This year, I thought it’d be fun to share some last minute costume ideas so you don’t have to worry about what to wear on Halloween. I’ve put together 12 super easy costumes from items I already owned or picked up at my local thrift/craft store. These all take seconds to put together and can be worn for years to come! Be sure to share in the comments which costume is your favorite or what you plan to be for Halloween!

12 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume supplies:

  1. BabyOnsie, blanket, teddy bear, binky, double buns hairstyle
  2. Jazzercise Instructor – Exercise tank, white shirt, leggings, leg warmers, tennis shoes, sweatband, high ponytail
  3. Tourist – White tee, flannel shirt, khaki pants, tennis shoes, visor, sunglasses, camera, fanny pack.
  4. Nerd – White button up shirt, black suspenders, cropped jeans converse, textbooks, glasses, pens/pencils, pigtails
  5. Burglar – Black shirt, black pants, black shoes, black hat, black mask, black bag
  6. Bride – White lace shirt, white lace skirt, nude heels, white veil, faux flowers
  7. Hogwarts Student – Black cape, white button up shirt, striped tie, gray sweater, black jeans, tennis shoes, textbooks, wand
  8. Crazy Cat Lady – Cat pajamas, white shawl, slippers, hair rollers, small stuffed cats, safety pins
  9. Cat – Black shirt, black jeans, black shoes, black cat ears, black bow tie, black tail, black eyeliner
  10. Scarecrow – Straw hat, flannel shirt, jeans, brown boots, fall leave decor, black eyeliner
  11. Baseball Player – Gray/white tee, gray leggings, red hat, red knee-high socks, converse, baseball mitt, baseball, black eyeliner
  12. Queen BeeYellow/white striped shirt, black jeans, black shoes, crown headband, black pipe cleaner, yellow pom poms
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Since it’s finally October I’m excited to be sharing my first Halloween tutorial for the year. I am excited about this Viking warrior costume because I really wanted to focus on the hairstyles for my tutorials. I love how many braids are included in this one and especially love how different it is for me. It’s always fun for me to step out of my comfort zone and stretch myself a little bit so I really hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Thanks for watching! xoxo, Missy

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Viking Warrior Halloween Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing the hair straight back from the forehead and creating two part lines at the corners of the forehead.
  • Step 2 / Divide off a section of hair at the hairline and split it into two sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin a fishtail braid by crossing a small sections from one side over to the opposite side while adding in new sections of hair.
  • Step 4 / Continue the braid until all of the hair from this top section is brought in.
  • Step 5 / When the braid reaches the crown of the head, stop adding in new hair and braid the rest of the section to the bottom in a regular fishtail braid.
  • Step 6 / Back comb the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 7 / On the left side of the head, divide the hair into two horizontal sections.
  • Step 8 / Braid each section into a dutch braid, following under the top fishtail braid and backcombing the bottom of the braid so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 9 / Create a third dutch braid on the right side of the head and pin it underneath the fishtail braid with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Add some feathers and metal rings to the braids to add extra detailing to the costume.
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how-to-dye-your-eyebrows-at-home-4One beauty practice that I commit to throughout the summer is dyeing my eyebrows each month. It only takes a few minutes and I love the way they look afterwards. Everyday I use either a pencil or eyeshadow to fill them in but dyeing them beforehand helps because then they don’t completely disappear whenever I go swimming. Below are the steps to dyeing your own at home. If you’ve been wanting to give your brows a little extra fleek then I recommend giving this a try!

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Supplies:

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Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Prep the skin by washing off any makeup. I also wait to moisturize the skin around the eyebrows as I don’t want this to affect the dye process.
  • Step 2 / Measure out 1 tsp of dye and 1 tsp of developer, mixing them together in the bowl using the spoon.
  • Step 3 / Use the travel size toothbrush or brow brush to carefully wipe the product along the hairs of the eyebrows.

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Step 4 / When the brows are completely covered, use a cotton swab to wipe off any dye around the eyebrows. This is very important so you don’t dye the skin as well.

