Sharknado Costume

Today I have taken on the terrible-on-purpose film Sharknado, dressing as a tornado of sharks. This is a great example of using household items such as plastic bags to create a fun and inventive costume. Photo credit: Frosted Tips ‘Sharknado’ costume: Grey and white plastic bags tied together and twisted around my body with lights…

Garth from Wayne’s World Costume

Today I take on Garth from Wayne’s World for my costume. This is another easy but effective one that is great for Halloween! Just remember to do the Garth walk and throw these classic quotes around all night: * Benjamin is nobody’s friend. If Benjamin were an ice cream flavour, he’d be pralines and dick. *…

Hawaiian Hula Girl Costume

Seeing as I already had the hula skirt from my Cousin It costume, I thought it would be a waste to not dress up as a Hawaiian hula girl. Photo credit: Frosted Tips Leopard print swim top: ASOS Hula straw skirt: Hot Dollar Lei: Hot Dollar

Mounted Deer Head Costume

A while back I saw an image of this amazing face paint that made you a deer, and I’ve been keeping it in my back-pocket until I could think of something more to do with this than just a deer costume, so I’ve opted to create a mounted deer head costume that is a bit…

Speedy Gonzales Costume

A little bit of a flashback to my childhood with this Speedy Gonzales costume. When you watch this cartoon now, it’s pretty heavy on the lazy Mexican stereotype…awks Photo credit: Frosted Tips Sombrero: Hot Dolar White polo top: Uniform shop White pants: Vinnie’s Red Tie: Hot Dollar Mouse tail: Homemade from cotton wool and stockings

Skipping Vinegar Girl Costume

Since moving to Melbourne, I have noticed that in almost every poster store there is a poster of the skipping vinegar girl. This is because this sign is located at 651 Victoria Street within the inner Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford and she was the first animated neon sign in Australia! In honour of my Melbourne…

Olive Oyl from Popeye Costume

Like most people I grew up watching Popeye, so today I’ve dressed up as Olive Oyl. It’s a great simple costume to put together – all you need is a red jumper and a black skirt! Photo: Billy Rubin Red jumper: Uniqlo with doily trimmings Black skirt: Target with yellow paper trim taped on White…

Betty Boop Costume

Today I dug deep and called on my inner vixen to do a Betty Boop costume. Think I got the classic pose down pat. Go me. Photo credit: Billy Rubin Black wig: Hot Dollar Red sweetheart dress: H&M Red shoes: ASOS Gold bangle: DIVA Gold hoop earrings: DIVA Garter: Drawn-on with eye-liner and lipstick

Frida Kahlo Costume

Next up I have taken on the famous artist Frida Kahlo. This is also a relatively easy costume to achieve, all you need is some flowers in your hair and her signature mono-brow and mo, and voilà, Frida costume! Photo credit: Billy Rubin Flowers: Hot Dollar Silver earrings: DIVA Green necklace: DIVA Gold Aztec ring:…

Guess Who Maria Costume

Today I’ve taken on another easy one for myself and you to recreate for Halloween – a Guess Who place card costume. All you need for this is some cardboard and in my case for Maria – a green beret. Photo credit: Billy Rubin Green beret: Dangerfield Blue cardigan: Dangerfield Black high-waisted Joni jeans: Top…