Wednesday, October 30, 2019

My Halloween Costume: Mary Poppins ☂️

Hey earth muffins! Halloween is tomorrow, and I cannot wait! 🎃 The holiday festivities started on Friday, so I have already rocked my Halloween costume to a couple of dances/events. This year, I wanted to pick a costume where the pieces could be repurposed instead of only being worn on one night... As you saw in my most recent thrift haul, the pieces I purchased for my costume can be worn separately after Halloween - yay for sustainability!


If you want to be Mary Poppins for Halloween too, here is what you will need:

*Black hat OR low bun hairstyle - This was the one piece that tripped me up, as I couldn't find a black hat anywhere. This was probably a good thing because I would never have worn it after Halloween... Putting your hair in the classic Mary Poppins bun will work just fine!

*Red bowtie - I had to make mine using thrifted fabric; I will be writing a post soon on how you can make your own hairbows because I think it is super fun and quite easy to do!

*White button down - The shirt Julie Andrews wears in the movie has some ruffles on it, but I went with a classic button down so that I can wear it to work after Halloween. 🧛‍♀️

*Black flared skirt - I was able to find the PERFECT skirt for this costume while thrifting (and it was only $1.50!). Any type of black skirt will do!

*Black nylons - My legs are ghost white 👻, so wearing some black nylons was a must for me... You could definitely rock this costume without them if you prefer that!

*Black ankle boots (with a heel) - My mom let me borrow some of her shoes that look like they are directly from the movie. Making sure your shoes are comfortable is a must, as you will be in them all night!

*Black umbrella - You could even DIY the bird handle that is so iconic from the film, but I didn't think it was necessary. 😊

*Black or patterned bag - If you want to carry some things around with you, why not tie a purse into Mary Poppins' look? Her bag is patterned, but a black purse would work just fine.


What are you being for Halloween this year? Comment below and don't forget to follow Life of an Earth Muffin to never miss another post!

Love,
Jenna 

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