Monday, October 27, 2014

Easy Costumes You Can Find at the Thrift

Halloween is rapidly approaching and if you're anything like me, you have waited to THIS week to start crafting you look. You are looking around for the coolest, the most familiar, the stand out costume for the year, without the sticker price.

You're in luck. Some of the best costumes can be easily assembled using a few key pieces that are at your Thrift or Second Hand shop right now. Don't believe me? Let me show you.

Indiana Jones from Indiana Jones
A button down, some khaki pants and boots and that signature hat will do the trick. Grab a leather jacket and some brown rope to make Jones' famous whip and you re good to go.

Katiss Everdeen from The Hunger Games: This is probably one of the easiest looks in the bunch. A brown leather jacket, brown boots, a green tee and dark wash jeans are all you need. Braid your hair and DIY a bow and arrow and boom, your the girl on fire.

Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean:
Snatch up a bandana, a pirate hat (they should be on sale everywhere right about now), a white or beige button down, trousers, a large belt, and a random swath of fabric and beads, and you look smashing, savvy?

Django from Django Unchained:
Tan pants, brown boots, a green jacket, a brown cowboy hat and scarf make this outfit easy to complete and quick to recognize. 

Black Swan
A black tutu or even a vintage a-line dress, pink or nude tights, ballet shoes and some wicked eye make up make this look a scene stealer. 

Jay Gatsby from the Great Gatsby:
A sharp suit and tie, wrist watch, and shine shoes make this look quick and easy to pull off. Grab a champagne glass for extra flair. 

Carmen Sandiago:
A red wide brim hat, a red coat and black boots is all you need. Keep is spicy with a short black dress or pencil skirt or add a pair of black leggings or jeans and a black top for a more modest look to the crafty villainess. 

A red and white striped beanie matched with a red and white striped long sleeve top paired with circle glasses, light jeans and white sneakers is all you need. Add additional stuff for further flair. 

See? With some simple pairings and a bit of creativity, Halloween can be easy and fun when you know when your costume is the same.