Here we are, folks! A mere two weeks away from the spook-tacular, the frightful, the sugar coated Halloween holiday. All Hallows’ Eve is creeping down the calendar whether we like it or not, though I’d bet some serious witchcraft most of us do. Don’t have a clue for a costume? Tired of being the same old thing? The thought of nothing to wear on such fun-infused holiday is enough to make my blood run cold.

You can run and you can hide, but you can’t miss this installment of Miss KL’s Halloween D.I.Y costume ideas. Skip the mundane of everyday dress for the weird, the wacky, the crazy and cool. Don’t be a Halloweenie, get your spook on!

Debbie Harry

Reckon yourself a Blondie? Dress up like this punk princess and guarantee yourself a good time. Throw on a white mini, slash of lipstick and touch of ‘tude for a spectacularly simple costume backed by a history of Billboard hits. A D.I.Y style for the gal with no worries and probable Heart Of Glass.

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Clockwise: Glamorous- The Dream Weaver DressJeffrey Campbell- The Malice Shoe in White Leather and GoldSugarpill Cosmetics- The Dreamy False EyelashesLime Crime- The Opaque Lipstick in Glamour 101Sugarpill Cosmetics- The Stella Loose Eyeshadow


Cher Horowitz

Admit it. Your heart broke like the heel of a cheap Manolo knockoff watching Cher Horowitz fall for her brother. Or step-brother. Whatever, it was so totally romantic. Channel the 90’s teen queen with thigh high stockings, plaid dress and totally bitchin’ beret. Make sure to have your super supportive best friend snap a photo of your outfit before going out on the town. After all, you can never trust mirrors. Only polaroids.

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Clockwise: K. Bell- The Old Fashioned Over the Knee SockUNIF- The Gammaray Backpack in SilverKangol- The Disney Anglobasque Beret in BlackLira- The Lion’s Den Cut Out Shirt in BlackUNIF- The Dropout Dress


Daisy Duke

If you shoot like Annie Oakley, drive like Richard Petty and know the words to all of Dolly Parton’s songs, this costume is for you! Whether it be a car chase or hoedown, cut-offs and casual plaids will do the trick to have you looking the part of the icon driving a classic Golden Eagle. And check out these Jeffrey Campbells! Can I get a yeehaw?

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Clockwise: Volcom- The Faded Shade Plaid Ombre Shirt in Bright BlueJeffrey Campbell- The HBIC Boot in Wheat Nubuck, One Teaspoon- The 505 Rollers


Annie Hall

Here’s a one for the neurotically self-deprecating yet lighthearted gal. Call on a blazer, bowler and see through specs for the elegant androgyny of Woody Allen’s 1977 love interest (and my number one theatrical girl-crush). Added points for smooth jazz, existential anxiety and kosher deli sandwiches. La-di-da, la-di-da, la la.  

Screen shot 2013-10-18 at 11.31.34 AMClockwise: Dickies Girl- The 5pkt Skinny Stretch Twill Pant in KhakiClassified- The Clear Lens Glasses in BlackJeffrey Campbell- The Look Sharp Shoe in Black, White and SilverVans- The Brawl Fleece Military Jacket in Black, Kangol- The Wool Player Hat in Dark Flannel


Sonny Crockett

If you’ve found yourself in the too common bind of having to choose between narcissistic cop costume and 80’s beach volleyball star, why not go for Sonny Crockett? Gun slinging, pastel colors and Colombian drug lords, the world of Miami Vice offers much excitement to a lady’s wardrobe. Pair your vans with matching pants and jacket to be the envy of every Calderon in the room.

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Clockwise:  RVCA- The Giddy Up Scoop Tee in Eggshell BlueUNIF- The Vapor MotoTripp NYC- The Deville Pleather Pant in WhiteVans Footwear- The Authentic Slim Sneaker in Chateau Rose Stone WashReplay Vintage Sunglasses- The Yo Gabba Sunglasses


Alex Delarge

Alex Delarge, charismatic delinquent of Anthony Burgess’ classic novel, ruled the streets of futuristic Britain from the soles of his Doc. Martens to the tip of his hat. Rule your own Korova Milk Bar with this costume, a viddy well twist on the Droog. For laughs and lashings of the old ultraviolent, go for a versatile bodysuit and these stylish white skinnies.

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Clockwise: Glamorous- The Marilyn Bodysuit in WhiteTripp NYC- The Deville Pleather Pant in WhiteDr. Martens- The Jadon 8-Eye Boot in Black, Kangol- The Wool Bombin Hat in Black


Frida Kahlo

Color you Frida! This D.I.Y costume is a sure way to stand out from the goblin and ghoul crowd. Pair a bright maxi with a splashy scarf and armful of jewelry. Don’t forget the flower crown and statement necklace. The unibrow is a must, maybe an easel too. Have beau play Diego Rivera and you’re set for a stylish portrait of broken marriage, lifelong health issues and painful isolation!

Screen shot 2013-10-18 at 11.30.37 AMClockwise: *MKL Accessories- The Native Drums NecklaceMelody Ehsani- The Queen of The Jungle Bungee Bracelet in OrangeHarlett- The Purple Flower Power Crown8 Other Reasons- The Dolly Earrings in BlueMel by Melissa- The Mango II Shoe in Gold GlitterRVCA- The Chaac Maxi Dress in Blood OrangePrinted Village- The Everything is Vine Scarf in Purple


Grace Jones

Be the whole package and then some… and then some. Dress the part of the fabulously talented man-eater to win the hearts of New Wavers, pop enthusiasts and disco-fans alike. Stomp across the dance floor in platforms crazy enough for Ms. Jones herself. This costume will never be over the top, but perfectly fitting of the uncommon Glamazon gal.

Screen shot 2013-10-18 at 11.30.05 AMClockwise: Hello Love- Punk Goth BraPrivileged- The Man Eater Shoe in BlackTripp NYC- The Faux Leather Z-Cut PantReplay Vintage Sunglasses, The Neon Bar Oversized Sunglasses in PinkUNIF- The Noway Moto Jacket