Halloween Trends 2014

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Every Halloween there are some costumes that you see almost everywhere! Whether it’s the Miley Cyrus costumes of last year, or the flapper attire that was so popular after the Great Gatsby, there are some Halloween trends that people can’t get enough of. Want to know what costumes you’ll be seeing multiples of in the upcoming parades? Here are some of our best guesses.

Frozen-Elsa-2The Frozen phenomenon has taken the world by snowstorm, and this Halloween you can expect to say more than a few little ladies rocking Elsa’s cool attire. If you want to be an ice princess, try your hand at making some frosted shoes!

Jon-Snow-Game-Of-ThronesMoving from one fantasy realm to another, this year expect to see even more Game of Thrones characters walking the streets. The bevy of characters and incredible costumes make this a natural choice for dressing up.

GOTG-posterFrom fantasy to superheroes, this year many of us met the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy. Needless to say, superhero costumes, especially furry/foxy ones are bound to show up this year. And let’s not forget those crime-fighting reptiles who have an affinity for pizza!

2Flowers AND skulls? It doesn’t get any better than that. Pretty meets creepy with Day of the Dead sugar skull costumes. Not only is it perfectly timed with the actual holiday, the results are beautiful, bright and terrifying.

What will YOU be dressing up as this year?

Halloween DIY: Frozen Fantasy Shoe

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This year almost everyone was obsessed with an icy cool animated film, and we have yet to “let it go”. This year, embrace that Arctic-freezing fashion with your Halloween costume! Learn how to make a shoe that’s worthy of an ice princess. Not the princess you had in mind? Check out our Fiction and Fantasy Halloween Shop for everything you need to create the most magical costume of all!

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What You’ll Need:

Pumps with clear siding

Crystal Meridian Blue

Sapphire

Light Sapphire

Crystal

Crystal AB

14mm Round Jewel With 2 Holes

24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel With Holes

E6000

Crystal KatanaDSC_06201. Decide on the pattern you want to create on your shoes.

DSC_06322. Use up the larger stones and pieces first. This ensures that you will have space for them.

DSC_06433. Hold each stone in place for a few seconds so that the stones don’t slip down the shoe.

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NYC Comic Con 2014

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Since Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, it’s really no wonder that Comic Con is one of our favorite events! This annual convention of all things comic book-related brings out the best and brightest in costume design. Individuals from all over the country work tirelessly to recreate the complete looks of some of their favorite heroes and characters. These designs run the gamut, from a simple t-shirt to sculpted wigs and full-body costumes. This year brought out more people AND creativity than ever before! Check out some of our favorite costumed crime-fighters from 2014, and let us know who YOU would dress up as if given the opportunity! comic12n-4-web

 

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Go Bold, Go Gold Inspiration

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If you want to go bold, your metal of choice should be gold. Gold is an editorial favorite, and has always been used to signify some of the most luxurious aspects of fashion, while also being used to create super natural looks. The shine and sparkle of gold is reflective and adds an element of magic to anything it touches. georgia_may_jagger1

 

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Seeing Stars DIY Roundup

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With all of the meteor showers, eclipses, and astrological phenomena happening recently it’s no wonder our heads are up in the exosphere! Inspired by above, we’ve been on the lookout for some of the coolest star DIYs in the galaxy, and we think we’ve spotted them! image16-550x825A constellation art piece makes for a fun conversation piece in the home, and can get your guests talking about astronomy or astrology in no time!

15A constellation table runner is great for evening dinner parties, especially if the party is in celebration of a celestial event!

IMG_6234_copyWho knew such beautiful lights could be easily made at home? Make them for your next star party with this tutorial!

6a00d8358081ff69e2017c366ee8a4970b-800wiTake the start with you wherever you go with this awesome constellation scarf!

8965824689_cee0cbfa83_oHolding a fall star gazing party? Make sure you spot the right stars with a printable constellation guide!

Mirror Mirror Inspiration

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When it comes to decorating, mirrors are the ultimate element to add impact to a space. Not only are they practical and purposeful, they also help to give the illusion of more space with their reflective surfaces. If you’re looking for a way to add more light to your room without cluttering up your space, get a mirror! They reflect your other lights, automatically adding brightness!a97b762cc4a2254c4a4b222c7d56e88bBasic mirrors are easy to upgrade with elements like reclaimed wood, or even just a can of spray paint!

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e1349236111918a732b82789866d106cGo with the grain, and add earthy elements to your mirror. The outline of of the wood grain creates the illusion of a river.

 

DIY: Punk Rock Studded Collar

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This year add some serious punk-rock style to your Halloween costume with a collar DIY that can be easily created with a few simple studs and a collared shirt! Need more edgy DIY materials? Check out our Punk Rock Halloween Shop! DSC_0456 What You’ll Need: Black Collared Shirt 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 8mm x 13mm Metal Spike With Screw 10mm Two-Tone Spike Ultra Suede Ribbon E6000 Hole Puncher Scissor   DSC_0457DSC_04801- Take your shirt and carefully remove the collar part. DSC_0482DSC_04842- Take your trim and glue down on the rim of the collar. Let dry. DSC_04853- Punch a hole in the collar and screw in a spike. Repeat this until desired design is complete.

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Statement Scarves Inspiration

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When it comes to dressing for colder weather, the key word to keep in mind is layering. Not only does layering allow you to be completely comfortable in any environment, it also lets you get a little more chic with your style with minimal effort. For instance, the scarf, which is an autumn mainstay, instantly adds polish to any fall outfit. Take a look at some of our favorite scarves for the season, and see how they impact the overall styling of the outfit!90092e7f63969ec86093dd309a36e4ce

 

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Studded Necklace DIYs

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Spice up your Sunday afternoon with a few DIYs that are bound to make your autumn outfits a little more interesting. Add some spikes and nailheads to your craft kit, and whip up a few of these edgy necklaces!
IMG_0868What’s sassier than a fringe necklace? A fringe necklace with studs of course!

spike-chain-necklace-diy-closeupThis gorgeous necklace from Trinkets in Bloom can be worn over something feminine to give it an edge, or rock it with skinny jeans and a tee for a total punk rock look!

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diyspikebeadedchoker_introThis incredible necklace from Chic Steals is perfect for a date night outfit! We love the look of layered spikes and the dimension it adds to the piece.

Punk Rock Accessory Inspiration

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If you want to rock and roll all night (and party every day), we know how to take any basic outfit and give it that punk rock edge: accessories! With a few chains and studs you can completely alter the look of your classic jeans-and-a-tee attire.  0c45287d4c9f5a41f879884fa20bb3e7

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