The Deal Divas do Halloween!
Your Deal Divas had tons of spooky fun last weekend all across Tampa Bay, and you better believe our outfits didn't break any banks.
Deal Divas Kameel and Marissa
These BFFs are super cute as salt and pepper.
Their low-budget costumes don't look that way, do they? They picked up the black and white dresses at Sunshine Thrift Store for $2. Then they slathered themselves with glow-in-the-dark body glitter and their dresses with glitter paint, beads and sequins. The fabric glue from Michael's may have cost more than the dresses, Marissa notes. The outfits are topped with inexpensive chef hats, which they stuffed with crinkled newspaper so they would stay in shape all through Guavaween.
And they sang "Push it" all night long.
Deal Diva Keyonna
Keyonna might have beaten us all financially with her Blossom imitation. (She also won the "least recognizable costume" award at Channelside, hehe).
She's been cleaning out her closet lately and incorporated a lot of '80s and '90s gear she rediscovered into her costume. The top was from Rave, and the skirt is really a swimsuit coverup by Old Navy. Her mom, who's been doing some closet purging of her own, mailed her the boots, purse and hat. A friend loaned her a lace glove and flower pin, leaving neon jewelry from Target and Love Culture as her only expenses.
Deal Diva Stephanie ... and Jim
Stephanie and her boyfriend Jim are Halloween pros. This year's Toddlers and Tiaras-themed costumes rode the border between completely frightening and amazing.
Stephanie bought her Grand Supreme dress from Main Street Thrift Shop in Dunedin (last year she went as Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes). Jim's came from Sunshine Thrift. Their crafty friend Summer added the gold-sequined sash accents. Her Mary Janes came from the Target kids section, and Jim's gold ballet flats came from Payless. "If you ever have to buy your boyfriend women's shoes, Payless is a great resource," she says.
She bought her so-high-she-can-touch-the-sky crown from the Internet for $50. Crown-seekers, it is for sale.
Deal Diva Katie
This is my impression of the McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed meme.
The centerpiece is the amazeballs, yes, amazeballs, leotard I picked up at -- where else? -- Sunshine Thrift for $6. I snagged the rest at Bealls (grey jacket, awful Adidas slip-ons that actually hurt your feet a ton but athletes wear them anyway), Walmart (unnecessary butterfly clips, cheap black sweatpants, purple ribbon for medal, 'M' and iron-USA patches) and my home (tin foil + Folgers coffee lid = medal).
I wish you could see my big pink and white scrunchies. I wore them proudly. Impressed? McKayla?
Deal Diva Letitia's little bug
And because one of our Deal Divas is spending this Halloween in the funkalicious role of New Mother -- snot on sleeve, morning coffee stain on pants -- we bring you the cutest costume of all: Our Baby Diva, aka Crazy Bug. Because with a bambino this adorable, it doesn't matter what Mamma looks like, right?
Everyone, all together now: Awwwwww.
Have you celebrated Halloween yet? Tell us what you wore or send pics to @DealDivas on Twitter!
Deal Diva Katie