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Halloween Week Recap

This concludes Halloween Week with Fashion Without Borders. Though I’m sure I’ll throw in a couple more Halloween posts here and there between now and Halloween. So in case you missed any posts, I’m recapping the week:

Classic Costumes: Want a classic costume with a fashion twist. Then take a look at Fashion Without Border’s stylish versions of a Prisoner, 20’s Flapper, Little Red Riding Hood and Mermaid.

Creepy and Chic Halloween Decor: Costumes aren’t the only part of Halloween. Need ideas to turn your home into a creepy, scary yet chic haunted mansion? Read this post.

Stylish yet Scary Costumes: Want to be stylish AND scary this Halloween. Well you can do both with these ideas.

Fashion Halloween Costumes: For you fashion lovers, We have the perfect Halloween costume ideas for you. Check out these ideas inspired by fashion icons.

Stylish Pumpkins: The pumpkin plays a pivotal roll in decorating for Halloween. This year try an unexpected way to style your pumpkins. Check out this post for great ideas.

Unexpected Costume Ideas: Looking for a creative costume for Halloween this year. Check out this post for one-of-a-kind costume ideas.

Halloween Nails: Want a fun Halloween nail design that’s both spooky and sweet. Then check out this tutorial for candy corn and spider web nails.

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Unexpected Ideas

Every Halloween you risk the chance of having 6 other girls wearing your costume idea. If your like me and hate matching, then these costume ideas are for you. They are one-of-a-kind, unexpected and stylish!

{Dress, Collar, Purse, Vest, Tights, Ears and Tail, Bracelet, Shoes}

101 Dalmatians inspired this costume. Get a group of your friends together and goes as Dalmatians with a stylish twist. Start with a black and white polka dot dress. Add a black fur vest and polka dot tights. For fun I added this Dalmatian print bag and a red velvet bow collar (you can easily use red ribbon). Don’t forget dog ears and a tail. This is what will make you look like a dog. For Dalmatian make-up try this look. Now all you need is a Cruella de Vil.

{Dress, Shoes, Tights, Nail Polish, Wig}

A pinata costume is an unexpected Halloween costume choice. And it’s so easy to make. All you need is a rainbow colored dress or a colorful fringe dress. Pair with colored decorated tights and sequin shoes. Add some candy jewelry like a ring pop or candy necklace or string some lollipops together to make your own necklace. Don’t forget a bright colored wig and bright make-up like this candy themed make-up tutorial. You can easily make your own pinata dress using streamers. If you want a funny twist, try a black eye for make-up to be a beat up pinata.

Halloween Nails: Candy Corn and Spider Webs

In case you guys haven’t realized, I’m in love with Halloween. I’ve been getting myself in the spirit by painting my nails in Halloween themed patterns. This weekend was spider webs. And this week I wanted to incorporate something sweet and something spooky. So I came up with these candy corn and spider web nails. Here are the steps:

1. Supplies:

  • Yellow Nail Polish: Pure Ice- Excuse me
  • Orange Nail Polish: Pure Ice- Hot Tamale
  • White Nail Polish: Pure Ice- Platinum
  • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
  • Tape

2. Top Coat: Paint your nails with a base color of orange. I recommend giving your nails plenty of time to dry so the tape doesn’t damage the first layer. Try rocking the orange nails for a day before finish the look.

3. Lay Tape Strips: Cut thin strips of tape and lay them straight across the middle of all your fingers (except your ring finger). The width of the tape varies which each nail (i.e. your thumb strip will be thicker than your pinky strip.)

4. Paint Strips: Paint yellow below the tape. You may need to do a couple coats to allow the yellow to cover the orange. Let dry. Paint white above the tape. Again you may need to do a couple of coats. Allow to dry before removing the tape.

5. Ring Design: Using a thin brush and black nail polish or a black nail pen, Create a web design. Start by drawing three thick lines starting in the top corner of the nail and fanning out. Draw lines in-between to create the webbing. Paint a thin line of silver glitter at the tip of the nail.

VIOLA! Just lather on a top coat and you’ve got yourself some stellar Halloween nails.

Got any nail ideas of your own? Fee free to email me them.

Stylish Pumpkins

{Lace Pumpkin, Black and White Pumpkins, Jeweled Pumpkin, Pumpkin Vase}

Carving pumpkins is fun but there are so many more original ways to decorate your Halloween pumpkin. Above are a few of my favorite ideas.

Lace Pumpkin: I never thought of covering a pumpkin in lace until I saw this picture. So hit up your local fabric store and buy up a bunch of lace to cover your pumpkin.

Painted Pumpkin: Painting a pumpkin allows you to get much more creative. Paint typical Halloween icons on it or try somethins unexpected by painting it a stylish print (cheetah print, polka dots) The zebra print pumpkin is my favorite.

Bedazzeled Pumpkin: This is how I will be decorating my pumpkin this year. Get some jewels at the craft store and cover your pumpkin in them. Or make a design out of the jewels. I plan on painting my pumpkin black and covering it in jewels and studs.

