DIY Hello Kitty Halloween Costume

by tatiana on November 2, 2010


This DIY costume is a little more Sandra Lee than Martha Stewart in that it’s semi-homemade. I’ve been a little obsessed with Hello Kitty lately… wait… LIES… I’ve been obsessed with Hello Kitty ever since the day my mom pushed my stroller into the Sanrio store at the Montebello Mall in the 1980s. Recently I’ve embraced my obsession, in what some would call a semi-obnoxious way. Halloween definitely gave me an excuse to exploit my love for this timeless icon.

I started by designing my outfit in my mind. I didn’t want to do as most twenty-something gals do and go as a “sexy” Hello Kitty, but I wanted it to be an outfit that was somewhat stylish. I decided that Forever 21 would most likely have everything I needed on the cheap, so I went, I found, I think I conquered. Exhibit All (above). As you can see I found everything, but had plans for the headpiece (cue, the yarn and crochet hook).

With some leftover yarn and a headband that I purchased for $1.50 at Forever 21 I made this bad boy. So, as you saw in the very first photo, it worked out! Oh, and by the way, I am posing next to the pumpkin that my department decorated for our contest at work. Can we say, ‘twinsies’? I think ‘nerd alert’ would also be appropriate.

And that’s all folks! Oh, wait, also, the mister made this bad-ass dino hoodie. Also semi-homemade (from American Apparel, but he made the spikes out of felt and batting and sewed them on). Talented, yes? I was impressed. I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

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Jaime November 3, 2010 at 9:57 am

I love your costume! Also just saw your ad with Indie Biz Chicks- it was so exciting! I was like, “hey, I know her!” : )

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tatiana November 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I forgot about that! Yayyy!

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catooey November 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm

cute… but i’ve seen these pics already! new pics… “Now!” -the governator.

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tatiana November 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

So push-ay!

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Guava November 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Mwahaha… I was Hello Kitty TOO!!!

…But in a much more obnoxiously ironic Asian way… :)

**HUGS**

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Guava November 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm

So jealous of your dino-riffic friend. That was my first choice (girls involved with girls nite out vetoed), Choice 2 was Link from Legend of Zelda (Vetoed even with a promise by me to wear thigh high boots)… Hello Kitty + Fishnets finally won them over of course I added a Hello Kitty backpack that kept fellow bar visitors at a comfortable distance. :)

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tatiana November 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm

how funny! great minds think alike. that sounds cute! :)

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