I’m back with my annual Halloween costume post (check out 2019 and 2020 here). I usually pick 4 women and recreate their looks using everyday clothes that you may have in your closet already or that can easily be purchased. It’s great because you can wear 80% of the outfit in your everyday life, so it doesn’t feel wasteful.
Since I love interior design, every year I pick a famous designer to dress up as. In the past, I’ve done Joanna Gaines and Shea McGee. This year is the iconic Sarah Richardson. Sarah’s style is so approachable and easy to recreate. All you need are skinny jeans, a fitted riding blazer (she likes Smythe blazers, but we are trying to be budget-conscious!), white tennis shoes, and some simple dangly earrings. Add a short brown wig and a color deck, and you have a convincing Sarah Richardson.
One person that has been all over the media this year (and for the last, oh, 20 years) is Jennifer Lopez. First, I just want to talk about how she doesn’t age. Legit. I need to know all of her secrets! Anyways, there are so many iconic Jennifer Lopez looks that you could recreate. For me, I went with a general JLO feel. She likes matching outfits, cropped shirts, and comfortable clothes. I took a lot of inspiration from recent pictures of her and Ben out on a stroll. She wore a casual matching cream suit. So I found a cream-cropped sweater and paired it with matching sweatpants. JLO is known for her large hoop earrings, so those are essential for the costume. She also tends to prefer metal-framed sunglasses with brownish transparent lenses. Add a long brunette wig, a microphone, and a bedazzled water cup to complete the look.
This next person, Billy Eilish, is more of a wildcard, at least for me, a mid 30s woman. For the last 6+ months, Billie has been rocking bleach blonde hair. She’s always had a 90’s vibe, so those were fun trends for me to revisit. I recreated her outfit from her Teleroma magazine cover (link here). First, I found a blonde wig with bangs. It should be paired with a baby-blue boxy button-up and matching pleated skirt (a little oversized is preferred). Add white knee-high leg warmers and platform/goth boots. Top it off with a matching bucket hat and microphone.
The last outfit can be a range of women, basically anyone from the US women’s gymnastic team, including Suni Lee, Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, Mykayla Skinner, or Jade Carey. The outfit is so simple – a long sleeve leotard with red athletic pants and a cropped USA top. Add the gold medal, and boom, you’re an Olympic gymnast.
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