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.

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Our Stores, Our Spirit & the Window Contest Go On!

The week’s nearly over, and what a week it’s been. Many of us in the Greater New York and Northern New Jersey area could use an extra reason to celebrate. How about this: a Second Halloween!

We know New Jersey is planning on holding their Halloween this Monday, and to show our support (and have some much-needed fun ourselves), we’ll be extending our Halloween Window Contest voting until this Sunday night!

 

Come vote for your favorite window at http://bit.ly/gwhalloween and, if you didn’t manage to find a costume during all the storm prep, visit one of our stores to pick your perfect disguise. Yes, that’s right – many of our stores are open! We recommend calling your local store to confirm its open and operating normal business hours. You can find all contact info here: http://www.goodwillny.org/findgoodwill.aspx

Right now, the following stores are closed due to the storm and the black out: Bergenfield, Harrison, Jersey City, Springfield, Fairfield, Rockaway and Pequannock in NJ; Bellmore on Long Island; and the Village Boutique and 23 Street in NYC. We hope to have news on their re-openings very soon.

Of course, if you’re looking to donate, we can certainly use that, too. Please know that all donations to Goodwill fund our programs and services which help people people back on a financially-stable track – and that this includes helping people who’ve suffered unforseen events.

Take care and be well, fans!

GoodwillNyNj’s 2nd Annual Halloween Window Contest!

The time has come for GoodwillNyNj’s 2nd Annual Halloween Window Contest! You may have noticed a few extra ghosts and ghouls in your local Goodwill lately. Since the start of the month, our stores have been honing their Halloween spirit and now, starting today, October 17th, you get to weigh in and let them know what you think.

We’re hoping you’ll join us in celebrating fun for all this Halloween and vote in this years Goodwill Halloween Window Contest. The winning store will get a heap of holiday rewards – you’ll see they’ve worked hard to impress you.

To vote, please visit our Facebook album at bit.ly/gwhalloween and click LIKE underneath the image of your choice.

The link to the online survey (for voters with internet but without Facebook) is: bit.ly/gwhalloween2, though the survey does not include images. We ask you only vote once, but please feel free to tell others to vote – the more the merrier!

We hope you vote and help show our staff and the many we serve that creativity and good work never go out of style, no matter the holiday, and neither does goodwill.

Happy Halloween!

And the Winner of the Goodwill Halloween Window Contest is…

…you’ll have to visit Where to Goodwill Goes to find out…

Curious who won the contest? Just click here!

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Goodwill Halloween Window Contest – we were amazed and inspired by the turn-out. The winning window alone scored hundreds of in-store votes, 90+ LIKES on Facebook, over a dozen fan comments and a great showing on our Halloween survey – and they weren’t the only store with active, amazing fans. Check out http://bit.ly/gwwinner for the grand prize winner and the runners-up.

Our stores provide job training, income, self-esteem and fun to those previously facing barriers to employment. Thank you for supporting our clients, our staff, our stores and our mission – and our love of Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

BOO! <– You know what that is? That’s the end of the Goodwill Halloween Window Contest sneaking up on you. We have been floored by the great turn-out of voters, and there’s still time to add yourself into the final count.

Come on n' vote! Just 12 hours left to pick your favorite Goodwill Halloween Window. After all, you wouldn't want to miss the contest & upset the Troy Goodwill's witch, would you?

We joined Where the Goodwill Goes in this contest amazed by our stores’ enthusiasm this season (after all, the stores themselves provide job training, income, and self-esteem to those previously facing barriers to employment), but now we’re equally amazed at the support of our fans. Keep it coming, but beware: only votes placed before 11pm tonight (October 31st, 2011) will count. So hurry up n’ vote, Goodwill fans, and Happy Halloween!

To vote, please visit our Facebook album at http://on.fb.me/gwspooky and click like underneath the image of your choice. If you don’t have Facebook, you can vote via the online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gwhalloween, though the survey does not include images. We ask you only vote once, but please feel free to tell others to vote – the more the merrier!

Come Vote! It’s the Goodwill Halloween Window Contest!

Just 3 days left to cast your vote in our Goodwill Halloween Window Contest! Making the choice even tougher, we just added three new entries:

the Chelsea Goodwill at 103 West 25th Street in NYC:

the Colonie Goodwill at 1 Fuller Road in the Capitol Region / West New York:


and the Wappingers Falls Goodwill at 1488 Route 9 in Hudson Valley:


To vote for these or other Goodwill stores, please visit our Facebook album at http://on.fb.me/gwspooky and click like underneath the image of your choice. If you don’t have Facebook, you can vote via the online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gwhalloween, though the survey does not include images. We ask you only vote once, but please feel free to tell others to vote – the more the merrier!

Happy Halloween!

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!

The Goodwill Halloween Window Contest

We love Halloween – we love the Carmens, the Cowgirls, the Kanyes, even the Spooky Witches – and we love seeing these fantastic fantasies all embraced by the everyday people we pass on the street just because it’s Halloween.

The window at our Nanuet store mixes the spooky with the harvest fest - but does the combo get your vote?

While we usually use A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj to show off thrift fashion finds and fab ideas, we’ve been so amazed by our stores’ enthusiasm this season that we wanted to show off their finds and ideas – perfectly-timed for your Halloween inspiration and enjoyment. (To learn how our stores offer jobs and job training to those otherwise facing barriers to employment, and how they fund a variety of other community-strengthening programs and services, check out Where the Goodwill Goes!)

We’re hoping you’ll join us in celebrating fun for all this Halloween and vote in this years first ever Goodwill Halloween Window Contest. The winning store will get a heap of holiday rewards – you’ll see they’ve worked hard to impress you.

To vote, please visit our Facebook album at http://on.fb.me/gwspooky and click like underneath the image of your choice. If you don’t have Facebook, you can vote via the online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gwhalloween, though the survey does not include images. We ask you only vote once, but please feel free to tell others to vote – the more the merrier!

We hope you vote and help show our staff and the many we serve that creativity and good work never go out of style, no matter the holiday, and neither does goodwill.

Happy Halloween!

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.