Vintage Shopping for Halloween
Vintage shopping is absolutely one of my favorite pastimes. And when it comes to homemade Halloween costumes, vintage shops are a gold mine. Seriously. Why spend a fortune on a flimsy costume that you’ll probably never wear again, when you can make an inspired, one-of-a-kind look with vintage items at a fraction of the cost?
Whether you plan to celebrate the spooky holiday as a pretty pirate, a 1920s flapper, or a beloved movie icon, consider the do-it-yourself approach. You can be sure that no one at the party is going to steal your unique style. Plus, you can always incorporate certain wearable items back into your wardrobe after the festivities have come to an end. Vintage shopping for Halloween costumes is affordable, fun, and a fabulous way to show off your creativity. It’s a triple-win.
Halloween Costume Idea
This Halloween, I’ll be channeling one of my favorite characters from the television series Mad Men, Betty Draper. Betty is known for her glamorous gowns and perfectly tailored house dresses. How do you replicate Betty’s ultra chic style for Halloween? It’s all about finding a classic 1950s frock. I scored a pretty great deal at my local vintage store and picked up a sweet little dress, a pair of gloves, and a fake cigarette (that’s right kids, don’t smoke!) for about twenty-five dollars! Here’s how my Halloween costume turned out:
Get the Look
Need a last-minute costume idea? Want the look? Search for a retro dress or enhance a fit-and-flare style you already own with a petticoat. To gussy up the outfit, don’t forget the heels, flashy jewels, and elegant gloves. For a more casual ensemble, pair the dress with a fitted cardigan and a string of pearls. Remember, Betty Draper would never leave the house without an impeccably curled hairdo.
Will you dress up in a homemade costume this Halloween? Post your ideas and looks below!