I don’t know if you’re like me, but we dream about Halloween ALL year long at my house. A holiday based on playing dress up and wearing over the top makeup all while hoarding candy…Yes, please! Last year we moved the day before Halloween so I didn’t get to post about my girls’ awesome Harajuku costumes, so I’m posting them this year.
My girls are a little bit ADHD when it comes to choosing a costume, but I feel like I really earned myself some mom points because the Japanese inspired Decora Girl is all about layers and layers of all things glittery and girly. This costume idea packs some serious DRAMA, and that’s what the girls in my house are all about. 😉 I love a costume that gets my kids excited, and I can almost guarantee they won’t get lost trick or treating down the street because their costumes are one of a kind and stand out big time.
The best thing about this Harajuku costume is how practical the elements that build it are. Each piece of this costume transitions into the best “dress up” outfits ever for the rest of the year. If you love this costume idea as much as we did, I have narrowed down the prep for this spunky Harajuku look into 3 Steps to make sure you get an original costume. PS. If you love the idea, feel free to PIN these photos to keep on hand as inspiration for New Years, birthday parties, and of course, next year’s ultimate Halloween costume.
I think the wig is where the whole look starts. You can opt for a delicious monochromatic look like we did or mix things up with different pops of color throughout your clothing and accessories. The bigger the better because you are going to up the cuteness factor by adding lots of clips and baubles.
London’s Wig // Purple
Dempsey’s Wig // Pink
Step Two // All the Layers
Lots and lots of pretty and ruffly layers is what we are going for. When I decided on the color for each girl, I raided their closets, drawers, and play clothes to build our base. I dressed the girls in their chosen color from head to toe using different textures and prints to keep it fun and interesting, like a delicious layered cake. I picked out some layering options for you here.
Step Three // More is More
This is obviously the best part because the possibilities are endless, and it was so much fun to get the girls involved with their looks. The goal is to be covered in accessories—aim to put Mr. T to shame if you can. I can’t stress enough that MORE IS BETTER! I started with adding heart shaped rhinestones, dessert shaped trinkets, and plastic barrettes to the wig. Then I layered beaded necklaces of varying size and length with DIY touches. We made a few homemade bracelets too so the girls got to help make part of their costumes. I also added a small plastic tea set and ice cream cone bubbles to our necklace (I found those at the dollar store). Don’t forget to don those little Harajuku wrists with stacks of mismatched bracelets. Makeup is sweet and pretty using soft pastel colors on eyes, cheeks, and lips. Finish off the makeup look by glueing (eyelash glue) rhinestones by the outer corners of the eyes or just use small stickers like I did. Below are some of the cutest ways you can accessorize to the max.
So what do you think? Do you love this costume idea?
Why Thank you! I totally agree, I deserve a mom medal of honor for these spunky customized costumes, and they should be featured on Martha Stewart’s home page. 😉