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D.I.Y. Minnie Mouse Costume

Minnie Mouse is by far one of the easiest costumes a lady can put together for Halloween — especially at the last minute (like what I did last year)! All you really need is a good pair of mouse ears, cute accessories, and fancy duds. Or casual duds. Whatever interpretation of Minnie you want to do is fine with me!

Keep in mind that Minnie Mouse doesn’t neccesarily equate to red & white polka dotted dresses and skirts. The girl has other colored dresses and bows, y’know? Earlier this year I bought a pair of Minnie Mouse ears at the Disney Store that came with 4 different detachable bows — a floral print, white with little pink dots, pink with big white dots, and a glittery silver bow. In case you’re wondering I bought it for Disneyland purposes. It’s no longer available there, but they do sell all kinds of mouse ear things on the Disney Store website. Or if you’re super crafty there are tons of tutorials on how to make your own ears, like this one I found on YouTube.

I based my costume around the floral bow and came up with this:

outfit details:

  • Ears: Disney Store
  • Cardigan: Target
  • Peter Pan collar necklace: YesStyle
  • Dress: H&M
  • Shoes: American Rag
  • Ring & Bracelet: I have no idea. o,0

For the costume party I went to on Friday I wore black tights with a long sleeve black shirt underneath my dress just to get the full Minnie Mouse effect, but for this blog’s shoot I ditched the tights and undershirt because I was lazy (at least I’m honest). I got my dress at H&M last year because it makes me feel like a princess. Wee! I think every girl should have something in their closet that makes them feel regal. Anywho, I got the cardigan at Target eons ago, the Peter Pan collar necklace is from YesStyle, and the t-strap heels are by American Rag, which I got last year.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to Minnie Mouse! You can pretty much put any cute outfit together, throw on Minnie-esque accessories (I think Minnie is a pearl kind of girl), some mouse ears, and call it a day! Black nose is optional, but please, please please, do not draw whiskers on your face. I don’t understand why some girls who dress up as Minnie Mouse draw whiskers on their face when Minnie doesn’t even have them. You know she gets that ish waxed!

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween tomorrow!!!

Cheers,
Nina

PS: To all on the east coast, stay safe!

PPS: This post will be submitted to IFB’s Halloween Project. Keep your fingers crossed for me please!

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Mischeif Managed

Watching a movie at 3:30 am in a city an hour and a half away might actually not be the greatest idea ever. I know I did it last year, but I lived a half hour away at the time and managed to slip in a good 5 hour nap before going (I could NOT fall asleep before we left around midnight!), so that made sense. Yesterday, when I got home after we ate breakfast (around 7:30 am), I knocked out for the rest of the day. I even fell asleep wearing my costume thinking I would take pictures for this blog when I woke up (since the ones I took at the theater came out blurry), but I was completely groggy and zombie-like. Rugh. But it was all for Harry Potter! I wouldn’t do that for just any movie, so it was worth it. 🙂

Anyway, to our surprise there were TONS of people at the Metreon for the 3:30 am showing. In fact, it sold out! We moved like cattle as we tried to form a queue to get into the theater. This is what we were hoping to avoid. And I spent $4.50 on a greasy, doughy pretzel. WTF? Movie theater pretzels are usually yummy!

Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I knew I was going to cry buckets since I knew certain things were going to happen with several characters (*CRIES A TRILLION TEARS*), but I forgot to bring tissues with me! Alan Rickman’s performance as Severus Snape made my heart hurt. I could not stop bawling. That man deserves an Oscar nomination. SO AMAZING! And Maggie Smith unleashed Professor McGonagall’s bad-assery-ness.

I even got misty eyed during some parts that weren’t even sad. I was just thinking, “This is it. After this, it’s all over.” I’ve read some things on Tumblr with people complaining about us Potterheads and our whining about how it’s the last movie. Star Wars fans (that apparently don’t like Harry Potter) are like, “When it [Star Wars] came to an end, I was okay. I accepted it. I didn’t cry about it.” And I’m sitting here thinking, “IT’S NOT THE SAME!!!” Star Wars had 6 films, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars is out on Cartoon Network (I think?), and there’s all these books that have been written and are still getting released; something new is always happening with Star Wars. Harry Potter fans don’t have that. I mean, we’re getting Pottermore later, but that’s it as far as we know.  So give us some slack and let us mourn the end of a glorious era! Jerks.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I shall continue listening to the Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows audiobook as I clean my room.

outfit details:

  • headband: Daiso
  • tie: Hot Topic
  • scarf: made by Jen
  • shirt: Target
  • cardigan: Forever 21
  • patch: gift from sister
  • ring: H&M
  • skirt: don’t recall (got it on sale at Macy’s last year)
  • boots: Dirty Laundry
  • tights: Chinese Laundry
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