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!
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.
Clockwise: Glamorous- The Dream Weaver Dress, Jeffrey Campbell- The Malice Shoe in White Leather and Gold, Sugarpill Cosmetics- The Dreamy False Eyelashes, Lime Crime- The Opaque Lipstick in Glamour 101, Sugarpill Cosmetics- The Stella Loose Eyeshadow
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.
Clockwise: K. Bell- The Old Fashioned Over the Knee Sock, UNIF- The Gammaray Backpack in Silver, Kangol- The Disney Anglobasque Beret in Black, Lira- The Lion’s Den Cut Out Shirt in Black, UNIF- The Dropout Dress
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?
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.
Clockwise: Dickies Girl- The 5pkt Skinny Stretch Twill Pant in Khaki, Classified- The Clear Lens Glasses in Black, Jeffrey Campbell- The Look Sharp Shoe in Black, White and Silver, Vans- The Brawl Fleece Military Jacket in Black, Kangol- The Wool Player Hat in Dark Flannel
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.
Clockwise: RVCA- The Giddy Up Scoop Tee in Eggshell Blue, UNIF- The Vapor Moto, Tripp NYC- The Deville Pleather Pant in White, Vans Footwear- The Authentic Slim Sneaker in Chateau Rose Stone Wash, Replay Vintage Sunglasses- The Yo Gabba Sunglasses
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.
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!
Clockwise: *MKL Accessories- The Native Drums Necklace, Melody Ehsani- The Queen of The Jungle Bungee Bracelet in Orange, Harlett- The Purple Flower Power Crown, 8 Other Reasons- The Dolly Earrings in Blue, Mel by Melissa- The Mango II Shoe in Gold Glitter, RVCA- The Chaac Maxi Dress in Blood Orange, Printed Village- The Everything is Vine Scarf in Purple
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.
Clockwise: Hello Love- Punk Goth Bra, Privileged- The Man Eater Shoe in Black, Tripp NYC- The Faux Leather Z-Cut Pant, Replay Vintage Sunglasses, The Neon Bar Oversized Sunglasses in Pink, UNIF- The Noway Moto Jacket