If there's a king of catastrophe, I am probably the queen of procrastination (and cheap.) :P
My sis in law's birthday falls on Halloween and each year, she celebrates with a costume party. Each year, I come up with a costume just a few hours before the festivities. Cramming is my specialty and cheapness is my special trait. I can't seem to bring myself to spend on a costume I'll only wear once so I always DIY it with what items I have in my closet. Thankfully, I'm a styleblogger so I have a lot of costume-y items in storage.
For the last couple of years I've gone as Axl Rose, and the guy from Clockwork Orange (I can't find my photo of that).
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Yesterday, I was feeling exceptionally uninspired. I didn't know who I wanted to be. At first I was thinking Wednesday Addams or Winona Ryder from Beetlejuice (cause I have a lot of black in my closet) or Cher from Clueless (but that's like how I would normally dress anyway). All of those ideas seemed kinda bleh for me and then I remembered these Kawaii hoodies that I bought sometime ago...
At around 7pm, (party was at 9:30) I finally thought Care Bear! With less than 2 hours on the clock, I had to get moving fast.
I grabbed an old white t-shirt, a dinner plate, scissors and some needle and thread:
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I was looking for an old red t-shirt I could cut into a heart but I couldn't find any old enough to cut so I just grabbed one of those recyclable shopping bags in red and used that instead.
I measured a circle using my dinner plate on the white cloth and did a free hand heart on the red. Stitched the heart onto the white cloth, cut it in half then attached it to my bear hoodie with a running stitch (so I can easily remove it afterwards). The whole process took me less than an hour and voila! Instant Tender Heart Bear costume:
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It was fun being a Care Bear, everyone would stop, smile and say "Care Bear Staaaaareeee" each time I walk by.
If in case you don't own a bear hoodie, you can just use any hoodie and attach cardboard ears and a pom pom tail at the back.
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Some photos from the party last night:
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Last night was fun and today I'm paying for it with a HUGE hangover. Can't drink like a fish anymore and not suffer dire consequences once you hit your thirties :P Hope you all had a fun Halloween as well! Who'd you go as?