I’m bad at Halloween, I’m the first to admit that. Okay, maybe not bad – but not epic. I have a friend at work who was a cat dressed as a shark riding a Roomba – she epically won Halloween. The best part about being an adult – you don’t have to dress slutty for Halloween.
The past few
six years my Halloween has been lackluster. Freshman year – freshly dumped, didn’t even dress up, sat moping with a Little Red Riding Hood costume unused. Sophomore year – some fraternity party with my pledge class dressed as a forgettable Cleopatra. Junior year – sloppy Mad Hatter (I was trying to be slutty and failing). Senior year – kind of cool Friday night in a group costume with my roommates as the Alcohol Board of Control (ABC) then lame and cold Saturday and Sunday as Sandy from Grease and a slutty Indian from the Village People in a group costume with my roommates (three days of Halloween with a different costume every night is just too much). 2011 – my boyfriend was an accountant and it was month end so we made margaritas and I fell asleep in the first 10 minutes of a scary movie. Last year – freshly dumped, but Carmen San Diego, so at least I finally had a cute/funny costume.
This year Halloween snuck up on me. I don’t know what I was doing for most of October but coming up and making a Halloween costume just didn’t happen. My only true Halloween costume-requiring plans was my boss’s Halloween party this past weekend, so because I’m trying to save money
spent three thousand dollars on a new computer, I decided to be culturally relevant with what I had on hand/could buy from Forever21. I originally thought about being Miley Cyrus but according to everyone ever, 87% of girls were Miley for Halloween so I dodged that bullet.
Now… without further ado: How to Be Prancersize for Halloween.
Get the look:
Jacket – Silence & Noise Ex-Boyfriend Blazer (also seen here)
Pants – Jegging – American Eagle Outffitters
Tank – H&M
“Ankle Weights” – my dad’s black socks bunched up around my ankles.
Shoes – Hidden Wedge Sneaker – American Eagle Outfitters
If you want to go real Prancersize, get a plastic jewel necklace in white and get a pink/coral blazer that buttons or zips up. I just realized I had a pink one and decided I didn’t feel like looking for/buying a different one.
Pin your hair back into a bob if you don’t have one. I literally just put my hair into a bun with my hands and pinned it really lightly and pulled out the front pieces. Watch a Youtube tutorial, you’ll figure it out. The key to the whole look is make-up though. You need a smokey eye, dark lip, and a ton of bronzer. Go head, girl, get down with a Prancersize Halloween costume.
Chat with me:
Halloween – love it or over-rated? What did you dress up as this year?