My take on Snow White in the 1950s

  Guys. GUYS! I’m so excited, I’ve been looking forward to our first Halloween together since the first month this blog got off the ground! Today I’d like to focus more on the enjoyment of Halloween than making a big splash, because I know you guys are probably out having a ball. I may have blown my cover a little bit on the first post in this series. I got super excited about Snow White. Before we get to that, quick announcement:

    On November 8th I’m going to be tweeting up a storm at a ritzy Fashion Show, so be sure to follow us on twitter over there on the sidebar. You’ll see the wonderful festivities there first! With that in mind, I’m taking today fairly easy, fashionwise. 

   I decided to work off of the aforementioned first post in this series and borrow that Snow White idea. I just had to do a different decade with it, and I’m obsessed with the 50s… So, obviously, I had to take that route! After a couple of roadblocks, I literally almost gave up my 1950s Snow White idea, but I’m so thankful for the great deals I landed that made this happen!

 


     I found a super cute rockabilly dress on dresshead.com, and immediately thought that it might work. I just needed a cardigan, and luck was with me! The perfect cardigan was waiting for me at Clothes Mentor! It would have been perfect with an iron on patch, but I was unable to find one that I liked. A little down, but not to be thwarted, I put together this costume with some more help from Clothes Mentor, where I found those heels in the perfect red. The best part is that the shoes are actually a style that was worn in the 50s, and I think they’d suit Snow White just fine! Besides, I had to get red from somewhere!

    This costume walked that line between obvious costume and everyday-wear. In fact, I can see myself wearing this in the future when I just want to feel cute. It’s nicely toned down and appropriate for just wearing whenever! Guys, I have to admit, I had so much fun putting this costume together and wearing it! I had a petticoat just lying around and gathered the accessories that you can see below! I was so proud to be recognized as Snow White without my prompting. It just feels so cool to dress up and be recognized as the character, doesn’t it?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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     I made a little collage, if you follow it over to Instagram, you can check out the jewelry store that supplied my broach and pearls! I want to apologize to the vendor that provided my gorgeous ring, I misplaced the card somehow. The moment I find it, I’m going to add a link here and on the post!

    I tried to veer more towards a 50’s thing for the makeup- I kept the eyes simple, and threw on a red lip. Of course, since they’re my Holy Grail lash right now, I added my Eylure Accents #005 to add to that really dark lash look that Snow White had in the fairy tale. I think if I could do it differently, I would have gotten a brighter blush rather than my usual peach. I do think it came out well though! You can also check out the makeup look in that collage above and on the FOTD archive over on instagram.

     I was hoping to find some festivities in town tonight to tell you about here, but as it is Wednesday… there wasn’t really anything. So I did retire home early.

    I hope you guys enjoyed our first Halloween together, I know I had loads of fun! Let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next year! I’m totally open to suggestions, or shoot an email to contact@javaandjeans.com!

Let’s deviate With Movies 2-Night

  Tonight, guys, I wanted us to have a night of relaxation and really get into that spooky spirit. I have a couple of movies that I really, really enjoy this time of year. I guess you could say I have annual traditions for myself. Funny thing is, it’s pretty much just Halloween that I ritualize. 

     These two movies that I watch each year are so vastly different from one another, so now that I think about it, I’m not sure what order to put them in. I’ll leave that up to you. No one says we have to watch these together. But, if you want to, feel free to join my Rabb.it tonight!

     2. Thir13en Ghosts

     For some reason, this is one of my favorite movies of all time. Growing up, I always loved the idea of the Zodiac signs having meanings and stories behind them. When I was about 16, I found this movie hiding in my family’s movie collection and gave it a watch. Imagine my immense joy when I found that it had a dark zodiac.

     I love everything about this movie, from the stories that the ghosts have to the glass house and the Occularis Infernum. The only thing I don’t like is that they kill my favorite character and that I always know it’s coming now. I remember finding this movie among my mom’s huge collection of movies and popping it in. It was probably one of the first really dark movies I watched, and I love the idea of a Black Zodiac.

