Taylor Swift’s Disney Halloween Costume Is So Easy to DIY
Last night, Taylor Swift put on a concert for her 1989 tour — it also happened to be Halloween night. What’s a pop princess to do when you’re playing in front of a crowd that’s probably also thinking about all those missed candy opportunities? You get in the Halloween spirit, dress up in costume and bring out a Broadway powerhouse singer.
Taylor Swift gave her fans a treat last night when she dressed as Olaf from Frozen at her concert, sporting a white, puffy dress and a matching headpiece. She also took it to the next level when she brought out Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Frozen, who was dressed as her character IRL. The duo sang the movie’s hit song, Let It Go, and it was pretty epic to say the least.
The best thing about Taylor dressing up as a hugely popular Disney character? Her costume is totally DIY-able. Find a white dress that has a skirt with a ton of volume — a dress with a bubble skirt would really nail the look, or make it easy with any fit and flare silhouette and bump it up with a tulle petticoat — then cut out three hexagons in a dark felt. Glue those to the dress or attach them with a couple strips of double-sided tape. Hack a snowman hat using white and orange felt and a couple smaller strips of brown for the eyes and hair. You might not have pipes like Taylor does, but at least you can look like her fave Frozen character, we’re thinking it’s a great alternative to sequins this holiday party season.
What were you for Halloween? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
(Featured photo via Shirlaine Forrest/Gettyphotos via @taylorswift)
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)