Easy Last Minute Halloween Monster Costume

Calling all procrastinators: it’s not too late to put together your Halloween costume! You can make this monster costume with a quick trip to the craft store and about an hour of time:

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So let’s get to it!! Here’s what you’ll need:

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Supplies:

  • Googly eyes (2 extra large and one bag of 1/2 inch ones)
  • Super Glue
  • White contact paper or masking tape
  • Scrap fabric in a plain color (I used black faux leather)
  • Duct tape
  • Velcro circles
  • Ruler
  • White computer paper for tracing
  • Fabric scissors
  • Dress or t shirt
  • Pocketbook (preferably made of a smooth material such as leather)

To make the ankle accessories:

  1. Measure the width of your ankles where you want the anklet to rest.
  2. On a sheet of blank computer paper, make a rectangle that is the length of your ankle measurement plus 1″ long by 2″ tall. Make a line right through the middle the long way so that you have two 1″ sections.
  3. Next, on the line going through the middle of the rectangle, make small marks every 1″ for the entire length. On the bottom line of the rectangle, start 1/2″ from the edge and then make small marks every 1″ for the entire length. These will be the markers for your monster “teeth”.
  4. Now draw diagonal lines connecting the top marks to the bottom marksP1190246P1190247
  5. Cut out your pattern and trace it onto the wrong side of your fabric two times, one for each ankle. Cut out fabric.P1190249P1190250
  6. Using the crazy glue, attach one googly eye roughly centered over each “tooth”, leaving the last tooth empty.P1190256
  7. Attach your Velcro circle onto the last tooth, putting the corresponding half of it on the back of the first tooth. I ended up using two Velcro circles because mine were so teeny tiny.P1190263P1190264
  8. Voila! Now part one of your costume is complete! P1190288

For your dress/shirt and your pocket book, simply attach the googly eyes using duct tape (use the giant ones for your dress/shirt). For the mouth and eyebrows, I just drew rough sketches on my white contact paper and cut those out. I guess you could say that I googly-eyeballed my measurements (haha I apologize I am such a dork.) Peel off the back of contact paper and stick them right on to your dress/shirt and bag! P1190286 - EditedIf you are using masking tape rather than contact paper, you could make your mouth more like this:halloween-front-door

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Of course, if you are super duper pressed for time you could skip the whole ankle teeth part and simply slap some googly eyes and a monster mouth on your dress and call it a day. P1190275P1190278I hope you enjoyed this post, I would love to hear about any last minute costumes you’ve pulled together! Happy Halloween!!

Everyday Halloween Wear

jumpJust floating around a cemetery, no big deal.P1190162P1190201P1190209Channeling my spooky side with this Halloween inspired look. This outfit would be perfect for anyone who wants to dress up without looking too costume-y or for anyone like me who is crazy about Halloween and thinks that only one costume-approved day per year is not enough. Once a week, am I right? P1190186P1190198P1190216I recently bought this Top Shop dress at my local Goodwill and I have had so much fun wearing it because it’s one of those pieces you can style so many different ways. It’s feminine, classic, and edgy all at once. P1190194P1190233P1190220Also wearing a kick ass pair of boots that I bought on sale from H&M. Love. Those. Boots.

Dress: Top Shop, thrift- $6.99, similar here and here

Tights: Hue, Marshalls- $3.99

Boots: H&M- $35, exact here

Hat: H&M- $6.99, similar here

Clutch: thrift- $1.99

Belt: Forever 21- $2.99

Total cost: $57.95

Aaaand in case you weren’t creeped out by my spooky graveyard pics, I’ll leave you with this little number:creep HA! Move over exorcist girl.

Amok amok amok!

P1190099P1190094This outfit  is one of those comfy/chic/cool combos that I loveloveLOVE and that girls like Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules seem to put together so effortlessly (dang girl, how do you do it???). P1190133P1190159P1190130I have declared many hats to be my favorite throughout the years, but I have probably loved this particular beanie the longest. It’s the loveliest shade of teal and has just the right amount of slouchy-ness. Who knew a $7 Forever 21 hat would become a staple?P1190114P1190146Also wearing one of my favorite H&M belts and an especially appropriate one for this time of year since I always feel a little bit Hocus Pocus-y when I wear it (in the best way possible). P1190111

Shirt: Forever 21- $10.90

Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft- $15 (marked down from $99!!)

Shoes: Payless- $15

Belt: H&M $3

Hat: Forever 21- $6.90

Necklace: Forever 21- $3.90

Bag: gift

Total cost: $54.70