     Also, I was absolutely in love with the detail in this movie. They gave the ghosts their own backstories which were better than the movie as a whole. In fact… I think each ghost actually would benefit from their own movie, or maybe an anthology?

     Click here to join us in watching Thir13en Ghosts at 7:00 PM EST. Grab your popcorn and keep your drinks handy!

     1. Hocus Pocus

      Not the remake. Oh goodness no. I don’t think I ever intend to watch them shred my #1 Halloween movie to bits. Bette Midler is a gem, and Sarah Jessica Parker is actually rather adorable herself. I love this movie and always dreamed about having a little black cat named Thackeray Binx after Binx from this movie.

     I think this is the perfect Halloween movie. It’s a little gimmicky, and all in good fun. It has a festive and light feeling, despite the Sanderson’s literally wanting to eat children. If you ignore that tidbit, it’s light-hearted, I swear! 

     Click here to ring in Halloween with us at 9:30 PM EST, after a brief intermission between movies. Refresh your drink and grab some more popcorn!

   I’ve been harping at you to join in on the movie night, so here’s the link! CLICK

It’s a 3 dog night! Dogs need costumes too!

    Hey there guys! Are you getting excited? Halloween is 3 days away! You know, we’re not the only ones who get to dress up for this holiday. If you’re a crazy, obsessed dog-mom like me, your furry children also get to sport some snazzy threads. For today’s post, I dug Java’s costumes from her growing closet and let her choose her three costumes to be featured here!

     If you guys have a dog or cat, that you love to dress up and will allow you to dress them, tag @java_and_jeans on instagram and show them off!   

So, let’s get started! This is going to be another quick one, since I’m not too sure what to even say about her clothes. If you want to see more of her, follow her on her instagram (I’m that person). After digging through her closet, Java was excited. She genuinely likes when I dress her up. It makes it really easy and fun to change her clothes. The first one she picked was this!

    It’s an edgy black number with warm fleece on the inside. If it’s cold, I’ll usually put her in this. We did just get a new christmas jacket for her, but it’s not that season yet! I was kind of surprised that her #2 costume was number two. But I guess she wanted to be super toasty first.

      Her second one, is one of her favorites. Or I think it is. When I grab it, she goes bonkers and goes straight into play mode. It’s one that you guys may have seen before in the Barktoberfest post. She had a twin and I still wonder what the winners got, maybe we’ll find that out next year!

    She’s loved this one since the night I got it for her, and that’s great. Because it’s just the cutest thing to me. Look at the ear just poking out- I really wanted to get a picture of her ears in the hood, but I’ll survive with just the one.

    This very last one was just posted to her instagram, and was her first ever costume. I’ve been putting her in sweaters and dresses since she could fit in my palm, and when I was finally employed I took her straight to PetSmart where she picked this fierce costume. She looks regal in it. I remember when I first put it on her. Literally, I could not stop giggling.

     Even now it’s one of my favorite things for her to wear. I will say that the ones from TJ Maxx (both of the previous) are better quality. I’m a little miffed, I think this one was 20 bucks? And those others topped out at 8. But from the sheer entertainment, it’s brought me, it was well worth it!

    I hope you guys are ready for Halloween and are enjoying this themed content! We’ll return to our regularly scheduled content on November the first, and maybe sprinkle in some more beauty posts. I’ve amassed quite a stash that I would love to get into!

    Join us tomorrow over on Rabb.it for a night of movies on Tuesday! 

 

Last Minute Makeup? I’m Here for 4 You!

  Hey there, guys! Welcome to day four of our first Seven days of Halloween! I was a little at a loss for what to do for Today’s post, until I spoke to one of my Barista friends over at Origin, she suggested that I do a side by side with a few tutorials! So like some of the amazing BeauTubers that I follow, I’m going to try to follow along with some Halloween Tutorials. 

