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Copycat Fashion: Celebrity Couples Halloween Costumes

13 Oct

Halloween is less than three weeks away, and that means it’s time to decide on a costume! Many of you will be celebrating All Hallow’s Eve at parties with your friends, getting dressed up for each other in your most ghoulish attire. I love looking at costume ideas online, and always see some pretty fantastic ones from celebrities. They get to go to elaborate Halloween bashes and seem to always pick the most outrageous and creative costumes. This year I thought, “why not take some inspiration from the stars?” so I’m bringing you my favorites from some pretty cool celebrity couples (past and present).

First up – Christina Aguilera and ex-hubby Jordan Bratman got ghoulish in 2006 as a corpse bride and groom.

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This is one of my favorite couples costumes, especially for an engaged couple or newlyweds. And it’s surprisingly easy to pull off. I don’t know about you, but every time I go thrifting at a local Goodwill or Salvation Army store I always see that one sad, lonely, and totally 80’s wedding dress. For the corpse bride look I think the tackier, the better! (Plus you won’t feel as bad destroying it with rips and fake blood.)

What you’ll need: Wedding dress, veil, silk flower bouquet, suit and tie, silk flower boutonniere, white costume makeup (or even very fair foundation, if you have a dark skin tone), and fake blood.
Optional accessories to complete the look: Opera gloves (tear them up a bit), fake eyelashes (if you want to go all out with the dramatic makeup), baby powder (put some in his hair to make him look dusty and decayed) a red lip liner pencil (draw on some cuts and scratches).

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DIY Dead Bride and Groom Halloween Costume Accessories
Next, it’s Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman as horror royalty Frankenstein and his bride from Halloween 2010.

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I am a big fan of these two, and would expect nothing less than horror-ific from the Underworld star and writer/director themselves. Everyone loves Frankenstein, and this couples costume is easily one of the most classic choices of all time. Again, it’s very easy to pull off, and your guy wouldn’t have to do much in the way of dressing up, so they’ll love it.

What you’ll need: Old wedding dress, white dress or store-bought bride costume (get creative!), Bride of Frankenstein wig, white costume makeup, Frankenstein mask, black blazer or jacket, big black boots.
Optional accessories to complete the look: Ghoulish jewelry (check out the stitch choker below!), black costume makeup (rub some under your cheekbones for added drama), sunglasses, leather pants.

DIY Frankenstein & Bride Halloween Costume

Here’s another fun one – Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols went as now famous exes Katy Perry and Russell Brand in 2010.

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Ok, so this really may just be an excuse to dress slutty and don a blue wig, but you have to admit, it’s pretty funny. For the Katy Perry look any low-cut dress will do – just remember, the more cleavage the better, and stick to wildly bright colors or patterns. For Russell Brand, a long curly wig is a must, and of course, the half unbuttoned shirt.

What you’ll need: A fun, California girl inspired dress, blue wig (you could also go with lavender), curly brown wig, men’s button-up shirt (not fully buttoned, as mentioned afore), lots of necklaces.
Optional accessories to complete the look: Vest (unbuttoned, of course), sunglasses, scarf.

DIY Katy Perry & Russell Brand Halloween Costumes
There are so many more great costume ideas from celebrities…
Celebrity Halloween Costumes
(Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart as nerds; Emma Roberts as her aunt, Julia Roberts, from Pretty Woman; Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough as Bonnie & Clyde; Gwen Stefani as Jesse from Toy Story; Kim Kardashian as Poison Ivy; Scott Disick as American Psycho Patrick Bateman; newlyweds Shenae Grimes and Josh Beech as Frankenstein and Bride; Lauren Conrad as Minnie Mouse; Katy Perry as a vampire.)
Of course, you could always choose the trusty (and my fave!) Lois Lane & Clark Kent/Superman costume!
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Happy Halloween!

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Red Carpet Review: Golden Globes 2012

16 Jan

Last night was the 69th annual Golden Globes in Hollywood and the red carpet saw some of the most amazing fashion of the year so far. Lace, metallics, reds and pale pinks were some of the trends on the women, while the men kept it classy in their usual black tuxes. Of course, there was the occasional accessory (ahem, Brad Pitt’s cane).

Anyway, let’s get to the gowns! Here’s what I loved, and yes, they are in order of how fabulous I thought they were.

Kate Beckinsale looked absolutely breathtaking in a strapless Roberto Cavalli gown.

Charlize Theron could have stopped traffic in her plunging, pale pink Dior Couture gown.

The only thing better than the front of Claire Danes’ monochrome J. Mendel gown was the sparkly back detail.

Lea Michele made jaws drop across the world with a bold metallic cut-out Marchesa gown.

Jessica Alba was sweet and feminine in her gorgeous Gucci gown.

Nicole Kidman looked chic and racy in a studded Versace gown.

Michelle Williams’ midnight blue Jason Wu velvet dress would have made Marilyn proud.

Evan Rachel Wood rocked a Gucci Premiere gown that had the best of both worlds – sparkles and feathers!

Emma Stone in a scorching Lanvin gown. I love the shoulder detail and the eagle gives it her signature slightly edgy look.

Nicole Richie looked like a rock star in a studded metallic Julien Macdonald gown.

Jessica Chastain glowed in a white, pearled Givenchy gown. I think this was one of the most “lady-like” looks of the night.

Zooey Deschanel traded quirkiness for daintiness in a one-of-a-kind Prada dress.

Viola Davis looked luscious in Pucci.

Rooney Mara was severely chic in a black Nina Ricci gown.

Salma Hayek turned heads in a black and gold Gucci gown.

But not everyone could look as stunning as these ladies above. Here is who did not put their best fashion foot forward on the red carpet this year.

Connie Britton obviously got her Golden Globe invitation confused with her invitation to Sunday brunch.

Freida Pinto’s Prada dress lacked form and function for me.

There was nothing funny about Kristen Wiig’s drab look in a nude Bill Blass dress.

Not only did Mila Kunis look bored, but her black Dior dress bored me.

Dianne Agron’s J. Mendel dress was too busy and bright for my liking.

Zhang Wei Ping’s pink and black lace dress had way too much going on.

Naya Rivera’s dress was too plain and needed a good ironing. And that seam down the middle was just unflattering.

The fashion police need to arrest Kelly Osbourne for looking like a martian in Zac Posen.

Is she laughing because she’s just now realizing we can see through it? There are a lot of mixed feelings about cutie Piper Perabo’s, gigantic Theory dress, but I feel pretty bad about it.

Another one sure to wind up on some people’s best-dressed list, Jessica Biel’s lacy, long-sleeved Elie Saab frock didn’t do anything for me.

I was disappointed that there weren’t any dresses that made me scream “What was she thinking!?” but I guess that is a good thing, right? Here are the two that I am on the fence with. I can’t decide if I like them or not!

Sarah Michelle Gellar in a Monique Lhuillier gown chosen by her two-year old daughter. I like it, but I am not sure it was appropriate for this venue.

Cutie Reese Witherspoon’s sultry red Zac Posen gown was too tight and the top looked funny to me. And I felt bad that she had to waddle all night! But it’s hard for her to look bad in anything, really.

I’m sure you noticed a lacking of some of the major movie stars (Angeline Jolie, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman) on my list. This is because I was not impressed with their gowns. Kind of boring, really. I was most impressed with the dresses that made a statement, and stood out in the crowd.

What are your opinions? Who made your jaw drop and who were you disappointed in? Overall, I think it was a glamorous night for the red carpet and it just confirmed my obsession with $500,000 evening gowns that I will never be able to afford/wear. Thanks, Golden Globes!

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