IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. It’s Halloween!
I thought I’d share three years worth of costumes with you, of varying embarrassment levels. Some were almost completely DIY and some were not at all but for each one the rules were the same: I refuse to wear pants and I refuse to spend an insane amount of money.
Let’s do this thing chronologically, which means we’ll start with my absolute favorite Halloween of all time: Halloween 2006. Where a million of my friends and I all dressed up as DC Comic book characters.
I bought a child’s extra large costume because it was $30 less then the adult one, used contact paper on the bat signal because the belt was originally all cheap plastic, and wore boy short bathing suit bottoms to cover my butt because it’s a bit larger then child’s extra large.
Next up is Halloween 2008, for which I only have mortifying pictures. Basically, I was an astronaut- which is pretty hard to pull off when you’ve got a no pants rule. So I DIY’d a metallic silver mini skirt… it worked.
This costume came about because at the time my roommate and I each had two cats (yes, there was a 2:1 cat ratio in our home, no big deal) and then somehow we ended up making a cardboard box into a cat space station. Which we called CATSA. So then this dream was born…
Here’s the break down for this one of a kind gem:
- I purchased a child’s extra large white puffy winter jacket on Ebay, along with some american flag and NASA patches.
- I turned the winter jacket into a a space suit half shirt (Mean Girls slut rule applied here) and sewed the patches on.
- I bought some metallic fabric at Jo-Ann’s and turned it into a wrap skirt, and used the extra material as a hair tie. I then bought white tights and those black boots were the same ones I wore for batgirl (and honestly, everyday life).
- The space pack is a cardboard box with pillow stuffing glued on the outside, wrapped in a pillow case. The straps are cardboard as well. The hoses and straps are attached with electrical tape- I found the hoses under my kitchen sink, I think there must have been a dishwasher in that apartment at some point in time.
- I wore a seatbelt belt I had in high school (❤ Hot Topic) because… I don’t know, maybe I felt like I should buckle up for the take off
- The blue tank top was $3 at Rave (does Rave still exist anymore?)
Then a few years later I grew up and got lazy and just bought the cheapest pants-less costume I could find:
And so my bloggy friends, what are YOU dressing up as this year?