Oh. My. Gourd. Feast your eyes on these Halfway to Halloween costume contest submissions! These scary-good entries were submitted by members of our ModCloth community and we think they look fa-boo-lous. Need inspiration for your own costume for Halloween? Keep scrolling for costume ideas for your spooky self.
Kelsea Dawn as Maleficent
Name and Location: Kelsea Dawn, Alameda, CA
We love your fun Halloween costume! How did you make your DIY look? Most of it I had ordered for a bachelorette cruise I was supposed to go on in March – it was a swimsuit with a swim cover! Unfortunately, the cruise was cancelled due to COVID but I still had the stuff! The staff my husband made from an old broom handle, the horns and shrug I had already.
What’s your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever made or worn? My favorite costume is still my Old Gregg costume I wore last year. I love doing slightly ridiculous concepts for costumes, so it seemed right.
Katrina Lovett as the Morton Salt Girl
Name and Location: Katrina Lovett, Long Island, NY
We love your fun Halloween costume! How did you make your DIY look? I do freelance work as a costumer for several local nonprofit community theaters, so I’ve got plenty of odd pieces (wigs, gowns, etc.) in the house, as well as several costumes I’ve made for fun for myself.
For this, I wanted to challenge myself and use things strictly out of my everyday closet. So I spent some time flipping through what I had and came across the yellow dress (from ModCloth several years ago!) and thought it’d be a perfect Morton Salt Girl look. I added the sweater, yellow shoes, and ankle socks, and since I didn’t have an actual Morton salt container, I made a cover for a carton of oatmeal from the pantry. The umbrella is ‘true vintage’ from the 1970s, I got it from my friend Mark Donnelly, who sells the most epic vintage canes and umbrellas over at Canes Enable.
What’s your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever made or worn? Outside of this look, the favorite costume I’ve probably made for myself is my BB-8 costume. I go to several local conventions (New York Comic Con, Dragon Con, etc.), so most of my costumes have a sci-fi or nerdy leaning. That is the one I have the most fun wearing.
Bree as Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Name and Location: Bree, NC
We love your fun Halloween costume! How did you make your DIY look? The dress is a wrap dress from Elhoffer Designs that is the comfiest thing ever. And the apron is a standard pillow case from my kid’s bed, tucked into the ties from the wrap dress. My shoes are Merrel sandals because I’m living at the beach and I don’t have any real shoes here. This basket is a genuine, vintage wicker purse that I picked up in ModCloth BST by luck just a few days before the contest. The “sheep” are from Triangle Beagle Rescue.
What’s your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever made or worn? My Halloween costumes are always just repurposed normal clothes. For Halloween, it’s always just a hunt through the closet to be Lara Croft, Jack Skellington, a Pokemon Trainer, Maleficent or Wonder Woman. I once turned my husband into Indiana Jones in ten minutes when he showed up at my place when we were dating without a costume, I even had the hat and whip on hand! I have a lot of pieces in my “normal” wardrobe that double as costumes. But then in my hobby, I have the more elaborate stuff that I wear throughout the year and never pull out for Halloween, like my Tudor gown. I cannot face following my kids around the neighborhood in a corset and hoop skirt!