Every year, it seems like I am especially excited for the month of October. Not only does the weather in California finally transition from blazing hot summer into cooler, crisp autumn, but it also kicks off the beginning of the holiday season. Halloween is always an exciting time for my team and I on LaurenConrad.com. We hold an annual costume contest for all of our readers and really get into the fall spirit with seasonal crafts and recipes. Since it’s never too early to start planning your Halloween costume, I’ve created a roundup of four costumes that you can make from pieces in your own closet. From Blair Waldorf to Frida Kahlo, scroll down to see how you can put your clothes to good use this Halloween…
Pulling together a costume that honors this iconic artist has never been easier. Simply grab an embroidered dress out of your closet, buy a flower crown (or make one using my instructions here), and—the most important part, of course—draw in between your eyebrows to re-create Miss Kahlo's signature unibrow.
Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre Powder Pencil for the Brows ($26)
She’s not bad—she’s just drawn that way! If you’re looking for a sassy Halloween costume this year, Jessica Rabbit is your girl. There are only three items that make up this costume, plus it’s a great excuse to break out those false lashes you’ve been dying to wear.
My fellow Gossip Girl lovers… this one’s for you. Give the naughty schoolgirl costume a break, because Miss Waldorf is all class. All you need is a bow-tie blouse, a navy A-line skirt, knee socks, and classic white loafers. Chuck Bass not included.
LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Pleated Velvet Skirt ($60)
Capelli of New York Solid Over the Knee Socks ($12)
Rosie the Riveter
Why not pay homage to the original symbol of girl power this Halloween? Rosie the Riveter is a surprisingly simple costume to find in your closet. All you need is a button-down chambray shirt, your favorite pair of jeans, and a red bandana.