     Now, keep in mind that are simple, by my figuring. I tried to pick things within my skill level and one of these I’ve been watching for years. So, let’s look over a Four selected Halloween makeup looks for those of us who waited until the last minute to figure out just what we are going to do with our face!

A little Catty

   This one is the one that I mentioned watching for a while. It’s cute to me. I love cats, and really any animal, so this is right up my alley. If I didn’t have my costume and stuff picked out, I probably would have done something with this. 

      I found a tutorial on Pinterest, because that’s where I default to when my search is mainly for images. I found this gorgeous picture of a girl rocking this look, and decided it was my turn. It looks to me like it’s not too demanding, which makes it a great candidate to start with.

     To mimic this look I used a black Kohl liner from [NYX], a liquid liner for the whiskers, Black Heart black Matte Liquid Lip, and the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette.

     I feel like you could pretty much get away with wearing anything with this and call it a costume, from a full-body leopard suit to a little black dress.

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My Worst Nightmare

     When I was a little girl, I always had a fear of dolls and ventriloquist dummies. Something about them was always so unsettling and unnatural. Flat out Uncanny Valley and nightmare inducing little monsters. What better way to face my fears than by turning myself into one of these terrible things?

     This is another one that I found on Pinterest, something about the way she deadpans into the camera just spooks me a bit, but it’s not too bad. 

    To get this look, I used that same Kohl liner, some red eye shadow from my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette, White liquid liner from NYX, a White Kohl liner, Falsies from Ardell, and Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Porcelain, I finished it off with pink lips from TreStique!

      With this one, to make it costume-y, I’d go with a suit looking ensemble. A white buttonup collared shirt and some black slacks should do fine!

23 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Looks: #7. CREEPY DOLL MAKEUP; #halloweenmakeup 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gonna Scare Some Crows Tonight

    If you’ve ever been into plaid flannel shirts, you should have a few lying around. Which would make this totally unthreatening scarecrow an easy costume for you to throw together! I thought it was actually pretty cute. More like something you’d get from the Halloween Aisle to throw in a Kiddie maze than anything spooky. But, it’s still cool, regardless.

     To pull off this look, I grabbed an orange face crayon from Walmart, that same black Kohl Liner, a black face crayon for the bigger areas, my Kiss Firery Faeries lashes and orange shadow from my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette.

    I did have to head to the store to grab a straw hat, for this, all in all I think it’s pretty cute. You can pretty much do any color flannel for this and make it look decent. Of course, I didn’t have the colored contacts, which I don’t feel like that hurts the look too much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Catch More Flies…

     This last one is less costume and more for parties, if you feel like you’re too “grown up” to do anything colorful for Halloween. I really, really dig this look. It looks simple but requires a tiny bit of artsiness. I did make one change just for personal preference.

    To recreate this look, I used my usual Kohl liner, MUA brow gel, Snow White Lip from Colourpop and my MAC cosmetics foundation in NC10 (if there was any doubt of how pale I am). I wanted to go with red to allude to a blood sucking spider, and I felt like most of these didn’t have enough color for me. 

     Since this one isn’t too much of a costume, I’m going to default on a black dress for this. Not a little black dress, mind you, but a slinky, long number like this. Really lean into that dark look, y’know.  And since this one is monochromatic, I did edited mine to be b/w. I actually really like my deviation on the shadow!

23 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Looks: #11. SIMPLE SPIDER WEB MAKEUP; #halloweenmakeup 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you guys enjoyed our Fourth day of consecutive posts for our personal favorite holiday. If you guys have any suggestions for future posts or even want to submit your own, reach out to us at submissions@javaandjeans.com. Just a reminder that we’re open to guest posts in all of our categories, and I did just add beauty to the category list that you can view on the Submission Guidelines page!

     I will admit I had a lot of fun trying to do these looks, at my current skill level I think I did decent. I need better white liners, for sure but my palettes appear to be up to snuff (with what I’ve spent on them, they’d better be!). I hope to up the ante next year and do some more complex things, I hope you’ll forgive for going kind of easy on myself this year! Also, this whole post was practice on putting on falsies, at this rate I’ll be a pro in no time!

