Halloween 2010 – One Piece Four Ways
October 30, 2010
Filed Under: Style
Okay! Halloween 2010!
I was originally looking for a way to create a pin-up girl costume out of pieces I already
owned. Then I found these bloomers:
They came in many colors but when I came up with my final costume idea … the red
and white was the way to go.
They cost $25 … so with shipping the ended up being over $30 so I needed to justify
this purchase! A one-time wear was not going to do so I came up with multiple
costumes I could wear these with in the future.
Here are my costume ideas that red and white striped bloomers would work with.
Little Red Riding Hood.
(DIY instructions here)
(I would wear my blouse from this day.)
Black, white, or red shoes …
(If you don’t already own something similar, try a thrift store.)
(Make your own with your own fabric! Instructions here.)
(Another option: A black leotard)
(Instructions on how to make your own here. I would borrow a vintage pair from
There you have it. Three different ways to wear red and white striped bloomers.
But how am I wearing them this year?
Rosie the Riveter as a Pin Up.
I mixed classic pin up things with Rosie the Riveter’s denim shirt and polka dot hair wrap.
Wedges add a classic pin-up element.
Iron-on embroidery letters for that extra personalization.
Underwire glamour swim top … another pin-up aspect.
Rosie totally had an american flag on the back of her shirt – it’s just not visible in her posters.
… A picture of me in the costume to come.
What do you think of building your own costumes? What costumes have you put
together on your own? And what did you dress up as this year?
I hope you all have a Happy Halloween!