Spooky season is upon us, and for those of us with limited time and funds to put together a costume, it’s time to get creative. Luckily, a little makeup and hair can go a long way, and I’ve got a few ideas to make your costume a hit, without your bank account taking a hit.
For an easy, last minute costume, split your hair down the middle and use elastics to create pigtails high on your head. Next, back-comb the hair a bit to create fullness, wrap each pigtail into a bun, and secure them with bobby pins. Use hairspray to make sure your ears stay put, draw on a nose and some whiskers, and you’re set!
If you’re looking for something more nautical, try a fishtail braid to go with your mer-babe look. This braid is one of the easiest to do, and one of the most stunning. Pull the braid apart for a more boho-look, and try adding glitter if you’re feeling extra magical.
Star Wars Inspired
For a simple, but pop-culturally relevant costume, Star Wars is the way to go. In the new trilogy, the main character, Rey, wears her hair in three looped buns, which can be created by making three horseshoe-shaped sections, pulling each into a ponytail, and looping them through. Pair this with a beige outfit, and you’re ready to save the galaxy!
Even if Halloween is an afterthought for you, there are still ways to get in the spirit. So, stock up on candy, get ready for tricks and treats, and look fabulous all the while!