     We’ll see you tomorrow for our 5th post in the countdown!

5 Creepy Coffees Perfect for the Night!

1. The Basic Witch 

          This first drink is called the basic witch, and it hails from the iron bank coffee company. In Columbus, Iron Bank is kind of a fixture everybody knows them, everyone loves them, I love them. They really come up with some good drinks, my favorite being to be mine which I go into pretty good detail on in a previous post.

      But this entry is for the basic which, which is a beautiful mix of pumpkin spice, white chocolate, and Brown sugar. I am usually not a fan of pumpkin spice, as you can see, but I was shown the error of my ways. I’ve always thought that pumpkin spice was supposed to be overpowering, something to drown out all the other flavors. But, I guess I was wrong, or at least, in this case.

     This drink has some very subtle vibes, coming from the pumpkin spice. It’s subtle vaguely, autumnal. Since, I really generally prefer cold drinks, I did get this iced which might be a little bit counterculture in pumpkin spice communities, but I really enjoy  this iced coffee. It’s quite good and it leaves me feeling a vague sweetness on the back of my tongue coming from the white chocolate which just lends a great counterbalance to the spice coming from the pumpkin. Really, It’s a very relaxed medley of flavors that is altogether charming combination. It’s making me really  feel the holiday spirit which I haven’t really felt in years. So hats off to you iron bank!

     The basic witch is a drink I would definitely recommend somebody who, like me,  is not big on pumpkin spice. Honestly,  I am really a pleasantly surprised and I cannot wait to see what we come across a little later on in this list. The overall flavor of the basic which, is very mild. I detect almost no bitterness, it has a little bit of acidity that lingers but there’s almost no extreme, earthy presence from the espresso. It’s just a sweet relaxed kind of drink that is good to enjoy all year around. And guys, If they keep the spice on the shelves I may be coming back for this one!

     There really is no better way to kick off a holiday coffee list, than with our very own Iron Bank Coffee Company here in Columbus Georgia. It’s a fixture very well known with his architecture and its flavors, as well as its proximity to the downtown area. It is right in the bustling heart of Columbus and is the perfect place to stop by if you would like a softer a drink or something sweet!

 

   2.   Great White Pumpkin

     Our second coffee is also from Columbus Georgia, my hometown. This is from Midtown coffee house, which you may recall from a previous post. In true Midtown coffee house custom this coffee does have a very pleasant bite. It does a slight acidity that lingers, I just can’t say I’m a huge fan of the flavor. Might be the way their mocha is interacting with the with the pumpkin spice but it really is almost distinctly floral.

     I’m picked up a nice flavor, the drink is very subtly spiced it seems very very mild in comparison to what I think about when I think about pumpkin spice. This flavor has always been one of those that really gets going in the fall and is unapologetic. But, thankfully, this one is just very relaxed with the pumpkin spice more or less, stepping aside for the mocha to shine.

     My basic feeling about this drink, is that it’s, somehow, too floral for my taste. I’m not sure where it gets an almost Lavender aftertaste from. But, if that’s your cup of tea… err, coffee, then this might be for you!

 

3. Black Forest

    The black forest latte is a unique (to me) combination of flavors that I was a touch nervous about. It’s Cherry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Bourbon, half of those flavors I don’t frequent. I’ve never been too big on cherries and bourbon is a new one for me. Guys, I was surprised with how much I liked this latte. It’s not quite cold enough here for hot drinks… But it’s okay because this one is so amazing as an iced coffee. 

     With each sip, I’m met with a flavor similar to a chocolate covered cherry. It’s sweet, subtle and another great contender for coffee people who don’t particularly like coffee. It’s got a very smooth texture and the bitterness is just a faint ghost that mingles well with the chocolate flavor. This really strikes me as a rich drink. Truth be told,  it is a little heavy on the tongue due to the competing flavors.

