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Closet Costumes: Using Plaid Shirts

So I cheated with this one and used three different plaid shirts, but all is forgiven because everyone is obsessed with plaid no matter what color it is because it's fall and everyone is a little bit basic. Agreed? Agreed. Just like the previous two posts using a beige skirt and black thigh-high socks, these were brainstormed, created, and photographed in 30 minutes or less (with items I already own). Shout with any more ideas using plaid shirts!

If You Need One: Orange Plaid ShirtRed Plaid Shirt, Green Plaid Shirt


1. Scarecrow
Similar: Jean Short Overalls 

All this takes is a little bit of eyeliner all over your face. Also, I highly recommend taking it to the next level and being a Zombie Scarecrow, because then you get to wear MORE crap on your face which is always fun. Also, the messier your hair the better. If you also happen to have straw lying around your house like a normal human being, just shove that shit everywhere: your pockets, your hair, your armpits. Well, maybe not your armpits due to the itch factor. Then, just stand outside and wait for the birds to arrive. You're a scarecrow. Own it.


2. Arnold from Hey Arnold!
Similar: Turquoise Sweater, Blue Jeggings, Black Flats, Blue Cap

So if I could honestly dress up as any Hey Arnold! character, it would 100% be Gerald. He's the most bad ass out of all of the characters and let's be real here, the older you get, the more you realize that sometimes Arnold is a straight up jerk...even though he means well. But I could never do Gerald's beautiful set of hair justice so I had to opt for his side kick (in my eyes), Arnold.

Note: Football Head not included.


3. Bitch from Slytherin
Similar: Black Blazer, Black Pleather Skirt, Slytherin Scarf, Black Ankle Strap Heels

A few years ago, my friends and I made an impromptu road trip all the way to Hogwarts, and I picked up a Slytherin scarf since I'm a Slytherin. Well...I wanted to be a Slytherin and there are parts of me that absolutely qualify me to join Snape and his hooligans. BUT, after being very honest with myself, I realized that I am indeed a Hufflepuff. Which explains why my wand is, in fact, a chopstick.

Anything items you want to see featured next? Anything from my closet? Girl, tell me what you want, what you really really want.


  1. You make a hot Slytherin bitch. I am in fact one. Either that or Ravenclaw, but after some soulsearching I realized I was more Slytherin (and Pottermore agreed). I got my sister some Slytherin-y gloves once, too... though I'm not fully convinced she belongs to the same house I do. We're so different. She's more of a bold, brave, somewhat harebrained Gryffindor. LBR.

  2. I really want to see you do Halloween costume in Disneyland you think your closet is good for this? but anyway, i still love all these 3 costumes here. and my fav is scarecrow :)

    xo joselovincolors

  3. I seriously love how creative you are at coming up with so many different costumes just sort of using what you already have in your closet. Loving all of these, especially the hey! Arnold costume!

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