Halloween is today and if you’re like me, you tend to put off planning that perfect costume until days before your annual party. My procrastination always leads to a costume that I don’t love or I end up resorting to the always trusty ‘whoopie cushion’ outfit, and then run into six other people wearing the same thing. That’s the mark of a failed Halloween costume! This year, I decided to get creative and have an original costume to proudly display!
I’m a huge music fan, so it made perfect sense to start with what I know best. My inspiration came from scouring my ‘most played’ album covers in iTunes. Sure enough, when Goldfrapp’s ‘A&E’ album came up on the screen, I knew we had a winner! I saw the tulle and the over sized sweatshirt and thought, ‘hey, that is stylish, original and comfortable’. Plus, in case you aren’t familiar, Alison Goldfrapp is one half of the duo that makes the band Goldfrapp. She’s not one for the spotlight, but given her knack for amazing fashion and catchy tunes, she’s been a top musical influencer and repeat Grammy contender for almost a decade. Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Gwen Stefani have all been heavily influenced by Alison’s glam-rock fashion. Model Kate Moss dressed identical to Alison’s stage outfits in recent years. Coldplay personally asked her to go on tour with them and she received her invitation into fashion history when she was photographed for Vogue. Her voice is breathy, and greatly influenced by electronic, pop and disco era sounds. Personally, my favorite tune is ‘Oh la la’!
This look was easy to re-create once I broke it down piece-by-piece.
- Everlast Oversized Sweatshirt
- Dream Out Loud Flower Pin
- Bongo Leggings
- Kid’s Tutu
- DIY Party Hat
- First, assemble your party hat. I downloaded the template here and used a piece of construction paper, some gold tissue paper, tape and ribbon.
- Assemble your outfit. Attach the flower pin in the middle of the sweatshirt.
- Place the tutu over your head and pin to secure it if the waist is too baggy.
- Throw on your party hat and you’re ready!
Would love to know, what are some of your favorite bands? If you were to do a DIY of a musician, who would you choose?
- Amy Anderson