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Halloween Costume Mission: Rachel Zoe

So excited to have Paige back with another fun post.  She's going to share how to come up with a Halloween costume with items you may already have in your closet, and her subject is one of my FAVORITE people! 

Hello, Pulp Sushi readers! I'm Paige from Little Nostalgia, and when I heard that Marilyn was doing a month of Halloween blogging again this year, I knew I had to get on that train. My favorite thing about this time of year is getting a costume together, especially if I can make one out of real clothes.

I like to DIY stuff, including all of my Halloween costumes, but it bugs me to go to all that trouble for something I'm never going to wear again. That's where the real clothes come into the picture. Sound weird? Okay, let me break it down. This year I'm going as Rachel Zoe, of Bravo TV fame.

She's a celebrity stylist, and as you can see, she definitely has A Look. The key to making a costume out of not-costumey things is to focus on a handful of main details that will make or break your outfit. I cruised through some pictures of Rachel on Pinterest and realized she wore a lot of the same basic things over and over:

See, that's not so bad, is it? Add in my cell phone and a Starbucks cup and we're practically twins. Weirdly (or perhaps awesomely?) I only had to buy a maxi dress and ended up finding one at Target. Score. The specific one I got is apparently sold out on the website, so I had to use a stand-in for my mock up below. All of the Rachel-tastic items here are from national stores like Target and Forever21, so they're affordable and easy to find:

Rachel Zoe Costume
dress  //  jacket  //  boots  //  necklace  //  gold ring  //  silver ring  //  sunglasses  //  purse

When everything is combined it's a little much for everyday wear (which makes it perfect for a costume!), but think about how cute those boots would look with skinny jeans, and how that big necklace would really jazz up a plain t-shirt.

Still not sure about it? I want to note that I was Two Face from Batman last year wearing real clothes, so you can really do anything using this method.

Have you ever bought your costume at the mall? Or worn one again on a regular day?


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