Halloween 2015: DIY Statue of Liberty Costume!

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You can take the girl out of New York City, but you can't take the New York City out of the girl!

When I think about what I want to turn myself into every year for Halloween, I always ask myself the questions, "what am I passionate about right now? What am I absolutely obsessed with?" Growing up I loved Barbie dolls so a DIY Barbie in a Box costume it was one year. Hey Arnold was my absolute favorite show growing up and I've felt as I get older I can relate to Helga Pataki more and more. So my freshman year of college I brought her to life in a quick DIY of a painted dress, a wig, and her precious Arnold locket. And then it's no secret to any of you that I have quite the obsession with coffee, so I decided why not take it to the next level? So I became a DIY starbucks cup complete with whipped cream on top! 

Ever since getting back in August, all I can think about is New York. Every morning, every afternoon, every evening. So, I decided, why not just become New York City's most iconic, powerful lady for an evening? And so Statue of Liberty I decided to be for this Halloween!

It's a super easy costume and everything cost under $15 total to create. I went and bought a white sheet at my local Goodwill and dyed it this perfect turquoise color. There's actually no sewing involved in this dress; I just looked up a tutorial online on how to do a toga and pinned and knotted where need be. My belt is a long gold necklace actually and all my other jewelry and shoes previously thrifted items in my wardrobe. 

My torch really lights up because it is a flashlight! I just bought a $1 one at the dollar store and painted it turquoise. I taped yellow, ripped up tissue paper around the edges to resemble a flame. It looks super cool when lit up & like a real torch! My book is just a thin one I had around my apartment and I taped some felt around the cover and added the little stick on stars just for aesthetics' sake.

The crown, which I was super nervous about, wasn't hard at all. I just cut out the pieces with construction paper, painted them, and then tapped everything together onto a plastic headband. So simple!

Hope you all enjoyed this year's Halloween costume! I'm so excited to wear it for a party tonight and then for Kent's Halloween tomorrow. Here comes Lady Lib! x

With much love, Lauren.
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8 lovely little notes:

Amanda said...

This is adorable!!! I loveloveloveee it!! Great job on everything! :) I love the dusting of gold sparkle on yourself as well! So pretty!!

xoxo
Amanda

Carlee, Little Sloth said...

Oh my gosh this is genius! I totally want to do a New York themed costume next year and include my husband and dog!
Carlee
Little Sloth

Raquel Z. Duarte said...

Ingenius! So lovely <3

bashashhazbaz said...

ok, that costume idea is totally awesome!

Eccentric Owl said...

Ooh, this is such a great idea and the way it came out works so well! It's so pretty and classic! And I LOVE that you're all glittery.
xo
Kristina
www.eccentricowl.com

The Magpie said...

Absolutely adorable! I love how detailed everything is, even down to the body sparkles. Super creative and it turned out great :) I love that you make everything yourself instead of just buying a run-of-the-mill costume; it makes everything look that much better. So cute!

Sonia Bernal said...

What website did you go to for toga tutorial? Looks awesome.
-Sonia

Aubrie said...

Can you PLEASE tell me or link me to how you made the dress? I cant find anything like this elsewhere

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