Canine Costume DIY Roundup

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Do you celebrate every holiday with the furry friends in your life? Then Halloween should be no exception! These critter costume DIYs are just the thing to your best pal’s tail wagging on the scariest day of the year.

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Everyone has seen the viral video of the puppy in a spider costume scaring passersby. Well now you can make your own with Martha Stewart’s DIY spider costume!

Kitai_halloween_dog_costume_chia_petMake your pup another type of pet with this DIY Chia Pet costume from I Found the Place!

FP1SUGVH97JR1WU.MEDIUMIf your pet is king of the castle at home, why not make him king of the jungle for a day with an easy to make lion mane?

DIY-Dog-Pinata-Costume-600x399This piñata costume will make your pup the life of the party!

FV5090MGU4MC7OA.MEDIUMTake your dog to new depths with a walrus costume from instructables!

Clever Creature Costumes

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Animals are always a popular pick for Halloween, and with an almost limitless amount of options, the decision to be a critter this Halloween is an easy one. But once you’ve decided that you want to be one with your spirit animal, how do you figure out how to really BECOME the animal? Take a lesson from these costumed creatures who have figured out how to harness the essence of animals with some makeup and trimming!like_a_snake_by_lucikoshkina-d63q09la8965c122be2aafd9cbdc9e3f1576dd7

 

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Career Outfit Upgrades from Lizandra Vega

When it comes to that big job interview, you need to dress to impress, but what if your go-to outfits have seen better days? Career image consultant Lizandra Vega has some tips to spruce up that suit, and they’re all things you can do yourself! For instance, take this tip for updated old blazers:

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“Got a stain on your favorite blazer that even your favorite dry cleaner can’t get out? That was Vega’s problem until she covered it with a cool patch she picked out at MJ Trimming in New York City. “It made the blazer look very designer,” Vega says. The cost? Just 50 cents. While she was there, she bought a large denim patch, with a big happy face and heart, which turned an otherwise unremarkable denim jacket she had into one that’s “boho chic.” Cost? Just $12. That’s the gist.”

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To get more DIY ideas to upgrade you old pieces, check out the rest of the article.

Oh Deer Decor Inspiration

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Fall may be hunting season, but the only hunting we’re doing is finding as many inspiring decor ideas involving our favorite fauns. Whether you’re into real taxidermy, or the ever-popular deer silhouette, this trend is one that works for many different room styles. It adds a taste of the great outdoors to your decor, but can easily work in a modern room. Or you can fully commit, and make your place as rustic as a hunting lodge. The deer can also work really well in both feminine and masculine spaces. Dress it up in gold and pink, or leave it unbleached for authenticity. b29c6ce3252b701f65a73dd210801d08

 

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Do you love deer decor? How would you integrate it into your space?

 

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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GildeDIY Necklace Roundup

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Sometimes you need a little bit of bling to really set off your outfit, and what’s better than having an envy-worthy necklace on? Having an envy-worthy necklace on that you made yourself! Check out these gorgeous, gilded beauties, and make one today!.diy-layered-necklace-final1Love the layered charms on this beautiful necklace from College Fashion!

photoWhy not wear a knot like this one from the Sweet Survival?

ispydiy_ribbonwrapnecklaceAdd a different texture to your basic chunky chain with a ribbon!

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Use up that embroidery floss from your summer friendship bracelets to make this awesome necklace!

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Sometimes all you need is a hint of gold, in those instances, this is THE necklace.

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!