it's beginning to look a lot like halloween

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I needed a quick costume for a party I went to last Saturday, so I decided to take advantage of my green hair and dress up as the Joker. More Cesar Romero or Jack Nicholson-Joker than Heath Ledger- Joker, but Joker nonetheless. I didn't want to spend a lot of time or money on the costume, so I budgeted $10 for the whole look.

I lucked out and found a purple knit dress, a green tee, and an orange turtleneck at my local Goodwill hours before the party. I cut the dress into a jacket and a skirt and tightened the skirt to a pencil fit. For the "undershirt," I cut a vest shape from the green tee and glued it onto the orange turtleneck, and embellished the front with some extra gold metal chain I had lying around. The flower was a quick glue job as well made with extra yellow and orange felt.

For the makeup, I used some BB cream I had that has a really high SPF. I layered it on 3-4 times before setting it with some white eyeshadow that I never use. I used green eyeshadow for my eyebrows, greys/black smokey eyes, and extended a my lips a bit to exaggerate the smile.

Easy peasy, no? Are you dressing up for Halloween? 

31 comments:

  1. Your Hair is great !
    And I love the Blazer :)

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  2. This is awesome! I wish I was creative like that to whip something up so fast. Loving your hair. Heather

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  3. Great costume - perfect idea with your hair!

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  4. I am beyond impressed with with this costume, especially considering your budget. It really came out perfect and may I just say that you did an awesome job with the makeup!

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  5. Wow! Fantastic job with this costume, you look awesome!!

    Technically I'm not dressing up, but I did do a special post just for tomorrow.

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  6. i love love this look. amazing.
    i can totally tell it is the "joker" but you look so beautiful. this is what i want to see in halloween custumes. :)

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  7. You look awesome! Like Lena said, the inspiration is obvious, but you still look lovely :)

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  8. Great look! No dressing up for me this year, but I will be giving out candy!

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  9. OMG you have the best Halloween costume eva!

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  10. It's a good thing you were dressed as the joker because I took one glance and thought, "holy crap, it's the joker!" ha. What a great costume!!

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  11. omg u whipped tht up in a couple of hours! great job and your hair is so amazing :3

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  12. Awesome! Perfect for Halloween.

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  13. That's a great costume, and I like the green hair!

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  14. Adorable, creative and fabulous! I also love the green hair on you, suits you to a (green) tee :) I was Axl Rose on Sat and will be a bumblebee tomorrow, pics to follow!

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  15. This is so creative Laura! omg, so amazing how u pull this together in just a few hours with all thrifted stuffs! Love this look!

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  16. Unfortunately, I am unable to dress up for Halloween this year :O( Still healing from a c-section. But I am definitely dressing up our toddler.

    Love your layering. What fantastic colors!

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  17. Aww check you out with green hair and as the Joker, you are just rad. Full stop. Rad. I love it! You REALLY suit the green! :) Happy halloween kitten! xxx

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  18. Awesome! All you need now is a giant hammer that says "Kapow!" on it.

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  19. laura, when i saw this pic the first thing that came to mind was BRILLIANT! you are frickin brilliant girl! i can't tell you how much I LOVE THIS. so awesome! i love the different colors and you could definitely be the joker's rockin sister. i dressed like a doll this year. pulled from my closet too! i forgot to mention it in your new post but you are doing an excellent job designing website! Ummmm, ETSY!!! Post it as a service girl with a set price! You can make some MONEY HONEY!
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  21. Love your costume and so brilliant of you, Laura! I did not go out as someone else for Halloween. I slept it away.

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  22. OMG Laura amazing costume! You look totally cool.

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  23. I cannot believe you pulled this costume together for under 10 bucks! You look fantastic! I love, love it! The Joker never looked this good, lady! :)

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  24. This comment is so late, but you know how I've been rolling lately. Hah! Anyway, super awesome amazing costume! Pulling this together for 10 bucks is seriously impressive :)

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