Halloween Location Looks: Day 7 of 31 – Cruel Intentions

Oct 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 7 is here and it’s from one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

Today’s costume comes from:

Cruel Intentions - Title

Cruel Intentions (c/o Columbia Pictures “Cruel Intentions”)

The final scene from this film was shot at the All Saints Church in Pasadena…

Cruel Intentions - Title

The final scene takes place here!

…so it had to be one of this month’s remakes! Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kathryn is my costume inspiration.

Cruel Intentions - movie clip

Reese & SMG (c/o Columbia Pictures “Cruel Intentions”)

The key Sarah Michelle Gellar costume pieces that you’ll need, include:

Cruel Intentions - Costume Elements

Kathryn’s costume staples

1. White Blouse (Straight from my closet leftover from my serving days!)

2. Cross (I used one from my collection but there are lots of Cruel Intentions fan sites that sell her exact one. Mine doesn’t carry anything inside it though…)

3. Brown Wig (c/o Party City)

4. Plaid Skirt (This was a Goodwill, vintage Express find! Check out uniform supply stores too!)

5. Black Cardigan (From my collection, but this is another easy find, whether you hit H&M or Salvation Army.)

I featured one of my favorite quotes from the movie to tease today’s post on Instagram

Cruel Intentions - quote

True. That.

Oh Sebastian…

Cruel Intentions - Halloween Costume - Sarah Michelle Gellar Ryan Phillippe

Hey Sebastian!

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 6 of 31 – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Oct 12, 2014 | 14 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Hello Day 6!

Today’s costume comes from:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Opening Credits

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (c/o Warner Bros. “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”)

I was totally obsessed with this movie and Pee-wee’s Playhouse when I was a kid. I loved that he ate Mr. T cereal and used jumbo silverware. I think the use of a big knife to get butter for his pancakes sealed the deal.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Big Knife

Jumbo utensils! (c/o Warner Bros. “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”)

One of my favorite scenes from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure included these giant dinos.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Cabazon Dinos

Satchel in hand!

When I found out that they existed in real life, weren’t just film props, and were located right outside of Palm Springs, I had to make a visit.

I mean, hello…

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Cabazon Dinos

Hello, T Rex!

Kind of the coolest thing ever, right?? Time to get the costume prepped!

The key Pee-wee costume pieces that you’ll need, include:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - DIY Costume Pieces

Pee-wee’s Costume Staples

1. A grey suit! (Grab one while thrifting, borrow from your brother, or wear the one in your closet!)

2. Bow Tie (I made mine with felt (!!!) but Amazon has cheap ones if you don’t have time.)

3. White Loafers (These are from KMart (under $15) but go with a pair of canvas shoes if you’ve already got them in your collection!)

4. White Blouse (Straight from my closet leftover from my serving days!)

I featured one of my favorite quotes from the movie to tease today’s post on Instagram, yesterday…

Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Quote

Infinity?

Wanna see the new costumed Pee-wee look??

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 4 of 31 – Golden Girls

Oct 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Costume month continues! Which shooting location did I hit today???

I took a little trip to “Miami” to visit…

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Golden Girls (c/o NBC)

This show makes me smile. Obsessed that you can sporadically find it on TV at 3am (been there, done that) and honestly, I get lots of outfit inspiration when watching.

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Ma gurls.

I decided to put on my best Rose Nylund and get to set!

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Golden Betty (c/o NBC)

The key Rose costume pieces that you’ll need include:

GOLDEN GIRLS - SHOOTING LOCATION - COSTUME

Costume accoutrements!

1. Wig (Marilyn Wig c/o Party City)

2. Sequins!! (I wore a vintage sequined top with a muumuu underneath!)

Time to get GOLDEN!!

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Remake: Yellow Floral Chiffon Robe

Oct 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

I hope you’re enjoying the costume series that just started! I still want to get a few upcycled remakes posted in-between all of the Halloweening, so today you get a housecoat!

I bought this YEARS ago with the intention of doing something cool with it, however I just never seemed to be inspired enough to tweak it.

New Dress A Day - vintage floral housecoat

BEFORE

The print was killer and I loved the chiffon, however at the end of the day, it was a buttoned robe. I finally got inspired with a trip to Palm Springs planned. Kinda seems like something that should be worn in the desert, n’est-ce pas?

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 2 of 31 – 500 Days of Summer

Oct 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

One month of costume inspiration from our favorite movies and TV shows continues!

Today’s costume comes from:

500 Days of Summer Opening Credits

500 Days of Summer (c/o Fox Searchlight’s “500 Days of Summer’)

One of my favorite scenes from 500 Days of Summer was shot at downtown LA’s Bradbury Building and I couldn’t wait to go inside!

500 Days of Summer - Bradbury Building

One of the coolest buildings in LA!

Zooey Deschanel played Summer to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Tom and the city of LA played the third lead!

500 Days of Summer - Bradbury Building

Zooey! (c/ Fox Searchlight’s “500 Days of Summer”)

I went with Zooey Deschanel’s look from the end of the film, so the key Summer costume pieces that you’ll need include:

500 Days of Summer Costume Supplies

Costume Supplies

1. Beige Trench Coat (Mine is old Anthropologie, but this H&M one is perfect at $25!)

2. Black skirt (I wore my vintage Escada skirt, but any black skirt works! Target has fab ones.)

3. Dark Hair (I didn’t go with a wig this time, but this one is perfect for a Zooey lookalike!)

4. Black Briefcase or Purse (mine is thrifted from Goodwill – this is something easily grabable from your accessory pile!)

5. Thick Framed Glasses (super Zooey-esque cheap frames from Amazon)

“I think it’s official. I’m in love with Summer.”

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