Last Minute Halloween Costumes
I'm a few days late posting about Halloween, but we'll all slip into the Christmas madness soon enough so let's enjoy Halloween a bit longer, shall we?
I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years because I don't typically go out on Halloween or go to any parties. This year, I decided to dress up for my Thursday night out to see my favorite local band, The Bullets.
Need a last minute costume? Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction is so easy! All you really need is a pair of black pants and a white blouse. I had a pair of black skinny jeans that I cuffed. I borrowed one of my Dad's dress shirts so it would be a bit oversized like Uma Thurman's.
As many of you know, I am smitten with the novelty bag trend. I own a milkshake bag from ModCloth, which was the perfect accessory to go with my costume as a nod to the scene where Mia orders a five dollar shake at Jack Rabbit Slims.
...and of course the adrenaline shot. I was able to dig up a plastic syringe we had in a drawer. It was for feeding wet dog food to our puppy Daisy when we first brought her home. For once I was actually glad we never throw anything out.
My plan was to just tuck in into my bra. It was a last minute costume after all. I mentioned to my dad that I wished the syringe could stick out at a 90 degree angle. He disappeared into the garage for a moment and returned with a screwdriver and a plan. He cut out a little piece of cardboard and fastened it with a screw into the tip of the syringe. I then was able fasten it with band-aids. So easy! I'm sure there are much better tutorials out there for a more realistic look, but for ten minutes of prep and a $0 budget, I think we did pretty well!
I used a little lipstick as blood under my nose. I've seen some great costumes with fake blood stains on the shirt, but this was my dad's dress shirt I was borrowing so I didn't want to ruin it. If you want a more authentic Mia Wallace overdose look, pick up a shirt from Goodwill that you can mess up.
Michael Davis of The Bullets let me say "Mrs. Mia Wallace" into the microphone and then played a cover of "You Never Can Tell" so I could have my "Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest" movie moment! I'm a ham sometimes.
Halloween night, my friend Ivy and I ventured into Philadelphia to visit my sister Julie in her new apartment. We went to an art gallery opening some friends of hers had pieces in. For this, I decided to dress as Twiggy, mostly because I recently bought a powder blue coat I found on clearance at Forever21 and it has such a Twiggy vibe to it. Also, I wanted to challenge myself to try to recreate her iconic eye makeup.