Sunday, October 23, 2016

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture which is where Halloween gets it's beginning. Costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. These days, costumes are worn to be someone else for the day - your favorite character or someone a little sexier than you normally dress. It's a day to have fun and feel free. It's also a great day for casual racism.

Most people don't intend to offend with their Halloween costumes. I used to not give a second thought to wearing something as long as it was pretty. And I never thought companies would openly sell racist costumes (it's 2016, how could they), but racism runs deep in our country. If you don't consider yourself a racist 364 days of the year, you don't want to choose such a fun night to wear something offensive.  We've all made mistakes, but now that you know - let's avoid cultural appropriation. Find out more about casual racism on Halloween HERE.

Halloween is in 8 days. If you don't have a costume planned yet - I'm here to help you out! And in my list you won't find anything racist or basic!

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    • Chanel #3 from Scream Queens 
      • Pink fur, ear muffs, and if you're going season 2 a candy striper headband!
    • Harry Potter is always a good choice in my opinion.
      • Luna Lovegood is a special character. Add Spectrepecs and a Quibbler to read to push your costume to the next level.
    • Men In Black
      • Do you have a suit? Sunglasses? You are in a man in black. Go shoot some aliens!
    • Derek Zoolander
      • Paint on those killer cheekbones and smize your heart out!
    • Bob's Burgers - Tina Belcher
      • Black bob wig add a yellow barrette, light blue t-shirt, blue skirt, hightop socks, and Converse! Add your black Wayfarer glasses, some extra confidence, maybe a horse adorned notebook and you're good to go!
    • RuPaul's Drag Race
      • Alaska
      • Trixxie Mattel
      • Miss Fame

    • Witch - we know you have a fab all black outfit now pop on a witch hat and grab your Swiffer! Everyone else wearing all black will be a cat - almost guaranteed.
    • SuperFan - wear all your favorites sport's team gear!
    • I was Cinderella and I only had to buy three pieces - wig, dress, and slippers!
    • Hippie - Floral crown, loose clothing, and a peace sign!
    • 90's Queen - luckily these pieces will be easy to find since they're back on trend! Flannel, platform sneakers or jellies, dark lips, ripped denim.
    • More ideas from 2015 HERE - including Tinkerbell, Ke$ha, and zombie prom
What are you going to be for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!

Until Next Time,
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