Gettin’ Spooky Wit It

The spookiest holiday of the year is rapidly approaching. It is only a week away… do you have your costume ready? If your a last minute kind of gal or you were unexpectedly invited to a Monster bash, I have some last minute costume ideas that you can pull out of your closet. Check out my ideas below for some spur of the moment , budget friendly get ups.

Classic Nerd

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What you’ll need:

  • A button down shirt
  • A plaid skirt or high waist pants
  • Glasses
  • Suspenders ( optional)
  • Mismatch socks
  • Sneakers or loafers
  • Books / apple / pens as a prop

A classic nerd costume is so easy and you most likely have everything you need in your closet. If you don’t have suspenders they aren’t a must, but they are fun to wear! I already had the suspenders and these are my actual glasses. If you don’t have glasses you could find a cheap pair at your local dollar store. If you want to go all out add props like an old textbook , pens in your pocket, and an apple for teacher. For extra nerdiness tape a kick me sign to your back and draw some freckles on your face with eyeliner!

Dust Bunny

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What you need:

  • Black or Gray tshirt and leggings
  • Bunny Ears
  • Duster
  • Tutu ( optional)
  • Cotton Balls or Pom Poms
  • Faux spider web
  • Black Eyeliner
  • Gray, pink, white eyeshadow

The base of this costume is probably already in your drawer. Start with black or gray leggings and a t-shirt. I threw on a matching tutu to add a cutesy touch to the bunny costume ( and who doesn’t want an excuse to wear a tutu); but it’s not an integral part. Next I took a faux spider web ( a Halloween decoration you could find at the dollar store or Target) and wrapped it around me and clumped it up to look like dust. I also threw in some dryer sheets and pieces of paper to make it a look like trash caught in the dust.In order to create a bunny tail, I glued together black pom pom balls and pinned them to the tutu. You can also use cotton balls for this.

Next follow this bunny makeup tutorial that I found on YouTube. Once you are done the tutorial , take a dark gray eyeshadow and brush randomly on your face, neck, and chest to make yourself look dusty. Top off your outfit with the bunny ears and your duster , and you are ready to go!

Rosie the Riveter

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What you’ll need:

  • Denim shirt
  • Jeans
  • Boots ( preferably work or combat looking boots)
  • A red bandana
  • Red lipstick
  • Liquid Eyeliner
  • Bobby pins

Nothing like a Halloween costume that pays homage to a strong girl power moment for women in history! I personally love dressing up from different periods of time in history and this Rosie the Riveter costume is up there on the list. Not only did Rosie kick butt, but this costume also kicks butt cause it’s already in your closet! Throw on some jeans and a denim shirt ( if you have a denim jumpsuit even better!). Make sure to tuck in the shirt and roll up your sleeves, to get the tough working woman look that Rosie represents.

Next you just need a red bandana and some red lips. Put your hair into a bun mid way on the back of your head, leaving a few strands of hair out in front. Once this is done, fold the bandana into a triangle. Tie the ends at the top of head and hang the tip of the triangle over your forehead. Once it is tied, tuck the end of the triangle underneath. Now its time to put your extra strand of hair into two pin curls. Just wind the pieces of hair in a circle flat on your head until you are at the end of the strand. Once this is done secure each pin curl with a bobby pin and hairspray. Finish the look with a red lip and some winged eyeliner!

Spider Web Eyes

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What you’ll need:

  • Black eyeliner
  • Burgundy lipstick
  • Black Outfit ( can be dress, or pants and shirt)
  • Cape ( optional)

This costume is for the ultimate Halloween procrastinator. You don’t need a costume, you just need to put on some spooky make up and an all black outfit. You can find amazing Halloween makeup tutorials on Youtube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

For this look I went with the spider web eye make up. Simply put on your normal makeup base and then grab some black eyeliner. Start by drawing 5 vertical lines under your eye, making the middle one the longest and smaller as you move out. Make sure the lines aren’t perfectly straight so you get the web-like effect. Do the same on the top of the eyes, starting at top of the lids, and drawing up past the your eyebrows. Once you are done this, you can connect the vertical lines, with horizontal lines. Be sure to curve the lines around so it looks like a spider web. I added on the little spider by drawing a line down my cheek, and making a circle with eight legs. Creepy! For extra vamp, I wore a burgundy lipstick. ( Marc Jacobs Boy Gorgeous color). For some extra spook, I put on this cape that I had from last years costume, but if you don’t have one an all black look will do!

Hope this helps all of you last minute trick or treaters! Be sure to @middleofnoir on Instagram with your favorite Halloween costumes!



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