Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Pinspiration

I don't know about you, but I love myself a little Halloween. Maybe its because my birthday is so close to the holiday (less than a week before) and growing up my parties always revolved around costumes, candy, hay rides and pumpkin picking. As an adult, my birthday celebration always just seemed to continue right on through Halloween. How fun is that?!

This year, we are headed up to Washington DC for the baptism of our niece. So, lucky for us we get to spend Halloween with my brother-in-law and his sassy wife and one of my other brother-in-laws (yes, I inherited four new brother-in-laws when we got married!), who are always super fun and love Halloween, too! So now, what to wear!

I have recently become obsessed with Rent the Runway. What is that you ask? Well, only the coolest concept ever for a girl on a budget who still wants to look fab for the bagillions of weddings she has to attend.  Seriously, obsessed is an understatement. So far I have only rented a handful of dresses (which all turned out amazing) but I spend a good chuck of time just browsing through all of the drool-worthy frocks and dreaming of when and where I could wear them.

One night as I mindlessly scrolled through hundreds of dresses on my phone while the hubby watched surf videos, a light went off and I thought that I could totally see some of these as Halloween costumes. So I did a search on Pinterest for "Rent the Runway" and "Halloween" and BAM!! All of the Halloween pinspiration you could ever want! With just a few accessories, these dresses are ready to transform into costumes!

Here are some of my favorites!

The Egyptian Prism Dress from RVN. Just a $30 rental!
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Blue Rose Bodice Sheath from Moschino Cheap and Chic. An $85 rental.
Caught Up In The Moment Dress from Herve Leger. An $80 rental. Get the leg warmers here.
Poison Ivy
Aqua Queen Gown by Badgley Mischka. Rent it for $80.

Orange is the New Black
Jump in Line Jumpsuit by MSGM. Rent it for $85.
A Work of Art
Derek Dress by Slate and Willow. Only $50.

If the above inspiration wasn't enough, check out this post from the folks at Rent the Runway for so much more. I so hope they do a 2014 version, too! So now I guess you're wondering which one I chose. Well, I did not use one of Rent the Runway's suggestions and instead came up with one of my own. My husband and I love Mad Men, so it was easier to convince him to dress up with me. And it is such an easy couple's themed costume and even a group themed costume. I think everyone is on board with dressing for the show. I am going as Joan Holloway and he is going as Don Draper. Here's our mood boards (Is it weird I made Halloween costume mood boards?)

Joan Holloway
Don Draper

For my costume, I rented the Found Guilty dress by Moschino. I found the wig on Amazon and I plan to make my own pen necklace, but you can find one online here. The hubby will just wear the same gray suit he is wearing to the christening, but swap out his tie for a black skinny one. I ordered him a hat from Amazon and he plans to sip on some old fashioned's a la Don Draper.

Of course I will post updates after Halloween to show you how everything turned out! What are you all planning to dress up as? Anyone love Halloween as much as me? Share your costumes. I'd love to see what you went as!