How to Put Together the Perfect Halloween Outfit, According to a ((305)) Style Queen
You know what’s scary? Not being ready for Halloween. 😱
Junkies, the struggle is REAL so we asked ((305)) style queen Hannah for her tips on putting together the perfect Halloween outfit. She’s spillin’ the tea on how you can get your spooky lewk together by October 31. 🎃
Her pro tip? “If everyone thinks you're something else, be that thing,” she says. “For instance, everyone one year thought I was "Pinterest" so I went with it.” Keep reading for more from this style queen.
P.S. Ready to scream, queen? Sign up for our Halloween theme classes. 😈
Hey BOO! First off, where do you look for your Halloween inspo?
I'm a performer, so I get to be in costumes all the time and I think about characters all the time. I think about what inspires me, what scares me, and what makes me feel confident, beautiful, and different from who I am in the day-to-day. I look to fashion, drag, performance art, and makeup artists. It's fun if you pick something where then you can learn something new. I was the goddess Rhiannon a few years ago and loved learning more about her to design her costume.
You gotta do the WERK to have the best costume. What’s been your favorite over the years?
In high school I was young feminist with a bone to pick with sexy halloween costumes, so I went as a "sexy penguin." I wore a children's size large plush penguin suit and wore my most scandalous undies on top. I thought I was hilarious. I also went as the female reproductive system, as Aunt Flow, and then the next year just a straight up vulva. I ran out of the right fabric and I'm certain it was unclear what I was, but I was proud nonetheless.
Yassss we stan a feminist costume queen. Tell us, what are your three fave costume ideas?
1. Anything but Trump or something politics-related. Not on a holy day.
2. Literally all the glitter and makeup and just be a confident alien.
3. Randomly generate three goddesses +/or mythical creatures and design a spin off that.
Give us some advice on how to serve a LEWK. What makes for a great costume?
CONFIDENCE. Do you think you look amaze? Does the costume put you in character? Can you act a little differently (or a lot differently?!) because you're in this costume? I've seen some cats and vampires that took my dang breath away and never gave it back hunny. You don't have to spend a ton of money or think too hard, just be extra extra you and commit!
ORIGINALITY. Did your friend (or frenemy) do it last year? Girl . . .
PERFORMANCE. Are you comfy? Does it have pockets and fun sleeves? Is there a wig reveal? Can you wear a coat with it? Work it!
Dope! So, what should junkies avoid when putting together a costume?
This goes with "performance." Avoid anything that you'll be uncomfortable in. I'm not talking heels, I'm talking like “Oh, I can't blink or walk or put my arms in the air.” LAME. Take the pic then change into something more comfortable, ghoul.
Preach, girl! Tell us, who always brings it on Halloween?
Kids. And Heidi Klum! And rich dogs.
Any last tips or tricks?
Let's play a game! Looking at the photos on this post, can you guess whether or not they were Halloween costumes or just me living my life? Maybe they will inspire some freaky new costume ideas!