By Kelsey Keena, Buffalo Exchange Fullerton
Between work, school and friends, it’s easy to lose track of time, finding yourself panicking over a costume at the last second. Don’t worry! There’s no need to rush to the nearest store – you can find a costume right within your closet.
With a little imagination and creativity, it’s possible to whip up an easy costume utilizing what you already own. Ultimately, Halloween is about having fun with your friends – and candy, of course! – so why stress over a complicated costume? You never know – by shopping in your own closet, you may find not only an outfit for the night, but also a new favorite piece that you forgot you owned.
With the latest craze over vintage band and motorcycle T-shirts, you may already have what you need to create a rebel biker look! Simply throw on your favorite tee and style a bandanna as a headscarf. Bonus points if you have leather jacket to layer on top. After Halloween, tie the bandanna around your neck instead for a super cute everyday outfit.
Remember that flapper dress you bought two years ago and never wore again? How about that vintage hat you picked up on a whim? Wear them tonight! Then, after Halloween, instead of leaving the dress in your closet for another two years, transform it into a unique everyday outfit with a wide-brimmed hat and jean jacket. This way, you’re not only creating a unique costume, but also getting the most out of your budget and clothing!
Utilitarian jumpsuits are totally on trend, so if you have one in your closet, use it for a fun and easy train conductor costume. After Halloween, simply switch out the caps and you’re good to go!
If you have a cute vintage dress, play it up for a decades costume. After Halloween, modernize it with current accessories for an everyday look.
So take a breather. There’s no need to panic because, with just a little creativity, you’ll be able to create a costume as good as if you had it planned it for the entire month. Don’t forget that Halloween is all about the experience and having a good time. Plus, by reusing what you already have in your closet, your bank account will thank you!