Coming up with fun and unique Halloween costume ideas can sometimes become a challenge, especially if you don’t want to break the bank. I mean, who really has the funds to splurge on Halloween costumes these days, especially when it’s only being worn for one night. The key to staying on budget is to shop your closet first. This way you will only need to buy miscellaneous items to help pull the look together. Here are six female costume ideas that you will be able to create from your very own wardrobe.
Jersey Shore’s Snooki – She may not be the fashion icon you look to for style inspiration, but one thing’s for sure, this girl knows how to party! Pile on the animal print and just get wild and crazy. From your closet, throw on your tightest, most skimpiest and shortest dress or skirt. Don’t forget the cleavage baring tops and an insanely pair of furry boots. Go for an intense smoky eye and a high bump-up ‘do. Accessorize with wacky sunglass and a red plastic cup. Lastly, gather your girls, a few bottles of Hpnotiq Harmonie and pre-game Jersey Shore style!
Rapper Nicki Minaj – We all know rapper Nicki Minaj isn’t afraid of color and the girl clearly loves to have fun with her outfit choices. With this costume idea, feel free to roam the full spectrum of the rainbow. Head to your closet pulling out anything form fitting that shows off your ass-ets. Get creative with bold prints in leggings, bodysuits, tutus and anything bright and pink – think urban Harujuku Barbie. Throw on a brightly colored wig, a bubblegum pink lip and your most animated personality. And don’t forget to have a blast.
Pam Grier as Foxy Brown – Go back in time with blaxploitation film star Pam Grier in the 1974 classic, Foxy Brown. With this season’s retro-glam trend, channeling the 70’s for Halloween should be a breeze. A pair of wide-legged jeans or trouser pants, a printed top, stacked heel boots and a pair of hoop earrings accompanied by an Afro, and you will be ready to head down the Soul Train line in no time.
Jennifer Beals In Flashdance – Continuing with retro-inspired costumes, try dressing up as Jennifer Beals from the 1983 movie Flashdance. Since Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ video had many of you running out to buy leotards, this costume idea is a practical and fun opportunity to wear one without looking crazy. If you happen to not own a leotard, simply improvise with a bodysuit or tank top and full coverage women’s briefs. And don’t forget two signature Flashdance pieces; cut the neckline of a grey sweatshirt for an off the shoulder look and include a pair of leg warmers.
Vogue Magazine Editor Anna Wintour – As one of fashion’s most influential, powerful and intimidating women in the business, Anna Wintour is also a fun costume option for Halloween. Dress up as Anna Wintour by wearing a printed shift dress, a statement necklace, a fur coat or scarf, black sunglasses, and a wig cut into her signature bob hairstyle. Enlist a few props to make the costume a little more obvious; carry a Vogue magazine and a cup of Jo a la Starbucks. You’ll be looking like the Devil Wears Prada in no time.
Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose – Celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose always has the fashion girls swooning over her daily wardrobe. For Halloween, channel Mrs. Ambrose. Although you may not have a Hermes Birkin nor aable to afford a pair of Proenza Schouler heels, tap into your haute-ness June style — and on a budget! Simply wear a pair of boyfriend jeans, a pair of sky-high heels, fur, sunglasses, her signature turban and a bold red lip. You’re bound to exude effortless style just as June Ambrose always does.
Misha is a fashion devotee who spends her days trekking into Manhattan putting in long hours in the showroom of a major fashion label. She’s a lover of great personal style. She has spent many of her days studying the business of the fashion world. She also passionately spends her nights moonlighting as a fashion/lifestyle blogger on http://www.thefabchick.com/ which gives her an outlet to express her subjective views on fashion, style and all things considered fabulous in her world.