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5 Cute and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s almost Halloween and you don’t have a costume yet?!?  Eek, well don’t fret, I’ve got some quick, easy, and cute Halloween costume ideas for you.  Halloween costumes can be pricey especially for something you’re probably only ever going to wear once or twice in your life.   You can’t really reuse your storebought costume as regular clothes; the quality of most costumes just doesn’t really even compare to that of actual clothes.

DIY halloween costumes are a great option for those looking to get creative, have a one-of-a-kind costume, as well as save some money.  The best way to reduce costume costs is by getting smaller pieces and/or accessories to finish off your look and the best part, you probably already have a majority of these core pieces within your closet!  Yay, resourcefulness!

Another added perk of  DIY (a.k.a. “do-it-yourself”) costumes is that you won’t run the risk of running into someone wearing your same exact costume, eek!

5 Cute and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Below are 5 last minute Halloween costume ideas that I came up with this past weekend using mostly things I already had in my closet.

1)  Mime

Mime Costume

All you really need is a Striped shirt, Red neck scarf, and white gloves.  Grab a black eyeliner and some makeup and get creative with your mime look; maybe draw some hearts, a teardrop, or some diamond shapes under your eyes, on your cheeks, lips, etc.

2)  Parisian Girl

Striped shirt, neck scarf, beret & bam, 2nd costume idea using the same core pieces as costume idea #1, mime.

3) Cat

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Wear all black (or whatever color cat you want to be), draw some whiskers on your face, and get some cat ears or make your own car ear headband.  Instant Cat, Meow!

4)  Lumberjack

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Flannel, beanie, and some tan boots and you’ve got yet another costume, Lumberjack!  You can find cheap costume accessories at Target or the dollar store, i.e. toy axe, a fake beard, or suspenders to complete your lumberjack look.  You can probably find a some wood and use those as well!

5) Devil

Wear all red and get some devil horns and you’ve got yourself a devil of a Halloween costume!  Lol!  You can really enhance the costume with a lot of red fire-y makeup, maybe red and gold eyeshadow with some gold shimmer or glitter.  Plus it’ll give you a reason to wear red lipstick!  I love red lipstick but don’t wear it often because I’m used to my pinks and neutrals.

 

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DIY Mime Costume

Mime Costume

DIY Mime Costume

I’ve been so busy I haven’t really had a chance to think about Halloween costumes so when I was invited to a Halloween / costume bar crawl, I had to come up with something quick.  Going from store to store looking for costumes can be a little stressful especially if you have limited time before an event and don’t want to spend a ton of money so I opted to go with a DIY costume using things I already owned.

I was thinking about wearing a striped shirt, red neck scarf, and a beret and just being a Parisian girl but when I put the outfit on, I looked more like a mime so I just went with it.  Plus, I got to wear red lipstick which I don’t often get a chance to wear so BONUS!

The Makeup

Mime Costume Makeup

Another reason that I liked the Mime costume was that I already had all the makeup ingredients to complete the look, eyeliner and red lipstick(or any color you want).

For the face art, you can definitely get creative and draw various things on your face such as diamond shapes over your eyes, heart shapes or circles on your cheeks, etc.  I had limited time so I didn’t want to run the risk of messing up and having to start over, so I went with a simple tear drop for my face art.

For the lips, I opted for a tiny cartoon-like lip.

The Outfit

Mime Costume, the Outfit

I’m a sucker for monochrome and bold color combos so the black, white, and red color scheme certainly fit the bill.  I wore black and white striped sweater with some shoulder embellishments and a pair of black knee-slit skinny jeans.

The Accessories

When I think of mimes, I think of funky non-traditional hats so I opted for a black velvet top hat which was recycled from a few Halloweens costumes ago.  A red neckscarf is another iconic mime accessory.  You can also add some black suspenders to really take your mime costume to the next level.  Oh and of course, a pair of white gloves!

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Thunderbird

One of the things I love about San Diego is all the cool cars that seem to always be around.  You tend to see even more cool cars around the beach towns.  I found this vintage beauty parked on the street in Pacific Beach.

 

I mean just look at that gorgeous red trim, I’m a sucker for bold accent colors!

I usually only wear neutral lip colors but have been experimenting with bolder colors lately and just happened to have a matte red lip color on so clearly I had to get a selfie in.  Totally unplanned, I swear!  Also, look at that front grill yo!  These beauts makes me want to visit Cuba so I can admire all the vintage cars.

 

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