Pumpkin Vase: This is great for a center piece or if you want a pumpkin that is both functional and decorative. Carve the inside of your pumpkin and decorate the outside to make it look like a creepy skeleton head. Then stick flowers in the top. For a pumpkin that’s creepy yet sweet.

Feel free to email me, or tweet me pictures of your decorated pumpkins.

Fashion Halloween Costumes

For you fashion lovers, Halloween is a great time to embrace your favorite fashionista. So here are some fashion icons for you to become this Halloween:

{Dress, Fur Coat, Sunglasses, Heels, Wig, Necklace}

No fashion-themed costume is better then the style enforcer herself, Anna Wintour. The best thing about this costume is it can be easily worn after Halloween. Pair a bright, stylish dress with a fur coat. Add killer heels, and a statement necklace. Don’t forget her signature bob and round sunglasses. Finish it off by carrying the latest issue of Vogue. You’ll have fashion-lovers drooling all over you all night long.

{Dress, Sunglasses, Clutch, Shoes, Necklace}

There is no better costume then the style and TV queen herself, Carrie Bradshaw. All you have to do is pick out your favorite Carrie look whether it is from the TV show or the movies. I personally loved this white and gold look from the movie. All you need is a white dress paired with a gold clutch, gold aviators, gold sparkle heels and a statement necklace. Don’t forget Carrie’s signature untamed mane. You can try doing it yourself with this tutorial.

{Layered Pearl Necklace, Pearl Necklace, Hair Pin, Dress, Gloves, Eye Liner, Sunglasses, Shoes}

I like to think of Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany’s as the original Carrie Bradshaw. She oozed style, sophistication and spontaneity all in one. And the best part about being Holly for Halloween is you probably own most of the costume in your closet already and if not they’ll be a great addition. Start with a basic black dress. Pile on the pearls (lots and lots of them). Add black gloves, black round sunglasses and black pumps. The key to the look is her hairstyle accessorized with a crown-like hair pin. Check out this tutorial to get Holly’s hairstyle. Holly’s make-up is a little easier. The key is the winged out black eyeliner. Check out this tutorial to get Holly’s make-up.

{Blazer, Shirt, Necklace, Tie, Sunglasses, Pants, Shoes, Fingerless gloves}

For all you fashion loving men, Karl Lagerfeld is the perfect costume for you and probably can be made 100% from your closet- except maybe the fingerless gloves I don’t know many guys who have a pair of those laying around. All you need is a white dress shirt, blazer, dress pants and black dress shoes. The key items to the costume that make it Karl Lagerfeld are the fingerless leather gloves, sunglasses, a stylish tie and a bit of bling. Mr. Lagerfeld loves to accessorize. The dye your hair grey and viola you’ll be ready to strut down the Halloween streets.

DIY Halloween Costumes: The Classics

Store bought costumes are so ordinary. This Halloween be extraordinary and create your own costume. Today we’ve taken a few classic costume ideas and given them a stylish twist. The great thing about creating your own stylish costume is it will be one of a kind and you can easily wear the pieces in your day-t0-day wardrobe.

{Dress, Handcuff Necklace, Handcuff Bracelet, Chain Cuff, Booties}

Who’d of though prison stripes could be so chic. Well with this prisoner costume you’ll be doing time style. Find yourself a stylish black and white striped dress. Accessorize with handcuff necklaces and bracelets. Add some chain bracelets and dramatic dark make-up. Need a fun hair idea? Wrap your hair around empty coke cans a la Gaga in Telephone. It’s the jail version of curlers.

{Dress, Headband, Tights, Bag, Heels, Lipstick, Pearls}

A 20’s flapper is a classic and cute Halloween costume idea. And it’s so simple to recreate. All you need is a fringe dress, feather hair piece, fishnet stockings and layers of pearls. Don’t forget a sparkly bag and to smear on a red lip. As for hair try out this cute vintage hair do by Lauren Conrad and for makeup try this tutorial.

{Dress, Basket, Hooded Scarf, White Knee-Highs, Blush, Heels}

Got a red dress sitting in your closet? Well it’s so easy to turn that red dress into a Little Red Riding Hood costume. Add a red hooded scarf or a red hooded cape. Pair it with white knee-highs, basic black pumps and don’t forget the basket. This costume is sweet and demure. Have your make-up reflect that with pinks on your cheeks and eyes. Check out this make-up tutorial for more tip ideas. Now all you need is a big bad wolf.

{Bikini Top, Skirt, Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings, Sandals, Fake Eye Lashes, Ring, Clutch}

Mermaid is a great cute and stylish costume idea. Plus it’s so easy to make. All you need is a green maxi skirt and a bikini top. Accessorize with sea-themed jewelry like seashell necklaces, fish rings, and coral pieces. You can buy seashell jewelry or do it yourself. My favorite thing I found are these sea-themed fake eye lashes. For your hair keep it natural with beachy waves and pin in sea shells. Or try a fish tail braid. Check out this tutorial for mermaid inspired make-up.

Which classic look is your favorite? What will you be for Halloween this year?