DIY Halloween Costumes

Double toil and WHAT TO WEAR trouble

Hello #CABabes. And welcome to another spooooooooktacular style guide. It's about to be one of our favorite holidays - and no not the release of the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. It's about to be Halloween! And with all of us moms, grandmas and general #bossbabes getting our homes and little ones ready, it's easy to forget that - come the 31st - we'll be needing a costume as well. But have no fear! We've put together the easiest, most last-minute-approved, DIY Halloween costumes guide to get you looking and feeling eeeerily fabulous!

All caught up

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Planning on hosting the neighborhood get-together? Volunteered to take the entire Girl Scouts troupe trick-or-treating? We've got you!

Getting in the SPIRIT - so to say - is as easy as throw it on while you're walking out the door! Our local party supply has a host of these creepy capes, which look extra vampy when paired with a dark lip and a fall dress. Pair your DIY Halloween costumes look with a pair of fishnet tights and black booties and you'll have an original and festive Halloween-approved concoction!

Feeling Deja Boo

There's something nostalgic about a cat or witch costume. They're also our favorite go-tos for the woman on-the-run this season. We picked up this boa-trimmed witches hat and adorable cat ear headband from a costume shop in a pinch! Pair your iconic costume staples with an all-black ensemble for the witch, or any feline or cheetah print dress for the cat. They're both classic looks you can use over and over again!

And if you're feeling a little extra, like we were, grab a dramatic mesh cape or a matching cat tail for a complete DIY Halloween costume.

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Getting witch Crafty

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These last DIY Halloween costumes are for the witchcraftiest of all! If you have a specific era or theme in mind, it's not too difficult to turn your favorite summer dress or formalwear party look into a trendy costume.

Grab your favorite paisley or flower print dress, pick up a 60s party pack (typically complete with colored glasses and peace sign necklace) and dust off your fringe to get this one-of-a-kind hippie look, DIY Halloween costumes style.

And our favorite DIY Halloween costume comes courtesy of the legend herself, Ms. Audrey Hepburn. Grab your favorite floor-length LBD and let your Hollywood diva take over! By completing the look with a pair of black sunglasses, a tiara, an over-sized pearl necklace and gloves, you'll have a glamorous Breakfast at Tiffany's look ready to take on the costume contests!

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Shop These Looks

woman posing in green and black floral print sleeveless above-the-knee connected apparel dress
woman posing in brown and black cheetah type animal print mesh long sleeve ankle-length connected apparel dress
woman posing in black full-length connected apparel jumpsuit with could shoulders and chiffon short sleeves
woman posing in sleeveless floor-length special occasion dress with head to toe chiffon ruffle accent and side slit
woman posing in half sleeve paisley print short connected apparel dress with matching printed chiffon sleeve accents
woman posing in brown and black cheetah type animal print mesh three-quarter sleeve knee-length connected apparel dress with faux wrap front detail

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