DIY Halloween Costume: Office Cat


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Leigh Ray, Pink Vintage Heart

A Good Look Contributor


 

I don’t know about you, but I live for wearing my Halloween costume on the actual holiday. Did you know that Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year? I think there’s nothing more fun than wearing a Halloween costume to work. Here’s a cute and super easy cat costume that can be worn to the office or any party where you might not have too much time to put together an over the top Halloween costume. Here’s how I achieved it:

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Cat Ears

I attempted to make cat ears, but they didn’t quite turn out so great. Sigh. But my plan B was to wear two little mini hair buns where my cat ears would have been. I simply twisted two sections of my hair and twisted them to make these buns. I think it would be so cute to add a little glitter or hair paint to these as well.

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Eye Make Up

I rarely leave the house without cat eye eyeliner. I will admit that it took me a while to learn how to apply. The good thing is that you can draw a cat eye in several different styles. Pick the one that’s easiest for you. You can also skip the eye liner and achieve the cat eye look with eye shadow.

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Nose & Whiskers

These really make the costume. I used a black eye liner pencil to draw in the dot on my nose and the fun whiskers. It took just a few minutes and I felt totally transformed into a kitty cat!

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Leigh Ray is an NYC-based fashion blogger obsessed with all things vintage and thrifting at www.PinkVintageHeart.com. She’s a true shopaholic that loves the thrill of discovering the perfect thrifted and vintage finds while sharing them with the world.

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

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DIY Halloween Costume: Rosie the Riveter


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Leigh Ray, Pink Vintage Heart

A Good Look Contributor


 

Rosie the Riveter is the coolest girl power icon there is! Just about everyone knows the famous We Can Do it! Poster. The Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume happens to be one of the easiest DIY costumes ever. You can use items that you already have in your closet or you can easily thrift what you need. You’ll surely use and wear them again. Here’s what you need for your DIY Rosie the Riveter costume:

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Outfit

The outfit is the easiest part for this costume. Any jean on jean look can work – a jean jumpsuit, jeans worn with a jean shirt, jean overalls. I wore a pair of jeans with a jean shirt tied at the waist.

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Accessories

The red bandana really makes this costume. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a red bandana but I used a pink one that I had in my stash of scarves instead. You can use a bandana of any size as a head wrap or even wear as a head turban style that covers the entire head. For shoes you can do boots, converse or any flat shoes.

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Make Up & Hair

You can wear your hair up in a ponytail and create a retro look with a tiny bump at the front of the hair or rolled bangs. After researching this Halloween costume, I found that wearing your hair out is totally fine also.

I’m so into retro make up and wore cat eyeliner and red lipstick to capture the look from the famous We Can Do It! Poster.

 

Leigh Ray is an NYC-based fashion blogger obsessed with all things vintage and thrifting at www.PinkVintageHeart.com. She’s a true shopaholic that loves the thrill of discovering the perfect thrifted and vintage finds while sharing them with the world.

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Because your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services. Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!

 

The Ghost of Goodwill Halloween Past

Hi everyone! We all need a little Halloween inspiration. Here at Goodwill we think the best costumes are the ones that you make by hand. Let’s hop into our time machine and look back on some past Halloween posts.

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Costume  Thrifting with TheFabJunkie

There are two types of people in this world- ones who plan their Halloween costumes for months and then they’re the people who end up sifting through their closets for something they can throw on and make it look as if they put a tiny ounce of thought into it.

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Ways To Save: Create Your Own Halloween Costumes

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I’ve found that my favorite Halloween costumes have been the ones that I created myself using items from my closet. This can sometimes require a little bit of creativity, but with the internet at our fingertips and Goodwill stores at our convenience creating a do-it-yourself (DIY) costume can be fun and more importantly affordable!

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I am really inspired by all things 90’s related and Cher from the iconic movie Clueless was my absolute favorite! So I was thrilled when I spotted these two yellow skirt suits at the Goodwill Store on 2nd ave (b/n 88th & 89th) that would make perfect costumes!

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Tips for DIY Costume Shopping at Goodwill:

  • Give yourself a budget for how much you are willing to spend on your costume and stick to it. I think $25 is doable!
  • Search the web for ideas and inspiration that you can print and take with you as you shop.
  • Check all departments (women, men, kids) because you never know what you will find or what has been misplaced.
  • Purchase jeans or tops that you intend to destroy, rip or cover in dirt and fake blood from a Goodwill to save on retail costs.
  • Remember that when recreating a costume it doesn’t have to be an exact match.
  • Be creative and have an open mind!

If you don’t want to create your own DIY costume make sure to still check out your local Goodwill to see if they are selling actual Halloween costumes and accessories before you visit a costume store and pay full price!

Will you be dressing up for Halloween?

Xo

Nicole

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GoodwillNyNj Post-Storm: Halloween & Helping Out

Halloween Night is just a few hours away – can you believe it? To help you prepare, here are a few great Goodwill videos and photos from the incredibly creative Sammy Davis and our fab friends over at Damsels in Design. (Also: If you’ve got your costume set & would rather take the day to help out those affected by this week’s storm, scroll down to the end of this post for information and volunteering resources.)

First, Sammy Davis‘ tremendous trio of DIY costumes:

Halloween comes but once a year, and with it the chances to show off boast worthy do it yourself skills to friends and family who may never have guessed you know how to thrift store shop.

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What I Wore: Halloween Ideas Galore!

Imagine this: you don’t have a ton of time or money to spend on a costume. You care about the planet, creativity and style. Sound familiar? We’ve been here before & here’s what we’ve learned: Yes, you can find run-of-the-mill costumes at the stores, but with a little imagination you can find clothes that you can wear again and again (lowering that cost-per-wear) even after the festivities! Need ideas? Our Emme Bonilla has the solution: Hit the fashion blogs!:

Looking for style inspiration? "What I wore" has it in spades.

Hey costume-hunters, it’s Emme! If you’re looking for inspiration this Halloween, look at Jessica Quirk, author of the wildly popular daily outfit blog: What I Wore, and the fantastic sub-project “Homemade Halloween: Do It Yourself Costume Ideas.”

Jessica’s proven that all you need is a few bucks, a keen eye, and little creative thinking to whip up a fabulous costume mixing your own wardrobe with easily thriftable items. Her costume posts range from super simple and quick to make to more elaborate and time consuming creations.

Up after the break are three costume ideas that you can put together in a snap:

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