The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes: TV

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 our latest, and final installment of this year’s series (we’ve already tackled music, art, film, and books), we’re looking to the world of television for inspiration. But don’t expect find the Don Drapers or Liz Lemons of the TV world on this list. Instead of just focusing on our favorite characters, we’ve decided to make things a little more interesting. Hopefully this means that you won’t be dressed like anyone else in the room — and if you are, at least you can take solace in the fact that they’re just as creative as you!

Miss Blakenship from Mad Men

Alas, poor Miss Blakenship. As Roger Sterling so eloquently put it, Mad Men’s wise-cracking secretary “died as she lived — surrounded by the people she answered phones for.” And we’d add, much to Don Draper’s incredible irritation.

The costume:

Old lady wig – Toynk Toys, $8

Black cat eye sunglasses –, $10

Vintage gold flower brooch – Etsy, $8

Vintage women’s suit – Etsy, $16

White ruffle collar buttondown shirt – Dockers, $25

A newspaper