Are You Dressing Up for Halloween?

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I think the fall fairy has potential, especially if I can make that blasted elf ear work, but truth be told, it’s not as comfy as last year’s crazy cat lady look. I mean…it’s hard to beat pajamas and a robe. And you know I’m all about the comfort. πŸ™‚

katy perry costume

Katy Perry, Oct. 2012

Hmm… I wonder what I could do to really freak out my neighbors. That’s the end game, really. πŸ™‚


The fall fairy has the big hair and the leaves and the muddy skin — that’s pretty freaky. I’m trying to picture myself like that handing out candy.

OMG, that frickin’ elf ear… First, it was too light toned, and then I couldn’t get it to stay put, and then I couldn’t keep it out of my hair, and then…gah! I gave up.

Right now it’s a tossup between fall fairy and crazy cat lady.

How about you? Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Maybe we can brainstorm ideas. Lemme know what you’re thinking in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. hanna says:

    I love all the looks you’ve done. I’m still not sure if I’m dressing up yet.
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  2. Monica P says:

    The crazy cat lady – definitely my fav.

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  3. Phyrra says:

    Haha I love the faerie costume! I’ve already dressed up as a mermaid for one party. I’ll probably at least do a Cleopatra makeup look. I’m not sure what other costume I’ll do.

    Your Katy Perry is so cute πŸ™‚
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  4. Majick says:

    I AM SOOO dressing up. I love love love your crazy cat lady costume and may steal it for next year LOL. I think all your looks were really great. the mac artist was really good and I think the fall fairy is sexy.

    THis year I’m wearing an 1800’s inspired polanaise set (yes, complete with the big ass bustle pillow)ROFLMAO and victorian granny boots. I embellished an old hat with a sheer black scarf and feathers. Too bad I’m a procrastinator and didn’t get the black lace parasol in time.
    My husband has the matching men’s outfit and a Marshall badge. CHeck out some of the clothing at They also have steampunk styles. they are very expensive but also good for inspiration? We got our costumes many years ago when money was a little more plentiful. Thank goodness the party this year is with totally different people. Yea! like new costumes! haha

    I’m not sure what I’m going to dress up for at work next thursday. I have a crow ensemble, a long black curly wig and fangs, fly, punk cat accessories, everything a witch could possibly need, oh the choices are endless – I’ll just have to see how I feel. MMMWWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Majick,

      Feel free to steal any of these costumes! If you end up dressing up as a CCL you’ll have to send me a pic. πŸ™‚

      Your costume for the party sounds fun; thank you for the site recommendation, too. I’m always looking for more inspiration.

      As for Thursday, I vote you go with the punk cat. πŸ™‚ Which one are you leaning toward right now?

  5. Kim says:

    Oh, I love the fairy – but agree that it’ll be pretty high maintenance. One of my friends was Flo from Progressive a few years ago and it was adorable (and easy/comfy). That wouldn’t freak out your neighbors, though. How about Carrie? Fun with fake blood/prom dress! πŸ™‚

  6. Valeria Mary says:

    OMG Fall Fairy is Gorgeous

    -Valeria M.
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  7. Natasha says:

    THe fall fairy looks high maintenance, but fun… LOVE the cat lady!

    I love dressing up for Halloween! And it’s more fun since I usually do facepainting at a local library in the afternoon before I rush home to hand out stuff to the kidlets (This year NO CANDY — glowsticks and rub-on tattoos)

    This year I’m dressing up as an alien teenager…. I have a t-shirt with Kepler 34b (a planet around a pair of stars that my hubby helped discover) and I’m going to add the words: My parents went to Kepler 34b and I all I got was this shirt!…. Blue light-up wig, lavender skintone, hot pink eyeshadow and lipstick, tons of dark blue eyeliner and false lashes. The piece de resistance will be the glow-in-the dark facial tattoos (Berber-style with glow-in-the dark glitter powder)…also the eyeshadow and lipstick are black-light reactive and we’ll put a black light on the porch… too much fun!

  8. Maria Therese says:

    Really cool Haloween Ideas!
    I’m not dressing up for halloween as it’s not that big deal here but my 8 year old is going as Draculara from Monster High

  9. Dominique says:

    Some kids will dress up but I won’t ! I love your costumes Karen, it’s all very funny and pretty !

  10. Sasha says:

    Crazy cat lady! πŸ˜€ though the fall fairy look is just beautiful!love the back to the 80s look too, so cute!

