The Most Iconic Halloween Costumes of 2016

Halloween may be over but we’re all still recovering from a year of some truly iconic costumes. Creativity, flawless execution and well-thought out representation, these costumes have it all…

1. No-Face

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Five-year-old, Momo Lo, from Taiwan had no idea the attention her costume would invite when she dressed as her favorite animated character, No-Face, from “Spirited Away.”

“Who do you want to go as for Halloween?”
“No-face!”
“Do you like no face the most?”
“Yes!”

And play the part Momo Lu did. In a sea of princesses and childish movie characters, Momo stuck out like a sore thumb. Her classmates didn’t seem to share her love for no face, though. But, the tears of her peers only seem to make Momo feel more successful. Considering the mass of attention the costume and reactions got her, Momo didn’t do too bad for herself. Maybe next year, people will be going as, “Momo the overnight sensation.”

2. Beyoncé (“Hold Up”)

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Hold up! They don’t love you like we love these tot-costumes. This five-year-old gave Beyoncé a run for her money. Armed with a familiar gold dress and a baseball bat, this cutie isn’t playing any games. She came to win.

3. Dog and Toy; Man as Dog and Toy

The next costume is a two-part win. The first is of a man dressed as his dog’s favorite Gumby toy. The video of the dogs reaction to his owner’s costume went viral.

The result of this viral video created the next costume. “The guy who dress as Gumby and went viral.”
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The costume may not of gotten the reaction intended, though. People were slow to pick up on the creativity of the costume venture. Maybe it was a bit too soon to catch on. No worries “Gumby man and dog recreation,” we’ve got your back.

4. TLC

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This trio take the trophy for perfection- right down to the stitches of their clothes and those effortless poses. This TLC costume was bad in all the right ways.

5. The Plastics

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Mean girls costumes will never lose their charm: these three girls prove that with the iconic pink ensembles. From the look like outfits to the ‘burn book,’ these “Plastics” were on-point.

6. Amazon Prime

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Amazon Prime. Talk about original. It takes a special kind of Halloween love her to reach this level of genius.

 

7. Severed Head

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There have been a lot of tutorials for ‘severed head’ Halloween make-up, but this mom takes it a step further and transforms into “a severed head in the freezer.” If you weren’t already feeling boring and basic from this list, let that feeling sink in now.

8. Romy and Michelle

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Romy and Michelle. It may not be original but it’s definitely a chronic. The dynamic duo was brought to life flawlessly.

9. Samsung Galaxy

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Nowadays, there are really no limitations to creativity or originality of Halloween costumes. There’s always that one costume that makes you want to simultaneously slap your forehead and clap your hands in appreciation.  A burnt Samsung Galaxy phone is the complete embodiment of jaw-dropping and “no they didn’t” kind of costume.

10. Bette Midler as Winifred

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Most people wouldn’t be able to pull off dressing as themselves for Halloween. It’s who you are the other 364 days of the year, so where’s the fun in that? Bette Midler as her character in Hocus Pocus is, and will always be, the exception to this rule. After all, who would have the gall to mess with Winifred Sanderson?

11. Girl as her  ‘Grandmother’

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While its hard to find a costume that hasn’t been done before, there are few who brave the unique, often misunderstood costumes. It might not be considered ‘cool’ to dress up as your grandmother, but that didn’t stop this young girl. What better way to say ‘I love you’ than dressing up as your favorite family member?

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The Fanny Pack and its Revival

The fanny pack: a classic 1980’s accessory that was not only incredibly stylish, but also functional. After falling to the wayside for a few decades, fanny packs are slowing creeping their way into mainstream fashion. With all the other 1990s and 1980s trends coming back into play (hello, Superstars!), this is not suprising! Scrunchies made their revival a few years ago, we should have seen the fanny pack fever coming.

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Fanny packs are coming into mainstream fashion with full force. They’re a music festival and college frat party essential. If something is a popular fashion accessory at Coachella, then you know it is hip and trendy. I personally own one that says party that you guys can see above. I also have a Texas flag themed one (#texasforever) that is a high school graduation gift from a friend. Consequently, the revival of the fanny pack will not be ignored with such a mainstream presence like this.

Not only is the fanny pack undeniable functional, but it is a fashion statement in itself. Nowadays you can find all sorts of different fanny packs. There are ones with galaxy prints, American flag prints, monogrammed ones, and even clear ones to show off your valuables. Search for a specific type of fanny pack and you’ll most likely find it nowadays! Need a pineapple themed one for a Hawaiian luau? You got it. What about one with cats all over it? Don’t worry, you can find that too.

