Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I usually plan my costume months in advance. But this year, I couldn’t think of any ideas… until I was invited to a villains party. My best friend, Katie, was visiting from Boston so we headed straight from the airport to Michaels to gather materials for afternoon of DIY costume making.
I’ve always wanted to be Poison Ivy. But after Kim Kardashian wore the costume I decided to wait a few years. This weekend was my chance. Katie and I decided to alternate being Poison Ivy and Catwoman for two parties over the weekend. The great thing about swapping costumes is you can majorly save on sharing the investment pieces, like a wig, which was our most expensive splurge.
For catwoman, both of us bought this faux leather jumpsuit from Forever 21. At $30 it was way less expensive than a boxed costume! We then shared a mask, ears, gloves and whip from a costume store. I decided to do lace accents to make it more fashionable. I added red lips and boots and an Express belt (on sale!) from my closet and voila! Catwoman arrived.
For Poison Ivy, as I mentioned, the wig was our biggest splurge. But buying a nicer one makes a huge difference. The rest of the outfit was pretty inexpensive. I used an old Topshop dress and cut off one sleeve. Katie bought a $6 cami dress from H&M. Then we glued on individual ivy leaves from Michaels with E6000 (best glue ever!). I added gold and green glitter to the leaves for more definition. Then we put a few leaves on the gloves and swiped on some green eyeshadow. You could also do a green mask for more of a villainous look.
Photos by Felix Foto
What are you planning to be this Halloween?