Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas: Disco Queen

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last minute halloween ideas: disco queen

When that brief moment of pause hits as you’re about to push the “order” button on that sequined, sleeveless black jumpsuit, and you think to yourself, “Really, will I ever have a reason to wear this crazy contraption?!” — IGNORE IT.


You just never know when you’ll get the urge to look like Blanche Marie Elizabeth Hollingsworth Devereaux. Or when you’ll need something to wear with your last-minute Disco Queen Halloween costume.

last minute halloween ideas: disco queen

Keep on dancin’!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love disco? Yes, my fellow Dancing Queen, I like to Let It Whip to Brick House!! You could’ve done The Hustle to half the songs played at my wedding, fo’ reals!

So when I found this plastic “Disco” necklace at Party City last week (just a few feet from the Sexy Clown costume), it beckoned me to bring it home.

zoya ziv

I’m wearing two coats of Zoya Ziv on my nails, but you could easily get away with just one

#catlady moment: I kindasorta wish I had a kitty-size one to put on Tabs, so we could match. Oh, wait…

disco tabby

He’s mighty, mighty…just lettin’ it all hang out!

Turns out that piecing together a last-minute Disco Queen costume is easier than accidentally falling out of your platform shoes while you’re dancing at Studio 54. πŸ™‚

I already had the outfit, but if you don’t keep a full-body black sequin jumpsuit around for those “just in case moments” (LOL!), you could always explore a thrift store tomorrow (or your mom’s closet, if she’s a pack rat like mine) for ’70s-inspired gear. Then just straighten your hair if it’s curly, slip on some gold jewelry, load up on the shimmery eye makeup, and slick your lips with a shiny red or plum.

Assuming you’re more coordinated than I am (note: I’m a klutz), a pair of roller skates would take things to the next level. Or maybe carry around a disco ball, and bring the party with you! πŸ™‚

last minute halloween ideas: disco queen

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. ahhhdri says:

    So cute, I always want to look (and secretly be Blanche!)
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  2. Soo says:

    I really love this look on you! the eyes look perfect, and the red lip just tops it all off
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  3. Crystal says:

    You look beautiful! Such a great look. But that pic of Tabs with the neckless. That was THE BEST.

  4. buckycatt says:

    Cannot tell you how far-out, groovy and right on I think this post is! Disco must rise again!!

  5. Heidi says:

    Oh yeah, Let it Whip is one of my all time faves!

    Missy is now coveting the Disco necklace.

    • Karen says:

      You know Miss Thing could always use a little more bling! Black fur does look quite fetching with gold…I’m just sayin’.

      What are you two doing for Halloween tonight?

  6. Chelsea says:

    Tabs is totally a brick house!

    This looks like such a fun costume, love the gems on the lashes!

    • Karen says:

      They were a pain to get on, let me tell you! The band was so thick and it took FOREVER for the glue to dry, sigh. But I liked them in the end.

      How did your fairy costume turn out?

      • Chelsea says:

        The fairy costume is awesome (though pretty minimal), especially since the two girls who work in the Dean’s office are also wearing fairy costumes! But they have tiaras, and I didn’t wear a tiara…

  7. Marla says:

    I stinkin’ love that Disco necklace.

  8. Carina says:

    Ahhh, I could never pull of red lips, but this look is so pretty.

  9. Ashley says:

    You need a NSFW warning on this look! Hot!

  10. Lorraine ER says:

    You look gorgeous in these pics! I know it’s supposed to be for Halloween but you just look all-around beautiful!

  11. Aimee says:

    HI Karen, You’re really beautiful:)You’re one of my inspiration in this blogging world:)kisses and hugs:)

  12. Denise S says:

    You look great! You could totally wear that outfit out dancing sans the necklace, lol. Love the expression on Tabs face!

  13. Arianne says:

    DAYUMMM you look good, Karen! πŸ™‚
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  14. Erica says:

    This is such a great last- minute idea and you look so foxy Karen! So does the blog! Loving the new layout.

  15. christine says:

    Oooohhh… this is a gorgeous look on you Karen!!!

  16. gio says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the little gems and the necklace!

  17. EEEE you’re SO gorgeous!!! I really appreciate seeing the falsies on you. Definitely not something for everyday life, but I thought they’d be very much in-your-face when they’re actually fine πŸ™‚

    Love Tabs too! Totally a disco king!

  18. Alison says:

    You’re looking fiiine in gold, Karen! I think you’re even rocking the gold better than Tabs! (No offense, Tabs. Love your work, hahaha…. ^_^’)

  19. This is one hot disco queen look! You look gorgeous Karen!
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  20. Jas says:

    U carry off the disco look soo well. n love those falsies πŸ™‚
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  21. WOW! You look great like this.
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  22. Nina says:

    This is probably my favorite, by far!

  23. Wow! Those lashes are really something! With all the gold at first (before I saw the Disco necklace), I thought you’d done an Egyptian Queen look there! And while the look is a stunner, I can’t resist commenting on your arms – they look so nice and toned!
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  24. Joanna says:

    Marvelous! Tabs look so cool πŸ™‚

  25. Marina says:

    I love how toned your arms are!!! Well done πŸ™‚
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