can also go to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill to see what they have (and spend just a few dollars). You'll need a glorious mop or curly brown hair like Dustin's, too. If you have brown hair, you can curl it, or you can get a wig. I think this Brown Curly Mens' Wig ($26.19) is pretty perfect for the character. Don't forget that Dustin is a school child, and he's almost always wearing his blue backpack. I think this one pretty perfectly nails the look: Hynes Eagle Chic School Backpack ($19.99). Bonus points if you pack some sweet snacks in your backpack and whip them out and start snacking on them. Dustin loves himself some good snacks. Lastly, you'll need black Tooth Wax ($4.95) to use on your front teeth since Dustin is toothless! Here's 5 more things to know about Dustin to prepare for the costume: -His best friends are Will, Mike, and Lucas. -He has cleidocranial dysplasia, which causes him to still have baby teeth--hence, the lisp. -He loves Dungeons & Dragons. More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume Snapchat Crown Filter Halloween Costume
Grab 4 Friends And Do This Final Five Halloween Costume This Year
The Rio Olympics was such an incredible national event this summer, and the most intriguing part--in our opinion--was the U.S. women's gymnastics team, aka "The Final Five." These five young women were not only adorable and cheerful, but fierce competitors. They raked in so many gold metal (including Team Gold!)--they made their team and entire country proud. If you're a gymnastics enthusiast, or just like wearing tight clothes on Halloween (lol), the Final Five Halloween costume is the way to go. (I mean, you could always do a Ryan Lochte costume... hah!). Four years ago it was all about being Gabby Douglas for Halloween, but this year you can grab four friends and make this a group costume because all the girls were such stars! In case you don't know them all by name: there's Gabby, veteran Aly Raisman (the 22-year-old brunette who also competed in the 2012 Olympics with Gabby), Simone Biles (the newbie who has been described as "the best gymnast in history" for her winning record--oh, and she has her own signature move "The Biles"), Laurie Hernandez (the 16-year-old with a huge career comeback already behind her--oh, and a bionic knee!) and Madison Kocian (the petite blonde who scored a silver medal on the uneven bars). Not only did they set major records in Rio, they are also the most racially and ethnically diverse team of women to compete for the United States in gymnastics. YAS! https://www.instagram.com/p/BIkrwF-jynM/ If you're as excited about the Final Five as we are, here's how to do the Halloween costume: Obviously you'll need a leotard. I like how this Danskin Women's Long Sleeve Gymnastics Leotard ($32) isn't an official Olympics one--it's just the right colors--so it's a little bit cheaper than the other more official ones you can find online. Obviously you'll need mad gold medals for the costume. Luckily, you can buy fake ones on Amazon for really cheap. I found these and think they're good and gold: Gold Award Medallion ($6.99). The Final Five wore red sneakers with their official Olympics uniforms--you can wear any red sneakers you already own for the costume, or you guys can all buy the same pair to wear--like these adidas Originals Women's SL Loop Racer W Sneaker ($39.99). I think that's a good way to make the costume look really official. This is one of those funny props that you can carry around and have fun with on Halloween: a Refillable Chalk Ball ($7.99). The gymnasts are always getting the stuff on their hands--you can buy the ball and toss it around and use it on friends. More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume Snapchat Crown Filter Halloween Costume
Here’s How To Do The Yellow Butterfly Crown Snapchat Filter Everyone Loves For Halloween
If you're a Snapchat user, you know what every single girl on the app (including Kim Kardashian) has a favorite filter that they use all the time--and that filter is that yellow butterfly crown. It's the one that gives you the most flawless, glowing skin and trippy light eyes, and a flattering crown of yellow sparkling butterflies (whoa--Snapchat filters are actually kind of trippy, huh?). Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kate Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato and countless other celebs are obsessed with it too! It must be one of Snapchat's most popular filters, because it doesn't go away--while all other Snapchat filters get cycled through. If you want to be a walking-living-breathing yellow butterfly crown Snapchat for Halloween--here's exactly how to make the costume: The Crown: So, obviously the butterfly crown itself is the most important thing. This is how people will know what your costume is. Buy a package of these Delicate and Detailed Nylon Yellow Butterflies ($12.99) or something similar, and glue them to bobby pins and stick them around the crown of your head. If you can find yellow butterflies, but a packet of paper butterflies (the best you can find) and dip them in glue then sprinkle them with yellow glitter. Here's some glitter in case you need to do your own butterflies: Pacon Spectra Glitter Sparkling Crystals ($8.39). If you're not exactly sure how to do that, here's a Youtube tutorial with really good tips for not only creating the crown look with actual glitter butterflies, but also for doing flawless makeup that literally looks like you're walking around with a filter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om_zReaR9Ts The Makeup: According to vlogger My Pale Skin from the video above, you want to start with a really full coverage foundation (this isn't the time for anything natural or light!). She loves this Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate ($55). Next you'll want to make sure your brows look photo ready by filling them in with the NYX Microbrow Pencil ($10). She also set her brows with brow gel--kind of intense. Next, she uses the Kat Von D Shade Light Eye Contour Palette ($46) for eyeshadow. She uses the middle contour shade on the crease. She also uses the darkest shade to create depth. She also uses the medium shade to contour later. She then uses gold eyeshadow like this SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Eyeshadow ($10) on her lid--all over the lid, up to the crease. This is how you will get your yellow glow! You'll then want to use mascara (any mascara you already own should be fine). You'll also want some really voluminous, sexy bold lashes, we like these SEPHORA COLLECTION Luxe False Lash ($17) best. For the flawless finish, use the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($7) on your undereye area, T-zone, nose, and forehead. Blend it using a beauty blender. Go two shades lighter than your skin with this foundation stick to get the filter look. You can top your foundation look with a yellow or rose gold powder like this SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Face Powders ($7). To finish the face, you definitely want to use highlighter to get the filter glow. I like this Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Edit ($80). Next you'll want to line your lips. My Pale Skin used this Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner - Iconic Nude ($22). Next you'll need some lipstick. My Pale Skin tops her lip look with this Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection Lipstick ($4.97). You can really use any plum or light pink lipstick you already own. Lastly, you'll want to use some yellow glitter--everywhere! I mean, you can't really go wrong. My Pale Skin used dots of the glitter to create the crown look on her forehead. I think you could use it all over--on your lids, on your cheeks--wherever. You really want to create a yellow sparkling look. This is the product I recommend: MAKE UP FOR EVER Glitters ($15). More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume Mr & Mrs Smith Halloween Costume
