diy halloween costumes.

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it was time to officially share the costumes I created for 2016! Ever since I was a little girl Halloween has ALWAYS been my favourite holiday. I thought there was something so enchanting about the ability to dress up and be someone else for one night- whether it be scary, your greatest idol or a group costume with a bunch of friends! Obviously as the years passed the trick or treating turned to celebrating Halloween a little differently, but all the same that magic inside me never died to embody the holiday and craft my very own alternative identity for one night.

I love having costumes that are unique to me and no one else has the same! This year I decided to be Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys and a snowflake. I’ll outline the steps I took into creating these pieces and hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for some last minute costumes or ideas for next year as well!

SNOWFLAKE:
Recently I discovered this silver bodysuit in my closet and decided Halloween would be the perfect time to craft an outfit using this piece as the base. I used a white and silver colour scheme complete with glittery shoes & makeup!

Outfit:
– Since I already owned a simple white skirt I decided to add a snow-like fluff to the bottom of it and make the skirt more festive. Tip: To ensure I didn’t ruin the skirt completely for future use, I used double sided tape to hold the fluff down and it seemed to hold all night with no issues!
– To make the ensemble look more uniform I added the fluff along the neck of the silver bodysuit as well! I definitely think this added a lot to the entire outfit and made the costume look store bought and as if everything flowed together.

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Crown:
– For the crown, I cut silver snowflakes in half and arranged them into the shape of a tiara around a silver headband. I added a row of jewels along the front as well individual jewels for extra sparkle.
– I completed the outfit with silver sparkly shoes that tied together with the glitter headband and metallic bodysuit flawlessly.


Makeup:
– For makeup, I stuck with the snow theme by creating a super intense highlight along my cheekbones and used a silver frosted lipstick. I also used eyelash glue to adhere silver snowflakes along the perimeter of my eye.

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY:
This costume was such a great last minute option that cost next to nothing! The movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s is by far my ultimate favourite movie and finally I decided to be Holly for Halloween! Holly’s style in the film is absolutely iconic but I couldn’t help but cultivate her pyjama look for Halloween this year! Her turquoise eye mask and purple tassel earrings were too adorable to pass up.

Mask:
– I cut the shape of two eye masks from blue felt to adhere together and create the base of the mask.
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– I cut a long gold string to tie around the back of my head and glued it in between the two masks to hide the ends.

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– Next, I outlined the mask in a gold-braiding. Tip: Ensure the braiding matches up along one of the sides to make the cut in the string less obvious.
– I cut two eyelids out of the blue felt and attached them onto the mask in addition to gold tassel eyelashes and green studs inside.

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– Using the same gold string I used to create the ties to hold the mask on, I cut two small pieces to use as eyebrows.

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Earrings:
– I found two purple tassels and simply glued the ends into a circle that would allow a stud earring to slip through.
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Outfit:
– I wore a simple white button up top as a dress alongside the earring and mask accessory. I thought another cute addition was a stuffed Tabby cat to mimic her “cat” from the film! I also held a martini glass to really cultivate my inner Holly.

Hair & Makeup:
– For my hair, I teased the entire crown section and pulled it into a messy half-up look similar to hers from the film.
– For makeup, I kept it quite simple and dewy on the face but ensured to create a bold cat-eye and false lashes similar to Holly’s!

Hope you enjoyed a quick run through of my Halloween costumes. Happy Halloween everyone! Stay safe and truly enjoy the magic of being someone else- even if it’s just for one night!

xo Olivia

  • Very cute idea. I really like the last one. I totally want to make the mask just because. Very nice and stylish.

    • Thanks so much! You totally should- I hung it in my room and it’s such a cute decor piece as well! xo

  • Christine Goulbourne

    Love the design and idea for the angel outfit. The tassels were a fantastic touch, you have an eye for accessories.

  • Marissa Pedersen

    Cute outfit! I still don’t have anything from tonight, so maybe I’ll make this! Thanks for the tips.

    • Thanks so much! Hope you had a great Halloween! xo

  • In my country we don’t celebrate Halloween as you do. But my five kids hear a lot about this feast from their foreign friends so this year – for the first time – we make some diy crafts at home. They really enjoyed it. Maybe next year we also make some costumes too. I think my daughter would love your snowflake costume idea.

    • That’s so great to hear you’re starting your own traditions! Thank you for reading!

  • Imaobong Asuquo

    Awwnn, to be candid, you look like you’re dressed for Christmas!
    I just love the entire outfit.
    So pretty and white πŸ™‚

    • Thank you!! Hope you had a great Halloween πŸ™‚ xo

  • Abby Castro

    In my country, we don’t really celebrate Halloween so I never worry about which costume to wear to these parties. But you are smart in doing your own costume since it would be impractical to pay for something that you’ll only wear once in a year (or ever – as who would want to be wearing the same Halloween costume every year, right?).

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Exactly, you’re so right! Thanks so much for reading Abby!