Unlike evil witches, sassy sorceresses emote a mesmerizing, tranquil beauty. Arwen Evenstar, in Lord of the Rings, captures this untouchable ethereal quality to perfection. Her ornate headpieces, dewy makeup, and flowy dresses are so beautiful, it can turn the most brash man into a smitten softy. When dressing like a sassy sorceress, keep your layers light and whimsical via chiffon dresses or skirts. Have fun choosing unique headpieces and make sure you don a long, wavy wig. Warning: You will be pursued by many handsome princes and warriors whilst wearing this costume . . .
Come on, I know you've got an old pink prom dress gathering dust in your closet somewhere!
Breathe new life into it (or hit up a thrift store in the next few days) and throw yourself a Princess Peach costume together.
No old pink gown? Go flirty with a hot pink minidress instead!
Then add some bright blue jewelry, gloves, and a tiara, and a constantly bewildered look on your face.
If the princess is too sweet, try the mysterious Carmen Sandiego, but I have a feeling you'd get just as much attention as Mario's number-one babe.
Where in the world is your costume? Right here, thanks to geeksugar and my love of vintage video games. If you're in need of a classic (and classy) video game heroine (for my costume contest, perhaps), look no further than the wily traveling temptress herself, Carmen Sandiego.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the game for its international intrigue and because I wanted to be Carmen. She was a woman of mystery, and she looked fabulous doing it.
Check out my picks for how to put together a last-minute Carmen Sandiego costume. The main elements are the red fedora and trench (which could be re-worn, actually, as the weather gets crisper); to finish off the image, make sure you constantly tip your fedora, avoid eye contact, and put some red lipstick on your Mona Lisa smirk.
Earlier this week I asked you to help Halloween-ify the Look Book, and the response was outstanding — you have to check out everyone's costumes! Those featured will receive a cheeky pair of FabSugar undies. Here's another winner, to help get creative juices flowing.
mogsterlove is dressing up as Akasha from Queen of the Damned this year and she looks totally fierce. She always wanted to dress up as Akasha, but could never find a suitable costume, so she made one, except for the necklace — impressive!
Congrats to mogsterlove!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar! If you live overseas and have a Fab outfit to share, join the Overseas Fashionistas Group, to submit a Look in this group learn how to post a blog.
Veruca Salt is a spoiled brat. She's the only child of a wealthy couple, and a real daddy's girl. She "wins" a Golden Ticket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by having her Daddy's factory workers go through thousands of Wonka Bars. In fact, her personal mantra is: "I want it NOW!" — she sings a whole song centering around those four words.
Veruca would like to think she's one of a kind, but her look is actually pretty easy to put together. Well, almost. Don't forget the sour face and the blonde mink coat she's so proud of. And feel free to throw a temper tantrum here and there: this girl is one bad egg; that's what Wonka's egg-sorting machine judged her, after all.
To remind yourself of how bratty Veruca really was, read more
Her name is Mrs. Mia Wallace. She has a penchant for vanilla milkshakes, winning dance competitions, and a certain white powder. Since 1994, when Uma Thurman played the iconic character in Pulp Fiction, hundreds of Halloween costumes have channeled Mrs. Mia. The look is easy: all you need is a straight-banged black wig, a white button-down, black bra, and cropped black pants. Apply a little red lipstick, and Chanel Vamp nail polish is a must — Mia did launch the color into smash-hit popularity, after all.
Don't forget, Mrs. Mia aced the dance competition with John Travolta's character Vince at the 50s-themed restaurant Jack Rabbit Slim's, so you'll need some groovy moves. Check out the movie clip I added below for inspiration. And if you end up talking to someone at a Halloween party you don't really want to be stuck with, you can thank the drug-addled Mrs. Mia for your exit quote: "I have to go powder my nose."
To catch some of Mrs. Mia Wallace's moves for inspiration, read more
With Halloween fast approaching, I have really started getting into costume brainstorming mode. Often I'll turn to vintage clothing to supplement my Halloween costume — that way, no one else can show up to the party wearing the same thing as me.
When I saw this 80s snake belt, $24, I automatically thought: how perfect would it be for a Cleopatra costume? It's adjustable up to 36" and if you didn't want to wear it around your waist, you could wrap it around your upper arm instead. What is a Cleo costume without an asp, anyway?