Halloween is my favorite time of year, and I absolutely love making my costumes stand out from the generic outfits you find in your neighborhood Halloween store. If I'm short on time, I resort to my closet for a little inspiration. Re-create the looks of three popular designers that you probably already know and love:
Betsey's look is fairly easy to re-create, just throw on a few colorful items that you already have in your closet. To make it fun, add a tutu (you can buy one or make one, DIY project shown here). Put on a platinum wig with blunt bangs and — if you want to take it up a notch — try making twists or dreads with the strands to make it appear more like Betsey's. For the final touch, add red lipstick and heavy eyeliner. Now you can run around turning cartwheels all night and have people guess who you are.
H&M Cardigan, Betsey Johnson Wink Tee, Betsey Johnson rose gold earrings, Betsey Johnson wedges, MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, Adult purple tutu, Long blonde wig
Vivienne's look is very distinct, but if you already own something plaid or tartan, just throw on a t-shirt, and call it a day. For her bright orange hair, you can get an orange wig, and tease it to your desired texture. Brown lipstick and some gold layered accessories make this outfit fit for a punk-rock queen.
Donatella VersaceThis costume will require more makeup than the other two as bronzing and heavy eyeliner are both elements of Donatella's signature look. To begin, cover your face, neckline, and shoulders with a bronzer, and apply heavy eyeliner/eyeshadow to create a smokey eye. A simple black dress with a plunging neckline will work fine (or a beige- or gold-colored dress if you would rather emphasize the bronzed look), and throw on a long platinum wig . Line your lips with a nude lip pencil (draw a little over your natural lip line to create a fuller look), and finish with a nude gloss. Add some gold earrings and some strappy shoes, and voilà! Donatella Versace.
John Zack v-neck mesh dress, Michael Kors Collection shoes, Versace Icon earrings, MAC tinted lip gloss, MAC nude lip pencil in Subculture, Physicians Formula Bronze Booster, Laura Mercier kohl liner, Diva platinum blonde wig