Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year. It kicks off the holiday season and adds an air of festivity to the mundanity of daily life. Personally, my house has been decked out with Halloween decorations since the beginning of the month, and I think I might have to buy a separate tub to store all of my holiday decorations. (I don’t mess around, people.)
Since I cut my hair earlier in the spring, I’ve felt like I’ve gained a whole new sense of freedom. It’s always a lot harder to make long hair look short than it is to put on a wig, so I knew my options were basically endless. I decided, though, to really embrace the short hair life and go with one of the most classic short hair icons – Miss Pebbles Flintstone herself. I’ve been thinking about my costume since the beginning of this semester and I am so excited to show it off!
I got everything except my really really really old (like pre-freshman year old) Vans and my monogrammed envelope cross body clutch from Amazon:
Bones: Rubie’s Costume Bag’O Bones
What’s funny is that Cynthia ended up buying the exact same shirt (from Amazon nonetheless) for her Liz the Lizard costume. (Magic School Bus, anyone?) One of the best parts about DIY’ing your costume is how versatile all the different pieces can be.
Obviously, though, I don’t think I will find many other ways to wear this shirt after Halloween is over. After painting a ton of black triangles on the front and back, I decided to go at it with a pair of scissors. I cut zig zags into the sleeves, neckline, and bottom, and then cut the top of the sleeves and shoulders in half. Next I cut vertical fringe-y strips from the neckline to the end of the sleeve and from there, I tied the strips together to give it a kind of ~bohemian~ look. Really, fixing up the shirt was the only DIY’ing I needed to do. With the help of a little orange hair paint to complete the look, I think my transformation to Pebbles is complete.
If you want to see how I did my makeup and hair to go along with this costume, check out Get Ready With Me: Halloween!