#AA Halloween Costume

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

I don’t know about you guys but I am beyond excited for this weekend. Today for work I decided to dress up as my all time favorite singer Selena. Every since I was six years old I would watch her movie every weekend. In the final scene when she sang I will be dreaming of you, I would always get emotional and cry.

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As I grew up my appreciation for what she represented grew stronger. She was the first singer to represent a society where you have to balance being an American and being Mexican. So when I found out that MAC was doing a make up line dedicated to her I knew that I had to get my hands on them. My sister was so amazing and bought me all three for my birthday.

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My costume cost $26 to make. I got my ruffled white shirt from Forever21 for 19.90 and I also got the gold hoop earring for $3.80. As for the leather jacket, I borrowed it from my boyfriend since it was the smallest jacket he owned. Now I just have to finish any final touches on my Scorpion costumes for Saturday. Guess that means I will be up late tonight.

Have fun and remember to stay safe.

love,

Erika

Work in Progress

Well there is something you must know about me…and that is that I love making my own costumes. When October arrives my first thought is what will I be this year.

I finally was able to go to a costume store with my boyfriend and brain stormed ideas. We agreed to be characters from the video game Mortal Combat. I had to do more research on the characters because honestly I have no idea who they are.

Since its a family party I don’t want to dress too risky. So I have been debating on being a girl version of Scorpion or Kitana. A part of me wants to be Scorpion because I am a Scorpio. But then on the other hand my boyfriend kept hinting that he wants me to be Kitana.

Character: Scorpion | Cosplayer: Brittany Renee Wheeler | Series: MORTAL KOMBAT:

Scorpion (Girl Version)

Kitana Kosplay [Mortal Kombat]:

Kitana

 So today we are going to Joann’s to pick up some fabric. I’ll upload my sketch of how I plan on PG-ing this costume. I’m praying all my sewing skills can make this happen or else I will just be a ninja. But failure is not an option this Halloween. Can’t wait to show you how it all turns out! Here is an idea of what my boyfriend and I will look like.

 

Halloween costume idea kitana sub zero:

Kitana and Sub Zero

Work appropriate costumes

When Halloween arrives I usually make two kinds of costume. The one that I wear at work and the other that I wear when I go out.

Even though I work at American Apparel I don’t really feel comfortable wearing certain things to work. Most girls don’t mind the cat calls or the stares but for me I don’t like that idea for work. Last year I was Wednesday Adams and everyone liked it. So as Halloween comes closer I like to narrow down my options on what I will be at work.

I know that many of you are on the same boat as I am so I decided to dedicate a post to work appropriate costumes.

  1. A Deer head

38 of the most CLEVER & UNIQUE Costume Ideas.....that no one else will be wearing this year! | via Make It and Love It:

2.  A Piñata

Totally Unique and Fun DIY Halloween Costume Ideas:

  1. A Piece of Sushi

This fun sushi Halloween costume is easy to make and fun to wear.  Be the hit of the office costume party with this unique costume that you can make in less than an hour!:

  1. Lilo and Stitch

Once upon a time, when people spent $75 on a plastic, cheap-looking Halloween costume from Party City, matching costumes were considered corny, nerdy, and eyeroll worthy. Now, in the year 2016, when people spend a lot of time creating their own costume and even more time searching for them on Pinterest, matching costumes are considered cute, fun, and often really creative. This is true for both couples and costumes and best friend costumes.:

  1. Maleficent

Most Popular Costumes For Women | 2015 | POPSUGAR Love & Sex:

  1. White Rabbit

DISNEY DIY – 2 Easy Halloween Costumes | Color Me Courtney:

  1. A Bat

DIY bat wings costume:: Best Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas - Bat Halloween Costume - Do It Yourself Costumes for Teens, Teenagers, Tweens, Teenage Boys and Girls, Friends. Fun, Clever, Cheap and Creative Costumes that Are Easy To Make. Step by Step Tutorials and Instructions http://diyprojectsforteens.com/last-minute-diy-halloween-costumes:

  1. Wind-up Doll

DIY wind up doll Halloween costume for kids - Try these 21+ Last minute Halloween costume ideas that are both creative and easy and you can pull off in less than one hour. Minions, bandits, dolls and more:

  1. Morton Salt Girl

Morton Salt Girl Halloween Costume. This easy DIY Halloween costume is unique, comfortable and extremely cute!:

  1. Beanie Baby

A Beanie Baby Cat and the Jerry Garcia Beanie Bear | 21 Insanely Clever Halloween Costumes For You And Your Friends:

For more ideas check out my Pinterest!

Monday Motivation

It’s Finally October! Are you guys just as excited as I am!?!

This month is my birthday so like any other year I spend this whole month enjoying every single day. I plan on welcoming every day with a wonderful beginning by meditating.

Since the universe loves me so much I get to share my birthday with my friend Brittany, so I’m overjoyed that I get to spoil her.

Even though I live in California the fall weather hasn’t really caught up yet. So I’m looking forward to those cold fall days ahead. I know that this year has been the hardest for costume ideas so if you guys already know what you will be feel free to share. When Halloween comes closer I’ll share with you what I ended up deciding to dress up as.

So to welcome this amazing month here is the quote for the week!

Barneys, Bergdorf's, Bloomies, & Bendel's!:

Have a great Monday!