What’s A Better Ode To Brangelina Than Doing A Mr. & Mrs. Smith Costume For Halloween?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked pretty much everyone when they announced their divorce earlier this year. After eleven years and six children together, no one saw their split coming. If you're still mourning the end of Brangelina, we know exactly how you can celebrate Hollywood's former golden couple: a Mr. & Mrs. Smith Halloween costume! That's right, take it back to the characters that started it all. OK, so here's a little refresher in case you forgot what the movie is about--it did come out 11 years ago! Or maybe you were just too distracted by Brad and Angie's hotness to know what was going on. Totally get that. John (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) are a married couple having problems. Secretly, they are both assassins but have been hiding their true professions from one another. After being assigned by their competing agencies to kill each other, they discover they are both assassins and end up falling back in love. Along the way, there are many near-death experiences, including one scene when the Smiths' suburban home gets blown up. That's what this costume will focus on. You actually don't need a ton of clothing for this costume ;). We'll start with the ladies. For those of you dressing up as Jane Smith aka, Angelina Jolie, you will need an oversized button-down. If you don't own one yet or can't borrow from the boys, here's a good one on sale from H&M. H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($19.99, down from $49.99) To complete the look, you will need tall red rain boots. In the movie, Angelina wears a pair by Hunter. Some of you might own them already, but if you don't, they are a great investment--you will definitely wear them IRL. Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot ($150) If you're not willing to spend $150 on rain boots (I don't blame you) here's a much cheaper pair from Target. Women's Classic Knee High Rain Boots ($31.99) For the guys, you need is a v-neck white tee. We suggest Hanes because they are the comfiest and you can get 6 for less than $20. Sweet deal! Hanes Men's V-Neck T-Shirts (Pack of 6) ($14.95) Last is the white boxers, which I am guessing you have already. If not, here you go: Boxercraft C11 Cotton Boxer - White ($5.65) *Brangelina forever* Check out more cool Halloween costume ideas here. [Photo: 20th Century Fox] More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume Style Boyz Halloween Costume
How To Dress Up As The Style Boyz From ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ For Halloween
If you haven't seen Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, I highly suggest you get on that. Not to give too much away, but the movie is about childhood friends (played by baes Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) who become famous as the hip-hop group The Style Boyz. They are known for "The Donkey Roll," which was the move that made Usher want to start dancing. So, of course you want to dress up as them for Halloween! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mRVK8-XfEU[/youtube] If you're looking for a funny group costume, this is it. Here's exactly how to dress up as The Style Boyz with your crew. First, you're going to need the sweatshirt. No joke, I actually googled where to buy it the second I left the theater because I wanted one that badly. Fast-forward a few months later, and the exact maroon crew neck with silver writing was *finally* for sale. Just a heads up, shipping is kind of expensive. Style Boyz Crewneck ($29.99) Speaking of silver, the group wears metallic pants kind of like this pair from River Island. Make sure yours are baggy enough so you can do all three steps of "The Donkey Roll" without splitting your pants. Silver Jersey Joggers ($24, down from $56) You're also going to need comfortable shoes if you plan on making like a dude on an Egyptian scroll for the majority of the night. The guys wear white high-tops, and you can find ones for cheap like this pair from H&M. Bonus, you will probably wear them IRL too. High Tops ($12.99, down from $24.99) The accessories are going to be what separates you from the Melvins who attempt this costume (don't be one!). You need to make sure yours are on point. There's the silver chain that looks like it's straight up out of the 80s, the black and white trucker hat and ~*the stunna shades*~. Genuine Solid Sterling Silver Rope Link Chain Men's Necklace ($16.18) MG Unisex Summer Trucker Cap ($4.20) zeroUV - Designer Inspired Square Flat Top Aviator Sunglasses ($9.99) Now you're ready to be a Style Boy not just on October 31st, but for life (an incredible thought!!!!). Check out more fun Halloween costume ideas here. More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume Ravenna From Snow White Halloween Costume
How To Be Ravenna From The Huntsman: Winter’s War For Halloween
Thanks to this year's Snow White sequel "Huntsman: Winter's War," the Charlize Theron villainess Ravenna is back in demand for Halloween this year! Since the original "Snow White and the Huntsman" came out back in 2o12, every bad blonde with an attitude has wanted to be her for Halloween (I mean--who doesn't want to look like Charlize for a night??). Her evil Queen character is so wicked, it makes for the perfect dramatic Halloween costume. As you know, the Queen is Snow White's wicked stepmother, who is painfully jealous of her stepdaughter's true beauty (played Kristen Stewart), who she makes work as a servant (major Cinderella vibes--why is this a Disney theme??). Everyday the Queen asks her magic mirror, "Who is the fairest one of all?" to which he replies... well, not the answer she likes. You could think about carrying around a mirror with you or having a friend be the bitchy mirror (group costume!). If you have a really big group, someone can play Snow White, someone can play The Hustman (Chris Hemsworth--yum!), and someone can play Queen Freya (Emily Blunt). There are lots of good characters! But let's focus on Ravenna for the time being. Here, you can watch the trailer for the film to get some good close-ups of Ravenna's character: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAvCgVR0gIM Here's what you'll need for her costume: Ravenna's costume is difficult to DIY at home because it has very elaborate detailing. You are welcome to try, but I thought this Deluxe Queen Ravenna Costume ($54.35) was an easier route to take. Typically I'm anti pre-packaged Halloween costumes, but in this case the quality looks good and costume comes with a petticoat and tiara, too, for just $50. Since she's a Queen and all, you'll need a crown. Again, hers is a very distinct crown, so you can't just use any tiara from your collection (I'm not assuming you're Kate Middleton--I just mean, if you have a Halloween bin already or a birthday tiara). This official Snow White and The Huntsman Queen Ravenna's Crown ($16.69) would probably be a good idea to buy. You should also make sure your makeup is FIERCE to play the role. Here's a Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umLjDHXECQA If you don't have blonde hair, you'll need a wig. This is the wig from the original Snow White and The Hutsman (obviously, if you're blonde, you can simply do a braid and tie it with a black ribbon or bow). Snow White and The Huntsman Adult Ravenna Wig ($14.17) Or you can go with this hair look specifically from Winter's War: Ravenna Wig Huntsman Winters War ($19.99). Again, if you have blonde hair, you can simply style it instead of buying a wig. Here's a hair tutorial on getting her hair (see, brunettes can do it, too!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMNSLDqOBk4 Lastly, you'll need Ravenna's dagger to complete the look. This one is the official costume one: Snow White and The Huntsman Ravenna's Dagger ($8.75). More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume
How To Be ‘Finding Dory’ For Halloween If You’re Not A Little Kid
You're never too old to like Disney movies, so if you're a grown woman that *thoroughly* enjoyed this year's "Finding Dory" sequel, then you have every right to do a Dory Halloween costume this year. In fact, you can actually make it kind of cute--there are lots of Dory costume heads online, so just wear one of those and then a cute blue outfit of your choosing, and you're good to do! And in case you need a refresher, Dory is the lovable character, voiced by Ellen Degeneres (who also produced the film), that originally appeared on screen in 2003's "Finding Nemo." Dory has like, no memory whatsoever, and forgets where she is, who she is, what she's doing every 2 seconds, which makes for quite an entertaining adventure (spoiler: she ends up in the California public aquarium). Her amnesia is one of her most distinguishing characteristics... so definitely act as forgetful as possible when in the costume ("Hi, my name is, ummm.... what's my name?" Etc.) Here's what's you'll need to do the costume: Option 1: Buy a full-body adult Dory costume One way to go is to buy the full-body Dory costume ($37.80). I personally don't find pre-made costumes to be that original or inspiring, so I tend to try to put something together piece by piece--but if you're lazy or just like the idea of having the costume be around your body, then by all means go that route. You can pair it with black or blue skinny jeans, a long sleeve black or white shirt, blue face makeup and an easy shoe like sneakers or Converse. Option 2: Put together a Dory costume using a fish head, fins, etc. I think this Blue Fish Hat ($8.99) is friggin' hilarious and makes for a great, silly take on the Dory costume. It's definitely a conversation starter/statement piece if you're going to a Halloween party. You can wear pretty much anything on the bottom--you can be ask sexy (blue bustier and blue fishnets) or ask comy (blue track suit) as you'd like. You can also do really cool Dory makeup. Here's a tutorial you could us (it's even waterproof!