Q- Halloween is coming up and I feel bad spending $50 on a costume that I can only wear once. Do you have any suggestions on putting together a costume with regular clothes? I mostly have jeans and blazers.
A-Unless you want to dress up like Ellen DeGeneres, I think you should keep the jeans and blazers in your closet. On Halloween I usually hold strong to the good old “slut rule” — Mean Girls … lingerie plus some form on animal ears. Trampy, I know, but it’s easy. I just dig through the old lingerie drawer and put on my trusty old cat ears. Every year I vow that I won’t dress up like a slutty cat again but I always ending up doing it anyways because spending money on a real Halloween costumes feels foolish to me.
If you needed any proof (although I managed to scale back on the slutty last year):
Man, I looked like $hit in 07 …
Some other options are the classic school girl. For that, just put on a plaid skirt and tie up a button down shirt (you know, to slut it up a bit).
That’s really all I’ve got. I’m not a big Halloween person. I don’t even think I am going to dress up this year. Readers, do you have any ideas?