This year I decided to get a little more creative with my Halloween outfit and had a stroke of luck when I found popper tracksuit bottoms at home.
They may have been five sizes too big for me and covered in mud from my brother wearing them to work but all I could see was Kim Kardashian’s mental tracksuit bottom and lingerie get-up!
To transform my pale Irish self into something vaguely resembling Kim, I had to be very creative.
I tried on several black bodysuits before settling on one from H & M which was €25. H & M offer 25% off one item when you subscribe to their emails so I duly did so and only paid €18.74.
I always try to use pieces that are already in my wardrobe for Halloween outfits where possible. For instance last year, I was a hippy and wore a bardot top with flares I bought in a charity shop.
Buying a wig however was crucial to the look and I got a long black one for €9.95 from Hairspray. It was fun to have long hair for one night and it made me feel super sassy!
The only issues I had with the wig was my natural hairline poked out a bit and it was also quite hot.
I layered fishnet tights also from H & M under the tracksuit bottoms with black peep-toe heels.
I’m allergic to fake tan but it was crucial for this look so I slapped on the Cocoa Brown and bronzed myself with abandon.
Only for my housemate to say “Where’s your tan Edel? You look so pale!” The photos say otherwise…
For jewellery, I added a simple black Penneys choker, Versace head earrings from Fleastyle.ie and a bling bracelet from Penneys.
Some eyeliner, black nail polish and individual fake lashes completed the look. A bronze or nude lippie is a Kim K beauty staple but I couldn’t find mine so went with a medium pink gloss.
I got some VERY strange looks as I strode across Dame Street in my popper trackies but what the hell it’s Halloween! In the bathrooms a girl asked me “How’s Kanye keeping?!” and another girl screamed “Yass queen!” at me in the street.
Despite being too big for me, the tracksuit bottoms were so comfy and luckily stayed up all night. Maybe Kim is onto something here….
I decided not to incorporate any “robbery” elements into the costume as that would have just been bad taste! Some booty padding might’ve made it more authentic though…
I wore a bomber jacket out for the night but if I’d had more time I would’ve gotten some white chalk to write Pablo on my denim jacket.
It was great fun to do a celebrity parody costume rather than my usual cartoon character/superheroine get-up and all I really needed was creativity!
Hope you all had a fun Halloween. Leave me a comment and let me know what you dressed up as this year.