Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.
In the first installment, we’ve taken on music’s biggest personalities and controversies of 2011. From the characters bloggers love to argue about (Lana Del Rey, Odd Future) to signature styles by the year’s most famous pop stars (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lady Gaga), we’ve got you covered with ideas your friends only wish they’d had.
Indie blogosphere talking point Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey makes a great costume — mostly because Lana Del Rey basically is a costume, donned by a young lady named Lizzy Grant as an attempt to revitalize a stalled music career. Considering that her entire look and songwriting style is calculated to fulfill dudes’ fantasies (come on — a slow, seductive number called “Video Games”?), this Halloween fashion choice is practically guaranteed to get you laid.
Blonde seductress wig — $12, Wholesale Halloween Costumes
Pink rose crown hair wreath — $35, Etsy
Smoky kohl eyeliner — $12, Sephora
Tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Adieu — $19, Sephora
NYXX Matte Lipstick in Pale Pink — $5, Cherryculture