I love Halloween. Picking pumpkins, decorating pumpkins, baking recipes with pumpkins, toasting pumpkin seeds…and decorating the apartment. And dressing up.
But for some reason, despite my serious love for Halloween, I always find myself lacking creativity when it comes to a costume. And year after year after year, I struggle last minute to throw together a costume (part of the problem: I hate spending money on something I’ll only wear once, and you can’t repeat Halloween costumes! [Lizzie McGuire, you are an outfit repeater!])
This year, I decided to get started early. (Well, not early enough in terms of 7-20 day ground shipping on some websites – what is this nonsense?! But a few weeks early).
I came up with a costume that combines three of my loves: being girly, fashion, and Sex and The City. You got it – Carrie Bradshaw and her iconic tulle tutu skirt outfit!
Not so surprisingly, there are TONS of sites – namely, Etsy – which sell the iconic Carrie Bradshaw skirt. And in true Carrie Bradshaw fashion, they all cost over $100. I’m not spending that on a tutu skirt! Sarah Jessica Parker only spent $5 on the actual skirt from the show – she bought it out of a thrift store bin!
So here’s how I’m putting together my SATC Halloween costume for under $20:
- Tutu skirt, Amazon.com: $17 (including shipping)
- Pink tank top: borrowed
- Strappy sandals: own
- White ribbon belt, craft store: $2
And as for makeup…fresh face, brown eye palette, rosy cheeks, pink lips! And hair will be teased, teased, teased.
Check back after Halloween for pics of me (hopefully!) pulling it off!
What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Let me know in the comments, or tweet @staceyalevine!