Halloween Costume Ideas

by Kristina Uriegas-Reyes

I’ve seen costume ideas everywhere I turn from blogs and websites to magazines and movies. I’ve also seen and helped people put together some awesome looking costumes at the vintage store I work for as well. This year, I’ve decided to be a Pan Am stewardess. To be honest, I kind of already dress like a 60’s stewardess or secretary most of the time so it’s not too much of a stretch. I picked up a Pan Am bag recently and now I’m just trying to figure out a hat to pull it all together. I might end up making one out of construction paper or cardboard and felt. If anyone has any on-the-fly pillbox hat making tips though, let me know! I’ve had some fun costumes over the years and I thought I’d share some from the past as well as show you some of my favorite costume ideas for this year. Last year, I was Joan from Mad Men. I sort of have this hair color now so it’s funny to see how real this wig looks! For details on how I put my Joan look together head over to TweeValleyHigh.com

Here I am in 2009 as Minnie Mouse. This was my back up costume for this year. 

At one point in high school I was Ringo Starr. 

At another point, I was a dark-haired Margot Tenenbaum with a friend as Ritchie. Eventually I re-did this costume in an awesome blonde wig though. Another year, I was Max Fischer, which was kind of hilarious. I guess I was pretty into Wes Anderson in high school.

If you’re still searching for this year’s costume and are coming up empty, check out some of the great costume ideas below. For details on where to get some of the items, click on the source link above each photo. 

NY Mag: Anna Wintour and Nicki Minaj

NY Mag: Pregnant Beyonce and Jay-Z

The Frisky: Princess Beatrice

Refinery 29: Black Swan

Refinery 29: Daphne Guinness

Tres Sugar: Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All

Tres Sugar: Blossom

Tres Sugar: Lori Beth Denberg from All That (uh..random, but kind of awesome)

Tres Sugar: Carmen Sandeigo

Tres Sugar: Cher from Clueless 

Tres Sugar: Mrs. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus! 

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