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si9p0cdXWXs For the dress, I like this Tiana B. Sleeveless Blouson Chiffon Midi Dress ($39.99) because the bottom skirt overlay sort of looks like water flowing. It will literally look like you're swimming when you walk. So cute! If you want to hold something, I thought it might be cute to carry around a cute Nemo toy since Nemo and Dory are friends. You can get one pretty much anywhere online (the Disney store, Amazon, Wal-Mart, your nephew's bedroom, etc). I like this one: Disney Finding Nemo 16" Nemo Plush Disney ($22.25). This could also make for a really good group costume--you and your bestie could be Dory and Nemo. If you're really hard core about Halloween like I am, you'll get in to things like face and body paint to really hit a costume home. Dory is blue ALL over--so why shouldn't you be if you're doing the costume? You could buy a jar of Handy Art Face Paint, Blue ($12.08) and slather it on any exposed skin (your hands, neck, face if you don't do the makeup tutorial above). Lastly, Dory is a fish so she has fins--DUH! In fact, she has yellow fins. So if you want to be totally recognizable as dory, you can wear these Finis Yellow Zoomers Gold ($21.58) on your hands all night. It might be hard to hold drinks--but hey, a really good costume is worth it. [Photo: Disney Pixar Facebook] More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume
How To Create A Wonder Woman Halloween Costume
Comic book fans are *really* excited about the new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. The Israeli actress and model was cast as the iconic comic book hero in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" this year and in next year's "Wonder Woman." If you love superhero films or have always been a fan of Wonder Woman (what little girl/adult woman ISN'T??) then you should definitely do this costume for Halloween this year. It's so timely! Plus, you can make it a group costume and grab two guys friends to play Batman and Superman (now, that's a sandwich I'd like to be in). Here's the trailer for the new "Wonder Woman" film to get you REALLY excited: And of course, her first appearance in the "Dawn of Justice" film. Always kicking butt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al0-ks6nRBY K, so now that you're mentally prepared, aka pumped up, for the role, let's break down the costume parts: Wonder Woman's Hair: Wonder Woman's hair is brown and wavy and has lots of body. If you have blonde hair you absolutely need to wear a wig. If you're a brunette and have long hair you can style it like Wonder Woman's by teasing the crown, using a curling wand and doing a great blowout. (More on that below). If you don't have long brown hair to create the look with, try a wig. I think this Smiffy's Siren Long Curly Wig ($15.14) is good because you can easily put her headpiece around the crown where the wig is flat. Here's a Wonder Woman Hair and Makeup tutorial you can use if you want to do your own. Obviously, you'll need red lipstick!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD1-1KZ2kAc Wonder Woman's Outfit: Wonder Woman basically wears a red corset, a blue skirt and a gold belt. If you want to DIY it at home, you can use a red strapless top and blue mini. I'm assuming you don't already own either, so here's a costume you can literally just buy: Dawn of Justice - Deluxe Wonder Woman Costume For Women ($35.73). It's not crazy priced and it seems to be the best quality Wonder Woman costume I could find online. I also found online just the corset part which seems pretty legit/flattering. If you don't like the fit of pre-packed costumes (they are usually pretty chintzy), then try to put the look together yourself. It even comes with blue hot shorts (which I doubt you want to just wear alone!): Woman Halloween Costume Overbust Corset with Shorts ($27.99). If you're putting the costume together, the shinier the blue skirt, the better. This one I found on Amazon is pretty cheap and looks like something a superhero would wear: Women's Shiny Liquid Metallic Wet Look Flared Pleated Skater Skirt ($7.99). Obviously you need some kick a$$ red tall boots. I like the look of these Funtasma by Pleaser Women's Wonder-130 Knee-High Boot ($36.18)--the heels isn't too high, the red leather looks somewhat quality, and they're under $40. Nice! Wonder Woman's Crown: Obviously you'll need Wonder Woman's gold headband/crown. This Star Crown Costume ($17.95) seems to be one of the better ones you can find online for the costume. Wonder Woman's Weapons: Wonder Woman needs her shield, obviously. I'm assuming you don't have one lying around and will need to buy one. This Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Shield ($20.99) seems to be pretty authentic looking for $20. Lastly you'll need her sword. If you have any sword from a previous Halloween costume or your kid's toy bin, just use that. Otherwise, grab one on a cheap costume site or Amazon. This one's good: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Sword ($7.83) More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume
How To Do A Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume–Including The Lips!
If you're a fan of the Jenner girls, might we suggest a Kendall & Kylie BFF costume or perhaps just a Kylie Jenner Halloween costume this year? The sisters are hotter than ever, always wear the shortest, most skin-tight dresses (so you'll be looking hot on Halloween), have on-fleek hair and makeup, and are just generally recognizable (I mean, it's hard to miss Kylie's teal hair). Just don't forget to enhance those lips (we found a couple costume options for that!). Whether you want to be them for realz, or are doing it as a spoof, we have everything you need to pull off the costume now. Here goes: Kylie's hair: To start, you'll definitely need a teal or blue wig. Sometimes she has short hair and sometimes she has long hair, so depending on what you're mood you're in, you can do either. I found this Turquoise Wavy Wig ($27.88) on Amazon that is pretty cheap and seems to nail the look. This ombre one is also pretty good. A third wig option is this one that's more green-blue. Another route to go is to color your hair with teal or blue hair wax or teal hair spray. And lastly, here's a Youtube tutorial on how to do Kylie's teal extensions (you could order her Kylie Kouture ones if you have enough time before Halloween): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rif5jHEo2qs Kylie's makeup: Obviously Kylie is a huge beauty buff, she has her Kylie Cosmetics line including her bestselling Kylie Lip Kits, she wears a TON of makeup, is a strong believer in contouring, and only very rarely is photographed without any makeup at all. So perfect, on-fleek makeup is an absolute must for this costume. (Okay, she had that ONE makeup fail--but we'll forgive her, K?) Here's the makeup tutorial for her 18th birthday glam look--follow her stylist's technique for perfect Kylie makeup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWw9Pnv1-8U Kylie's dress: Everything Kylie wears is nude or neutral, skin tight, cropped and has a big slit in it. She's so predictable! This is good for your costume, though--you can wear a body con dress or matching crop top and skirt set you already own--or you can buy this one I found which is pretty perfect: Anja Ribbed Long Sleeve Skirt Set ($42). Kylie's lips: Okay, this is where the costume gets fun. Obviously her insanely augmented lips are her signature. So, you absolutely cannot have thin lips on the night of Halloween when you're doing this costume! I found a couple funny options (short of getting lip injections, lol!). For one, this Thick And Big Lips ($3.01) from Amazon. It is billed as a party accessory. They look sort of look like this on. Obviously, it's a super exaggerated look--but isn't that what Halloween is all about? Another funny option is candy wax lips. These Red Candy Wax Lips ($17.99) are from Amazon. They don't look real, obviously, but are kind of silly (remember Blac Chyna's shady Instagram post??). If you have naturally plump lips and don't need any, uh, augmentation--you should definitely slather on the matte liquid lipstick to get Kylie's look. You could get one of her lip kits--might I suggest the Kristen - Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit ($41.95). Or you can just use any matte lipstick you already own! If you're a rich girl like Kylie, you can get the exact pair of lace-up booties she wears Balmain Ava Lace-Up Shoes ($1,927). If not, just get the cheapest pink or nude ankle strap sandals you can find or already own. These under $20 LILIANA Nikia Ankle Strap Sandals ($19.97) I found are pretty perfect. More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Sandy from Grease Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume
