The reason why it's perfect for last minute is because it's likely you have 90% of it in you closet already.
In the past I've spent a lot more time and energy in planning my costume....but last year was just too crazy. I went on vacation and then immediately came back and threw a baby shower the weekend before Halloween....so costuming took the inevitable back seat. I didn't even decide on the Cholo couple thang until the night before.
So what do you need???
Flannel- with the return of the 90s fashions I betcha got at least one passable flannel in your closet. Just make sure you only button the top button and you're set
Wife beater- or plain white T
Khaki pants- the wider the leg the better. Grey or black will work too.....but I feel most Cholo in khaki
Bandanna or beanie- you know you have one!
For the ChoLAs Specifically: big ass hoop earrings, lip liner, and eye liner
Me and The Boy had pretty much everything we needed....but I got pretty set on the idea of getting what I only remembered as the foamy Nikes I remember from my childhood. Now I wasn't sure what they were really called so I had to do some googling to find out they are Nike Cortez. Then I was informed by a few people that they are also called "Dopemans". Mmkkay
So Halloween morning I hopped in Cammy Corolla and ventured over to the mall in the sketchy part of town to score the shoe loot.
We were good to go!
One thing I completely underestimated was the art of crunchy hair. I wet my hair, got max hold gel, and scrunched and scrunched until I developed arthritis and STILL didn't get the crispy look I was going for. It was a big bummer. Wah waaah!
Here is how we looked together head to Dopeman
Then of course we took the kiddos trick or treating. The Boy is a large Mexican...so I'm pretty sure people just assumed this was his normal everyday attire hahaha
At one point when we made it down the block I got sent back to the house on a beer run (like I literally ran both ways...first and only time a "run" for booze has been literal in my world) My sister laughed because I could not have looked more ghetto in my gettup running with bottles of beer
We came across the MOST PERFECT truck to pose with in our costumes....and just to prove how not hard I am....(in case you MIGHT have thought I was a hard ass)....I was told to throw up the "West side" sign.
This white girl panicked something fierce...didn't know what to do....and threw up the number 3 instead. Bahaha! Nerd alert....More like a segment on Sesame Street than a gang sign
|That's a white cup in my hand.....not a completely misshapen boobie|
That about sums it up here. What has been your go to last minute costume?? I might need it this year!