Sunday, October 22, 2017

DIY Costume Idea: Burrito

Another almost-but-never costume for me is a burrito! I love the coziness of this costume from the soft wrapping, which p.s. also makes it great for kids and babies. Truly nothing would be cuter than a lil’ baby wrapped up like a burrito!

Here’s how I would make a DIY burrito costume:

The Outer Layers

• First things first - get a large rectangle of beige fabric for the tortilla. A thin foam, thick fleece or neoprene works well for sturdiness. Something that can at least somewhat hold its shape. 

• Cut a hole in the rectangle for each arm and put it on like you would a vest.

• Overlap the ends of the rectangle over your chest/stomach until you like the positioning. Secure with a stretchy belt around your waist.

• Cut large pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil to wrap around the bottom half of your tortilla. Secure with hot glue. When you get to the top portion, wrap the foil over your belt to conceal it and keep the foil in place.

The Fillings

• Cut out shapes from felt or foam sheets to look like lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and whatever other toppings you’d like. For reference, here’s a sandwich costume and a part of a sushi costume I made previously:

• Add additional items, like jumbo pom moms in black to looks like beans. Get creative!

• When you have your toppings, hot glue them to the edges of your tortilla wrap, facing out so that they look overflowing.

The Headpiece

• Using a white polymer clay like Fimo, make a long “snake” about one or two inches in diameter. Curl the snake around in a circle shape and continue, stacking upwards on each loop until you have a tall dollop shape for the soup cream.

• Bake the clay to harden.

• Secure the sour cream to a white headband with glue to finish the look.

Yum! You look delicious!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

DIY Costume Idea: Ladies of 90210

Get ready, guys, because I'm sharing DIY costume ideas every day for the next week! Tons of fun inspiration to get your Halloween spirit revved up, baby!

This 90210 (OG cast only, plz) costume is fun, easy and works well solo or in a group. I didn't include Andrea because if you're looking for help in being Andrea Zuckerman for Halloween you need the kind of help that I just can't offer, I'm sorry.

Anyway, below you'll find my thoughts, ideas and careful research about this very important topic so that you may become the 90s teen soap star of your dreams!

Brenda Walsh Costume: The Inspiration

Brenda takes a real fashion journey throughout the series, from midwest transplant in dorky blouses to thin-browed, tough girl in all black everything, so you've got some choices here. I opted for the latter, because duh, and went with one of Brenda's stranger signature style choices: the vest-as-shirt look. With high-waisted jeans and era-appropriate accessories, everyone will mistake you for Brandon's cooler twin. Don't forget the brown lipstick!

Vest: Amazon  •  Jeans: Topshop  •  Choker: Amazon  •  Belt: Amazon  •  Boots: Macy's

Kelly Taylor Costume: The Inspiration


Kelly is the wealthy fashion queen of 90210, but for some reason dresses largely like a laid back wall street trader. Red is her signature color (even her convertible is cherry!) and she loves a pop of white. A strong blazer is key here, and paired with dated jeans and accessories you'll be making dorks swoon in the hallways in no time.

Blazer: Topshop  •  Jeans: Topshop  •  Shirt: Prana  •  Belt: Target  •  Shoes: Frye

Donna Martin Costume: The Inspiration

Donna Martin never met a flower print she didn't love. This virginal ditz is like a 90s time capsule, all Blossom hats and daisy prints. Her go to color is yellow, from her sunflower bikini to her bleached hair. Steal her matchy-matchy floral dress and headband look to make David Silver do a double take! 

Dress: Amazon  •  Shoes: H&M  •  Headband: Etsy  •  Earrings: Etsy  •  Choker: Disruptive Youth

Option B:

I'd be remiss not to mention these other 90210 costume options. Grab a friend and go as the accidentally matching prom dress version of Brenda and Kelly:

Or wear classic graduation garb and a wig for a Donna Martin Graduates costume:

Okay, okay, I'm done! Until tomorrow anyway...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Faves Vol. 14: Creepy Edition

This Wednesday Addams t-shirt!

This ouija board nail art!

This dead body bookmark!

This gold skull hear-no-evil set!

This collection of true scary stories!

This spooky cemetery zen garden!

These skeleton hand temporary tattoos!

This Scream-themed enamel pin!

This x-ray cat skeleton necklace!

This creepy hand candle with bone underneath!

What cool stuff have you been eyeing lately?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Creepy & Fun Food Ideas for Halloween

It's no secret - I love a theme. Around Halloween I can't help but look for fun food, decor and costume inspiration. It's my Christmas. Normally, overly fussy foods bore me, but make them creepy and I'll sit cutting eyeballs out of olives for hours. A few years back I made this Halloween spread, featuring mini mummy calzones, eyeball pizzas, graveyard layer dip with tortilla headstones and witch finger cookies:

Like I said, I love a theme. 😎  I've been poking around pinterest and google to find more new ideas for Halloween treats, and now I've got more options than I know what to do with! Here are my top 20 Halloween food inspirations:

Are you making any fun Halloween treats this year?

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