#TBT: 18 Celebrity Halloween Costumes of Instagrams Past
Celebs get to play dress up for a living when they’re wearing fancy gowns to the Emmys or playing a character who’s got killer style (hey, Olivia Pope). So when Halloween comes around, many of them love to pull out all the stops… and document their costumes on Instagram for all of us to like. For a spooky edition of #TBT we’ve found some throwback costumes of some of your favorite celebs to inspire your October 31st getup this year — or to just give you a good laugh.
1. Alice in Wonderland: NPH and his beautiful fam do not skimp on Halloween. Last year’s group costume is one we’re most excited to see this year. Last year the daddies went as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, letting their little ones steal the show as Alice and the White Rabbit. (via @instagranph)
2. Sofia Vergara: Leave it to Ellen to make the most epic celeb parody costume EVER. Her caricature version of pal Sofia Vergara is so impressive you can barely tell who’s who. JK. JK. JK. (via @theellenshow)
3. Walking Dead Zombie: How does Sarah Hyland still look gorgeous when she’s zombie-fied? Maybe skipping the blood and demonic eyes helps. (via @therealsarahhyland)
4. Lil’ Kim: While everyone was dressing up like Miley for Halloween, the tongue queen herself went as another risqué music icon. We’re not sure everyone could make this one work, but somehow Miley does it. (via @mileycyrus)
5. Angel: The pop goddess could dress up like anything/anyone she wants and everyone would love it. Instead of going for a funny or scary look, she went angelic and, of course, looked stunning. (via @beyonce)
6. Twins: This is a throwback costume that we don’t see too often. Nicole Richie went with her significantly taller bud as Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny Devito in Twins. This is a great idea for any couple or duo with extreme height differences. (via @nicolerichie)
7. Sexy R2D2: Glee star Chris Colfer says it all in the caption: “I decided to go as a character whose sex appeal is always ignored.” Not only is it pretty hot, it’s absolutely hilarious. (via @hrhchriscolfer)
8. Sonny and Cher: This pop star pair are a favorite for costume season, but Rachel Zoe and her hubby Roger Berman look nearly unidentifiable! Their attention to detail is stellar. (via @rachelzoe)
9. Miley Cyrus: Last year, just about every look Miley came up with was perfect for a topical, pop culture Halloween costume. Paris decided to go with the most iconic look from last year’s VMAs spectacle. Can you blame her? We even made our own version. (via @parishilton)
10. Bellatrix Lestrange: In her own creepy way, Helena Bonham Carter’s character in Harry Potter has got some stylish looks going on. Chloe nailed it with long locks, face paint and a leather corset. (via @chloegmoretz)
11. Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion: We’re pretty sure that if you’re married to Gisele Bündchen some of her supermodel courage wears off on you. So maybe Tom Brady is the not-so-cowardly lion? (via @giseleofficial)
12. Carmen Sandiego: Here’s another Glee star who took the sexy approach, this time dressing up as the star of one of your fave shows growing up. Naya Rivera is really working that hat as Carmen, and you can do an easy, last-minute version of this costume with our lil tutorial. (via @nayarivera)
13. Queen of Hearts: Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio went for a super chic version of the villainous queen, and she’s totally #winning. You think we could sport a red bob all the time? (via @alessandraambrosio)
14. Pretty Woman: When your aunt is Julia Roberts, how can you resist channeling Pretty Woman for Halloween? (via @rachel_roy)
15. Bonnie and Clyde: This is certainly the most dapper we’ve ever seen this infamaous criminal duo. Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough should get a standing ovation for bringing their pups as lil jail birds! (via @juleshough)
16. Elderly Woman: Heidi Klum makes a living at being drop dead gorgeous, but she didn’t opt for a sexy costume. Instead she got an insanely talented crew of special effects folks to age her 40+ years. The question is, if you didn’t know it was her, would you recognize her? (via @heidiklum)
17. Captain Hook: Forget dresses and tulle. Mindy Kaling made evil Captain Hook himself go magenta with layers of velvet, a mustache and giant feather in her cap. Brilliant. (via @mindykaling)
18. Britney, B*tch: A throwback of a throwback of a throwback, LC posted this B Spears costume from Halloween 2011 and we still love it. (via @laurenconrad)
What’s your favorite halloween costume from the past? Share a your own #TBT Insta with us below!
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)