Every year, our friends’ parents throw an epic Halloween party. While planning my costume for 2017, I stumbled upon a Buzzfeed video about DIY Halloween costumes for beauty lovers. One of the ideas was a Sephora bag Halloween costume. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to recreate it.
A Sephora bag Halloween costume is super easy to DIY, and you may already have most of the elements on hand! All my friends loved it, and it was super comfortable to wear all night. (Plus, it felt like a loving tribute to the beauty retailer that takes all my money.)
If you’re a fellow beauty lover looking for a quick and easy DIY that will make a fun impression at your spooky celebration this year, I highly recommend this Sephora bag Halloween costume.
- black-and-white striped dress
- plastic headband
- lots of red tissue paper
- small Sephora bag
- chain or removable strap from another handbag
Don’t have a black and white striped dress in your closet? No worries. I rounded up a handful of options on Amazon Prime — all under $35 — that you can get your hands on before your Halloween party.
Create Your Own Sephora Bag Halloween Costume
First thing’s first: the headpiece. The Buzzfeed video shows exactly how to make it. Basically, you hot glue pieces of red tissue paper to a plastic headband, and you’re done! In my version, I rounded the corners of the tissue paper with scissors before gluing for maximum ‘floof’ and volume; similar to making a big tissue paper flower.
For my themed cross-body ‘purse’: I took a gold chain off a clutch I had in my closet, poked holes in either side of a small Sephora bag, attached the chain, and stuffed it with a little red tissue paper. (If you don’t have a handbag chain or strap in your closet, a long piece of ribbon works, too!) It was the perfect accessory for my Sephora bag Halloween costume, and it held everything I needed that night; like my iPhone, lipstick, and a compact with a mirror for touch-ups.
I swiped on my favorite red liquid lipstick (shade ‘Beso‘) that I knew would stay on all night through cocktails and several trips to the dessert table. Then I finished the look with a comfortable pair of black block heel sandals. Fini!
My friend, Lisa, made me take this photo with all the Harry Potter actors that worked around the party that year. I did an awkward shy panic when one of them approached me for the photo, but I’m so happy LB coordinated the shot. It’s my favorite.
Check out my DIY flower basket costume from the year before in this post from the archives.