Halloween Location Looks: 24 of 31 – Beaches

Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 24 is here and it’s an 80s movie that I watched with my mom when I was younger because she had read the book.

Today’s costume comes from:

Beaches - title

Beaches (c/o Touchstone Pictures’ “Beaches”)

I recall a very young Mayim Bialik playing Bette Midler as a child and all I thought about was how much I wanted her fringy costume!

Beaches - Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik’s first gig?? (c/o Touchstone Pictures’ “Beaches”)

The opening scene is shot at the Hollywood Bowl which happens to be a place that I’m very familiar with.

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

Empty and stunning. Beaches (c/o Touchstone Pictures’ “Beaches”)

Shooting there when it was completely empty was such a treat. It’s one of the coolest spots in Los Angeles!

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

Empty Bowl!!

I thought recreating one of Bette’s looks from Beaches would be just the thing for my costume series!

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

Bette Midler in concert! Beaches (c/o Touchstone Pictures’ “Beaches”)

To dress like Bette, the only real thing you’ll need is a red wig (and a mic if so inclined) as well as “Wind Beneath My Wings” playing on your smart phone the whole night!

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Halloween Location Looks: 23 of 31 – Nightmare on Elm Street

Oct 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 23 is here and it’s a Halloween horror classic.

Today’s costume comes from:

Nightmare on Elm Street - title card

Nightmare on Elm Street (c/o New Line Cinema’s “Nightmare on Elm Street”)

I feel like I catch this movie each year during all the Halloween marathons on TV.

Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger

Freddy!!!

So, the actual house from the movie is totally in my hood! It looked like this…

Nightmare on Elm Street - House

Creepy House! (c/o New Line Cinema)

..and like this in the movie…

Nightmare on Elm Street - House

I get nightmares just looking at this! (c/o New Line Cinema)

…but in real life, how lovely is this house!! Movie house = nightmares. IRL House = dreamy.

Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger

Looks so lovely in real life!

But, the best part of this movie…JOHNNY DEPP!! Love the horror movie starts for celebs. (Hello Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun!!)

Nightmare on Elm Street - Johnny Depp

Hello Mr. Depp (c/o New Line Cinema’s “Nightmare on Elm Street”)

So, to complete a Freddy costume from Nightmare on Elm Street, here are the main elements you’ll need:

Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger

Dress like Freddy!

1. Sweater (I found my shirt at Goodwill, but here’s a spot on replica sweater from Hot Topic.)

2. Glove (I had a “Wolverine” glove that I used but there are Freddy gloves everywhere. Plus the real deal glove scares me to death!)

3. Hat (Mine is vintage, but this style is everywhere.)

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Halloween Location Looks: 22 of 31 – Saved By The Bell

Oct 29, 2014 | One Comment

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 22 is here and it’s the silliest, most fun Saturday morning show that was ever on TV.

Today’s costume comes from:

SAVED BY THE BELL - title card

Title card!

I lived for this show! (I still live for this show!)

SAVED BY THE BELL, Top Row: Ed Alonzo, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Bottom R

SBTB Cast!

I saw an amazing post from I’m Not A Stalker showing the high school used for the first season of Saved By The Bell...

SAVED BY THE BELL - Shooting Location

The exterior of the SBTB high school! (c/o I’m Not A Stalker)

…so I had to make a valley trip and craft a 90s costume perfect for the gang. Zack had the BEST wardrobe.

Saved By The Bell - Zack Morris Wardrobe

Denim!!

Found the school…

SAVED BY THE BELL - Shooting Location

The school, IRL!

…and put together my costume!

To complete the ultimate Zack Morris costume from Saved By The Bell, here are the main elements you’ll need:

SAVED BY THE BELL - Halloween Costume

Look like Zack!

1. WIG! (This one is c/o Party City)

2. 90s block phone (After not being able to source a real one, I printed one out, backed it on cardboard, and toted it along with me!)

3. 90s shirt (this one is from etsy, but I used a blue poncho that helped to wrangle the SoCal spirit of Zack.)

This might be my favorite quote from the Instagram series:

SAVED BY THE BELL - I'm so excited quote

I’m so excited!

Typical Jessie, amirite??

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Halloween Location Looks: 21 of 31 – My So-Called Life

Oct 29, 2014 | 4 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 21 is here and it’s an homage to the TV show of my teenage years.

Today’s costume comes from:

MSCL - My-So-Called-Life-Banner

My So-Called Life!!!

All I know is that Jordan Catalano was the angsty-teen heartthrob of m’dreams.

MSCL - Jordan Catalano

Jordan Catalano. Looking at art. (c/o ABC)

And, I wanted auburn hair more than anything when I was 12. (I just decided to wait 20 years to have that red hair dream come to a reality!!)

The episode “Why Jordan Can’t Read” had a scene that was shot at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)…

LA Story - LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (c/o Arcspace)

…so a visit within the collections was soon to be had!

For the perfect Claire Danes as Angela Chase ensemble, think ultimate 90s, grunge-chic.

MSCL - My-So-Called-Life-Banner

Angela Chase costume pieces!

1. Plaid shirt (Mine was thrifted, but you can find plaid shirts everywhere!)

2. Babydoll Dress! (Mine is H&M, but this is another piece sure to be found while thrifting or on a quick mall trip.)

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Halloween Location Looks: 19 of 31 – Knocked Up

Oct 28, 2014 | No Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 19 is here and I’m rocking a faux baby belly.

Today’s costume comes from:

Knocked Up - Title Card

Knocked Up (c/o Universal’s “Knocked Up”)

This is up there on my Judd Apatow favorites list.

Knocked Up - Cast

And it begins…

Kristin Wiig as an E! employee? I mean…

Knocked Up - Katherine Heigl costume

Kristen Wiig. Always the best.

A quick trip over to da club in Hollywood to see just where Katherine Heigl and Leslie Mann were denied entry.

Knocked Up - Club

We’re at the club!!

I’d be stoked if Craig Robinson was the doorman…

Knocked Up - Cast

Let ‘em in, Craig Robinson!

This costume is quite easy to create!

To dress like Katherine Heigl, grab a yellow halter/shirt, a blonde wig, and a pillow for the belly (or if you’re really preggo, pillow not needed!). That’s it!

I couldn’t wait to get costumed!

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