It’s October, so you know what that means: Halloween (one of my absolute favorite holidays) is just around the corner! As a college student, I have neither the funds to buy an awesome Halloween costume nor the time to make one completely from scratch.
So, instead of my usual DIY tutorial post, I decided to compile a list of College Fashion DIYs that, when combined, can produce an easy-on-the-budget costume just in time for Halloween!
Idea 1: The Great Gatsby
The Roaring Twenties was not only a fun, jazz-filled time in US history, but is also filled with heavy visual impact. Start channeling a flapper by adding some fringe to any basic dress. Create an embellished hair brooch to jazz up your hair, then finish this 1920s-inspired costume with an amazing Art Deco manicure.
Idea 2: Beyoncé or Playboy Bunny
I made these cute bunny ears around Easter this year, but with a little extra oomph you can use them to complete a rocking Halloween costume!
Beyoncé Photo: Screenshot
To channel a Playboy Bunny instead, simply create a bow tie and wear it over a black bodycon dress. The Charlotte Russe one pictured above works well, but if you’re feeling bold, try a black bodysuit (this lace one from H&M screams Playboy Bunny!).
Idea 3: Mermaid
What’s a mermaid without her seashells? For an under-the-sea-worthy look, wear this statement necklace with some obvious fashion choices (this mint green dress from ASOS features lace details that remind me of scales…). For a really beachy feel, any one of our many cover-ups also read very “mermaid.”
To seal the deal, make a little glass vial pendant. In the comments section of that post, reader Ann suggested filling one with very “beachy” objects: blue and white beads (bubbles), sea glass and tiny seashells, and rolled up parchment to look like a message in a bottle. Genius!
Idea 4: Elf/Mother Nature
We have a bunch of spring/nature-inspired tutorials, that, when worn together, can be a little bit overwhelming. But when they’re worn together to channel an elf, or even Mother Nature, then you have yourself a pretty amazing costume! Simply wear the DIY’d items below with a rather glamorous floral dress and you’re all set.
Other DIY Tutorials:
Try this draped goddess gown if you’re looking for a full-on costume…
…or this skull cutout tee for a more a subtly festive look.
What are you going to be this Halloween? Are there any costume ideas you would love to see the tutorials for? Let me know in the comments (who knows… I might do a reader-suggested DIY costume post)!