To me, the best kind of costume is the one you make yourself.
Over the last few years at Halloween, my vintage clothing has come to the rescue for some very easy costume assembly. Sometimes, its been so easy that I wasn't actually dressed up for the holiday, but I got complimented for having a costume, anyhow. See my Rosie the Riveter look? Not planned.
Last year, I was Wednesday Addams. Easy. I wore this gorgeous floral dress from Vintspiration on Etsy. I'd like to revisit this costume another time, maybe this time adding some sort of peter pan collar.
This year I dressed up as Frida Kahlo, who is such a style inpiration for me anyhow. I wrote about how she had great style on the blog before. I hope I did her justice. It was scary how quickly I could put her look together. The unibrow was hilarious, too. My littlest girl kept looking at me and telling me that I looked angry. Haha!
We use the same DIY idea to create the kiddos costumes, too. It really forces you to think creatively. And its fun to see a costume come together. This year we had Rorschach, a little devil and a vampire queen. Despite not looking thrilled, they were stoked about how they looked.
My last look of Halloween was Bride of Frankenstein to go to a Obsolete Sciences themed party. Here again, my vintage clothing came to the rescue. My faux beehive (with a plastic cup underneath my own teased hair) was a hit with locals on the train.
Can you tell how much I love Halloween? And let's not think about the fact that these are my real clothes. Aside from the hairdos, these looks are not far off how I normally dress!