Here’s How To Dress Up As ‘Cool Sandy’ From Grease For Halloween
We're calling it now, you're going to see a lot of "Cool Sandy" from Grease Halloween costumes this year. Like, more than usual. For starters, there was the amazing Grease: Live on Fox back in January. Julianne Hough played Sandy and absolutely killed it, along with the rest of the cast. That was fun to watch! Also, "it girl" Gigi Hadid dressed up as "Cool Sandy" for Heidi Klum's annual Halloween party. Talk about #costumegoals, amirite? https://www.instagram.com/p/9i7H-njCU_/ OK, so now that you *totally* want to be "Cool Sandy" for Halloween, here's how to put together the costume. You're gonna need a sweet leather jacket if you don't own one already. This Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($32.90) from Forever 21 is cheap and you will most definitely wear it after Halloween. Now on to that classic off-the-shoulder top. Again, something you might own and will one hudo percent wear beyond October 31st. Our pick is this Structured Off Shoulder Top ($22, down from $46) from ASOS. It's almost like Boohoo made the Beci High Waisted Super Skinny Disco Pants ($40) with "Cool Sandy" in mind. At least that was the first thing I thought of when I saw them. So, of course, they are our pick for this costume. You gotta have red platform heels if you really want to nail this costume. This pair of Bethany Two Part Platform Heels ($44) should do the job and they look pretty comfortable, actually! This Cool Sandy Wig ($11.99) is a must if you're going all out. If you have blonde hair and want to do tight curls, make sure you have a curling iron that can do the job, like this Sultra The Bombshell Curling Iron ($130). Check out more of the best curling irons here. Last but not least, you're gonna need the best red lipstick in the game. Enter: MAC Ruby Woo ($17) . What, did you think we were gonna recommend anything else?? Goodbye, Sandra Dee. Hello, best costume winner! Check out more costume ideas here. [Photo: Paramount] More 2016 Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume Rihanna With Wine Glass Halloween Costume Kylie Jenner Halloween Costume Wonder Woman Halloween Costume
If You’re Gonna Do Rihanna For Halloween, THIS Better Be A Part Of Your Costume
Rihanna's signature bathrobes, chokers and burgundy lipstick aren't the only reasons why dressing up as her for Halloween is so dang fun--she has another costume accessory that takes it over the top. What is it? Her signature wine-glass-in-hand, of course! In case you missed it, Ri Ri is known for walking out of restaurants and clubs with a glass of wine IN HAND--thus making the "Rihanna with wine glass" this year's best zero-f$cks-given costume. Who cares about the open container laws, when you're Rihanna? Not Rihanna! If you like wine, fancy yourself a badass, and like to accessorize with glassware--this costume is for you. So here's how to do it: The wine glass: Obviously, you'll need a wine glass for the costume. Any old wine glass you already have at home is absolutely fine to use. I also thought this EASY, TIGER 'Pinkies Up' Wine Glass ($16) was fun though if you want to punch it up a bit. Up to you! The outfit: You can start with a leather halter top like the one Rihanna wore from Iris & Ink. That one is sold out, but this Raoul Leather and stretch-ponte tan ($125) is an excellent substitute. It's a little price-y though, but you can definitely wear it long after the holiday is over. Ri Ri topped her leather halter with a camo jacket--so if you're going that route for the costume, you should do the same. If you already own a camo jacket, that's gucci. If you need to buy one, I found this Milk It Vintage Oversized Camo Jacket ($57), which you can definitely go more use out of after Halloween. Luckily, Rihanna just put out her FENTY by Puma clothing line, so you can wear any of the pieces from that to get her look. This FENTY Puma x Rihanna Terry Choker ($30) is a good option because it's on the cheap side--and Rihanna loves a good choker. Rihanna also loves a good pencil skirt. This FENTY Puma x Rihanna Lace-Up Pencil Skirt ($190) from her line is a good option. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJrKM0VDVeq/?taken-by=hoodbyair If you want to get her *exact* look for the costume, you can get the Hood by Air Cokkie Ringer Tee ($190) that Ri wore during the opening medley performance of the 2016 VMAs. Her fur slide sandals for Puma always sell out--but we found them available as of press time in white. Get them now for the costume, and sell them later on eBay: PUMA Puma x Rihanna Lead Cat Slides ($90) Or you could wear the FENTY PUMA BY RIHANNA the trainer ($180) that Gigi Hadid is also a big fan of. Okay, last show option--you could do these Suede Anniversary Creepers ($140) in honor of her Fenty x Puma Creepers that are constantly selling out online. These you'll DEFINITELY get good use out of after Halloween (they are the coolest). Her makeup: To top off the look, you'll need Ri's signature lipstick. How about the exact Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom lipstick ($17) lipstick she actually wears? (Or any other red, burgundy or wine-colored lipstick you already own will do!). More Halloween costume ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume
Here’s How To Be The ‘Broad City’ Girls From Season 3 For Halloween Costume
Last year we told you how to do a Abbi and Ilana from "Broad City" Halloween costume, and we think it deserves an update this year for the show's third season, which was quite possibly it's best yet. (Except for the "Rat Pack" episode--that was too gross). This costume is one of the best if not THE best BFF costume this year, so grab your bestie and do it up. In case you're not already watching, "Broad City" is the Comedy Central show created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, two millennial female comics who are killin' it right now."Broad City" was originally a web series before it was picked up for television, but I started watching it when it aired on the network in 2014 and have been hooked since. Not only does it touch on topics like ride sharing and Instagram filters and Tinder that are so relevant to my life--but it covers them in completely surprising ways. I mean literally, I never know what's going to happen next with these girls. This year in season 3, Abbi and Ilana were up to their usual shenanagins (including one that finally gets Ilana fired for good from Deals Deals Deals). That's the episode I'm going to focus on for the costume. Vanessa Williams guest stars as Ilana's boss at the coupon site Deals Deals Deals, where Ilana has somehow managed to get promoted to the role of social media editor (despite being the world's worse employee there). A wardrobe highlight of the episode is that Ilana shows up to work wearing a *dog hoodie*, a fact which her coworker Nicole proudly points out--as if Ilana could care less. It's so good. For Ilana's Costume: For the costume, you could try to squeeze in to an actual red doggie hoodie like the one Ilana wears--but I'm not even sure if that's possible in real life. How about just wearing this cropped hoodie instead: I like this Thiness Red Long Sleeve Crop Top Pullover Hoodie Tee Shirt ($7.49) from Amazon because it's only $7, nails the look and is in an actual adult size (so you don't have to be uncomfortable wearing the doggie version). Ilana paints in her stomach (to make it more office-appropriate LOL) with red marker. Feel free to skip that part if it's too intense for you--although it will probably get some good laughs. Next, you'll need a pair of denim cut-offs like the ones the "Broad City" girls always wear. I would use a pair you already own (if possible) or the cheapest pair you can find. These MOTO Extreme Rip Mom Shorts ($60) from Topshop are cute--or these cheap ones from ASOS are good, too: Noisy May High Cut Off Denim Shorts ($25). For Abbi's Costume: In the episode Abbi has finally started to enter the coveted "Trainer" circle at her gym job (up from "Cleaner"--nice). She's competing in the staff "Soulstice Games Day"--so you'll need the Trainer tank, a blue bandana and some workout leggings. Abbi and Trey get psyched up for the Soulstice Games. Photo: Comedy Central What's amazing is that they actually sell a "Trainer" tank for the show online. I found it at Red Bubble. Here's the exact one (you have to get it if you're going to do this costume!): Oddly enough the Broad City Trainer Tank ($26.01) is unisex. Whatever--it's literally perfect so get it! Next you'll need a blue bandana to show your team colors. You can use a blue scarf you already own, but a blue bandana is best--they're really cheap, so just grab one on Amazon: This Paisley Bandana Scarf ($3.99) should work perfectly. Top off Abbi's look with any workout pants you already own and sneakers. Voila! You've got a complete "Broad City" Halloween costume and you and your BFF only had to buy one or two things to get it!
