#Crafty: My Halloween Costume as a Hipster

Red Velvet lip stain from LimeCrime.

Red Velvet lip stain from LimeCrime.

(Special thanks to Francesca and Abbey for taking many of the photos for this post)

On Friday, I hung out with a few friends at a Halloween-themed event. Two of them went as Kiki and her pet cat Jiji from the Miyazaki film KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, and another went as the Mills College student newspaper wearing a sandwich board with the newest The Campanil print issue on it.

I went as a hipster using clothes from my closet (a pair of studded jean shorts, black tights) and making my own hipster accessories out of paper, such as a fake camera, mustache-on-a-stick, and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can. Photos in a bit.

I also made my own skull cutout muscle tee out of an old T-shirt. I used this really helpful DIY video as a reference on cutting off the sleeves:

I noticed that most photos of muscle tees/skull cutout shirts used monochromatic black, gray, or white shirts. I had a pale yellow T-shirt on hand and thought it would be pretty cool to do a pastel coloring instead. It really made my light blue bra stand out.

Spooooky.

Spooooky.

I drew the image with a Sharpie pen. Then I used a canvas board to stretch out the shirt so I could cut out the shape better.

I drew the image with a Sharpie pen. Then I used a canvas board to stretch out the shirt so I could cut out the shape better.

Here are some photos of my costume from that night:

Human and cat.

Human and cat.

I love this jacket. I wear it everywhere now. It just so happened to fit with the hipster theme.

I love this jacket. I wear it everywhere now. It just so happened to fit with the hipster theme.

Many thanks to Ari who provided the strings for me to tape onto the camera to use as straps.

Many thanks to Ari who provided the strings for me to tape onto the camera to use as straps.

Posing~

Posing~

Thanks to Francesca for lending me her brown color pencil to use a stick for the mustache.

Thanks to Francesca for lending me her brown color pencil to use a stick for the mustache.

Cheese!

Cheese!

A fun thing to do as a hipster is to tell people “I’m not a hipster” with a disgusted expression on your face.

Happy Halloween!

EDIT. Something That Only Interests Me: here’s a photo of the other accessories I wore with the costume. I got the pearl studded headband and dark green laced heels from my Asia trip during the summer; I happened to already have the two bracelets (a skull one to match the skull shirt!) from previous adventures in online shopping.

I later changed out of the shoes into a pair of comfier boots.

shoes-jewelry

Related posts:

1. #Crafty: I Made a Fake Vintage Camera Out of Paper
2. #Crafty: More Hipster Paper Accessories (Mustache, Pabst Blue Ribbon Can)
3. #Crafty: My Halloween Costume as a Hipster

Please don’t use my images without permission.

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