last minute costume| fortune teller makeup

last minute costume| fortune teller makeup

Oh, hey. Nothing weird here. Just a grown woman dressed as a fortune teller making weird faces while having her eight year old take pictures of her. Totally normal.

And you know what? I did it for you.

If you’re anything at all like me, you do everything at the last minute. Especially if it’s something for yourself. I’m 90% sure that if I had a Halloween party to go to this weekend I still wouldn’t have a costume in my possession.

I mean, I would definitely have a completely elaborate idea in mind with Martha Stewart-level creativity going on. But my tendency to do things at the last possible second would force me to scrap my lofty idea. I would pace my house all wild eyed and irritable, trying to figure out what to do as if it was the most important decision of my life.

I’m here to save you the trauma.

It is insanely easy to throw together a last minute Halloween costume from your closet. I’m pretty sure the easiest is a fortune teller/gypsy costume. To prove it, I threw this whole look together, had my daughter take pictures of it, and was back in regular clothes (do yoga pants and a Zack Attack t-shirt count as regular clothes?) and clean faced in the hour between when she finished her homework and when I had to start dinner.

last minute costume | shop your closet: fortune teller

The reason this costume is so easy is because it’s mostly accessories and makeup that bring the whole thing together.

First, start with the basis of the look: a peasant-y blouse and a maxi skirt. If you only have a maxidress, you can layer a shirt over top. If you don’t have a peasant blouse, just throw on a long sleeve t-shirt. It honestly won’t make much of a difference with all of the other crap you’re going to pile on top.

last minute costume: fortune teller

blouse // maxi skirt

One you have your base set, all you have to do is pile on accessories. Find three scarves (one for your head, one for your waist and one as a shawl) and layer them on. The only rule for these is the more fringe the better. They don’t even have to match.

Once your scarves are set, go all out with jewelry. I layered every ring I own on both of my hands and filled my wrists with metal bangles. I also layered long necklaces with natural stone and crystal pendants.

last minute costume: fortune teller accessoriespaisley scarf // necklace // midi ring set // black scarf // textured bangle set // boots // navy scarf // etched ring set // bangle set

Once you’re fully accessorized, finish it off with your face. Darken those brows like crazy and bring them in closer together near your nose. Add a smoky eye, a mole, and dark lips with even darker, pointy liner and you’re all set.

Before we went outside, Samantha handed me one of her quartz crystals and a bunch of cards to finish it off.

last minute halloween costume | shop your closet: fortune teller

Super simple, fun (in the most ridiculous way) and FREE. I don’t think any costume could incorporate all of the things I stand for better.

One last thing though: if you wear a costume like this one, you have to promise me that you will make absurd faces every chance you get. And take pictures. Lots of pictures.

What are you being for Halloween?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.