5 DIY Halloween Costumes For The Pop Culture Obsessed
The inevitable trip to the Halloween store and spending too much money on something that will be worn one time is a common blunder among those of us who love the holiday. But you don’t have to spend a ton to have the perfect costume. Here are five “Oh, I know what you are!” costumes that are inspired by pop culture and are a breeze to throw together.
Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games”: Layer a brown leather (or faux leather) jacket over a black tee and black leggings, and add brown boots. Pull your hair into a side braid and pick up a cheap bow and arrow set to complete your look.
Cher from “Clueless”: You’ve got lots of outfit options for this one. Start with a (very) short plaid skirt, add a white button down, a cardigan, white knee socks, and Mary Janes. Carry lots of shopping bags and if you’re not genetically blessed with long blonde locks, add a wig. Extra points for a mini backpack.
Rosie the Riveter: Find a pair of wide-leg jeans, pair with a chambray shirt, red bandana, and boots. For an extra-nerdy detail add a “Westinghouse Electric” (the company that produced the Rosie the Riveter posters) button to your collar.
Ygritte from “Game of Thrones”: Ideal for redheads. Strap a few leather belts over a fur coat, add a fur or shearling hood, furry boots, and a bow and arrow. Smudge a little dirt across your face and grab a male friend to do the same for Jon Snow.
’80s School Portrait: Get creative and search out the best ’80s attire your local thrift store has to offer. Grab your blue eyeshadow, throw your hair in a side pony, and follow this ingenious tutorial for your photo background.