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With popular trends from the 1980s and 1990s taking over mainstream fashion, we can expect this fanny pack revival to last a little while longer. We’re not complaining though. Any fashion accessory that looks cute and can hold my stuff hands free is something I can definitely support.

So Glamorous people, are you hopping on the fanny pack trend? If so, comment below and tell us about your fanny pack! Or even better, tweet @GlamorousPaper and show us your fav fanny pack outfit!

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All About That Disney Bound!

Apart from being glamorous individuals, is anyone out there Disney fans? Confession: I am a huge Disney enthusiast. For those who are Disney enthusiasts and love to dress up as their favorite Disney characters, we can all unanimously agree that Disney Bounding is the way to go.

Created by entrepreneur, Leslie Kay, Disney Bound is a term used to describe affordable, fashionable outfits inspired by Disney characters and themes. It’s somewhat of a pseudo-costume, but the intention is never used as just a regular costume. The focus of Disney Bound is to have people express their unique fashion style through a variety of Disney inspiration. The key is to create an outfit to be able to subtlety wear it anytime and anywhere. This is especially popular among teens and adults within Disney theme park resorts. Why? Well there is a rule at Disney that those age 14 years or older are not allowed to wear the actual costumes inside the amusement parks.

Since its exposure over the last few years, it has caught the eyes and attention of Disney fanatics everywhere. It has even caught the attention from the Big Mouse Boss himself! Many social media news outlets such as Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and Time Magazine, and Disney sponsor websites like Disney Style. The Disney Blog even features this fashion trend.

The best part about Disney Bound is that everything is completely fan made. All clothes and accessories can be purchased at an affordable price at any mall, outlet, or corporate store.

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Disney Bound can be used at any time of the year and there’s no exception during Halloween. If you haven’t noticed, Halloween is just over a week away! If you’re still scrambling for a costume to wear, go ahead and check out Kirstin Carlson’s Halloween Costume Ideas for the Procrastinators. One of our very own writer’s features awesome recommendations for last-minute costumes with fun, miscellaneous stuff for you to slap on before trick-or-treating.

If you still can’t decide,check out Leslie Kay’s website at http://disneybound.co/ for all Disney Bound inspired outfits. Or check out the Disney Style website at https://style.disney.com/ for all other ideas that revolve around being Disney chic!

So my glamorous Disney fanatics, what Disney character will you try Disney Bounding for Halloween? Or will you Disney Bound the next time you come to the Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Leave a comment below on your favorite Disney character you would like to dress up as! Or tweet @GlamorousPaper on an Disney Bound outfit you would like to try!

 

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas for the Procrastinators

Halloween; a time when the leaves have all changed color, the air is crisper and stores are already shoving Christmas down customers’ throats. Halloween is a big deal for a lot of people- bigger than most major holidays. And, what’s not to love? Halloween is the one night where you can be somebody entirely different, or, finally be yourself. In many ways, Halloween is a night of ‘anything goes’.

If you’re like me, the moment November 1st hits, you’re right back to counting down the days until the next Halloween. You’ve got your costume ideas down to a select few. By the time summer rolls around, you’re stuck eagerly staring at your finished product in the closet for four months.

Not being overly prepared for the night of sweets, horror and the year’s most popular movie characters doesn’t make you any less of a fan. In fact, most people wait until last minute to even consider the possibilities of their potential Halloween costumes. The last minute decision can leave your gas tank on ‘E’ as you try desperately to sort through the leftovers at costumes stores.

So, in the spirit of creativity and being eco-friendly, here are some tips for all you last minute party-goers.

1. Paper Bag Princess

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Arguably the easiest and cheapest costume to throw together, is the “Paper Bag Princess.” It is the ultimate last minute assemble for story book fans or those with simple but creative taste. To execute, go to your local grocery store for a few large paper bags, or a few packs of paper lunch packs. Wallah! You’re a “Paper Bag Princess”!

2. Zombie Barbie

Putting a sick twist to a universal child’s toy, the “Zombie Barbie” is perfect for those who know how to work their magic with a few makeup brushes. Cheap alternatives to the most expensive of professional makeup to make this costume are toilet paper and eye-lash adhesive. You can grab a cheap wig at your local discount store, or go natural. Either way, you’re guaranteed to make a big impression on the general public if you walk out of your home looking equal parts Barbie-beautiful and cringe-worthy.

