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Halloween Costumes from Your Closet

Life can get pretty busy this time of year, and though we may have the best of intentions of creating and donning an elaborate Halloween costume, it just doesn’t always happen. And so, we bring you a simple solution to the ever-burning question, “What am I going to be this year?” Answer: Look in your closet. With a little imagination, it’s easy to piece together an ensemble that’s clever, cute, and cost-effective. Here’s what we found in our closets.

Auteur Wes Anderson has created pop culture icons with nearly every movie he’s birthed into life. I love the nostalgia and throwback charm of Moonrise Kingdom, and if you happen to have a bit of vintage in your closet, this should be an easy one to pull off. I know I have picked up a few cherry thrift shop pieces in my day, so if you can relate, this Suzy Bishop costume was made for you. –Jenn

What you’ll need to craft a Moonrise Kingdom costume from your closet:

[1] Binoculars  [2] An orange or pink dress   [3] Knee Highs  [4] Mary Jane-style shoes  [5] A Basket  [6] A Radio (This one’s a vintage-style Crosley!)

You don’t have a costume planned for Halloween yet? “What’s your damage, Heather?” I have loved the cult-classic, Heathers since the first time I saw it. It’s just so… very. You know? And you know what is so very… easy? Dressing as a “Heather” for Halloween. –Ashley

How to dress like a Heather:  (McNamera, Duke, Chandler… whichever.)

[1] White Blouse. Bonus for a bedazzled collar [2] Red Scrunchie [3] Double-Breasted Blazer [4] Plaid Pleated Skirt [5] Brightly-Colored Opaque Tights [6] Super bonus for toting a Croquet Mallet

At almost 9 months pregnant, let’s be honest: there are simply not that many costume options to choose from. (Giant grape? Pumpkin? Knocked-up nun, anyone?) I thought about doing THIS, which would have been completely awesome and disturbing, but with time running out, pulling something simple directly from my closet seems more likely. I happen to love the movie Juno, plus I already own just about every piece of clothing she’s wearing. –Autumn


If you feel (or look) like you just drank your weight in Sunny-D, here’s how to throw together a Juno costume:

[1] Maternity Jeans [2] Orange striped shirt [3] Zip-Up Hoodie [4] Plaid Sneakers [5] & [6] Bonus points for toting a blue Slurpee or a hamburger phone! [7] Schoolgirl Skirt

Author Description

Jenn Wong

Jenn Wong - the Urban Ninja - is the publisher and host of Way of The Wong, a contributor to the LA tech blog lalawag, and has covered the LA cocktail community in Angeleno Magazine. You can find her online @wayofthewong | @wayofthewong on Instagram

Ashley Fauset

Ashley is a party planner, grammar enthusiast, classically trained dancer, and coffee aficionado. She lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband and their hammy four-year-old, and shares her tales of mama-hood at Silver Lake Mom. You can find her online on Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Autumn Reeser

Autumn is an actress + artist living in Los Angeles with her toddler sons, Finn + Dash. She is constantly inspired by today’s modern woman.

  • http://www.LynnChen.com/ Lynn Chen
    I need to find a scrunchie!!!!
    • AshleyFauset
      I know, right? I had an old red chiffon scarf that I turned into a scrunchie, but American Apparel sells them, too!


Move LifeStyle is an e-zine for the modern working woman created by Autumn Reeser, Jenn Wong and Ashley Fauset.

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