The DIY Guide to A Sexy Cartoon Halloween

It seems like the “sexy” costumes they come up with get more ridiculous every Halloween. And it’s not just the costume companies, I’m guilty of this. Exhibit A (and the only one really): 4 years ago I dressed as Whora The Explorer:


Because, you know, I’m such a Dora the Explorer fan.

Unfortunately, no one agreed to be the Ho Diego Ho to my Whora, but I survived. If you want this look, It’s all American Apparel and then I got Backpack from Amazon.

I’m not saying you need to go sexy or that these all will be, but I’m taking some inspiration from myself and giving  a few DIY Halloween costumes of cartoon characters:

“I’ll Give You Woody”

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Jacket: Moschino $3,549.85 Top: Topshop $16 Scarf: American Apparel $14 Shorts: Orelabar Brown $148 Boots: Giuseppe Zanotti $897 Hat: Planet Cowboy $270 Belt: Tory Burch $195 Badge: Elope $787

Look, I’m sorry, but the name was just begging for it. The last time I dressed as Woody was in a footie pajama thing and I ran into a brick wall and pretty much broke my nose, so not phenomenal memories but I’m basically over it. Who doesn’t love Toy Story? I think that the new way they test for sociopaths is by seeing if they cry or not during Toy Story 3, but don’t quote me on that. Costume: A cowhide vest is a lot harder to find than you’d think unless it’s an actual Woody costume so I went with this great Moschino jacket. Feel Free to cut the sleeves if you want, or find something cheaper. Look no judgement I don’t know what your into, but at least with these Giuseppe Zanottis lets hope you’re just saying “There’s a snake in my boot!”

Family Guy

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 3.46.22 PMStewie: Top: Topshop $50 Shorts: Mango $29.99 Suspenders: Hot Topic $6.39 Meg: Top: Miss Selfridge $21 Shorts: Orelabar Brown $148 Hat: Brian Lichtenberg $48

Sorry no sex puns here. I feel like Stewie should be like a Halloween staple. I was going to do a Hey Arnold! one, but I figured one football head was enough for this post. Feel free to cary around crazy toy lasers and talk in a ridiculous accent. And I guess Stewie is technically a baby and with a crop top and suspenders it’s pretty sexy, so I mean isn’t this reason enough to wear this costume? Now Meg, poor Meg. Everyone hates her and even for a cartoon with Mila Kunis‘ voice she’s no looker. So why not sex her up? Side note: I wanted to do Fairly Odd Parents but for Timmy Turner you can wear this exact same Meg outfit.

Scooby-Doo Me

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 4.26.06 PM Shaggy:  Top: Monki $16 Shorts: 7 For All Mankind $60 Velma: Top: Michael Kors $475 Skirt: American Apparel $54 Stockings: American Apparel $15 Glasses: Wildfox $169

Well, let’s get this out of the way…. this is a costume for Shag Me Shaggy. My second favorite Shaggy. You probably need to go as the whole Mystery Gang or at least have a Scooby with you for anyone to get that you’re Shaggy, but Velma might work on its own. It’s certainly better as a group but sexy Daphne and sexy Fred are too obvious. Helllloooooo Sara Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. The Velma look may seem pretty covered up but just remember the shorter the skirt and the more cropped the turtleneck the better. Every episode of Scooby-Doo was basically Halloween—so many costumes. It was always just an old guy dressed up like a ghost. Be sure to be extra meddling if you were these costumes!

QuailMan (Get Some Tail Man?)

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I always call him Captain Underpants, but that’s a whole different thing. So, turns out a QuailMan costume is a lot like a Walter White one. Except Doug wears shorts underneath his tighty-whities (thanks prudes at Nickelodeon and Disney)  so you have the excuse for shorts or leggings. You could do a whole Doug group costume, but I dress like Roger on a daily basis so where’s the fun in that? And no, the Q is not included.

There are so many more fun costume ideas but I’ll give everyone a break who made it this far! If you need last minute costumes, American Apparel is always a safe bet. I hate to spoil it but who’s reading my blog anyway…. I’ll either be going as Marty McFly (the sexy version is Marty Mc So Fly) or a Ho-ritto. Yes, that’s a sexy Chipotle Burrito: image1xl



The Most Fashionable Cheat Sheet (for Fifth Grade Science)


CHRISTOPHER KANE Buttercup embellished cashmere sweater via

I’ve been drooling over this sweater since it came down the runway in September as part of the amazing Christopher Kane’s Spring 2014 Collection. Besides being a phenomenal way to cheat on your fifth grade science test, this sweater is at the same time not only quirky and winky, but also absolutely beautiful. It is shown as form fitting but I would love to wear this as a loose sweater that teeters across the line between baggy and being able to swim in it. While the runway skirt is absolutely TO DIE FOR, I see this as an extremely versatile piece. If baggy, I’d love to see this with a pair of cropped cigarette or even boyfriend jeans and a great pair of tan d’orsay flats, like these Tory Burch ones. It would also look great with cutoffs or a fun skirt– go for a pattern! I can’t guarantee your teacher will let you take a bio test in this, but I bet if you wore it to class you’d get some extra points somewhere!

** DON’T CHEAT PEOPLE. I don’t know why I condone less, cheating or buying a fifth grader a $1500 sweater!