How To Make A Uhura From Star Trek Halloween Costume With Just A Red Dress And Boots
Everybody loves Zoe Saldana (she's perfect!) so when she landed the role of a young Lieutenant Uhura in this year's "Star Trek Beyond," the character became one of this year's most popular Halloween costume ideas. I mean--what woman doesn't want to wear a red mini dress, tall black boots and super-high pony tail for their costume? If you're one of those ladies that likes to look hot on Halloween (versus scary or funny), this costume is a really good option. Let me walk you through: Uhura's dress: Of course the internet has lots of official Uhura costumes, but many of them are low-quality (you know how junky and ill-fitting pre-packaged Halloween costumes can be), so you might actually be better going for a cute red mini dress that is flattering, fits your body well and can even be worn again after Halloween. I like this Red Long Sleeve Backless Bodycon Mini Dress ($13.90) but there are lots of other dress options if you do a Shopstyle search for "red mini dress." Uhura's has a black collar, but I don't think it's necessary for the costume. She wears long and short sleeve versions of the dress--so just get whichever one you prefer. Uhura's boots: If you already own a pair of tall black boots, feel free to wear those (best if they have a tall heel and hit just below the knee). If you don't already own a pair, I found these Bamboo Chunky Zipper Knee-High Boots ($35) online. At $35, it's totally find if you mess them up on Halloween and have to throw them out after. This is another reason to put the Uhura costume together versus buying it at a Halloween store--Halloween costume boots are always over-priced and usually pretty junky. Uhura's hair: Zoe Saldana's signature Uhura look is a super high pony tail. If you have short hair or really blonde hair, you might want to try a wig or at least extensions (even long haired girls might want to consider pony tail extensions--Uhura's hair is really long). You should straighten your hair, too--hers is slick straight. Here's a Youtube tutorial on how to do the hair (she suggests doing the look on greasy hair as it will make it look even more sleek like Zoe's, and using a tooth brush sprayed with hair spray to smooth it down. Genius!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8HOqyk-K9I Uhura's accessories: To make a plain red dress look like a Uhura uniform, simply get a Star Trek patch and apply it to the breast of the dress. You can find these on Amazon or elsewhere on the web. I found this Star Trek TOS Command Division Patch First Season ($7.95) that seems pretty legit. You could also potentially buy a black collar to make it look more official--but I don't think that necessary. To top off the look, you'll need some dangly earrings. These Alexis Bittar Small Sliver Earrings ($66.50) are the exact pair Zoe wore in the film! (Or you can just wear something you already own that looks like it!). Uhura's makeup: You'll need a great cat eye, brows on fleek, some lash extensions, some highlighter and a pale plum lip to pull of Uhura's makeup. The look is underdone but so pretty. Here's another Youtube tutorial on how to do the makeup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0_wI0YFjBQ So, there you have it! A Uhura Halloween costume--will you choose this costume this year?? More ideas: Eleven from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Rey from Star Wars Halloween Costume Dauntless from Divergent Halloween Costume Ryan Lochte Halloween Costume Barb from Stranger Things Halloween Costume Ghostbusters Girls Halloween Costume Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume Harley Quinn Halloween Costume
Everything You’ll Need To Be Rey From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ For Halloween
I'm not a HUGE Star Wars fan, but I was totally inspired by the Lucasfilm's decision to put a female at the center of this year's "The a Force Awakens" plot. The character of Rey, portrayed by the awesome Daisy Ridley, plays a central role in the storyline (no spoilers!), which makes her a hero for little girls (and big girls like me) everywhere--and the perfect Halloween costume this year (move over, Princess Leia!). Rey is a tough loner scavenger who gets swept up in the Resistance's conflict with the First Order, alongside BB-8 and Stormtrooper Finn. It should be noted that this could be a good group costume with two friends playing BB-8 and Finn. Definitely call dibs on being Rey--her costume is dope. (If you do Cosplay you know!). Rey scavenges starship debris on the scorching hot sand fields of Jakku--so her outfit needs to practical. It involves a lot of layers and scavenger-chic elements: a head wrap, goggles, a wrap dress tucked in to a practical belt, wrap sleeves, capris and boots. There are lots of complete costumes available at costume shops and places like Target ("The Force Awakens" was a $2 billion grossing film, after all). But not all the costumes are created equal--I found one that's the best, IMO: This CG Costume Women's Star Wars Rey Dress Cosplay Costume ($95.90) is the most legit and quality Rey Halloween costume I could find online. The Target one is only $40, but looks really cheap. Alternatively, you could put one together by buying taupe or cream fabric by the yard, wrapping it over your shoulders, and topping off the look with a brown leather belt. I'm not sure how intense you are about Halloween--but I assumed you wanted to nail the look, that's why I suggest the Cosplay costume. Next you'll need Rey's belt bag (it's basically a fanny pack, but we won't call it that). It's a brown military style pouch attached to a brown wrap belt. You can attempt to DIY something at home or just wear a regular belt. Or you can get this Rey Bag Brown Canvas Rey Sidebag with PU Belt Cosplay Accessories Xcoser ($30.93) which is only $30 and I think nails the look. Next you'll need a staff. I'm not sure if you have something like this at home already... if you don't, how about just buying the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey Staff ($20.57) for $20? This is where you can use something from your existing wardrobe or use the costume as an excuse to buy a new pair of brown boots. I think UGGs are perfect (and sooooo comfortable). If you don't own them, you can purchase these UGG® 'Classic II' Genuine Shearling Lined Short Boot ($159.95). She also wears a head wrap and goggles. You can use ski goggles an spray paint them white or cream and use any light colored scarf as a head wrap--or you can buy the ready-made one: Star Wars Rey ADULT SIZE Eye Mask & Hood Set + Koozie ($19.95). K--so, there you have it! The complete instructions for making a Rey Halloween costume. Think you'll try it?? READ MORE: DAUNTLESS FROM DIVERGENT HALLOWEEN COSTUME
How To Dress Up As Ryan Lochte For Halloween #SorryNotSorry
Ryan Lochte was one of the year's top trending figures--after scoring gold medals in the Rio Olympics, Ryan pissed off an entire country when he alleged that he was held at gunpoint in Brazil when really it was his own drunken shenanigans to blame. He fled Brazil, got banned from swimming, apologized, and landed a spot on "Dancing with the Stars," which was met with protestors. Phew. It's been a *really* big fall for Lochte, which is not good for him--but very good for those of us looking for a pop culture Halloween costume this year. Olympics Halloween costumes are always big--remember the Gabby Douglas one from 2012 (hey--it's still relevant!). Need more proof that the Ryan Lochte Halloween costume is a good one? Well, first of all, Jimmy Fallon already showed how hilarious and recognizable it is when he dressed up like Lochte at the MTV Video Music Awards this month: Everyone, including Lochte's own teammate Michael Phelps was *DYING*. Jimmy hilariously started his speech, "Is it too late now to say sorry?" then launched into a hilarious series of ridiculous claims, such as "I directed all five nominees," and "I taught Drake the Hotline Bling dance." LOLZ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRpZm27p66w Anyways, if you're set on being Ryan Lochte this year, let me tell you exactly what you'll need to get a gold medal in the costume department: His hair: Lochte dyed his hair for the Olympics--some say the color is gray, some say silver, others say platinum blue (which later turned green from the pool-yikes!). Whatever color you think his Olympic hair was, you absolutely need to get it for the costume. If you're a girl being Ryan, just put your hair up in a high bun, or try to find a gray haired male wig that you can use (I wasn't able to find any good ones online, so it might be tough!). To get the color, use this Silver Ash Hair Wax 3.53 oz ($21.50) that I found on Amazon. You could also use white or silver spray-on color. READ MORE: Barb From Stranger Things Halloween Costume His Olympics track suit: If you're taking the costume REALLY serious, like Jimmy Fallon did, you should buy some official Olympics gear from the Team USA store. This is the exact zip-up that Fallon wore to the VMAs and Lochte wore during the medals ceremonies--it's obviously pricey, but you could sell it online or give it to the guy in your life after Halloween: Men's Nike Navy Team USA Stadium Full-Zip Jacket ($249.99) On the bottom, you can just wear any exercise pants or joggers. They have lots of bottoms for men and women on the Team USA store (so you could get a navy blue one to match the zip-up jacket), or you can pull something from your closet, or you can buy something like these Nike Jogger Sweatpants ($65) that I found. READ MORE: Dauntless From Divergent Halloween Costume His swim gear: Let's not forget that Ryan is an Olympic gold medal winning swimmer here (hah!), so to pull of the costume you'll need some accessories for the sport. Amazon literally sells Ryan LOCHTE Speedo Latex Swim Cap ($12.23), and I think it's worth grabbing one for $12--especially if you're a girl with long hair and want a way to work around the whole short hair thing (just shove your hair in the cap and you're good!). Ditto for the goggles--you'll definitely need a pair. You can buy kids goggles and wear them around your neck if you want them to be cheaper--of you can buy an adult pair that you might actually one day use to swim. These Resurge Sports Anti Fog Racing Swimming Goggles ($19.99) look profesh and like something Lochte might actually wear. READ MORE: Ghostbusters Halloween Costume If you don't like the swim cap or hair dye ideas, you could also buy a cheap Olympics Team USA hat and wear that to be Lochte instead. I found this one: DEBBIE Unisex USA Rio Olympic 2016 Baseball Caps Hat One Size ($12.78). Fallon wore the exact bright yellow Nikes that Team USA wore to the Olympics--if you want to top off the look, you could splurge on a pair, too. I mean, it's definitely something you'd wear long after Halloween/get your moneys worth out of. I found these Nike Golf FI Impact 2 ($139.99)--they're pretty cool. Or you can just wear any sneakers from your collection (keep it sporty!). This is absolutely non-negotiable--you have to get a Gold Medal with Ribbon ($1.49) to wear around your neck to make it especially clear that you're Lochte for Halloween. The medals are so cheap and are definitely one of the most distinguishing features of the costume. So, there you have it! Everything you'll need to make a Ryan Lochte Halloween costume this year. Just don't forget to go around singing "Is it too late now to say sorry?"
