This Halloween step outside the box and get creative with the 90′s! If you’re like me and have waited until the last minute to buy a costume or don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for one, this post is for you. Last year and years before many celebrities channeled other celebs with their creatively fun costumes from Miley as Lil Kim to Naya Rivera as Carmen San Diego. This seems to be the new trend among trendy and fashionable costumes. If witches and monsters aren’t your thing, here are 5 easy DIY costumes you can try this Halloween to join in on the trend. Many of the items you may already have in your current wardrobe while the others can be found at your local mall or thrift store. Pair some of these staple pieces with some added accessories and you’ll be ready for any costume contest! Have another 90′s inspired celeb look? Share it with us!
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ….. CARMEN SAN DIEGO?!
Naya Rivera took on this sexy cartoon character for her costume and you can too. This is one of the easiest costumes to pull off because it includes items you may already have in your wardrobe. The base of this costume is a red trench coat. You can find a great knee length or longer trench coat at a reasonable price from retailers like Target or Ross. Wear a black leotard underneath that can be purchased at any store that sells dance wear or american apparel Wear some thigh high black boots, a red fedora and yellow scarf to complete this look. To accessorize even more wear some black leather gloves and an oversized bag or briefcase.
OH MY GOOOODNESS! … SHENENEH JENKINS
Have a lot of workout/athletic equipment in your closet? Martins crazy neighbor Sheneneh Jenkins is the perfect costume for you! Sheneneh was known for her bright colors, over the top gold accessories and her big box braids. If you are already rocking box braids this costume is even simplier to pull off. If not, grab an old school scrunchie or two and put your hair up into a high pony tail. Recently purchased the fluorescent Nike Air Max’s? Throw those on with a pair of bright colored leggings, a bandeau top gold accessories and a wind breaker and you’ll be all set! To accessorize this look even more, pair it with a pair of scrunch socks, some bamboo earrings, long flouresent painted acrylics nails and dont forget the fanny pack!
AS IF! … CLUELESS
Cher and Dionne were every girls favorite highschoolers in the 90′s. The pair were superficial spoiled brats and we loved every minute of it! The fashion from this movie is what stuck out to me the most. The girls were always over dressed for the typical high school, wearing matching two piece suits. Plaid was big back then as well as mini backpacks. For this look you may have to hit up your local thrift store. Look for any type of plaid suit or seperates. Pair these with a white crop top(Cher loved to show off her abs) and wear the blazer open. Cher and Dionne also wore knee highs alot, so make sure you get the cutest white pair you can find and rock them with some mary janes or strappy pumps. Surprisingly mini back packs can be found at Charlotte Russe! Snag one up for less than $30 to complete this look. If you have an old flip phone laying around, dig it out to accessorize this look even more.
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR … HILLARY BANKS
The always glamorous Hillary Banks was one of my favorite characters growing up as well. Hillary was known for her expensive taste, designer labels and her infamous pie hats. Although this look is easy to pull off, you may need to visit your local thrift store for this look as well. The main pieces to get this look is a brightly colored blazer and a pie hat. Both of these can be found at thrift stores. If your blazer has shoulder pads, leave them in! Shoulder pads were big in this period and Hillary wore them as often as she could. Find a black sheath dress or tightly fitting cocktail dress about knee length to wear underneath. She was very “matchy matchy” so finding a pair of low pumps to match your blazer would make this costume pop. Hillary also wore broaches with her blazers, so pick one up at the thrift store or borrow one from granny. Hillary was very much into labels, you can find some vintage Chanel at many thrift stores as well for jewelry. To accessorize this look even more wear your hair in a twist out or buy a cheap curly wig.
MARRIED WITH CHILDREN … PEG BUNDY
Peg Bundy was the high maintence housewife on a shoe salesmans budget. She pranced around the house in tight fitting athletic clothes and lived for an animal print! If your athletic this can be an easy costume to pull off too. All you need is an animal print leotard and some black leggings. Make this look a little more modern with a black and gold chain link waist belt. Peg also loved her chunky jewelry. Chunky bangles and colorful bamboo earrings will make this look. To accessorize this look even more get some girly dumbbells and red wig with bangs. Make sure to tease that wig and use lots of hair spray!