Not sure what or who to dress up as for Halloween? Why not try a classic cartoon character on for size! I put together six easy costume ideas celebrating the beautiful gals that we grew up watching on TV.
Who doesn't love Minnie Mouse? Dressing up as this fun -oving gal is super easy. The base for this costume is a red polka dot dress. You might have one already or be able to find one at a thrift store. Pair it with a red polka dot hair bow and a cute pair of yellow heels or flats. Heels would obviously be the sassier option, but if you are planning on walking or standing on your feet for hours, I would recommend a pair of flats. Add a pair of white gloves and a Minnie Mouse necklace. The one shown is quite expensive, so I think it would be more fun to make one! Now, for your makeup, be sure you have a bold red lipstick and some fake lashes to replicate her sweet cartoon face.
This Daphne costume might possibly be my favorite. As a kid, I loved watching Scooby Doo and I always liked Daphne the most. Her effortless sense of style is something all girls admire! This costume is gonna be a tad bit harder than some of the others, but the end result is well worth the work. Try to find a purple long sleeved dress. A thrift store would probably be the perfect place to buy one. Purple shoes are also going to be more difficult to get. I suggest finding a pair of heels (make sure they fit well) from a thrift store and spray painting them the perfect shade of purple. Again, if you know you are going to be on your feet a lot, go with a cute pair of flats. Pair the costume with a purple headband and a lime green scarf. To make the scarf, visit a fabric store and find a plain cotton in lime green. Get a little bit cut and then simply wrap it around your neck! Wear some pearl earrings, pink gloss, and black liquid eyeliner to finish your look! Don't forget your pretty red wig, which you can probably find at any costume shop.
Betty Boop is by far the sexiest cartoon gal! She is classic, feminine, and sassy, much like a cartoon Marilyn Monroe. So, who wouldn't want to dress as this chic beauty for Halloween? Find a red strapless dress and a pair of red pumps, which you can find almost anywhere! Buy a garter at a costume shop and glue a red heart onto it to replicate Betty's garter. Wear some gold earrings and a few gold bangles for jewelry, which you could probably find at an affordable price from Claire's. For the makeup, wear bold red lipstick, fake lashes, and Essie red nails in Lollipop.
Judy Jetson is quite a cartoon cutie! Replicate her look by hitting up your local yard sales and thrift stores. First, search for a light pink sleeveless top. Ideally it should have a collar that you can pop to copy her futuristic collar. If you can't find anything with a collar, no worries! Simply buy a piece of pink felt, cut it into the shape of her collar, and attach it to your shirt. Next, find a hot pink skirt. Buy a pair of light pink leggings (matching the color of the top) and some cute black flats. For the hair, find a white wig at any costume shop and put it into a high pony tail using a black bow. Complete the look with a hot pink lipstick and black liquid eyeliner!
Olive Oyl is the pretty and quirky girlfriend of that spinach-eating hunk, Popeye. ModCloth is the perfect place to find the major components to her outfit. The red shirt, black skirt, and brown booties all can be found there. Wear some white socks slightly folded down on your shoes. Add some gold stud earrings and black eyeliner and you are good to go!
Try this chic spin on Wilma Flintstone for your Halloween costume! Find a white, one shoulder dress and pair it with a simple white pearl necklace. Instead of walking around barefoot, like Wilma, wear some pretty strappy sandals. Finish the whole costume with red lipstick, a red wig, and a caveman club that you can find at any costume shop!