DIY Little Mermaid Costume

Halloween happens to be my absolute favorite holiday. I love dancing to “Monster Mash,” knocking on doors in search of King Size chocolate bars, and most of all, dressing up. I’ve always disguised myself in something girly and try my best never to repeat a look– I’ve been a nurse, Dorothy, a renaissance princess, Little Red Riding hood, a cat, a fairy, etc. But I hate having to spend a load of money on something I’ll only wear once. On top of that, I find that most costumes even in the $50+ range are made from cheap synthetics that are always severely clingy and inappropriately short. Let’s not forget the worst part, that there are usually at least three other people in the exact costume. I’m calling all females without a crafty bone in their body who want to look hot without spending three hours trying on mediocre selections at a costume warehouse. Everyday until Halloween I’ll give you a costume idea to put together from regular clothing. You’ll look smart, unique, and best of all, you can wear each piece again and again once the costume parties have come to an end.

Mermaid

Top, UsTrendy.com, Living Royal- $35

Fish Tail Skirt, OASAP- $86

Slanting Hemline Skirt, OASAP- $81

The New Uggs

This winter you probably won’t find too many sheepskin lined Uggs– the “Ugg-ly” ones men can’t understand– sloshing in the snow. If you thought slippery Uggs were a poor idea for blizzard-like weather what was their unlined knit boot all about? Too high to be a slipper and too odd looking to really match well with anything. And now in their new line of glamour, ranging from equestrian boots to quilted lace-ups, where do the fur cuffed clog boots belong? A wooden heel sounds dangerous with or without inclement weather. Okay, so no one really plans on wearing wood in the snow, but any plant derived material (cork or wood) only works for the sole on summer sandals, on a shoe that allows your foot to breathe. So as sexy as the tall studded sable boots with four inch heel are, I think I’ll have to pass.

What I am loving? The rubber utility heel that has grips and can handle a little slush (if you spray the leather that is). They have expanded their brand to include the old classics and new favorites. If you’re looking for something unique, check out their high-end line made in Italy with snakeskin patterns adorning short and tall boots.

These are my picks:

Calnydra- $180

Conor- $295

Josie II- $295

Piera- $550

**Just be wary of the styling tips for the Dylyn on their website. A regular Ugg boot looks cute and relaxed with denim but not with metallic leggings or a business blazer.

*Picture from Ugg Australia