It’s the most wonderful time of the year- fall! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I have always loved dressing up, even though I have never bought a costume. I have always had a closet full of costumes to choose from that are leftover from dance recitals past, but over the last few years I have also constructed costumes out of clothes from my regular closet. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a killer costume!
First things first, I always try to choose a costume that people will recognize, but I also want to choose costumes that are original. For instance, there are probably going to be about 1,000 Harley Quinns trick-or-treating this year because of the popularity of Suicide Squad; so you might want to avoid the pig tails if you want your costume to stand out.
I also try to base costumes off of things that I already own; pieces of old dance costumes that I have or stuff that I might even wear every day. Making your own costume is so much more fun than buying one, and it guarantees that nobody else will be dressed like you.