     You guys know how I’m literally all about the Be Mine latte because it’s like chocolate milk? This one has just gone up there with my chocolate milk substitutes. It’s perfectly sweet, pleasantly rich and the flavors all play exceptionally well together. All around a balanced selection! 

     This one comes highly recommended and gets the JnJ Seal of Approval!

4. Witch’s Brew Frappuccino

     I know you’re probably thinking “Starbucks? Really?” Since I stopped really posting about them. But, let’s be honest, with all of the festive things they do around the holidays it would be a travesty if I didn’t grab this contradiction. First off, it’s a rather alarming color choice. I don’t usually look at purple and green and thing “I’m going to put that in my face”. This is one time though, that I did just that.

      It’s a strange choice to make the drink orange flavored, in my opinion. On top of the cream base and with vanilla whipped cream it was more like drinking a dreamsicle. Being 50 degrees outside, this wasn’t the best choice. The combination of iced beverage and chilly weather only exaggerated the bite in the air. 

      Those green seeds that you see swirled through the drink are Chia seeds- they added a strange texture to this concoction that threw me off. They were a bit slimy? Which isn’t an adjective I throw in with my drinks often. That aside, even though this drink completely lacks coffee and isn’t quite what Japan has for Halloween, I’d definitely say this is a fun choice for a fall drink.

 

 

 

5. Spooky Spice

     This last drink hails from Origin coffee, which as you know, I’m completely obsessed with. We put a drink for the ocassion, with chocolate, maple spice and dark chocolate drizzle. It almost looks foreboding. Aside from The Basic Witch and The Great white pumpkin, I tried to stay away from pumpkin spice. There are more iconic flavors for the fall, like maple! I had no idea until a few months ago that I love maple.

      This one has nice harmony, with the bitterness from the espresso, the rich chocolates and a hint of maple spice. It feels like a drink that I need to sip on while walking across a park blanketed by fallen leaves. Somehow, I’m getting dramatic vibes from it? I will say that this one is super rich in consistency with the gratuitous amounts of chocolate. If it’s not too hot outside, and you won’t be doing too many rigorous activities, this is one I recommend.

     Of course, this is Origin we’re talking about, so if you don’t like the bite of espresso, let them know. Their beans are freshly ground and roasted. You can definitely tell. I’ve gotten a few different fall coffees from them this season and all of them are phenomenal. This one is for those of you who want rich chocolate but with Halloween spirit.

 

     I hope you guys enjoyed this list of fall favorites to try this season! If you’re local, stop in to one of these hometon favorites or if you’re not, I’m sure you can customize your drinks to get a similar experience. Thank you for joining us for on day three of our 7 Days of Halloween countdown! Tomorrow, we’re going to be looking at a few last minute makeup looks!

6 Ghoulish Treats from PSNT

Hey guys! Happy Second Day of Halloween! Who would love to get cupcakes in your treat bag for Halloween? I’d like to point out how messy and impractical that would be before announcing that I kind of did just that! Sans the bag of course.  Petite Sweets n Treats came through!

     I talked to the lovely Francine over at Petite Sweets N Treats to make us some JNJ approved Halloween treats! I didn’t give her any specifications, other than “We need Halloween cupcakes- have fun!”. This post really is a surprise for me too, I had no idea what I was getting into by asking a baker to whip us up this batch of cakes!

    I’m not sure how much commentary these need, since they’re delicious and just the right amount of creepy. If you want to use these amazing cakes as a springboard for your own creepy cakes, be sure to share it with us and tag @java_and_jeans on instagram so we can drool too!     

     I threw these into a gallery to inspire you, and maybe tempt you to try your hand at cake decorating. Just looking at these when I picked these up made me want to see what I could do if I make my own treats. 

 

   Guys, in true Petite Sweets n Treats Fashion, these are delicious! Pardon the lack of cutting pictures of Pennywise. That’s a surprise for someone at work and I wanted to wait to dig in. I hope these are able to inspire you this Halloween to try something new and adventurous with your desserts.

