Am I the only one who wishes at the very last minute that she had thought up a creative and fun Halloween costume? If you get the call for a Halloween party this week, you can come up with a unique costume with a Kentucky theme!
Rosie The Riveter
Rosie The Riveter is every girl's go-to last minute Halloween costume. All it takes is a chambray shirt, a bandana, and a badass attitude. Did you know that one of the models for Rosie the Riveter was a Pulaski County native named Rose Will Monroe? Drop that little piece of HerKentucky trivia on your fellow revelers, and suddenly your last minute costume becomes an homage to a Kentucky feminist icon!
All you need is a denim shirt, some dark jeans, and a bandana. I kind of love the Frye boots below...doesn't this costume seem like a great excuse to get them?
Bottle of Bourbon
Want a costume that takes 5 minutes to pull together, yet will make everybody stop and smile? Pull together the brown items in your closet -- sweater, skirt or pants, tights, it really doesn't matter -- and print a color copy (or draw it if you're more artistically inclined than I am...) of your favorite bourbon label. Why not go for the good stuff with a 20 year Pappy Van Winkle label? It'll start conversations all night!
A whiskey-label t-shirt does the trick as well -- I love this one from Pappy & Company!
Jennifer Lawrence is Kentucky's favorite It Girl, and her Red Carpet looks can be pretty easily replicated. Trim a blond wig into her signature cropped style and recycle an old maxi dress or bridesmaid dress. Jennifer's iconic solid-color dresses make for an easily-replicated costume. Stick with bold shades like red or white, and clean, strapless lines.
Every girl has gone to at least one Halloween party in flapper dress, right? I know I have.
Put a Kentucky twist on your flapper garb by speaking with a voice that's "full of money", dropping references to the Seelbach, and reminding everyone that you grew up in Louisville.