Halloween is the time to put on a masquerade. A masquerade party, by definition, is a party where everyone attends wearing a mask. Well, on Halloween, that’s a definite given! Masquerade parties allow you to adopt new personas. As per their 15th century beginnings, they allowed people to wear clothing they wouldn’t normally wear. Enjoying yourself while remaining anonymous is what makes these parties so alluring.
But if you’re running late or found a party to go to last minute, a masquerade costume is so easy to make! Literally, all you need is a mask, and boom – masquerade!
There’s no reason to be boring about it, though! Use this time to wear an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear! Just pick your favorite color and GO!
Start with a satin lace up corset in your most favoritest color! From there, find a pair of shoes that match, like these red peep toe crystal encrusted heels! You’ll definitely need something to carry your car keys in, but not something you want to worry about holding the whole time, so this red satin rose wristlet with rhinestone handle is perfect for dangling on your arm without being too big to think about. And its rose design looks like part of your costume! Add a long ballgown type skirt and a red chiffon scarf to keep your shoulders warm, too! Last, but definitely not least, a tiny top hat for the crowning finish!
If you’re still looking for costume ideas for you and your BFF, look no further! What better BFF costume pairing than the two witches from “The Wizard of Oz?” Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West! They could not be more different! And today you will see the more modern incarnation of them in the musical “Wicked” playing on Broadway!
You ever wonder what your dog would dress up for Halloween if we didn’t impose on them our idea of a cute costume? Maybe they’d dress like us! Imagine that, a dog in blue jeans and wig! Maybe even a tiny corset! Silly silly!
Of course you could dress up as your dog for Halloween! But have some fun with it, especially if you’re going to a bar or out on the town. You’ll need one of Chicastic’s satin lace up corsets in whatever color your dog is. If you have a spotted or merle dog, you can always glue felt spots or patterns or add detail to your corset with special fabric paint or pens. Next, match your shorts or skirt to your corset, and your shoes! For a poodle, we decided a pair of rhinestone crusted stiletto pumps would be appropriate. Poodles, of course, are the fashionistas of dogs! (well, along with Malteses and Yorkshire Terriers). Some fur legwarmers and gloves would be the perfect finishing touch! Don’t forget the ears, which you can find at any party supply store, or even make your own with a couple scraps of faux fur attached to a headband! Last but not least, make sure you carry everything you need for the evening in your “doggie bag” or clutch purse, to be exact! We imagine a poodle would carry something so blinged out, just like this Gold Crystal Rhinestone Hard Box Clutch!
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Halloween is less than a week away and you don’t have a costume yet! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
Don’t worry! Here are three easy costumes you can make in less than 30 minutes, half of which can be found in your closet already! The only thing that you may need to get are the identifying hats for each costume, and any party supply or kid’s toy store should have them available!
All you need for these costumes are color coordinated corsets, shoes and clutches! Here is a simple list!
Let’s face it, sometimes you don’t want to go all out with a Halloween costume, and that’s okay! Or sometimes you are going to be at work and can’t wear a totally crazy outfit! Totally understandable. Outrageous and elaborate costumes are wonderful but they do take lots of work, and if you’re a person with a extra busy schedule, but want to do more than just carry a cereal box with a knife jammed into it around with you all night, then we’ve got a solution, and it only takes a couple of pieces from your local costume store and some stuff from your own closet!
This Steam Punk Lite look takes all the elements of steam punk and boils it down to the essentials. Brown, black, bronze and gold are the basic color palette. We aren’t going for accuracy, especially if you don’t have the time, just enough to suggest the look is fine. The brown and black gothic striped corset from Chicastic is the BASE and every thing this costume is built around. Pair it with a pair of black or brown leather/pleather/shiny/denim pants and a pair of bronze crystal rhinestone embellished heels (crystals aren’t really steam punk but they’re more fun than plain boots so let’s go with that). Carry your necessities in a purse with some gold metal detailing like this shimmering mesh knuckle duster clutch. Then head over to your closest costume shop and buy a pair of goggles (or paint some old swimming goggles gold, just be sure to tape over the lenses first so that they don’t get painted on, then remove the tape after the paint dries), and then remember that green top hat that you used during the pub crawl during St. Patrick’s day? Spray paint that one black and gold too! Boom, steam punk lite! If you’re at the office, don’t forget to wear a blazer to cover up your shoulders, or a leather jacket if it’s chilly at night!