      Who knows, maybe you can make them for the movie night coming up! Just a quick reminder, I’ll be hosting two movies on October 30th at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM EST. Showtime will end at about 11:00 PM EST. The link is here!

7 Costume Ideas for THE BEST holiday EVER.

     Hey guys! Are you scared yet? Excited? HYPED? Halloween is almost upon us, and I hope you guys have your costumes ready (share them with us on Instagram @java_and_jeans!) because here at the JnJ household we (I’m) 100% ready. If you’re not ready, check out these 7 costume ideas!

      I’m doing to be doing this in countdown fashion with my my favorite coming in at the end, so let’s get right to it, shall we?

7. Marshal Lee (Adventure Time)

Image result for marshall lee debutI don’t know about you, but I love cartoons. One of the -somewhat- newer ones that’s dear to my heart is Adventure Time. I love Marceline, and ̶S̶i̶m̶o̶n̶ The Ice King- their entire backstory is like a Tsunami of feels. Fun Fact: One my cats is named Marceline in honor of my favorite character. But, I couldn’t just be Marceline for Halloween, could I? 

      Marshal Lee is the Ice King’s genderbend of Marceline featured in Fionna and Cake. This bad boy won my heart with his “bad little boy” song and his mischievous voice. I did just chop my hair off, so there’s no more fitting costume to open this list, than with Marshal Lee. 

    Thankfully, I actually owned most of this already. I did have to sub in my black converse since I couldn’t find any red ones that were in budget. I don’t recall where I got the jeans, but the shirt came from Lizard Thicket and is featured in my What’s New post!

This guy would make a super easy, sort of low-key costume for those of us on a budget!

 

6. Apocalypse Wendy (Gravity Falls)

     earthling GIFAnother new-ish cartoon that I had avoided getting into, for some reason, is Gravity Falls. If you haven’t seen it, I do highly recommend it for those who are fans of cartoons in general and enjoy shows that poke fun at reality (.Gifanny is my favorite of these jokes). It’s got a little darkness to it and lightens it nicely with some hijinks that make it an overall great show.

      But, this isn’t a review, is it? for this costume, I did have to buy a wig, and a shirt… and boots. Apocalypse Wendy is a great follow-up to Adventure Time’s bad-boy. She can fight, drop-kick tiny ‘psychics’ with pompadors and is a great big-sister sort of character.

     The moment I saw her take on Weirdmageddon I knew I wanted to feature her here! Wendy in general would make a super easy Halloween costume. All you would need are brown boots, white tank, well-loved jeans, flannel green shirt and a flannel head scarf. Easy Peasy!

5. PB (Adventure Time)

Image result for princess bubblegum      I know, I know- another Adventure time costume idea. I’ve been obsessed with AT for a while now and I love Peebs- what’s better brains or beauty? With the genius ruler of Oo you don’t have to choose. She’s smart, mature and has an adorable design. She’s also relatable to those who had to grow up and take on too much too fast.

     This costume may take a little more hunting for the perfect things. You could probably make her crown, or you can get it for a fair $12 from etsy. The dress may be found at a thrift shop (which you guys know I swear by thrift shops!) or it’s stocked at Hot Topic, Ebay and Amazon! Wigs on Ebay are fairly affordable, too thankfully. 

     This costume may be done cheaper if you go with her in her White Lab Coat, with her hair up. The coat will give you a way to get out of hunting down a long pink dress, with the coat buttoned up at least half-way you can throw on a long pink maxi skirt!

     I wanted to include just easily attainable costumes in this list, and this one gets up to about 60 dollars. So it’s not too bad, but definitely not the cheapest one on this list.

4. Belle (Disney)

Image result for belle animated My favorite princess was always Belle- she had a thirst for adventure and a disdain for routine and mundanity. She speaks to me on a spiritual level.

     This costume may be a little easier to obtain than the previous one! You could even give it a modern spin with an overall dress, or just plain overalls with a peasant long-sleeved top. If you go the dress route, feel free to throw on a simple waist apron. 

