Back when I was in junior high, my mom dressed up as Blue Fairy from Pinocchio for Halloween. For her costume, my mom made her skirt with sparkly non-stretch fabric from JoAnn’s in two shades of blue. She first cut three layers of fabric at different lengths (short light blue, medium-length dark blue, and long light blue) and cut triangles off the bottom edge of each layer. She then hand-sewed all three layers at once to an elastic belt, gathering at points to give the skirt more volume.
She wore a fuzzy blue top (back in elementary school I wanted to wear it so bad, just look at how fuzzy it is), and tied the triangle scraps from her skirt around her waist. She wore fairy wings, blue tights, silver shoes, and carried a wand. To top off her costume, she wore a sparkly, blue wig, which she pinned flowers and bows into.
Seriously, look at that fuzzy top. It is so 90’s. So GREAT.
Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.
Abbey, the Community Outreach Coordinator at Julep, reached out to me last week and let me know about their fun Halloween Nail Art Contest. They want to see your spookiest, Halloween-inspired nail designs. As a fan of nail art, of course I am entering! I decided to do a bloody vampire mani with nude and dark red polishes, and sealed with a glossy top coat.
I did this design on my nails last week, and it looks like Julep and I were on the same wavelength, because they have a bloody manicure in one of their latest blog posts, 5 Minimalist Halloween Nail Art Ideas.
In the spirit of the season, Julep has also put together the following step-by-step Halloween nail art tutorial, exclusively for select bloggers:
Feeling inspired? Then check out Julep’s site to see all their fun nail polish colors. If you want to enter the contest too, use #julepinstagrim on Instagram!
PS- I was not paid to talk about Julep, I just love nail art and a good contest.
For the third costume in my DIY Halloween series, I’m sharing my mom’s gnome costume. She wore this back when I was six years old, and still had some of the items to re-create it today! This costume is pretty simple, and would work great for both men and women.
She is just wearing a men’s button up shirt (with a pillow stuff inside to add some bulk), plain pants, a piece of roped tied around her waist (works as a belt and to hold the pillow up), and black boots. Her hat is made with a large piece of paper (from the dollar store) that was rolled into a cone and bobby-pinned to her head. Her beard and wig are from a Santa Claus outfit that my family uses for our annual Christmas party.
But first, let me take a gnomie.
We also managed to get a dog halloween outfit on my sister’s cat, Mousy. (She is not enthused.)
Looking for more halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.