beaches costume

Halloween Location Looks: 24 of 31 - Beaches

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

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

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

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

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

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

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

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

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!

I wore a blue blazer from my collection to match the blazer that Bette wore.

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

She performed...

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

I performed...

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

Her name was on the marquee...

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl name was most definitely not.

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

She sang...

Piano crooning Beaches (c/o Touchstone Pictures' "Beaches")

...and I pretended to sing.

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

We're really just so similar!!

Beaches - Hollywood Bowl

Twenty-four looks down, 7 to go!

Film Details:

Beaches (Touchstone Pictures, dir: Garry Marshall)

Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave.. Los Angeles, CA 90068