     The last two things you’d need is a sky blue ribbon and some burgundy flats, maybe carry a thick book if you want to, or better yet, a book bag. They used to have that bag at Target, I wasn’t lucky enough to get one for myself at the time! I may have to grab one from the Wondrous Web Market that is Amazon!

3. Connie (Steven Universe)

 Image result for connie steven universe     This was one show I was determined not to get into for the longest time. The art style was out of my wheelhouse and simplistic. But at the urging of my fiance`, I did end up watching it. Guys, I wasn’t ready. It made me feel so many things- like frustration over the romantic situation between Connie and    Steven. Just tell her!

      I’ve been drawing a load of pictures of Connie and Pearl. But all in all, I thought that Connie would be the easier of the two to work with. This costume would be pretty simple. You’d need either a full-on one piece dress in two tones, or what I recommend, an off-white boat neck top tucked into a high waised sea foam skirt. It would be no trouble to hot glue a sea foam ribbon to the shirt to be accurate.

     After that, yellow knee-high socks and coral boots (orange, may also work). If you want to be true to canon, the last little bit would be a long black full-bodied wig (about 20 off ebay) A full-bodied black bob, if you want to be later-seasons Connie.

     This one makes me want to reconsider my personal costume, honestly. 

2. Misty (Pokemon)

   Image result for misty pokemonWhen I was a kid, I remember when Pokemon came out. I quickly jumped on collecting all of the colorful and nicely drawn cards. I had no idea how to play, so I just kind of played by my own rules. That’s what the characters did anyway, they didn’t follow the TCG rules, they just shouted at their creatures to attack whenever. 

     I used to love the show. I loved Brock’s obsession with Joy and Jenny, I loved Misty’s bond with Togepi and the way Ash and Pikachu were so in sync. When I was younger, I always wanted to cosplay as Misty, but could never find the shoes.

     Even now, I’m a little hesitant to include her in this list due to the shoes. To pull off a Misty costume, it’d be great to already have red hair. If you don’t have that already, a wig can be purchased at your local Halloween store or Ebay for 15-20 dollars. The rest of the costume is just a yellow tank, jean shorts, red suspenders and converse, or a comparable red hi-top. 

    If you were to go with converse, this would be the most pricey one on the list. Though, if you have most of the stuff for this, it could be a super simple last minute costume.

1. Snow White (Disney)     

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I used to be really, really into Disney and, like most 90’s Kids, I grew up on it. Disney showed me that true love can conquer anything and that all things are possible if you can imagine it, and just believe. Snow White taught me not to take things from strangers and that if you’re in a bad situation, there are people who’ll help.

     Nothing can really overcome her purity, she’s a kind soul with a generous and compassionate heart who finds true love despite her Evil Step-Mother’s best efforts. Though I did always wonder why she didn’t just kill Snow, rather than curse her to sleep for ever and run the chance of her getting True love’s kiss. 

     Like, she made a curse… shouldn’t she know what would break it? Seriously- get your act together. But, if Snow hadn’t gotten that kiss from Charming, we wouldn’t have this iconic costume! When I lopped all of my hair off, I was hit by inspiration. 

   Snow White may be a classic costume idea based off of her recognizability and style. You could theoretically do just about anything in this color scheme and be recognizable as Snow White. This could be a fun, easy costume for someone who wants to play with an icon! You could go with a yellow poodle skirt, red tank and blue cardigan and play up a fifties vibe, or  bring her to more modern times!

     Alrighty guys, I’ll leave you with those ideas! I’m really taken with a couple of them and I hope you are too! These should be accessible for us budget fashionistas and Halloween lovers! If you do any of these or have any ideas you would have loved to see, leave a comment for us down below or tag us on instagram @java_and_jeans to show off your ideas!

     Check back tomorrow for another post! Also, I’ll be hosting 2 movies on October 30, for Halloween Eve on Rabb.it! Join us for a night of popcorn and getting into the Halloween Spirit!