Halloween Costumes from Your Closet

[blockquote]Life can get pretty busy this time of year, and though we may have the best of intentions of creating and donning an elaborate Halloween costume, it just doesn’t always happen. And so, we bring you a simple solution to the ever-burning question, “What am I going to be this year?” Answer: Look in your closet. With a little imagination, it’s easy to piece together an ensemble that’s clever, cute, and cost-effective. Here’s what we found in our closets. [/blockquote] [dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]uteur Wes Anderson has created pop culture icons with nearly every movie he’s birthed into life. I love the nostalgia and throwback charm of Moonrise Kingdom, and if you happen to have a bit of vintage in your closet, this should be an easy one to pull off. I know I have picked up a few cherry thrift shop pieces in my day, so if you can relate, this Suzy Bishop costume was made for you. –Jenn

What you’ll need to craft a Moonrise Kingdom costume from your closet:

[1] Binoculars  [2] An orange or pink dress   [3] Knee Highs  [4] Mary Jane-style shoes  [5] A Basket  [6] A Radio (This one’s a vintage-style Crosley!)


[dropcap2]Y[/dropcap2]ou don’t have a costume planned for Halloween yet? “What’s your damage, Heather?” I have loved the cult-classic, Heathers since the first time I saw it. It’s just so… very. You know? And you know what is so very… easy? Dressing as a “Heather” for Halloween. –Ashley

How to dress like a Heather:  (McNamera, Duke, Chandler… whichever.)

[1] White Blouse. Bonus for a bedazzled collar [2] Red Scrunchie [3] Double-Breasted Blazer [4] Plaid Pleated Skirt [5] Brightly-Colored Opaque Tights [6] Super bonus for toting a Croquet Mallet

[divider] [dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]t almost 9 months pregnant, let’s be honest: there are simply not that many costume options to choose from. (Giant grape? Pumpkin? Knocked-up nun, anyone?) I thought about doing THIS, which would have been completely awesome and disturbing, but with time running out, pulling something simple directly from my closet seems more likely. I happen to love the movie Juno, plus I already own just about every piece of clothing she’s wearing. –Autumn

If you feel (or look) like you just drank your weight in Sunny-D, here’s how to throw together a Juno costume:

[1] Maternity Jeans [2] Orange striped shirt [3] Zip-Up Hoodie [4] Plaid Sneakers [5] & [6] Bonus points for toting a blue Slurpee or a hamburger phone! [7] Schoolgirl Skirt