This weekend marks the first year in forever (literally forever) that I will not be joining in on the Halloween dress-up & party festivities. While my tastes for Halloween have changed (gone are the days of Lady Gaga-length costumes and flimsy store-bought satin)…I may not be as promiscuous in my choice of costume but I am bold as ever when it comes to being original.
This year, I was hoping to dress up as my favourite movie icon: Shelley Long in Troop Beverly Hills. This movie is probably my #1 choice, definitely in the top three and Miss Long does not disappoint, in both acting & style. I mean, khaki and green with red nails that tap as loud as my wilderness heels…what’s not to love?
Unfortunately the idea will be vaulted until next year but in the interim I’ve collected a quick round-up of my all-time classic & achievable-on-a-budget Halloween costume looks. If you have yet to try one of these before, I suggest you get to it and make the most of what little time you have to spare.
And here’s a little lucky tip: if all else fails, smudge some black makeup all over your face, arms & legs, tease & turn out your hair, finishing with a Dollar Store tiara and find as much brown bag wrapping paper as you can because dressing up as a Paper Bag Princess is always a cheap & chic go-to for last-minute Halloween hunters.
Also, be sure to take a few minutes and watch the video below. It features some crazy makeup tutorials and Mashable was kind enough to compile them in to one little space for your viewing pleasure. And to be honest, most of them are not my first choice of costume or makeup, but they are certainly unique enough and bound to separate you from the crowd of repeat offenders and raise to the Halloween heights of die-hard artist.