Sometimes you want to be sexy, but not show too much skin! There’s definitely a place for subtle sexy elegance on Halloween! All it takes is one inherently sexy item in your costume arsenal! The CORSET!
If you’ve been paying attention to our posts, you’ll notice our beautiful corsets taking center stage in all of our costume ideas! But you don’t have to show as much skin as we’ve been indicating in most of our posts! You can absolutely be sexy and still be covered up! You THINK it’s the outfit, but it’s really your attitude! Confidence is sexy!
By now you’ve pretty much seen a TON of DIY Halloween costume ideas from us, and believe me, they are so much more fun to make than buy readymade at the store! I truly believe that the most fun of Halloween is at the getting ready part! Some of the costumes we’ve put together have been fun, sexy, silly and like our last post, pretty hilarious. If you’ve learned anything by now, it’s that you can make anything sexy. You can even become a sexy Donut by wearing a pair of beige or brown leggings, a gold or yellow corset, and wrapping a pink chiffon scarf around your neck that you’ve bedecked with tube beads to look like sprinkles. Voila, sexy donut! And hilarity ensues!
This costume is one we haven’t yet come up with (don’t know how this one got missed!) but our Emerald Green Satin Corset can be paired with the popular “mermaid leggings” but instead of seashells in your hair, add a couple of spikes or dragon headband and boom you’re a dinosaur! Or lizard! Or dragon! Long nails, lizard-y earrings can complete the look. All you need is a green sequined embellished clutch and a pair of sequined black heels and BOOM you’re a magical reptile!
Okay, let’s admit it. There are times when we get invited to a party and we already make up our minds that we aren’t going. Maybe you have to work early the next day or the people there are just blah. So you make plans to Netflix and chill at home by yourself, put a bucket of candy outside the door with a sign that says “Please take one!” and hope the neighborhood kids don’t just grab the bucket and run, leaving your front door a target for fresh eggs! Then your best friend calls an hour before a GREAT Halloween party and somehow cajoles you into going! Well, you can’t just show up as NOTHING, can you? But how can you pull off a costume at the last minute? HOW?
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Here’s how!
First, grab a sexy top to wear, like a satin corset. Next, find a silly bottom garment to wear, like a grass skirt! Of course, you have to somehow tie the two pieces together, so a floral lei that matches the corset can bridge them together. A rose wristlet can carry your essentials while still looking part of this costume. And of course, if you’re going to go full crazy, may as well dig out a pair of wings from LAST year’s Halloween party and crystal stiletto heels (that you chose to go to, incidentally) and boom, there you are! A Flower Fairy Hula Angel!
Now this is just one example, but you can absolutely create your own type of crazy costume based around any one of Chicastic’s satin corsets!
As much as Halloween can be a fun excuse to wear something sexier than usual, sometimes you have to try to be modest. Especially if you’re the designated door answer-er! Stay covered up, yet sexy in this genie costume. First, find a pair of layered shimmery harem or belly dancing pants. Pick up the accents in the pants with a gold or yellow satin corset. It will shape your body, boost your bosom and add a bit of sex appeal without showing too much skin! For extra assurance in covering up, add a silk chiffon scarf to wrap around your shoulders when you answer the door. Slip on a pair of shimmering crystal embellished heels and finish with a matching rhinestone crusted clutch bag!
Looking for a sexy, yet hilarious Halloween costume? Take a cue from America’s favorite underwear company and dress up as a sexy bunch of grapes! Instead of a body suit, pick up one of these purple satin corsets and tie a TON of purple balloons around your waist! (but wait till you get to the bar or you’ll never fit in the car!). Carry a green crystal clutch, wrap a green chiffon scarf around your neck and finish your look with a pair of purple crystal heels!