Posts Tagged ‘halloween costume suggestions’
Dress like Buffy Summers for Halloween! Do it by going back to the first season, and the season finale – “Prophecy Girl.” She wore a great white dress and heels, paired with her cross, Angel’s leather jacket, and a crossbow.
Dress like Buffy Summers:
I was inspired to write this post after seeing images from what might have been a fashion show, by BoDez on Flickr.
How great would it be to take stylish elements and make a Pocahontas costume? Or, a seasonal fairy? (The below images evokes an Autumn fairy to me.) With the right jewelry, hair accessories, and makeup you can make so many looks work without having to go buy a cheesy halloween costume. You can make fashionable halloween costumes pretty easily with a few key elements.
Ever wanted to dress like Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) from Chuck? It’s a great Halloween costume idea!
I greatly preferred Sarah’s first cover job at The Weinerlicious. Yogurt, Yogurt (Orange, Orange?) was just not as fun! I found a couple costumes (most of them are so tacky/hoochie that I passed them up), and then just some elements you can put together for her awesome outfit. It has a white peasant blouse, ideally with short cap sleeves and the ability to show some cleavage. Then there’s a black corset belt deal. You could just cut off the bottom of a black t-shirt to improvise. Then there’s the red skirt. You want it to be kind of fluffy, so use a tulle skirt under if you have just a red skirt. I found a ton of different red skirts that might work for you.
As for shoes, she wore black flats (the better to pummel badguys in!) with elastic straps. Her hair was always in pigtails – anchored at the middle of the back of her head, and back/out, not just from the side of her head. Oh, and I included a hotdog necklace! And you can make the nametag, and carry a water or foam dart gun!
For Sarah’s makeup, focus on her dark eyebrows and some black mascara.
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I wasn’t personally a huge fan of the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie, I know a lot of people were. And if you want to dress like Alice in Wonderland, grab up one of the cool outfits now. I think my favorite Alice dress is the shirt, traditional one. Of course, the red dress is also fun.
In 1864, Katherine Pierce was a Southern Belle.With her costumes, you can see she is wearing crinoline’s. A crinoline is also called a hoop skirt – I betcha know what those are! They were very popular in the 1800’s. They were like cages…and they would sway. It was all about having full skirts. Extra flounces (ruffles!) on skirts were added to make them appear even fuller. The idea was to have your skirt look like a doom or a teapot. Waists were very tiny and defined.
Hair in the 1860’s included lots of curled ringlets. Hats were smaller now, as women carried parasol’s. But they still wore decorative hats with flowers, feathers and ribbons – worn at the crown of the head. As you see, Katherine wore a small hat perched near the front of her face, over what was an expansive hairstyle – as was the trend of this era.
If you’re looking to dress like Katherine Pierce for Halloween, I suggest not buying one of the Southern Belle costumes that are around. There seem to be about only 7 standard dresses on every costume site. They’re all (with the exception of one, which I linked below) kind of gaudy with bright colors. They seem…cheesy, you know? And Katherine was elegant. And so are you, dammit! So, my suggestion is to hit up a rental place (again ... Read More