Halloween is a little more than a month away, so I think it’s the perfect time to start brainstorming costumes. I am a notorious procrastinator, so this year I’m dedicated to actually planning my get-up instead of throwing something together last minute. If you know me, you’ll know that I cannot pull off the “slutty/sexy” costume. Even if I had the greatest body in the world, I would feel so awkward baring it all and a little unoriginal. More power to you if you prefer to go as a slutty Oscar the Grouch, but I prefer costumes that are a bit more covered, conversation starters and pop culture centric. Simply put – I’d rather get laughs than leers.
I’ll be sharing a few costume ideas this season, and the first is inspired by one of my favorite movies – Troop Beverly Hills. This movie is a hilarious, girl-powered, campy classic and is even more entertaining since I’ve lived in LA. It even stars little Jenny Lewis pre-Rilo Kiley and Postal Service. Plus, Phyllis Nefler (my girl Shelley Long) is a fashion icon.
One of my other fashion icons, Nicole Richie, has donned this costume before, so it’s it-girl approved. The items I’ve gathered for this look are inexpensive, chic and most can be worn long after Halloween (Girl Scout sash and beret aside).