Halloween comes but once a year. That being said, a great costume is a must! Superb costumes take creativity, time, effort, and money. But let's face it, few of us have all of the aforementioned elements. So what do we do to avoid looking like the love-child of Wolverine and Edward scissorhands(pictured on the left)?
Luckily we here at JoonBug are here to help! We have complied a list of the best place to find a costume that would impress Heidi Klum herself.... Without further ado here's our favorite spots!
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is officially Halloween crunch time. The holiday is swiftly approaching, party tickets are selling out, and costumes are running low. Those who already know what they are going to dress up as have known for months--leaving the rest of us at a great disadvantage. But fear not, oh ill-prepared one, just because you have been preoccupied with real life responsibilities over the past few months, doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of dressing up. And proving this brave theory is Ricky's NYC--the one stop shop for all of your spooking needs.
Anyone who made a trip outside this weekend has no doubt seen a handful of costumes good and bad already. Plenty of the worst will no doubt pop up all over the internet tomorrow. Bad costumes come in plenty of forms. A few classics are the the last minute costume, the unfunny joke costume, the unintentionally terrifying costumes, and the unintentionally hilarious costumes. These are the costumes that will keep us in stitches for years to come.
However, for every step back in the costume department, there is at least one step forward--at least for kids. Children now have more costume options than any generation before them. While it’s true, a few classics remain favorites, there is still a sea of options for this day most generous with its tricks and treats. Our parents and grandparents had fewer options. There were scary costumes...and unintentionally scary costumes. ComicsAlliance, masters of all things comic book related, has put together a list of some of the most horrifying offenders.
It's Halloween time, so strap on your shoes ladies and fierce queens, and make a dash for MAC cosmetics! Because, Venomous Villians, has finally arrived on MAC cosmetics shelves. There is no better time than the month of October, for the launch of this new line. Need to be filled in on the latest beauty buzz now? Well, step into a MAC store, kidnap a clerk and stash as many Venomous Villians products as one can. They are selling so fast, it seems as if they're already collectors’ items. Try the Fillmore or Union Street locations, or even last resort Macy’s, but there is no guarantee that anything will be left except a brochure.
We obsess over wearing (and affording) their clothing, but this Halloween it's time to honor the person behind the label. Best of all, you probably have all the items in your closet, can buy them cheap and will be able to wear them after the last bottle is popped at this year's greatest bash.
The legendary creative director of Barneys has graced our beloved aisles of Target with affordable Halloween costumes this year! Coming up with a creative costume poses stress for most trendy ladies during this time of year and it’s almost always due to all the cool costumes costing us an arm and a leg. The style icon has alleviated all of our stress with his new line, Costume Couture by Simon Doonan.
With Halloween nipping at our heels, everybody’s asking “what are you going to be for Halloween?” Every year, without fail, the theme for women seems to be “Look as slutty as possible without getting arrested for indecent exposure” and I’m sure the same will go for this year. While those costumes are awesome and fun in their own right, Urban Outfitters is offering alternatives that cover up and keep you warm (they also allow you to finally be able to show your parents pictures of you on Halloween). Here are some fun and SFW options for your Halloween costumes:
Don't be afraid, this is not another fat Elvis costume with a tacky white jumpsuit. We love young, hunky Elvis, so what better outfit to mimic than his famous head-to-toe leather?
And lucky for the last minute ladies, this get-up can be put together with a few faux favorites:
1.The faux-leather jacket: It can be real leather or a fabulous faux. Just slip it on over a black tank and you're already halfway done!
2. The pants: Faux-leather leggings are everywhere this fall. Wherever your shopping may lead you, Forever 21 to Bloomingdales, you are sure to find a pair. They are a perfect way to womanize your Elvis look.
In my last attempt to recreate some reality star looks this Halloween, I can't leave out our favorite orange-colored, pickle-loving, pint-size "guidette." Snooki is going to be pretty popular this Halloween, along with other infamous Jersey Shore cast members. After all, who wouldn't want to arrive as the life of the party? Here are some simple steps to Snook your look.
Let's start from the top: poof first. To achieve the signature poof, it's going to take a lot of teasing, hairspray and hair pins. Layer by layer, tease the hair on top of your head, shape the poof and secure it to the scalp. If you need assistance, call on your trusty companion: the Bumpit.
Continuing in the spirit of imitation, turn some heads at your Halloween party and dress up as someone who has had their fair share of controversy this year. Whether it be her alleged affair, and now public courtship, with former Mr. Bullock, Jesse James, or the launch of her new makeup line and book, Kat Von D is a woman whose presence is hard to miss. Luckily, however, her rockstar look can be fairly simple to recreate this Halloween.
As far as attire, stick to tight, black and skimpy wardrobe separates. A leather vest, skinny black jeans and anything with metallic studs will do the trick. For footwear, select a tall platform pump or boot: the edgier, the better. Keep makeup fairly simple with a dark smoky eye and bright red lips.