Here’s How To Be Barb From ‘Stranger Things’ For Halloween
Raise your hand if you're obsessed with Netflix's "Stranger Things." Okay, yep I thought so. Everyone on the SHEfinds staff is super in to it--and have already started competing for who's going to have the best Stranger Things Halloween costume this year. Some people already called dibs on being Eleven (her costume is pretty sweet, with the blonde hair, pink dress, etc.). The other half of us in the office are leaning more towards Barb, aka Barbara Holland, aka best friend of Nancy Wheeler. I mean who doesn't want to rock mom jeans and some cool, retro vintage 80s flare?? Even though she was a relatively small part, Vulture called her the show's "best character" and the internet LOVES her. The character, played by actress Shannon Purser, might have been forgotten by the other "Stranger Things" kids--but not by us! https://twitter.com/shannonpurser/status/767106290262929408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://www.instagram.com/p/BKI5nS-BcMj/?taken-at=828449092 If you're on Team Barb in terms of Stranger Things Halloween costumes, look no further. I've found everything you need to create the costume at home: 1. The Barb Hair. Obviously Barb has dope red hair. Her hairstyle is a little tricky to replicate with a wig, unfortunately, but I did my best to find a suitable option for you (because I'm assuming most of you don't have short red hair that you can style with hot rollers to get Barb's look). This Wavy Women's Party Wig ($16.98) from Amazon should work--or you can see what your local Halloween costume store has in terms of red wigs. https://twitter.com/christianbayus/status/757621245806469120 2. Her Glasses. Next you need some amazing retro glasses like the ones Barb wears. Hers have clear/yellowish square frames. We found these Retro Reading Eyeglasses Super Vintage Fashion Oversized Square Clear Lens ($11.99) which I think pretty much nail Barb's look. Photo: Netflix 3. Her Outfit. Next you'll need a PERFECT ruffled, plaid top like Barb's to nail the look. This is where you'll make or break the costume. The plaid can't be too modern, like something you'd wear in 2016--it has to have a retro, vintage vibe. Ideally, the plaid itself will be really small, the neck will have a ruffled collar, and the colors will be red, white and blue. I found this NSF EXCLUSIVE Plaid Ruffle Sleeveless Shirt ($109, down from $198) which is pretty expensive for a Halloween costume--but if you're really serious about nailing the Barb costume, I think you should consider it. Otherwise, you might want to take a trip down to your local Salvation Army, Goodwill or consignment to see what they have in terms of 1980s ruffled plaid shirts for women. Next, you'll need Barb's fabulous mom jeans. Oh, they are so glorious and the EPITOME of mom jeans. Remember the normcore trend? Well, you can thank the hipsters of 2014 for making so many of these awesome, pale/light wash, high-wasted jeans available on the market today. I found these and think they are absolutely perfect (and they're under $40): Echoine Women's High Waist Loose Fit Straight Leg Jeans Pants Boyfriend ($35.89). You can also go to your local thrift store and see what mom jeans/stone washed jeans they have that would work. 4. Her makeup. Since "Stranger Things" takes place in the 80s, obviously Barb was rocking some rad blue eyeshadow. It's not a must for the costume, but it's just fun. Makeup is always a fun part of any Halloween costume. I found this Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments ($3.26) which is cheap and should work well. Also, remember that Barb has a lot of freckles, so you could potentially use white powder to make yourself look paler and then draw on some freckles. Here's a tutorial for makeup freckles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxSlOu0QEcU The only thing I couldn't find was her puffer jacket--check Etsy! Ok, this is really gross and I don't want it to be a spoiler if you haven't watched the whole season yet--but you'll need some fake blood to make the costume complete. Here's a Youtube video on how to make really good fake blood at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLouVD0Otog
How To Be A Dauntless From Divergent: Insurgent For Halloween
Divergent Halloween costumes have been big since the original movie came out in 2014--we covered the Tris costume (Shailene Woodley) back then and it was a huge hit. If you love the film or book series, you obviously want to keep the costume going, especially since there was a new film "Insurgent" last year. How about a Dauntless Halloween costume? Dress up like one of the bad ass characters in an all-black ensemble, complete with a black top, black jeans (or black pants of any kind), black army boots, a black utility jacket, fingless gloves and Dauntless gear (you can find lots on Amazon). I went ahead and found some gear for a Dauntless Halloween costume. Here it is: To play the mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers following Erudite leader Jeanine (played by Kate Winslet), you'll need an all black or dark head-to-toe outfit. Any black tank top or t-shirt you already own should work, or you can buy one. I like this one: Black Tank Top ($18). Next you'll need black or dark pants. If you want to look cool, I would suggest ripped skinny jeans like these MOTO Super Rip Jamie Jeans ($80). You could also wear utility/cargo pants, dark jeans or black chinos. Whatever you've got at home should work for the Dauntless Halloween costume, unless you want an excuse to buy something new. Since they Dauntless are at war, you'll need a military jacket. Again, they wear all black or dark colors, so it should be a black military jacket not green. I found this one--it's cheap and flattering/cool: MBJ Womens Military Anorak Safari Hoodie Jacket ($24.89). Next you'll need some boots that look like they could kick some serious Divergent butt. Military boots or combat boots are the best way to go--but if you're in a pinch on the day of Halloween, just wear any black boots or sneakers that you own. These Womens Flat Combat Miltary Army Goth Retro Vintage Rock Lace Up Boots ($29.99) I found are good because they look serious and are under $30. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHuxTegj3g9/?taken-by=divergent Black gloves--preferably fingerless--are also necessary for the Dauntless costume. I found these Interstate Leather Men's Basic Fingerless Gloves ($7.55) on Amazon and think they're perfect because they're under $10. Top off the Dauntless costume with some actual Dauntless gear from Amazon. You can find tons of Dauntless gear there--Dauntless necklaces, pendants, Dauntless t-shirts, etc. I like this Divergent Dauntless Faction Symbol Beanie Skull Cap because it's kind of cool. Style your hair in a braid, pigtails or straight under the cap. Top off the costume with cool accessories like spiked bracelets, and "serious" makeup like extra black eyeliner and mascara. So, there you have it--a Dauntless army Halloween costume! For more awesome 2016 Halloween costume ideas, check out: A Ghostbusters Halloween costume, Beyonce Lemonade Halloween costume, Eleven Halloween costume and Harley Quinn Halloween costume. [Photo: Lionsgate]
How To Dress Up As Daenerys Targaryen From Game Of Thrones For Halloween
