How to Rock Your Halloween Costume (and not feel like a dork). A life lesson about owning your own style.

Everyone loves Halloween. And honestly what’s not to love?! The decorations, the costumes, and most importantly the candy! If it were up to me, we would ditch a few of those other holidays and add more celebrations that require costumes into the mix. But along with dressing up comes the stress of deciding that to wear! Women these days have a hard enough time deciding what to wear every day, let alone for special events. Societal pressure around halloween can make deciding what to dress up as not so much fun, and when guys get a pass on the sexy and get to basically do whatever they want, it can make it even more stressful. Let’s be honest… I saw a “sexy mechanic” costume the other day and just about flipped out at the store. So, when you DO finally choose a costume, you can end up feeling silly, looking out of place, or down right like a tool. It doesn’t have to be that way!

Halloween is a great time to toughen up that outer layer of skin. It is a great time to build your confidence and step out of your comfort zone. It is more than just a silly costume, it is a time to find out what you are really made of. One of my life mantras is that if you own it, wear it, do it like you SHOULD be doing it, no one will even notice anything out of the ordinary! Love a hat but think you aren’t a “hat person,” throw it on your head and strut like you were born in hats. I guarantee you that not a single person you encounter that day with this your new accessory looks out of place. Own it. And my advice for not looking like a tool on halloween is the same! Commit to your costume, it’s fun! So have fun!

It doesn’t matter your age, if you have kids, if you are going trick or treating or if you are staying home to give out candy – you NEED a Halloween Costume! Here are some of my favorites I’ve seen around the internet so far. Some silly, some smart, some goofy, some original, some sexy, and some just plain badass. What is your style? Which is your favorite?

Here is a quick round up from some awesome blogs and website for want-to-copy, some but not all last minute, pretty awesome Halloween Costumes. Check them out, and click through to the sources to find EVEN MORE inspiration!

Easy DIY Halloween Costume Snow White

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DIY Easy Hermione Granger Halloween Costume

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DIY Rosie the Riveter Halloween Costume

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DIY Halloween bank robber costume

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DIY Halloween Costume Where's Waldo

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And for those of you who have the steady hand to do some killer, yet remarkably simple make-up. Check out these!

Easy DIY Sugar Skull Halloween makeup

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Easy DIY Vampire makeup

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Easy DIY Scarecrow Halloween Costume

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