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Step 5 / Set a timer for 7-10 minutes. Oftentimes I will set it for 5 minutes and then reapply more dye and wipe around the edges again. Then set the timer for another 5 minutes.

Note: During this step your eyebrows can become extremely itchy. I attribute this to the chemicals in the dye though I am not an professional expert. If this concerns you then I recommend wiping off the dye at that point though they will not be as dark as they would if left on for the full 10 minutes.

When the dye is setting on my eyebrows they always turn dark purple. They have never stayed that shade and once they dye is wiped away they are a more natural color. If you are concerned then you can do a small strand test to see how your eyebrows will be affected.

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Step 6 / Wet a cotton round or toilet paper and gently remove the dye from the eyebrows. Ensure all of the dye is wiped away or else it can continue to deepen up the hair.

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Step 7 / After dyeing my brows I love to fill them in so the tail end is as thick as the rest. Using a wax pencil I begin at the arch and create downward strokes following down the tail of the brow. Then I trace a light line along the top and fill in the sparse area right before the arch.

Step 8 / Next I brush through them with a spoolie brush to help distribute the product and reshape the brow.

Step 9 / Using a clear mascara or eyebrow gel I set everything in place.

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DIY Pearl Earpiece | MissySue.com

DIY Pearl Earpiece is an easy way to make your own chic earrings at home.

Earpieces are on trend at the moment and can be seen all over in magazines, on models, down the runways. I started noticing them a few weeks ago here and there and when I saw a piece that looked similar to the one above I knew it was one I could easily make on my own. I only have one piercing in each ear so I had to improvise with the top portion of this gem. By using a clip-on earring back, however, I was able to accommodate the style without piercing my ears a second time.

Follow the simple steps below to creating your own version of this rad earpiece.

What you will need:

  • E6000 Glue
  • 2 straight wires with a looped end
  • 2 flat back pearl beads
  • 2 clip-on earring backs
  • 2 pearl earrings

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Step 1 / Place a small dollop of glue, in a straight line, on the flat side of both pearl beads.

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Step 2 / Gently place the bead on the front side of the clip-on earring. Let it dry for at least one hour. Repeat this with the other earring.

*Tip: Place the earring on the top of your ear to ensure you will glue the pearl bead on the right side.

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Step 3 / Once the earring has sufficiently dried, open the clip-on and place a little glue on the piece of metal that protrudes out.

*Tip: Before moving onto step 4, measure the distance from the clip-on portion and the loop at the end of the straight wire. You will want to ensure that the loop lines up with the pierced hole on your ear when the clip-on portion is secured at the top of the ear.

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Step 4 / Lay the straight wire, loop end out, over the glue on the clip-on.  Do not close the clasp on the clip-on or else it will also glue to the straight wire while drying. Keep it open and prop it up so the wire stays straight. Let it dry for one to two hours.

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Step 5 / Remove the back from the pearl earring and slide it through the loop on the end of the earpiece.

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Step 6 / Place the backing back onto the pearl earring to keep it held in the loop until ready to wear.

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Step 7 / When putting on the earpiece, clip the top portion on first, then guide the looped end until it lines up with the pierced hole before sliding the pearl earring through and placing the back on the other side, holding it in place.

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DIY Statement Earrings 600 2

Crystal statement stud earrings are making a come back this Spring. These pink and blue crystal pair and this gold and rhinestone set I recently made would be a perfect addition to glam up any outfit and now here’s a third pair to try out. These are easier to make because the main portion of the studs were already put together but are hands down the simplest way to elevate any look. One thing to keep in mind, skip the bold necklace when you are dashing about town in these lovely gems!

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What you will need:

  • E6000 Glue
  • 2 crystal studded pendants
  • 2 earring backs

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Step 1: Squeeze out a bit of glue onto a paper towel or plate.

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Step 2: Dip a toothpick into the glue and swipe it over the back side of the pendant.

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Step 3: Carefully line up the earring back and place it over the glue.

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Step 4: Ensure the earring back is flat against the pendant.

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Step 5: Repeat the same steps for the other earring.

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Step 6: Let them set for a few hours to ensure the glue is dry before wearing.

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