3. Lara Croft

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If you’re into films or video games, or just have a general appreciation for all things ‘badass’ then Lara Croft from “Tomb Raider” is the costume for you. Played by Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft is one of the most iconic female movie characters. She has the strength and attitude of her male peers and the sexiness to back up all that sass. Her costume is a lot easier than her personality, though. Most of her costume consists of clothing and accessories you probably already have lying around the house. The smaller pieces, like gun holsters and weapons can be bought at your local dollar store or Halloween supply shop. If you’re feeling super nifty, you can even use your own belts to create a more vintage look for the costume’s straps.

4. Solar System

With a couple quick picks at your local craft store, nothing too fancy and nothing too expensive, you can show off your astral-love by sticking the solar system to your body. Your costume will be out of this world. Yes, I went there. What’s more? It’s the perfect costume for perfectly bad puns and unsuccessful but admirable pick-up lines. Use it to your advantage, because you’ll have the world wrapped around your finger (pun #2, you’re welcome).

 

5. #Basic

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When you can catch the scent of pumpkin spice coming from your local coffee shop before the first leaf of autumn falls, this costume has your name all over it. Beware, this costume is an invite for some of the harshest critics but you definitely get kudos for being creative and crafty. So if you’re brave, or dedicated enough to your favorite caffeinated beverage, go for it! You won’t get another chance for another 364 days.

 

6. Video Game Characters

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Mario and Luigi. The dynamic duo. You’d no doubt struggle to find a person who doesn’t have child memories that include the red-clad and green-clad brothers of Nintendo. This costume idea can extend to a fellow procrastinator and the final product is both cute and significant to majority of your peers.

 

7. Old School

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Do you remember the days when grabbing a broom and a witch hat was all the rage? Or, maybe you were more of a plaid shirt wearing, hay stuffing kind of trick-or-treater. Those were the days of simplicity and the single-minded purpose of getting as many sweets packed into your pillow case. There’s nothing wrong with kicking it old school, either. Find ways to spice up an ordinary costume and make it more original.

Remember, anything goes. Judgement is like a whisper in the wind for this one night, so don’t waste it. With so many DIY tutorials, it’s easy to make the most rudimentary costume, or the most intricate, without scraping your pennies together and regretting it the morning after. Nothing is impossible with the power of internet and your own imagination.

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Fall Makeup 2016

Here comes another Fall season post! As most of you glamorous people can probably tell, Fall is my all-time favorite season. It’s the time where you notice on how the season changes quite dramatically. The weather gets cooler, we switch from our tank tops to coats, and we start to get ready for the upcoming holidays for the last three months of the year. Makeup is no stranger during the transitions to cooler weather. Women often have to change their whole makeup routine and products in order for their skin to adjust appropriately to colder climate. I know it really depends on the skin type on which products to switch out from. But these are a few makeup products I recommend for the fall season:

                            

Face:

For fall season, the focus is to create a flawless canvas while giving a warm glow to your face. The hardest part: finding a foundation that will give you exactly that without drying out the face. Choosing a liquid, matte foundation is usually the most recommended way to go. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, is an option that will minimize pores and give a natural finish to the face. I also recommend Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. The formula is light-weight, provides good coverage, and can be build-able if needed. It’s no wonder that it’s Make Up For Ever’s best-selling foundation in the market.

To give the skin more of a glowy or dewy finish, use blush, bronzers, and highlighters! They will add definition and more warmth to the face. During the fall, blushes such as NARS Blush in  Deep Throat or tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Charisma with add a just-pinched look. I recommend using a matte bronzer such as Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer for a natural definition to the face. For highlighters, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder will give the face a natural glow and a light shimmer.

    

Eyes:

Choosing neutral (browns, greys, blacks) and earthy tones (burgundy, maroon, taupe, navy blue, evergreen, etc.) will enhance the warmth in your eyes. (And will coordinate with the fall theme!!)  The original Urban Decay Naked Palette and the Smokey Eye Palette has a collection of both neutral and earthy eyeshadows. For a more edgy eye look, Tartlette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette features a collection of matte neutrals that a lot of makeup-nistas would love to experiment.

    

Lips:

The darker the color, the better. Choosing a berry to a red wine lip color will provide not only more definition to the lips, but will emphasize the warm, matte theme to your makeup look. Colors like Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge (Matte) Lipstick in Brick Red, Wine Violet, and Raspberry Pink will complement the neutral and earthy eye makeup. Bite Beauty also provides a collection of lipsticks with that classic, satin finish with colors such as Whisky, Verbana, and Maple.

All the featured makeup brands and products in this article are available at www.sephora.com.

Are you glamorous people ready to fall for these makeup trends for this season? Comment below if you have any fall makeup favorites and other makeup tips you want to share! Or tweet @GlamorousPaper us a selfie of your favorite Fall makeup look! Let us see what you guys are struttin’!

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