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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Halloween -- diva style



We know, we know. You're ready to hurl all the candy out the window and you're not quite sure what to do with that rotting goo on your front porch that used to be a jack-o-lantern. Forgive us. But we've got to talk Halloween for just another second. 

On that frightful night, three of us Deal Divas found ourselves at the same shindig and all wearing homemade costumes. How could we NOT share?

IMG_0854.JPGSteph went as Cindy Lou Who, I'm channeling the Egyptian characters from Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time" video and Emily is a female version of Slim Goodbody. (Letitia was out of town, but had she been with us, we're sure she would have been equally fabulous and thrifty.)

None of us spent more than about $50 bucks. Here's how we did it.

Steph/Cindy:  I spent about $20 on fabric and supplies for the cape (all safety pinned, because girlfriend doesn't sew). I got the silver dress for $8 at Revolve Clothing Exchange on 4th Street in St. Petersburg.  The belt was $7 at Papaya in Westfield Countryside. The earmuffs and gloves were about $15 at Claires, and the socks were just a few dollars at Target. The shoes were my own. The hair was the piece de resistance. I bent over, shoved a styrofoam cone in the middle and tied a band at the top. Then I sprayed until I couldn't spray anymore. Miraculous! The pigtails were weave tracks -- $1 at Sunny's Beauty Supply on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg -- that Ibraided with wire and wrapped around the headband of the earmuffs. A memorable get-up for just $51. 

Kim/Cleo: I got the black wig for $13 and headpiece for $10 at Features Costumes on MacDill Avenue in Tampa. I only had to make a few adjustments -- cut flapper-stye headband off wig, iron out all the hair flips with my CHI straightener and spray paint the silver headdress gold. I sprinkled some gold glitter on top, too, just to be fancy. The dress came from Sunshine Thrift Store on S Dale Mabry Highway for $8. The jewelry, shoes and rope belt were mine or borrowed from my sister. All together $31. 

Emily/Inside Parts: I ordered the nude-colored dance unitard off of Amazon (it came from some dancewear company, I can't remember the name) for about $30. I looked terrible in it at first, but my friend Summer used Rit dye and dyed it more of a tan color, which looked better. Then she used fabric paint, which you can buy from Michael's for about $2 a bottle, and spent about four hours painting the suit with paint she already had. So in all, the whole thing cost me $30.

Anyone else have a diva-worthy costume? Share!

Deal Diva Kim

[Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:04pm]


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