October 24th, 2015

4 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

4 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas | Sara du Jour

With Halloween exactly one week away, I thought I’d give you 4 easy last-minute costume ideas, in the form of costumes I’ve done for Halloween and costume parties over the past few years. All of these costume can be made out of clothes you might already have in your closet. Add in a few choice accessories, and you have a Halloween costume! 

1. Belle from Beauty and the Beast (blue dress)

For this easy costume, all you’re need is a blue fit and flare dress, white blouse, black or brown flats, and a white half apron. Accessorize with your favourite hardcover book and an inexpensive blue bow for your hair, and you’re set. See more photos from this costume and get all the relevant links, hair, and makeup tips here.

Belle Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour

2. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This costume is an easy one to put together in a pinch. Use your favourite little black dress, add black heels, a pearl necklace, big sparkly earrings, and do your hair in a bun or French twist. Add some tall black opera gloves, a glitzy tiara or pin for your hair, big lashes, and a cigarette holder. You’re all set for breakfast at Tiffany’s. See the blog post for all the links and hair and makeup details.

Audrey Hepburn (as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's) Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour

3. Lara Croft Tomb Raider

To be Lara Croft, use a tank top, shorts, and combat boots you probably already have, then braid your hair, give yourself a few fake bruises and cuts, and add a belt and thigh holsters. If you don’t want to buy the holsters/belt or simply don’t have time, you can make them out of black duct tape. Find out where I got mine in my Lara Croft costume blog post.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour

4. 1920s Flapper

A flapper girl is a popular costume around Halloween. To make yourself look picture-perfect for the roaring twenties, put on a sparkly dress with a drop-waist, drape yourself in a long pearl necklace, add a headband, and vamp up your makeup. Get the details on this look (including how to do your makeup) here.

Both Modcloth and Unique Vintage have tons of options for beautiful 1920s dresses and accessories.

1920s Flapper Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour

I’ve also done another 1920s costume this year – instead of the vampy flapper, this time a more upper-crust Gatsby inspired look.

Daisy Gatsby Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour

Gatsby 1920s Halloween Costume | Sara du Jour

Get this look: Dress (exact) | Shoes (similar) | Headband (similar) | Pearl Necklace (similar) | Lipstick (exact)

What are you going as for Halloween this year? Let me know in the comments. x

– Sara

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5 comments

  • Ria

    Your costumes are always ON POINT!!

    • saradujour

      Thank you, Ria! ♥♥♥

  • Deepti Karulkar

    I love all 4 looks! They are all amazing.

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti xx

    • saradujour

      Thanks, Deepti! Your blog is lovely – you’re so lucky you get to travel the world! :) x

    • saradujour

      Thank you so much, Deepti. Lovely blog!