The official start of the Halloween takeover on the blog starts today! One of the many creative hats I wear is that of a costume designer, so naturally I LOVE Halloween! And from today on, most of the regular blog spots are officially costume-focused for the next few weeks. First up, I have to focus on my favorite topic with some DIY Fashion Icon Costumes. I love dressing as actual people for Halloween, especially stylish ones, because then your costume money actually goes towards amping up your wardrobe outside of the holiday. Here are some of my favorites with links to the pieces in case you want to recreate the looks yourselves.
1. Anna Wintour
The must have pieces here are Wintour's signature shades and bob hairstyle. Throw the latest Vogue into a sleek bag and work an icy cool demeanor to really nail it.
2. Karl Lagerfeld
This look, complete with the white ponytail, shades, and fingerless gloves is actually a perfect look for a woman. Just ask Barbie. Bonus points for carrying around your cat as fashion's top feline, Choupette.
3. The Olsens
The trick to making this look work as a costume is the must-have Starbucks cup and some heavily contoured cheekbones. A look-alike BFF and a super-awkward Vine doesn't hurt either.
4. Cara Delevingne
Throw in every street-style trend you can and don't forget the trademark brows. This tutorial will help with that.
5. Grace Coddington
No Coddington costume is complete without replicating the most recognizable hair in fashion. Assuming you don't sport a bright red triangle quaff, I suggest teasing out a curly wig and trimming where needed. And don't forget the makeup- concealed brows and red lipstick complete the look.
Work this year's mod trend with a flirty mini and white tights. Top it off with the signature Twiggy eye makeup and false lashes. This tutorial will help you make your eyes their doe-iest.
7. Jenna Lyons
To get this look, wear your sharpest, most tailored pieces. The slicked back hair, bright lip, and trademark glasses are must-haves and carrying a J. Crew shopping bag will help to drive the concept home.
8. Betsey Johnson
The signature look of my favorite wacky designer makes for such a fun costume! And with her recent run on DWTS, it's the perfect year to show your love. The staples to any Betsey costume: a bright tutu, mix of prints (namely black and white stripes, floral, and leopard), and lots of layers. Blonde bangs and visible extensions (or a wig) will help create her wild do.
9. Kate Moss
Nothing says 90s like the Kate Moss Calvin Klein ad. And if you really want to show off your abs, I think this is a super-clever way to do it. 1000 bonus points for sporting the Mark Wahlberg nail decals.
10. Coco Chanel
Not only is Coco the ultimate style icon, but this costume can most likely be made with things you already have in your closet. Just don't forget the trademark cigarette holder, which you can even make yourself with a straw or coffee stirrer. Get the finger waves hairstyle with this tutorial.
Would you wear any of these looks for Halloween? Who am I forgetting that should be on the list? Let's talk trick-or-treating in style in the comments!