Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the only time that it’s completely acceptable to not be yourself. In fact, if you go as yourself, it’s kind of lame. But I’m sick of seeing the same costumes over and over again: the french maid (yes, I admit I’ve done it before), the naughty nurse, the witches, the fairies…you get the point. I admit my choice of costume this year wasn’t the most original or unique, but what made it great was the fact that I didn’t buy it in a package at Halloween Express.
I guess you could say my Halloween costume was a DIY project. It all started when I decided that I didn’t want to wear a “slutty” costume this year. I wanted something I could have fun with, not a costume out of a package. I immediately thought of the 80s. I’ve always loved bright colors and always had a fascination with 80s style.
When I went to the mall, I began looking for bright pieces that would ultimately make my 80s costume. I found these bright pink tights at Forever 21 and knew they were perfect! After purchasing the tights, I decided to go with a Jazzercise look and watched some 80s Jazzercise videos for some inspiration. I searched online for some bright neon leg warmers and found these neon yellow ones, along with the neon fishnet gloves. Again, perfect!
The only thing left was the top, which was the most difficult. But it all came together after a successful trip to Savers. I found this awesome neon green and black zebra striped swimsuit. Then, I searched the store for a perfect top that I planned to cut. It was between a Mickey Mouse t-shirt, a grey sweatshirt and the purple sweatshirt – I’m glad I chose the purple.
Lastly, I stopped at Target to pick up the finishing touches: some bright pink and turquoise eye shadow, bright colored headbands and bright blue nail polish. I teased my hair, using tons of hairspray, and applied a ton of turquoise eyeshadow to complete the look.
My overall look incorporated all the things I love about 80s style: leg warmers, oversized tops, bright colors and bold make-up.
Robert also had an amazing costume this year: Psy. If you don’t know who that is, you must be living under a rock or something, but click here to catch up this Youtube sensation that you’ve been missing out on.
Robert decided to go with Psy’s most distinguishable look: a blue blazer and bow tie.
He got lucky, finding an Anne Klein women’s blue blazer at Savers. He also bought a pair of women’s black pinstriped pants and a black bow tie to complete the look. He wore a white button-up shirt he already had and his white and red Adidas, so he could dance. He used a ton of gel and hairspray to get his hair just right and completed the look with his sunglasses. It was the best Psy costume I’ve seen yet. Of course, it helps that they’re both Korean.
I know Halloween is over, but next year go for something creative and fun. Do-it-yourself costumes are ALWAYS the best. Be sure to choose something somewhat obvious though or you’ll have people questioning you all night.