TV show costumes

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

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

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

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 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

Found the school...

SAVED BY THE BELL - Shooting Location

...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

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

Typical Jessie, amirite??

When I wake up in the morning and the 'larm gives out a warning...

Saved by the Bell - Zack Morris Costume

...and I don't think I'll ever make it on time.

Saved By The Bell - Zack Morris Wardrobe

By the time I grab my books, and I give myself a look, I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by.

Saved by the Bell - Zack Morris Costume

It's all right...

Saved By The Bell - Zack Morris Wardrobe

...'cause I'm saved by the bell.

Saved by the Bell - Zack Morris Costume

Dressing up like Mark-Paul Gosselaar was kind of a dream come true!!

Saved By The Bell - Zack Morris Wardrobe

Twenty-two looks down, 9 to go!

TV Show Details:

Saved By The Bell (NBC)

Location: Ulysses S. Grant High School, 13000 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA

Halloween Location Looks: Day 13 of 31 – American Horror Story

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 13 is here and I even got creeped out shooting in front of this house! Today’s costume comes from:

American Horror Story - Titles

I watched the first season three years ago on the regular. I love scary movies and this show was like a weekly dose of shortened versions of horror movies. My costume inspiration for today came from Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckinridge's portrayal of Moira, the maid. Both of them played her just at different points in time.

American Horror Story - Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckinridge

I think that the house used in the TV show played just as big a part. It's so memorable looking and by association just creeps me out.  I mean the set decorators did a stellar job creeping it out!

American Horror Story -  House from season 1

The real life version is way less spooky, yet still I felt a little nervous shooting in front of it!

American Horror Story -  House

To complete this costume, here are the main elements:

American Horror Story -  Costume DIY

1. Black shirt (Hit up your local thrift stores, mall, or even your own closet!)

2. The hair! (my wig is c/o Party City)

3. Black Skirt (Something above the knee works! If you don't have one in your closet, here are some super budget friendly options!)

4. Short apron (Grab a white napkin, add some white ribbon to the top to tie, and voila, insta-apron!)

5. Lace trim (I took lace trim and pinned it to the cuffs and collar of my shirt. Easy copycat top!)

Time to get American Horror Story-ified!!

And, we made it to the house!!

American Horror Story -  Maid

I took a black shirt and skirt from my closet and added a bit of lace trim around the cuffs and collar to match the costume worn my Alexandra Breckinridge.

American Horror Story -  House

The apron came from a quick DIY of excess white fabric with a bit of ribbon to tie around my waist. Easy, makeshift apron!!

When standing in front of this scary house, I had to begin acting. My intentions were the following: someone is trying to get me, I need to save myself, all while pretending to get choked for the camera.  Totally method.

American Horror Story -  House

This is also a fab costume if you want to be the maid from Clue! Go with a bevy of friends as Col. Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Prof. Plum, or Mrs. Peacock and your group costume is complete!

American Horror Story -  House

One final shot...

American Horror Story -  House

...before leaving this location. I'm not going to lie - I totally ran to the car right after and shut the door quickly. I'm the most paranoid gal ever!!

Matching maids!

American Horror Story - Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckinridge

Thirteen looks down, 18 to go!

TV Show Details:

American Horror Story (FX)

Location: 1120 Westchester Pl., Los Angeles, CA