Travel Back to Middle School With This Lizzie McGuire Halloween Costume
Being born in the ‘90s makes me automatically love the decade, but since I grew up in the early 2000s, this decade has a special place in my heart. Limited Too, butterfly clips, bandana headbands, Destiny’s Child and Disney Channel are some of the things that controlled my early 2000s. I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that being a pre-teen is hard, but luckily those of us who spent our teen years in that decade had Lizzie and Miranda to show us how to deal with crushes and mean girls and, most importantly, how to shop for a bra. (I will never forget the bra episode — thank you times 1000 for that one, Lizzie.) Follow along to see how you and your bestie can dress like Lizzie and Miranda this Halloween.
These girls had some seriously bold outfits, and we are obsessed. Sequins and shimmer, mixed patterns, bright colors and tons of accessories are the key pieces to being your best Lizzie and Miranda. But let’s be real — the most important part is those wispy bangs. (If you don’t have bangs of your own, purchase a Ken Paves Clip-in Bang Extension [$19] from Amazon.)
Lizzie has endless looks throughout the show. One moment she’s channeling her inner punk and the next she is trying preppy or sporty. Head to your local thrift store to pick up vintage Limited Too and as many chokers, dog tags and hair accessories as you can find. For this look, we shopped around for the closest green sequin shirt we could find and a patterned black skirt.
Just like Lizzie, the key to nailing a great Miranda costume is accessories. Clip in your bangs and set your hair into two buns on the top of your head. Finish it off with as many butterfly clips as you can fit, chopsticks and/or pom-pom scrunchies. For the outfit, layer stockings, a skirt and a tank top over a long-sleeved shirt. (Uhhh, who thought it was a good idea to put shirts over long sleeved shirts? Can we all agree to not bring this style back — EVER. Kthanks.)
“You’ll never figure out who you really are if you are trying to be someone else.”
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Models: Rosee Canfield and Marisa Kumtong
Photography: Kurt Andre