Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween, everyone!! I'm keeping this blog post short and sweet today with the outfit I wore for our Halloween bar crawl in Chicago. Anyway, Nick and I are so excited to get trick-or-treaters for the first time so we bought FULL SIZE candy bars because we want all of the kids to think we are cool - hahah! You can take a look on how to make this costume below, it only took me 2 hours and $40 to make! Let me know what you think of it in the comments below 😃

xoxo Ashley

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume - Pumpkin Spice Latte

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • beige dress or slip (I bought this one for $18 & sized up to a large so that it would hang loose!)
  • one paper towel roll
  • one foam brush 
  • acrylic paint (I used Craft Smart acrylic paint in the color “Forest Green”)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • white or ivory felt
  • Starbucks logo (the one I used is below – right click to save it to your computer. The dimensions are perfect for printing!)
Step One: Paint the paper towel roll with the forest green paint using the foam brush. You’ll want to do this first since it will take a little longer to dry. The paper towel roll will become the “straw” of the PSL!  

Step Two: Print out the Starbucks logo & cut it out. You could attach the paper right to the dress, but I wanted to give it a little more substance so I hot glued the logo to a piece of white felt, then cut out around the logo. Then I hot glued the logo onto the fabric of the dress, right in the center. 

Step Three: Cut out eight circles of the white or ivory felt. I made my circles the same size as the Starbucks logo, to make it easy. Fold the circles in half to create “bubbles” (these form the the foam). You will have to play around with the circles to get them to look how you want them, I had a tough time haha. Then I hot glued them together in pairs of two, and arranged them all together. 

Step Four: Attach the white “bubbles” to the dress using your hot glue gun. The bubbles can be pretty flimsy, so I hot glued mine to the spaghetti straps as well.

Step Five: Add a straw! Once your straw is done drying, you can shorten it with scissors and attach it to the inside of the dress using the hot glue gun. 

You are now a Starbucks drink! I decided to be a Pumpkin Spice Latte and added little felt pumpkins onto the foam! I paired the costume with black tights and strappy heels and instead of a purse, I carried a brown paper Starbucks bag! 😄