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Last minute Halloween inspiration : Dress like a celeb

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I’ve been sharing tons of Halloween inspiration with you guys over on my Halloween page (here) and on my Halloween Pinterest board (here). There are so many Halloween DIYs out there for the creative that I felt I needed to offer something a little different, too – something for the less inspired ! Some people have such brilliant ideas at Halloween time and go all out putting together the most incredible costumes and spending hours on preparing their night out. Others however either lack means, ideas and time… So here’s one for you, busy bees ! Dressing up as a celeb can be tricky but if you get right you’ll get people coming over to you guessing who you are, having photos taken with you and generally complimenting your choice of costume (and that’s what we like, right ?!). There are two golden rules when dressing up like a famous person : 1 / Create a caricature…  People will recognize you straight away as the person you are trying to be. If you wanted to be a Spice Girl, you’d have to go for a Union Jack dress or ridiculous platform shoes, if you wanted to be Audrey Hepburn, you’d need the bun and the cigarette holder… See what I mean ? Think cliché, think simple, think OBVIOUS ! 2/ …But don’t forget the details ! The more you put into your outfit, the more you’ll get out of it – simple ! So once you have the general look, think of the smaller things like accessories or what to do or what to say to bring your lookalike costume to life ! Here are three DIY inspiration boards I have put together to help you dress like 2012 pop-star Carly Rae Jepsen, poor harassed Kate Middleton or the outrageous Lady Gaga. You should be able to whip these outfits together in seconds and shouldn’t have to go further than your local charity shop to get those extra bits and bobs. Remember to act the part too – it’s all part of the fun ! Happy Halloween !         Who else would be good for Halloween costume inspiration ? Send me photos of your Halloween creations and outfits on www.facebook.com/clonesnclowns ! xx – – – – – –

Last minute Halloween inspiration : Dress like a celeb

DIY : Skull & chain necklace

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I always look at All Saints and IKKS necklaces and sigh… I love each and everyone of them but can hardly ever afford a £50 gimmick necklace. I have a robot one from IKKS that I adooooore (he’s called Jean-Robot), I’ll have to show you him one day but he’s missing a leg so I don’t take him out of his box so much these days 🙁 Skull beads seem to be a favorite this season and definitely match the grungy feel of the brands above. I didn’t think braided chains would make it through the Autumn but here I go again using this almost over DIYed technique. I used leather thread this time, to rock up the look, and added in a bead every now and then so that the skulls hang off the necklace. I love the result and know I’ll be wearing this often – a gothico-cute look perfect for Halloween or even all Winter through ! You will need the following supplies as well as a clasp and a couple of jump rings to attach it to the chain : Here’s a quick look at how I braided the chain and added in the beads but for a more detailed tutorial on braiding chain click here. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Skull & chain necklace

DIY : 10 minute tutu tuto

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If you’ve been missing your childhood dressing up clothes, if you have a super duper party coming up or if you just want something extravagant to wear in the street – this DIY is for you. A ten minute tutu, and what a perfect tutu it is. It sticks out, it stays put, it’s nice and crazy and beautifully perk. Dare it, just wear it ! To make your own Tutu, YOU WILL NEED : – 4m of net (colour of your choice – I went for three very seasonal colours so that I can wear mine all winter long !) – A needle and thread – A piece of elastic long enough to go around your waist without stretching – Scissors – Tape measure – Your hands – 10 minutes ! 1 : Sew both ends of the elastic together to create your waistband (make sure you sew it tight or it’ll drop off !!) 2 : Cut out strips of net that measure 70 x 15 cm 3 : Fold the strips in half, take the middle section and tie it to the waistband as shown in the pictures. It’s as easy and effective as that 🙂 I think I’ll be wearing mine with my leather jacket and DMs ! Pssssst – if you think this skirt is funky, please give a little click on the blue button in the sidebar of my blog ! This will boost my chances in the French Golden Blog Awards ! Thank you ! ♥ xx – – – – – –

DIY : 10 minute tutu tuto