  11. bisbee says:

    No…but my grandchildren will be, of course! I’ve never seen the attraction…although I know people are REALLY into it. Whatever floats your boat…doesn’t do a thing for me!

  12. Kate & Zena says:

    I’m doing my own spin on the party look Katniss wears in Catching Fire this year. Last year, I did Arena Katniss and I thought I would just follow my little trend and do a party look. I’m doing a masquerade mask out of makeup, so it’s one labor intensive look. I also bought (well, Mom bought me) this really neat black faux leather cutout dress (it has a black slip underneath) that is so cool from Carson’s for me.

    Next year I may actually get off my Hunger Games train. It’s hard to get off of it when your nickname looks like Kat (which could be a nickname for Katniss), you sort of look like Katniss and you kind of have the attitude. It’s very, very, VERY hard.

  13. Susan S says:

    If you decide to ditch the fairy, you could get a few more stuffed cats, let some mascara run, frizz the curlers, and go as a Crazier Cat Lady. πŸ˜€ Just make sure to carry around a Whiskas pouch with a spoon in it. (Share with Tabs.)

    If my (CENSORED) asthma calms down enough before tomorrow, I’m going to an Alice in Wonderland-themed party as La Reina de Corazones, aka a Dia de los Muertos version of the Queen of Hearts, complete with strong hints towards Aztec sacrifice. (Those hearts didn’t come from a deck of cards, and that’s not paint on the roses. Well, technically it is, but I’m not getting life in prison for the sake of realism.)

    Otherwise, I’m just going to track down a red T-shirt with black stripes, dress a friend in orange with some black duct-tape stripes and some felt ears, and we’re going out on the night of as Calvin and Hobbes.

  14. Sylvia says:

    I love your crazy cat lady costume, so awesome! This year, I’m going as Rosie the Riveter.
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  15. Alison M says:

    Your fall fairy look is sublime!!!! I’m so inspired!
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  16. Vanessa says:

    I love these … and remember your original posts of them… it’s been awhile, huh? — cheers! πŸ™‚

  17. Noon says:

    Yes! I’m going as a goth teen, which I was never allowed to indulge in during my actual teen years, as my mom would’ve killed me. I will be rocking black lipstick all night and letting everyone know “this isn’t a phase, this is who i really am!!!!”
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  18. Rachel says:

    This year my friend and I are dressing up as witches, kind of generic, I know, but I found a really pretty purple witch hat at the thrift store. It has feathers and netting with spiders in it. So I’m kind of going with the purple theme and found purple lashes, purple tights with black fishnets over them, and a purple dress. Last year I dressed up as a cat which is always easy, just get the tail and ears set from wal-mart, and paint whiskers and a nose on your face, with an elaborate cat-eye of course!

  19. Janet says:

    My favorite musical is Cats. Its a hysterical and entertaining story. I’d love to dress up as one of the cats for halloween.

  20. Natalye says:

    I love your costume ideas! I’m dressing up as a witch
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  21. Jodi says:

    I’m totally biased (owning three of my own) but I do love the crazy cat lady look, although if you asked my partner, he wouldn’t think it would be too far from the norm πŸ˜‰
    My favourite would have to be the fall fairy, it’s so pretty! Personally, I think you would rock it with a slightly darker (berry?) lip. I had an Alice in wonderland themes hen night last night and I went as the Cheshire Cat!

    Jodi xx

  22. Rachel P says:

    I love your costumes!! The fall fairy is gorgeous πŸ™‚ I loooove Halloween and will always dress up every year, for as long as I can dress myself! This year, I have already been Wednesday Addams (lazy costume, pulled it out of my closet- but it worked) and Daenerys Targaryen (also a last-minute one, I weirdly had all the elements for it sitting around my room- including blonde wig and little dragon stuffed animal!) I still have about 2 parties left to go to, and of course passing out candy on actual Halloween. I think I might repeat the Khaleesi costume and then be a mermaid for the next parties, and for something more kid-friendly, I’ll just be a ghost or something πŸ™‚

  23. Chelsea says:

    I just picked up supplies to put together a faerie costume myself! I loved being Medusa though, the rubber snakes were fun!

  24. Nicole says:

    Karen, Loooove the fall fairy!!!! I did dress up for Halloween, I went to a masquerade ball at a hotel in downtown Chicago. It was fabulous, because who doesn’t love to get glamped up?

    Tabs, you are deeeeee-vine!

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