Halloween costume ideas: Frida Kahlo

Last but not least, one of my favorite icons!

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I have done the Frida costume before – this time, I thought it would be fun to capture her as her own painting, where as most try to emulate her in the living. This set took longer to put together compared to others, just because my “partner” didn’t really want to cooperate :)  She’s lucky I couldn’t find a monkey!

Let’s take a moment to address Halloween and cultural appropriation – the national dress (or stereotype) of a culture is not a costume for people to manipulate for pleasure.

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Necklace of Thorns frida kahlo costume

Frida Kahlo costume, halloween costume, easy halloween costume, disfraz de frida kahlo, Self Portrait with<br />
Necklace of Thorns frida kahlo costume

I hope you’ve enjoyed these costumes just as much as I did – funny enough, I had to scrap two sets that never really worked out in the end. Of which, from planning to photographing, did not turn out as I wanted (my Jon Snow costume turned out quite scary :( ) So doing this project has encouraged me to push the limits of my own photography skills! Thanks for following along. We’ll be back to regular programming soon!

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Halloween costume ideas: Ms. Frizzle

Let’s cruise on down Main Street next

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Let’s take a ride on the Magic School Bus. I guess I’m feeling particularly nostalgic this Halloween. Especially when I realized how easy it is to be Ms. Frizzle (I already feel like her on a bad hair day).

For this costume, I had to go thrift a blue dress that could fit the bill. I tried to find a wacky print, but decided to layer up and sticker-up instead. It did the job! Ms. Frizzle’s signature look is about wearing an outfit for where she’s taking the class exploring. So let’s pretend we’re going to outer space (you know how hard it is to find non-Disney stickers?!). I now see that I could have easily turned this into an I Love Lucy costume too!

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Ms. Frizzle costume, Magic school bus costume, tv halloween costume, cartoon character halloween costume

I couldn’t get the cat to dress like an iguana, but you’ll be seeing her soon :)
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Halloween costume ideas: Spinelli

Taking it back to my childhood here!

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Let’s talk a quick moment about how underrated the cartoon Recess was. The cartoon had my sister and I laughing so hard every single Saturday morning, and I always loved Spinelli. She was a tough gal, that took matters into her own hands, but also had a soft spot once in a while. Is it weird to identify with a cartoon character? Anyway, I thought it would be fun to dress up as her. And hey! I already had everything in my own wardrobe to do it! Even better. This definitely is one of those costumes people won’t get right away – but they’ll get lots of cool points when they do  8-)

Meet Madame Fist!

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Spinelli costume, easy costume, halloween costume, cartoon character costume, recess halloween costume

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Halloween costume ideas: Bjork

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I’ve wanted to do a Bjork costume for a really looooong time now. If I’d gotten my act together, I would have found the time to do the swan Bjork dress like I’ve always meant to. I have been a huge fan of her music for a good 15 years now, and my costume is really an homage to her! So I bestow you with “Venus as a boy” Bjork circa 1993 :)

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Bjork costume, halloween costume, diy costume, easy halloween costume, bjork halloween

“He believes in beauty…”
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Halloween costume ideas: Magritte

Let’s get surreal today!

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This costume can be done in various ways – it is up to you how far you would like to take it. Magritte’s painting The Son of Man is iconic. The most difficult thing you will need is the right apple (and how you’d like to trick the eye).

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Magritte Son of Man costume, halloween costume, diy costume, easy halloween costume

If I haven’t decided what to be on Halloween day, this is probably the route I will go!

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