Ah, yes, it's that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you didn't start planning early enough...and are now feeling a bit strapped for time. Time to start searching!
I've always loved being creative with my costumes, incorporating both new and old elements together to create my vision. I usually go with a few ideas in mind when I start searching, and this year, my top costume ideas were Cruella de Vil, The Contessa from American Horror Story Hotel, and Liv Moore from iZombie.
So I headed over to Value Village (of course- you know this is my usual shopping sweet spot) to see what I could find! I always start by looking through the thrifted clothes first, and then follow up with a look through their brand new Halloween items to fill in the blanks with that I couldn't find amongst the thrifted clothes. I found the perfect vintage fur coat that fit the bill for Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations, and a LBD and red heels to match...then I headed over to the new Halloween section to find a cigarette holder, red gloves, and a wig. There wasn't a half white half black wig, so I also picked up a can of hair spray colour in black for a little DIY hair 'do. And voilà! A fabulous fashion-forward costume ready for Halloween.
If you're looking for a costume on a budget, your best bet is to check out Value Village- it was absolutely packed when I was there on the weekend! Need some costume inspiration? I'd recommend browsing their new bagged costumes- sometimes these will spark an awesome idea, and then you can search the thrifted items to re-create it!
You can check out more Value Village costume ideas by checking out #thriftortreat on Instagram or Twitter.
Coat, dress, shoes, gloves, cigarette holder, wig - thrifted via Value Village
Happy Halloween styling! xo
Disclosure: Value Village has sponsored this post.