I'll admit, I don't watch Game of Thrones. But I do know that the Daenerys Targaryen Halloween costume is an excellent choice for all you ladies who are fans of the HBO series (or have boyfriends who are into it ;)). I mean, she's the Mother of Dragons and John Snow's aunt. That's pretty badass! Why not dress up as her for Halloween then?? OK, so here's what you need to nail the Daenerys Targaryen Halloween costume. First, you gotta have that long, flowing blonde hair. If you're not born with it (insert Maybelline commercial here), no worries, that's why wigs were invented (probably). We found this Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen Wig Long Blonde Wavy ($25.79) that already comes braided. Less work for you, check! Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen Wig Long Blonde Wavy ($25.79) Next you need an outfit. I picked the blue dress because a friend who watches the show told me it was newer than the brown outfit. Obviously you can do either, but I found this really amazing lookalike of the blue dress. It's kind of expensive, but definitely worth it if you're trying to go all out. Mycos Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen Mother of Dragons Blue Dress Costume ($85.99-$92.98) FYI, 76% of customers on Amazon says the dress runs large. Keep that in mind when placing your order! So, since you're dressing up as THE Mother of Dragons, you obviously need a dragon. If only real ones existed. Just kidding, that would be scary! This Beanie Babies dragon is not scary, and also small enough to carry around all night. Ty Beanie Babies Legend Dragon ($14.28) I also found these silver nail caps that are really beautiful and cool. They're not necessarily a requirement of the Daenerys Targaryen Halloween costume, but a nice addition that will make you stand out from the other Khaleesis (there will be many). Also, they have the word "dragon" in the product name so figured they would be appropriate. They come in a set of 5, so don't forget to order one for each hand! Silver Dragon Claws // Nail Armor // Set of 5 ($18) With these items, you'll be ready to rule the Iron Throne come October 31st. Have fun! For more Halloween ideas, check out costumes for Ghostbusters and Harley Quinn! [Photo: HBO]
Ghostbusters Is The Best Group Halloween Costume This Year–Here’s How To Do It
If you and your girls love doing group costumes together, you should hands-down do a Ghostbusters Halloween costume this year. The classic was re-made this year with an all-female cast, and they killed it: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones were comedy gold as the hodgepodge group of paranormal experts chasing down ghosts in New York City. If you loved the film and want to do something that's silly/fun for Halloween, this is the way to go. Now, here's how to do it: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKMlZlcg0pL/?taken-by=ghostbusters&hl=en Obviously, you'll need the khaki suit. If you want to just be done with it--you can the official costume at one of the Halloween sites. They cost around $40 for the suit, and don't come with any accessories. They look kind of cheap and I like the idea of putting the costume together because then you can use parts of it for future Halloween costumes, you can save money and use some of the supplies that you have at home already. I think scrubs is a cool way to create this suit, and found this M&M SCRUBS Women Scrub Set Medical Scrub Top and Pants ($14.99) online, which is the perfect color! The next thing you'll need is the backpack--this is an absolute must. I found a kid's one on Amazon that seems to be fun: Rubie's Costume Kids Classic Ghostbusters Deluxe Costume Proton Backpack ($61.49) You'll need a utility belt to make the scrubs look more like the Ghostbusters uniform--I found this Buyless Fashion Kids Elastic Adjustable Stretch Belt with Silver Square Buckle ($8.99) on Amazon, it's pretty good because it's red striped like the movie Ghostbusters costume. The Ghostbusters girl word red accents in general on the khaki suit. You can improvise and play around a bit here--maybe red wristbands or red accessories. Again, to make the scrubs feel more officially Ghostbuster, get a cheap adhesive patch like this Outlander Gear Ghostbusters 5" Movie Logo Embroidered Iron ($3.93)and iron, sew or tape it on the arm or breast of the scrubs. The Ghostbusters girls wore cool fingerless utility gloves - these look badass! I found a similar, under $20 pair on Amazon that should work perfectly: Finger Light Assault Gloves Tactical Fingerless Half Finger Gloves ($15.99) https://www.instagram.com/p/BIk0rqPgEdI/?taken-by=ghostbusters&hl=en Next, you'll need some ballistic/protective glasses or lenses like the ones Kate McKinnon and Melissa MCCarthy's characters wear in the film. These are from Amazon and cost under $20: Champion Over-Spec Ballistic Glasses ($15.54). You could also use squash or tennis goggles, or any other protective eyewear if you already have it at home. Lastly, you should wear utility or weatherproof boots to top off the look. Hey--Ghostbusting is a dirty job! I like the idea of wearing rain boots or combat boots. These University of South Carolina Striped Rainboots ($84) are red striped which works perfectly with the costume!
Here’s How To Do A Beyonce Lemonade Halloween Costume
As you can tell, we're really excited about Halloween over here. And one of the very first costumes we thought of this year was a Beyonce Lemonade Halloween costume. Her epic album drop like *made* our 2016, so this costume is going to be HUGE. I mean--do you even remember life before Lemonade? I know Becky doesn't. Beyonce is always big for Halloween (her Met Gala costume, her On The Run tour costume, infamous elevator fight costume, etc.), but I think this year is going to be even bigger since she performed at the Super Bowl, dropped Lemonade, made some major Jay Z infidelity allegations... 2016 and has been a big year for Queen Bey and her Beyhive! Anyways--we're tackling the Lemonade costume today, specifically what she wore during the "Hold Up" video, which is such a memorable, identifiable costume that everyone will instantly know what you are (isn't that half the battle on Halloween?). To start, here's the whole video for inspo: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeonBmeFR8o[/youtube] To start, you'll need a lemonade-colored frilly ruffled dress that looks somewhat like the Roberto Cavalli fall 2016 collection one she wore in the video: There are a couple different options online--you can just do a search for "yellow ruffle dress" or "mustard ruffle dress." I found this one that I think is pretty and flattering--and not too expensive: Flutter On By Yellow Off-the-Shoulder Skater Dress ($64). In case you want a dress that is more of a mustard color that matches Beyonce's, I also found this Rachel Zoe Nancy Cutout Plissé Silk Blend Jersey Mini Dress ($207, down from $295). I think it's really beautiful and you'll actually get some wears out of it after Halloween--but it is $200. https://www.instagram.com/p/BEkg5zCLu78/?taken-by=roberto_cavalli Next you'll need a fabulous pair of shoes. In the beginning of the video, Beyonce is barefoot, but then when she's walking down the street she's wearing printed Saint Laurent Candy chunky sandals: Unfortunately, Beyonce's exact SAINT LAURENT 'Candy' sandals ($646.75, down from $995) from the "Hold Up" video are crazy expensive. So I found a cheaper version that is still really cute and you might get some wear out of: Any printed wedges or sandals should work--but I think these Alice + Olivia Jenna Floral Print Platform Wedge Sandals ($119, down from $295) are a great bet because they'll go nicely with the yellow dress, have really high heels so your legs will look good, and you'll actually want to wear them after Halloween. If you want an even cheaper option... I found these Chelsea + Zoe Macbeth wedges for $24. You'll definitely need a baseball bat. If you can't borrow one from a friend, order anyone online--including a real one like this Louisville Slugger Youth Ash Natural Teeball ($14.95) or something silly like a wiffle ball bat. Beyonce has crimped hair in the video--so you'll need a crimper, too. If you don't own one, here's one I found on Amazon: Gold N' Hot GH3013 Gold Tone Crimping Iron ($21.39). Lastly, you'll need some great gold jewelry. In the "Hold Up" video, Beyonce's stylist B. Akerlund styled her in a Jacquie Aiche hand piece, anklet and body chain, Lynn Ban diamond-cuff earring, Lynn Ban ring, Jennifer Fisher cigar ring, Fallon gold hoop earrings, and a Le Vian bracelet. You can get her exact Fallon Armure Crescent Plate Hoops ($175). So, there you have it--everything you'll need for a Beyonce Lemonade "Hold Up" Halloween costume.
