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 GoodwillNyNj Halloween Challenge

Just 16 days left til Trick or Treat! Do you have your costume ready? If not, you’re not alone.

When your purchases fund services for those in need, every Goodwill shopper’s a superhero for Halloween!

To help out, we’ve enlisted some of the most creative people we know and asked them to take the GoodwillNyNj Halloween Challenge, creating a custom, one-of-a-kind Halloween costume out of finds from our stores for $30 or less.

We’ll be posting more on their progress as Halloween nears but in the meantime, jump in and take the GoodwillNyNj Halloween Challenge yourself. If you do, be sure to comment below on your progress, post on our Facebook Page or tweet us about your costume journey as it unfolds. And if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board all about Homemade Halloween.

To find your nearest Goodwill, visit http://www.goodwillnynj.org/findgoodwill.aspx. Can’t wait to see your creations, Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Gem: Quick Fix Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching (less than a week left to go!). While some of you have been perfecting your costume for months, others might be more like our columnist Lauren – a last-minute magpie. Still on the hunt for the perfect disguise, Lauren hits her local Goodwill for this week’s Goodwill Gem: the quick fix Halloween.

This fancy mask is fit for a black-tie masquerade ball, but it works just as well as the focal point for a costume for a more casual Halloween affair.

And if you’re anything like me, you generally wait until the very last minute to put a costume together. And, like me, perhaps you love dressing up and getting crafty, but don’t exactly have the funds to stop in at the nearest pop-up shop and drop $50 or $100 (or even more!) on an elaborate ensemble for this year’s festivities. So for fabulous Halloween on a dime, there really is only one place to go – your local Goodwill!

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Halloween Week Sparkles With Sales

Haunt Goodwill this week and enjoy thrilling savings that will make for a fantastic Halloween! Sales include:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Wild Wednesday – 30% off Halloween decorations
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 & Sunday, Oct. 30 – Better Late Than Never Price Slash 50% off Halloween decorations
  • Sunday, Oct. 30 & Monday, Oct. 31 – Treat Yourself to Special SavingsCome to our store in costume & get 30% off your purchases
  • Now through Halloween – Decorate Beneath the CostumeNew underwear, 2/$1 or 79 cents each

Once you’ve visited the stores, be sure to vote for your favorite Goodwill Halloween Window! You can select your favorite at http://on.fb.me/gwspooky or, if you don’t use Facebook, you can vote at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gwhalloween.

Looking for a store near you? You can find each store’s hours by zip-code search on the “Find Goodwill” page. To find contact information for your local Goodwill by neighborhood, visit Guide to GoodwillNyNj.

If you’re a Greater New York or Northern New Jersey shopper: don’t forget you can add to your savings with a Goodwill Rewards Card, offering a $10 discount after every $100 spent in our region’s stores. To find out if you’re in the Greater New York and Northern New Jersey region, visit our store locator. If you are in our region, come fill out a form at the store or online here.

Just a standard sale side note for you: Discounts cannot be combined. If an item falls into two discount categories, Goodwill will apply the higher one. Happy Halloween, Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Gem: Cowboy Boots

Halloween is right around the corner, just waiting to shout BOO! With the holiday in mind, our columnist Lauren is searching her local Goodwill for items that can do double-duty – finds fit for a costume party, but chic enough to last into the days, months and years beyond. Curious about her latest find? Well giddy’up cowboy, here’s this week’s Goodwill Gem: Cowboy Boots!

In traditional country style, these homey cowgirl boots have a soft leather upper in a natural hue and the characteristic stitching that makes a boot so fabulous, you’ll never want to take it off, no matter where you actually are - even at a cemetery dance party. Ooo spooky.

Need an escape? Whether it’s for a Halloween fantasy or just your average autumn day, nothing can transport you out of the city more quickly than a pair of classic cowgirl boots. This fantastic pair – rounded up at my local Goodwill store, of course – is the real deal.

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Goodwill Gems: The Halloween Hunt

Ever notice how a single accessory can make a look? Those final touches take an outfit from cool enough to stand-out signature style. So where can you find an “outfit gem”? Meet Lauren, our newest columnist. This thrifty fashion babe has pledged her time to hunting down outfit gems at Goodwills throughout NY and NJ. This week, she finds a little black magic in the Astoria Steinway Store. Click “Read More…” below and find out just what this portends for her uncanny fashion sense:

An all black ensemble is easy to put together, and topped with this fantastic hat, makes an excellent witch costume.
With Halloween around the corner, Outfit-Gem Lauren set her sights on an even more magical find than usual: this wicked little witch’s hat.

 

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BOO! It’s GoodwillNyNj’s Happy Halloween Sale!

Who needs tricks when you have treats like this? From today ’til Saturday, Oct 30th, all our Halloween items storewide are half-off – and if that’s not enough to make your lose your pumpkin head, check this out: on Sunday, October 31st, any remaining Halloween decorations are a full 75% off.*

Sales this good are downright SPOOKY – but you ain’t afraid of no ghosts, so quit quakin’ in your boots and get yourself to your nearest Goodwill. Try our nifty little locator tool to find the Goodwill nearest you or search by city and neighborhood with our Guide to GoodwillNyNj.

*Discounts cannot be combined. If an item falls into two discount categories, Goodwill will apply the higher one.