10 DIY Emoji Costumes to Rock This Halloween
Dearest Emoji, We heart you. We heart you SO much that, well, we actually want to BE you. And guess what? There’s this really cool holiday that is right around the corner that lets people everywhere be anyone they want to be. So, this Halloween, everyone at Brit HQ is becoming emoji… one “person bowing deeply” at a time.
Now let’s get to it!
1. Dancing Women With Bunny Ears: This pair of heartbreakers looks like they’re ready to tear it up on the dance floor. To create this look yourself, go for black shorts and t-shirts, pantyhose and use black card stock or poster board to make those kooky headbands. Of course, if you’re up for combo-ing with a Single Ladies costume, go for black leotards and call it a day. Thanks to our rockstar intern Maddie Bachelder and merch maven Alicia Cox for doing leggy justice to this emoji.
2. Person Bowing Deeply: I personally tend to call this “Blue Boy With Triangle Halo” and I know some just go for “Headband Boy” — any way you slice it, Brit + Co photog Kurt Andre is rocking it. We created Kurt’s headband out of blue foam sheets!
The Girl in the Pink Shirt Doing EverythingThis girl is the best! And we’re pretty sure Alicia was the original model for this emoji set? One question: What is your read on the girl with her hand next to her head? Some people say waitress, some people say “raising the roof” and some people say “like I give a…” — but the official definition is “Information Desk Person!”
Two Women Holding HandsOur two resident makers Misty Spinney and Roxy Taghavian are a match made in color-coordinated heaven. Musts for this look: Two solid-colored dresses (ideally red and purple) and belts to match. For our belts, we used ribbon and fastened them in the back with Flash Tape.
5. Runner: On his very first day on the job, Brit newbie Adrian Miu was totally up to the task of becoming our favorite exercising emoji. We’re not sure if this dude is running away or just going for a jog. This is definitely the easiest costume on the list — all you need is a red t-shirt and jeans!
6. Princess: We may have had an unfair advantage with this one thanks to Editorial Director Lisa Raphael’s bright blue eyes and sunny blonde locks. To become your own emoji princess, grab a yellow wig, crown, red lipstick and whatever princess outfit you like!
7. Man and Woman Holding Hands: Misty and Kurt sitting in a tree… doing a million photo shoots so that we can provide you with nonstop Halloween inspiration until next Friday!! :)
DancerSalsa! Our Creative Director Anj (also known as… me!) channeled her inner salsa dancer to bring this one to life. To do it yourself, a serious red dress is crucial and you have to be ready to bust a move. If you’re not feeling the salsa inspiration, may we suggest Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s first official dance in the seminole ’80s classic Dirty Dancing?
9. Two Men Holding Hands: Kurt and Adrian definitely win the emoji challenge. This is another couples costume that is super easy to pull off — a couple blue and orange t-shirts, jeans and brown pants and you’re good to go.
10. Ghost: We obvs saved the best for last with this one. That giant tongue is… insane.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)