Here’s How To Do A Harley Quinn Halloween Costume (It’s Almost That Time Again!)
It's not too early to start thinking about your Halloween costume this year (it is next month, after all!). If you take this holiday really seriously, aka you want to look cute AND have a clever costume, you should consider a Harley Quinn Halloween costume. The DC Comics character, played by Margot Robbie in the "Suicide Squad" movie this year (LOVE her!), is the perfect combination of sexy and bad-ass that the Halloween costume of your dreams is made of: Here's a pic of the Harley Quinn character from a movie poster for the film ($2.52) "Suicide Squad." Her main features are the red and blue pigtail hair (which you can get by buying a wig, or if you have blonde or light-colored hair by creating pigtails and using hair dye like Manic Panic on the ends), her "Daddy's Lil Monster" raglan tee, Puddin choker, "Good Night" baseball, red and blue sequin hotpants, fishnet tights, gold jewelry and studded belt. So, how to do the Harley Quinn costume? Let's start with the hair: You can buy one of these Pink and blue pigtail wigs ($15.39), there are tons of them on Amazon and on other Halloween costume sites. If you have blonde hair, just do a center part and create two high pony tail pigtails with red hair elastics. Use a 2-inch wand to curl the ends a bit, and pull tendrils from the top of the hairline. Then apply temporary pink/red and blue hair dye to the ends (start around the ear and spray/chalk down to the ends). For the top, you'll definitely need her exact Daddy's Lil Monster Raglan tee ($28.50), which is available at Hot Topic, Amazon, and the Halloween costume sites. You shouldn't have a problem finding the exact one, but if you're getting the costume last minute and need to improvise--any white raglan/baseball tee with blue or white stripes on the arms should work. Bonus if it has a vintage graphic. You'll need red, white and blue face paint or really pigmented makeup to get the look. Here's how to do it: do white all over the face (or if you're anti-face paint, try white face powder). You'll need a blue smear below the left eye and a red smear beneath the right. Here's a full makeup tutorial from Youtube for the hair and makeup: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJNKmo_wPpg[/youtube] She wears a cool red and blue bomber jacket, too. Again, stores like Amazon, Hot Topic and the Halloween shops have the exact jacket, if you want to get one. They're $79.90, so if you'd prefer to improvise, just use a red or blue zip-up hoodie or jacket. Nobody will notice if it doesn't have the exact "Property of Joker" on the back. This is a sexy part of the costume: her red and blue sequin hotpant shorts. Amazon has a bunch of different pairs, the Holographic Red and Blue Cosplay Booty Shorts ($44) look good. Don't worry, we're going to pair the shorts with tights (see below)--but if you're not comfortable in hot pants, you could rock longer shorters or leggings (as long as they are red or blue, or ideally one red leg and one blue leg). Here's a leggings version. Some of the shorts come with a belt, or you can buy a studded belt separately (or use one that you already own). We found this brass studded leather belt ($14.77) on Amazon, or this one from Hot Topic is kind of cool (it's not gold). Here are some fishnet leggings you can wear under the tights. You can literally use any kind of tights--fishnet, opaque, striped, patterned, etc. This is an area of the costume that does not have to be exact! Whatever you feel most comfortable in. You'll definitely want this--but be careful!!--the "Good Night" baseball bat ($29.99) she uses in the film. If you want to save some money here, just use a regular baseball bat. To top off the look, you'll need the Puddin choker that Margot wears in the film. We found the exact one at Spencer's (other sites have them too). You could also wear any gold or spiked choker or bangles that you have. At this point, you're just making the look feel more custom and cool.
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Halloween is the time of year you can be anyone and anything you want. So why not have fun with that, right? But sometimes this holiday sneaks up on us. Before we know it, it's a week (days!) away and we have nothing prepared. While you can go out and buy a costume, sometimes that doesn't feel so justified when you're only going to wear it for one night. I mean, who wants to be a Halloween costume outfit repeater?! I know I don't. So instead of throwing our money to a costume we'll only wear once... why not just use something we either probably own at home or items that could work for other occasions as well? I promise you, with a little black dress, red lipstick, cat ears, a pair of sunglasses, and everyday household items, you can make 10 Halloween costumes. (Side note: I realize cat ears don't exactly seem like they can be worn for more than one occasion being Halloween, but I mean... Ariana Grande does it.) Anyway, here are some suggestions for those items, but really, whatever variations you have works too! Nars Lipstick in 'Fire Down Below' ($27) Nasty Gal Catherine Cape Dress ($88) Claire's Halloween Black Lace Cat Ears ($5, down from $6.50) GUESS Hayley Embellished Sunglasses ($160) Black Cat This one seems fairly obvious, but it's a classic. Put on your LBD and those cat ears, and boom! Ready to go in less than five minutes. The Three Blind Mice With the little black dress and a pair of sunglasses, you and your two best friends can go as the three blind mice! Your Favorite Meme Two years ago, I threw on an all-white outfit and printed out a picture of "Grumpy Cat". Then, I added cat ears and instantly a costume that took two seconds to come up with was considered funny and original! There are so many memes to choose from, the possibilities are endless. At least with a LBD, it also works as a blank canvas the same way my all-white outfit worked out. Victoria Beckham/Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is the queen of fashion and all it takes to really pull off her look is wearing all black and sunglasses, whether your indoors or outdoors. Bonus points if you have the asymmetrical bob, and you don't smile throughout the entire night. A Party Animal Put on your LBD, your cat ears, and red lipstick, and hold a champagne glass... empty or full, the choice is yours! Too Cool For School Pair the sunglasses with the red lipstick and black dress, put on a backpack and wah-lah. You are too cool for school. Vampire Pair the LBD with that red lipstick. Maybe add a touch of baby powder or anything you have at home that can make your skin appear hauntingly paler. Little Red Riding Hood With the LBD and red lipstick, you can be little red riding hood. Just find a red scarf or red cloth you can use as a poncho or a shawl. Bonus points if you have any picnic baskets floating around your house! A Night Person... literally. With your LBD, throw on some glitter makeup and have fun with it. Just think of what makes up Kesha's beauty routine and boom, you're a night person! To be funny, you can also wear a sleeping mask or slippers to tie in the whole "night" theme. FaceTime The LBD makes sense because you need a blank canvas type of outfit for this costume. Then use eyeliner or face paint, whatever is most easily accessible for you, to draw a clock on your face by simply numbering your face from 12 (starting at your forward) to 11. Draw the clock's hands to indicate whatever time your heart desires, and there you are! You're FaceTime. Pull out your phone to complete the look! If you want, throw on the red lipstick while you're at it because why not? And don't forget to check out: The Iconic Burberry Trench Just Got A Major Update..., Can You Tell Which Handbag Costs $172 More Than The Other?, and If Beyonce & Kendall Jenner Wear Creeper Shoes, It's Definitely A Trend
PHOTOS: Kourtney Kardashian Just Won Halloween
Kourtney Kardashian just put every family costume to shame. Over the weekend, Kourtney shared a couple of pictures to Instagram showing off her superhero family. Let's just say no one can mess with this crew. https://instagram.com/p/9Pc_Fok1iV/?taken-by=kourtneykardash https://instagram.com/p/9PtuGzk1jK/?taken-by=kourtneykardash She simply captioned one of the photos "Squad" and what a squad indeed. Kourtney posed as Wonder Woman with Mason, Penelope and Reign all dressed in superhero costumes with lightning bolts across their chests. Seriously, can we give Kourtney Kardashian a "mom of the year" award already?! Also, let's all take a moment to appreciate North West's unicorn costume! Don't miss the sexiest celebrity Halloween costumes and how to dress like Amy Schumer from Trainwreck for Halloween! [Photo: Instagram]